East Goshen Veterinary Hospital


Barbara R. Hitchens, V.M.D.

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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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Christmas is coming soon, have you thought of what to get your favorite four legged family member? Some popular choices include a new leash or collar, toys, and beds but how about some more interesting options? Indoor agility kits can give your quality time while being a great boredom buster for dogs. An interactive cat feeder gives your cat a chance to use their hunting skills and work for their food. And if you want to shop local the borough of West Chester has a new dog store, All the Dogs.

If you've been watching the news lately you may have heard about an FDA warning regarding products such as Nexgard and Bravecto, flea and tick preventatives. These products are still safe and effective for use but click here if you would like to learn more. Feel free to call in if you have more questions. Your pet's health and safety are our top priority!

If you are thinking of getting a coat for your dog keep a few things in mind. Make sure your dog is comfortable with it on, if they're very stressed out when you put it on, take it slow. Put the coat on and give them a treat then take it off. As they get use to it add short trips out the door then back in and take it off. Some dogs may never be OK with a coat but most dogs will adjust to them. Also make sure your dog can move freely with the coat, avoid sleeves, hoods, or restrictive materials and anything too snug. You want your dog warm, not uncomfortable. And remember just because your cold doesn't mean your dog needs a coat, they do have a fur coat after all. Your furry husky may actually be enjoying the cold air with no added coat necessary.

While Chow Chows are known for their black tongue, they are born with pink tongue that change color around 8-12 weeks of age. And if your dog has some black spots on his tongue it doesn't mean he has Chow blood, spots can be found in other breeds too, it's just extra pigment!

Not all cat scratchers act the same. If you find your cat doesn't use it very often consider different types, vertical vs horizontal, cardboard vs carpet. Or maybe try a few different types. And if you have more then one cat, they may each have their own preferences and require different ones. If they tend to mistake your furniture for the cat scratcher, find a similar material for them and place that in front of your furniture. Feliscratch is a product you can place right on the cat scratcher to help entice them to use that instead of your furniture. Need help? let us know at your next appointment.

Most kittens are born with blue eyes but often change color by the time they are 3 months old.

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.