East Goshen Veterinary Hospital


Barbara R. Hitchens, V.M.D.

Contact Us

1506 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380

Phone: 610-696-3303
Fax: 610-696-3410

Emergency Poison Control



  • Monday 8am-5pm
  • Tuesday 8am-7pm
    9am- 2pm
  • Wednesday 8am-5pm
  • Thursday 8am-7pm
  • Friday 8am-5pm
  • Saturday 8am-12pm
  • Sunday Closed

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Our website has had a major facelift and we're quite excited! Our slideshow of pets is new and we're always looking to add more, if interested ask us about how to add your pet's photo the next time you stop in. Our articles section has also been updated so be sure to check it out if you want some light reading.
For new clients we have a new page which has our registration form that you can print out and fill in ahead of your appointment to save time. All you have to do is click the thumbnail. It's also a great place to find information that Dr. Hitchens goes over with you but you may have forgotten.
Finally, and if you're using your smart phone you may already notice; we are now smart phone friendly! So be sure to check the site out on your computer and your phone.

We also have a raffle going on brought to you by Bohringer Ingelheim, makers of Heartgard and Nexgard. Purchase Heartgard and Nexgard products and on top of the rebates and/or free doses you already get you get a free drawing to win a Nest Thermostat.
Winner will be chosen October 1st.

Over the past week we've gotten quite a few phone calls about dogs and a painful run in with bees! So here are a few things you can do if your pup gets stung.

Grain-free diets seem to be all the rage and marketing campaigns may make them seem like the best option for your dog but most veterinarians would recommend avoiding such foods. Just recently the FDA has released a warning about these foods and a possible cause of dilated cardiomyopathy. For more information check this out, or go to Tufts University's article.

Of the more than 100 facial expressions your dog makes most involve movement of the ears.

Have you put off furniture shopping because your cat likes his "high end" scratching post? Is his real scratching post sitting around collecting dust like a treadmill turned coat rack? Ask us about trying Feliscratch a new product by Ceva to help direct your feline friends back to their scratching post and not your love seat!

Ever notice that a cat's tongue is much rougher than a dogs? It is due to the papillae in their mouth that help keep prey from escaping.

Did you know the West Chester Food Cupboard helps serve the local families in West Chester with not just healthy food but also household items they may not otherwise be able to afford? As a veterinary office we try to do our part by donating dog and cat food each month to help feed their pets. Want to help too? Just drop off dry or canned dog or cat food at our office or donate to our West Chester Food Cupboard Jar and you're monetary donation will go directly to buying dog and cat food. Call or stop by for more information
The Food Cupboard sends their thanks to all of our clients who continually help out with their pet food donations.