VCA East Penn Animal Hospital Staff

VCA East Penn Animal Hospital

Phone: 610-967-2156
Fax: 610-965-9123
1020 Chestnut St.
Emmaus, PA 18049
Business Hours
Sun Closed
We open for hospitalized patient transfers & surgery admissions @ 7:30am every Tuesday & Wednesday

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

VCA East Penn Animal Hospital has been offering quality health care to the dogs and cats of Emmaus and the Lehigh Valley for over half a century. We're proud to be serving the following communities; Fogelsville, Macungie, Alburtis, Allentown, East Texas, Salisbury, Orefield, Center Valley, Coopersburg and Limeport. Our practice was started in a small building here on Chestnut Street and has grown over the years into its current size. We have been through several additions and renovations, to help us keep up with the changing standards of veterinary care. We have recently completed the renovation of our treatment and surgical areas. Please visit the hospital tour portion of our website or our renovations page to see our remodeled hospital. Please feel free to stop in to visit our hospital and tour our facility.

At VCA East Penn Animal Hospital our top priority is to strengthen the human-animal bond by focusing on high quality, comprehensive health care for all stages of your

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Dr. Payne, in addition to treating dogs and cats see some limited exotics. Dr. Payne will treat reptiles, guinea pigs, rabbits and ferrets.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA East Penn Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Dr. Christine Lowry
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Tufts University

Dr. Lowry joined the practice in 1995. Dr. Lowry and her husband Troy have 2 children, 4 cats and 2 horses. Dr. Lowry works with us on a part-time basis ...Read Full Biography

Dr. Alison Messina
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Alison Messina obtained her D.V.M. from Ross University School of Medicine, on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts in 2009. She completed her clinical

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Timbers Tale...
Heather and Chad from Emmaus

I will make a VERY LONG story short...
Timber would NOT be around if it wasn't for Dr. Payne and the wonderful Staff at VCA in Emmaus!
Unfortunately Timber had some issues with bladder stones the night we were scheduled to go on a weeks vacation...
And to make matters worse, it was AFTER normal vet hours... We had no choice other than to take Timber to Valley Central to at least be seen-Because Dr. Payne wouldn't be in until Monday :(
After Timber finally made it to our home vet, East Penn VCA, after the LOOONG weekend, we knew he was in safe "paws".
Dr. Payne explained EVERYTHING very thoroughly to us and had us come and meet with him about Timber more than one time to know of all of the cat's options. (Even after the surgery at Valley Central, we had 2 more surgeries at East Penn to save our kitty!)
Dr. Payne helped us along the way thru all Timber complications, and the girls were wonderful with helping ME mostly get thru all the hard times after surgery.
Today it is over a year since Timber has his PU Surgery and all I have to say is that without Dr. Payne and the Staff at VCA, I know he would have made it!
We could NEVER thank Dr. Payne and the girls enough for EVERYTHING that they did... Especially when I was a worried "momma hen" about the smallest little thing.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! You saved our cat's life!

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
610-967-2156 or request an appointment.