East Goshen Veterinary Hospital
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Veterinarian

Kelley Collins, D.V.M.

Contact Us

1506 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380

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

Emergency Poison Control
1-888-426-4435

 

Hours

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

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Welcome

Please note that starting the week of June 10th we will be open Mondays from 8am to 7pm, (appointments from 9-2pm and 5-7pm) and will be closing at 5pm on Tuesdays (appointments 9-12pm, 2-5pm). These means we will still be having evening appointments twice a week but they will now be Mondays and Thursdays.

As of May 22nd, 2019 we would like to wish Dr. Barbara Hitchens a well deserved retirement. Dr Kelley Collins is the new owner of the East Goshen Veterinary Hospital, which is still privately owned. Dr Collins has also brought in a second veterinarian to continue to serve our clients and patients. Our staff remains the same, so don't worry, we still remember your furry family members and will help keep the transition as smooth as possible. There will be a few changes occurring within the practice but for now we will try and keep things as routine as they have been. We will be changing our evening appointments from Tuesdays and Thursdays to Mondays and Thursdays starting in June. If you have any questions feel free to give the office a call and stay tuned for any further informaiton.


Here's a great deal, from June 1st thru July 31st our instant rebates for Heartgard and Nexgard are sweeter than ever! Purchase 12 months of Heartgard and 6 months of Nexgard and get $50 off instantly. Get 12 months of Heartgard and 12 months of Nexgard and get $75 dollars of instantly! Ask our staff for details. And with both products having longer shelf lives now, if you want to get in on the deal a few months earlier that's ok. And don't forget, purchasing from us means your product is backed by the manufacturer should you ever have an issue, something online pharmacies can't offer.


The summer season has started and we know everyone is looking forward to some sun, fun, and maybe some sand! Our four legged friends are probably looking forward to some extra walks and outdoor playtime. If you’re looking for some fun places to try here are a few suggestions we have but if your pet has a fav place let us know and we’ll add it to the list.


Dogs love summer but boy can it get hot. Keep a few things in mind this summer to keep your pup happy all day long. If it’s hot outside, make sure the asphalt isn’t so hot to burn their paws. And if you have a pool and you want your dog to join your for some fun, make sure you teach them how to get in and out of the pool. And if your pup races around the pool when the family is playing, check that they don’t wear their pads down, pink pads are painful. Consider having a cool treat ready after a fun play time. If your pup isn’t into ice chips try and freeze some low salt chicken broth in an ice tray. Or fill a Kong with some soaked dog food and peanut butter and put that into freeze til you’re ready.

If you have a pool and your dog has poor eyesight there is a way you can help teach them how to get out of the pool should they fall in. Place a powerful smelling plant near the steps and spend some time teaching your dog that the plant is where the exit is. We don’t recommend leaving your pet alone near a pool, but having a back up plan is always smart. And a dog’s sense of smell is much better than ours!


Cats enjoy summer as well, the sun is out and so are the birds! Does you cat prefer chilling in the sun on a couch or chair or is a high perch near a window more their style? While we know your cat may enjoy some outdoor time it’s much safer inside the house for cats. Want some ideas to entertain? Use some cardboard boxes to make fun hiding places or forts for your cat, some cats just love to place in boxes. Hide some treats around the room and watch your cat find them, start easy and get harder to see how smart your feline is. If you have more fun ideas let us know so we can spread the ideas to everyone.

Did you know that a cat grooms themself up to 50% of the day? Grooming removes excess oils from their skin. It also makes them more prone to shivering after a bath, their coat is not very waterproof unlike a dog’s! If you do have to wash your cat, fill a bucket and use a cup to gently pour water over your cat rather than using running water.


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.