VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital

Phone: 215-632-2525
Fax: 215-632-0614
12121 Knights Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Business Hours
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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Thank you for selecting our VCA Animal Hospital for your pet's healthcare needs. We are located in Philadelphia Pa and we're proud to have the pleasure of serving the following communities; Andulusia, Cornwell Heights, Bensalem, Bristol, Trevose, Feasterville, and Croyden. We look forward to providing you and your pet with the highest quality of care and attention. Our entire staff will do all we can to help your pet enjoy a happy and healthy life.

Local Medical Issues

We ask our clients to bring in a fecal sample to each wellness exam. Testing twice per year provides us with the best chance of detecting any parasites. We test for heartworm yearly. Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes and with the winter temperatures the way they are, it is not cold enough to kill mosquito eggs. Heartworm is a year-round risk. We recommend year-round preventative medication. We also focus on flea and tick control since many health issues are caused by these parasites.

New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Knightswood 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. Patrick Barnes
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Tuskegee University

Dr. Patrick Barnes has always had compassion and love for animals and people. He moved to Philadelphia almost 2 years ago. He is the older brother

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Dr. Jesse Gasparro
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jesse Gasparro grew up in New Jersey.  He attended Ross University and finished his clinical year at the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Jennifer Jordan from Philadelphia

I had the pleasure of bringing my new puppy that I have just adopted into the Knightswood Hospital on Wednesday 8/22 and I was VERY impressed. I have to be honest I was very nervous because I have read a lot of bad reviews about how horrible this practice was but I decided to check it out for myself and I was glad I did. The moment I walked in the building I felt like I have been a well-known patient there for a long time. The one receptionist that checked me in was very enthusiastic and it made a point to come out from the desk to pet my dog chase and explain my records to me. I did have a little wait (which is definitely expected from a busy practice) and was not once bored! I had a great conversation with both Darci and Jeanette who answered all questions I had (which there was a full list) and also spoke to me about personal experiences they have had. With myself working in Healthcare I know that offices can get very busy which sometimes make the receptionist a little frustrated and come off a little arrogant when they don’t try to but this was not the case at all! All three of these ladies made my visit very informative and fun. I really hope that other people looking for a good vet office make their own decision instead of going by what the reviews say because if it were up to me I would definitely rate you a 5 out of 5. These ladies went above and beyond the true meaning of customer service.

I of course also have to mention the great care the Vet has given us as well she answered all questions and gave me a lot of information on ways to prevent certain things such as heart worm, fleas and also gave great tips when it came to biting, potty training and kennel cough!

I am actually looking forward to seeing all the staff when I come back for my follow up on Monday!

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
215-632-2525 or request an appointment.