VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital

Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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  • Robert Lawrie, MRCVS

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: None
    Graduate School: The University of Liverpool

    Robert graduated from the Dick Vet in 2006. After spending a year in mixed/exotic animal practice in the UK, Robert moved to New York City to undertake a rotating internship in small animal medicine

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  • Lauren Aldinger

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Aldinger had a very "sweet" upbringing in the heart of Hershey Pa.  Her parents were reluctant to bring any animals into the household, it created an intense drive for Dr. Aldinger

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  • Kate Berger

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Florida

    Dr. Berger grew up in Gainesville Florida and graduated form Buchholz High School.  She attended the University of Florida and received her veterinarian degree in 2005. She also received her

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  • Christy Decker

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania
    Graduate School: Director of ER

    Dr. Decker joined our team in February 2014.  She graduated from Burlington City High School in Burlington NJ and then proceeded on to Marymount University in Arlington Va, after graduating

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  • Gretchen Fanconi-Shifflett

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

    I grew up in rural Montgomery County Maryland. We always had a menagerie of pets, including mice, dogs, cats and goats. I spent every summer growing up in California on my grandmother’s dairy farm.

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  • Ellen Fitzgibbon

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Ellen Fitzgibbon graduated from Smith College in 1991 with a major in Music and a minor in Biology. After college she taught high school Biology in northwestern NJ for four years. Dr. Fitzgibbon

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  • Megan Fleming

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Born in the Philadelphia suburbs,  Megan is a proud alumni of Penn State University (We Are!!). While at Penn State she received a BS degree in Animal Science, graduating magna

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  • Robert Gaunt

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Gaunt was raised in Glenside Pa and graduated from Upper Dublin High School in 2005 and proceeded on to the University of Pittsburgh where he received his BS degree in Biology and a minor

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  • Jeffrey Johnson

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Johnson received a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Pennsylvania State University. After graduation, he worked briefly in immunologic research associated with the bone marrow transplant

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  • Bakul Patel

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Gujarat College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

    Dr Bakul Patel is originally from India. He graduated as valedictorian from his college with a degree in Bachelor of veterinary science and Animal Health in 1987. He did his clinical experience rotations ...
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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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 610-328-1300. We are located at 820 West Springfield Road. Springfield, PA 19064.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management, emergency, internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.
 

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