VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital

Robert Lawrie, MRCVS, Medical Director

BSc, 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 and surgery at the Animal Medical Center. After completing the internship, he worked as an associate staff veterinarian in the Emergency and Critical Care Department. After the birth of their son, Robert and his wife Amanda relocated to Pennsylvania and has been working at VCA Old Marple since the summer of 2009.
Prior to graduation, he worked in various parts of the world including, Thailand, Northern Cyprus, India, South Africa and North America, in order to gain experience working with a wide variety of animals. Robert enjoys spending his spare time with his family. He is fiercely patriotic and follows his beloved Scotland Rugby team with a passion.


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.