VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital

Lauren Aldinger, VMD, Associate Veterinarian

VMD, 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 to learn everything she could about animals.  Eventually her hard work and studying paid off and she was allowed to bring home a yorkie puppy after much research.  Since then, Dr. Aldinger has always wanted to be a veterinarian.  Her passion led her to complete an animal bioscience major at Penn State University followed by completing her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania.  Following graduation, Dr. Aldinger completed a small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Cherry Hill NJ.  She is also passionate about international veterinary medicine and agriculture, which has led her to adventures across the world in Europe, China, Nepal and closer to home here on the Native American Reservations in the southwest.  Dr. Aldinger loves flat-faced kitties and shares her home with a Persian named Teddy, a mutt named Zuni (an adorable stray from the Zuni Native American Reservation), and her husband, also a veterinarian.

Why I do what I do?   I love being a veterinarian because it gives me an opportunity to meaningfully contribute to the lives of both people and animals by helping pets stay healthy.  Plus, animals are just plain funny and hilarious to be around!

Special Note:  Dr. Aldinger is a very special lady who shows compassion and care to both pets and pet parents.   She is an absolute joy to be around and although she hasn't been with us very long she is a huge part of our team and we couldn't imagine being here without her.


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.