VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital

Springfield Cat Boarding

A separate facility is provided for your cat and exotic pets, which include rabbits, ferrets, birds, guinea pigs and gerbils. Our cat house is a natural light filled room featuring Lexan backed view-through cages. All cages look out onto the grounds of our facility providing them with nonstop visual stimulation. Moreover, we also provide a separate room for our avian friends. However, we do ask that should you board your birds or "pocket pets" that you bring a cage and any special dietary needs.

Staff - Our dedicated kennel staff is fully trained to provide for all of your pet's needs during their stay with us. Out hospital has a doctor and technicians working 24 hours a day, seven days a week should your pet become ill during its stay. We take pride in our medical team and hope that it will provide you with additional peace of mind.

Making Reservations - Contact our friendly reception staff to make the proper arrangements or to ask any questions that you might have. All pets being boarded MUST be current for all vaccinations, bi-annual fecal exam, and examined within the last year. This must be current two weeks prior to reservation drop-off date. For any non-client boarders we ask that proof of the requirements to be provided prior to the boarding reservation.

All cats must have current rabies and distemper vaccines, fecal and exam. Feline Leukemia vaccines are recommended but not required.

Dropping Off Your Pet - When the drop off date arrives, please bring your pet into the kennel to be checked-in. At that time we will ask for an emergency number should the need to contact you arise during your pet's stay. You will need to provide feeding instructions and a pick-up time. Please also note any behavior or medical issues that your pet may have. If your pet is on ANY medication please bring its original container. Each container should be labeled as to the type of medication and proper dosage to be administered. Keep in mind that certain medical conditions may require hospitalized boarding, which is available for a slight up-charge. Also, please mention medication requirements to the reception staff when arranging reservations.

Picking Up Your Pet - Please provide a pick-up time when you drop off your pet. If possible, please notify us of any changes or delays in your schedule. Your pet will be ready to be picked-up after 11:00am Monday - Saturday and 12:00noon on Sunday. We ask that you do no come before these times so that we have time to give your pet a bath.

What to Bring
Bedding & Toys: We ask that you leave any of your pets' bedding and toys at home. We have plenty of towels, blankets and toys that we will provide.

Food: We ask that you bring your pets' food from home and to provide feeding instructions. Please make sure that it is in a sturdy container clearly marked with your pet's name!

Additional Services
Baths: Your pet is provided with a bath on the scheduled day of pick-up. If your pet requires a special shampoo or you do not want your pet bathed, please inform the kennel attendant at the time of drop-off. Other Services include: nail clipping, ear cleaning and anal sac expression at an additional fee.

Medical Services - Medical problems and elective surgeries can be scheduled during your pet's stay. Also, if a problem should arise while your pet is our guest, it will be brought to the attention of a veterinarian at Old Marple. Your pet will be examined and treated appropriately. Our hospital offers 24 hour emergency care.


Off Season - Labor Day thru 2nd Friday of June

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 2 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm

High Season - 2nd Friday of June thru Labor Day.

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm


Off Season - Labor Day thru 2nd Friday of June

Monday - Friday 11 am - 4 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 11 am - 2 pm
Sunday 12 noon - 2 pm

High Season - 2nd Friday of June thru Labor Day.

Monday - Friday: 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 2 pm

Note: Closed New Years Day, Easter Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Shortened Hours - Dec. 24th and Dec. 31st.


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.