VCA Detwiler Animal Hospital

Mitchell Barnett, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Barnett graduated from Ross University in the caribbean on the Island of St. Kitts.  He completed his clinical year at Auburn University in Alabama. 

Prior to Dr. Barnett joining VCA Detwiler as Medical Director, he was an Associate Doctor at VCA Smoketown in Lancaster.

Dr. Barnett enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Nicole Barnett, who is a veterinarian at VCA Sinking Spring.  They share their home with Sandie and Griffin, "coconut" retrievers that they adopted while in the caribbean.  Dr. Barnett is also an avid golfer and enjoys a good soccer game.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


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Emergency Care

WE SEE EMERGENCIES DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:   Please call us immediately at 610.777.6546


Berks Animal Emergency & Referral Center 

ph. 610.775.7535

400 W. Lancaster Ave.

Shillington, PA 19607


Metropolitan Veterinary Associates & Emergency Services

ph. 610.666.1050

2626 Van Buren Avenue

Norristown, PA 19403


PETS Emergency Treatment Services

ph. 717.295.7387

930 N Queen Street

Lancaster, PA 17603