VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital

Christy Decker, VMD, Associate Veterinarian

VMD, University of Pennsylvania
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 at Marymount she attended the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her veterinarian degree.  She currently resides in Bensalem Pa.  Dr. Decker came to us with a wealth of knowledge and has been working as ER doctor for several years.  She is currently our Director of ER and is focusing her time on building and improving our emergency department.  Her special interests are emergency medicine, preventive care and internal medicine.

Why I do what I do:  I knew from a young age that veterinary medicine was where I wanted to be.  I enjoy helping the patients that come into the hospital and interacting with the pet parents and working as a cohesive team with my pet parents so we can all make the best decision for that pet.

Special Note: Dr. Decker has only been with us for a few months but has worked hard to deliver the best medicine while treating the pet owners when they're in a stressful situation, her understanding and care for the entire family is what it's all about.  We are very fortunate that Dr. Decker has joined our team.  She strives on delivering the very best to every patient.    


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.