VCA East Penn Animal Hospital

Douglas Payne, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Mississippi State University


Dr. Payne joined the practice in 2007 as our Medical Director. He and his wife, Jennifer have a son Dylan and daughter Jordan. Their pets include 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a bearded dragon.

Special Note from Dr. Payne: Few people are lucky enough to actually love what they do for a living. I happen to be one them. From the time I was young, I wanted to help animals. Not only do I feel a lot of satisfaction in helping my patients, but I take great joy in the relationships that I bulid with our clients. I am so fortunate to work with a great staff, in a great hospital, taking care of great pets and owned by great people. I couldn't ask for any more!!


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.

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Emergency Care

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call us immediately at 610-967-2156

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call Valley Central Emergency Hospital at 610-435-5588