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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Maxwell Pugsley a happy one-eyed Pug
Ellen and Robert Miller from Macungie

We are long overdue commending Dr. Payne and the wonderful staff at VCA East Penn for their excellent treatment and follow-up care of Max. When Max developed an ugly eye infection last Spring, Dr. Payne determined that Max was not producing tears in his right eye. After a difficult period of trying to treat the eye with drops, the pain for Max (and us) became unbearable.
As painful as removing the eye sounded, the resulting lack of pain and great joy on Max's face after recovering from surgery can only be described in this photo!
Dr. Payne was very patient explaining every detail involved. The follow-up care by Dr. Payne and the staff was excellent.
Just recently, Max suffered unexplained vomiting and again, Dr. Payne treated him with detailed care hydrating and medicating him. We were scared as Max is a senior citizen at 10 years old. When Dr. Payne called the next day with good results from his bloodwork, Max was already much better. Today he is better than ever.
We commend Dr. Payne and the staff at VCA East Penn for their professional work. They really care and always follow up to be sure Max is doing well.

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.