VCA Northside Animal Hospital

Amanda Place, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Georgia


Dr. Place grew up on Long Island, NY. She attended University of Delaware where she received a BS in Animal Science in 2002 and went on to Veterinary School at the University of Georgia where she completed her DVM in 2006. She has been with the team at VCA Northside since graduation and recently assumed the role of Medical Director for the practice. As a veterinary student Dr. Place loved both large and small animal medicine but chose to focus her professional interests on companion animals. Her itch for large animal medicine is fulfilled by working with the cows at the dairy farm which she and husband run together.

Outside of Veterinary Medicine, she enjoys spending time outside on the farm with husband John and children Mia and Mason. Other interests include gardening/landscaping, reading and cooking/growing nutritious foods.

Pets: 2 crazy Labradors Maizey and Cole, and Walter the barn cat.

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 emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, call Valley Central Emergency Veterinary Hospital at 610-435-5588.  They are located at 210 Fullerton Avenue, Whitehall, Pa.  18052.