VCA Neshaminy Animal Hospital
By Julia Newman
Published: May 05, 2010

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Many of our clients are aware our Medical Director, Dr. Gray Newman suffered a stroke on June 6, 2009. The following is a note from his family we wanted to share as an update on his progress and thank you all for the warm gestures of support and well wishes.  Look for his face while you are in the office - he comes in from time to time as he prepares for his return. 
A note from Dr. Newman and his family:
Dr. Newman continues outpatient therapy at St. Mary’s Medical Center and also has the hard work of exercising in the Wellness Center Gym at St. Mary’s three-four times a week. This will help build the strength and endurance he needs to get to his ultimate goal of returning to work! His doctors are very pleased with the incredible progress he has already made.
We contribute the quick reaction of the Lower Southampton Police, the Bensalem Rescue Squad, the incredible emergency room personnel at St. Mary’s Medical Center and his amazing team of the best and brightest doctors in their fields at St. Mary’s Medical Center for saving his life. We also thank his Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists at St. Mary’s Rehab Center, inpatient and outpatient, for their hard work facilitating his recovery – they are truly gifted, caring, compassionate individuals.

We know Gray’s recovery is just one of many wonderful things that happen at St. Mary’s Medical Center every day. It is not lost on any of us that a statue of St. Francis, the Patron Saint of animals, resides in the lobby!
Please know your many acts of kindness and gestures of good health did NOT go un-noticed. The daily words of encouragement were truly instrumental in Gray’s recovery, as well as a great source of comfort to our family. I think the mailman was happy to see him return home - his mailbag was pretty heavy each day as it approached the office and house with cards and letters! What light it brought Gray to receive kind words every day from all of you. We are forever grateful to the clients, staff, and VCA family for the concern and compassion Gray has been shown. He cannot wait to return to a daily dose of this wonderful place called VCA Neshaminy Animal Hospital and be with all of you again!
Thank you from our hearts,

Dr. Gray and Julia Newman and family


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 215-355-1116

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call one of the following emergency hospital immediately

Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Services 215-750-7884
301 Veterans Highway
Levittown, PA 19056

Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services 215-750-2774
2010 Cabot Blvd
West Suite D
Langhorne, PA 19047