East Goshen Veterinary Hospital

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

Services

Things to Know

  • For new clients we ask that you plan to arrive a few minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment time to fill out our registration form and bring any records you have for your pet (vaccinations, medical records, rabies certificates, etc).
  • For new pets we like to offer longer appointment times not only for the examination but also for the doctor to answer any questions you may have.
  • A new puppy's first visit can last around 45 minutes as the doctor goes over many aspects of what to expect with your new puppy and to give you as much time as needed to go through any questions or concerns you have.

Examinations

Just like us your dog or cat needs to visit their doctor each year to make sure they are still healthy and bringing your pet in at the first sign of a problem can sometimes offer them a better outcome than waiting to see if they get better on their own. Your pet's health is our top priority so whether it's a routine visit or you suspect a problem give us a call and we will try and fit you in as soon as possible. We offer later hours Tuesdays and Thursdays for those working during the day as well as Saturday morning appointments.

Vaccines

Our core vaccines include a Rabies vaccine and DA2PP given every three years for adult dogs. Yearly vaccines include Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Leptospirosis, and Lyme Disease.

For cats we have switched to a safer Rabies vaccine which is given yearly. We also recommend the FVRCP vaccine every three years and a Leukemia vaccine yearly especially for cats that go outdoors or who live with a cat that goes out.

For kittens and puppies vaccinations are given more frequently than booster vaccines and are coordinated with how old they are as to when they receive the next series. This is why it is important to bring any records for your new pet so we can see what vaccines they have received and when.

Also keep in mind that if your dog goes to a doggie daycare or boarding facility they may require additional or more frequent vaccination. Contact the facility for their requirements or contact us to see if we have a list of that facility's requirements. Also note that vaccines may have to be given up to 2 weeks before the expected time of stay in order for them to accept your dog.

Blood Work

We now offer in house blood work options to get you results the same day. Complete blood counts, chemistries, and thyroid checks will soon be available with shorter wait times then before. We recommend bloodwork for dogs over the age of 6 to make sure their kidney and livers are functioning well. We also can now perform blood work before any surgical procedures to make sure your pet is safe enough for anesthesia.

Surgery

Types of common surgeries we perform include: dog/cat spays and neuters, cat declaws, hernia repairs, growth removal, and bladder stone surgery. Does your pet need another type of surgery? Give us a call and talk to the doctor, if it is not something we do we will refer you to one of the specialists in the area that we recommend.

We now offer laser surgery options for neuters, small lump removals and dental procedures. This surgery may not always be suitable for your pet but speak with our veterinarians to determine what is the best option for your pet. Laser surgery often reduces recovery time by reducing pain, bleeding, and swelling. These surgeries require training and precise techniques but rest assured that our veterinarian was one of the first to use this technology over 20 years ago.

Surgeries are typically performed Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during morning hours. Animals coming in for surgery are asked to be fasted overnight (no food after 6pm and remove access to water in the morning) and dropped off between 8:30-9am. We try and send all surgeries home the same day and will let you know what time to check in on your pet to see when they are ready for you to take them home.

Grooming

As of June 2019 we are only grooming animals that would require sedation or can not be groomed by a professional groomer. We do not have a groomer on staff and ask that you understand that our grooming is limited to lion cuts for cats and basic shave downs and baths of dogs. We also ask that if you need a grooming to call weeks in advance due to limited availablity.

Dentals

Dentals are done in the mornings on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout the week and we ask for the animals to be fasted since they are sedated for this procedure, this means no food after 6pm the night before and picking up their water bowls in the mornings. They are dropped off in the mornings between 8:30 and 9 and go home later in the afternoon with some shiny, clean teeth.

Depending on the condition of your pet's teeth they may very well need to go home on antibiotics. If you are concerned that you can not get them into your pet (we know there are those clever pets who spit out pills) please let us know so we can go over your options.

Boarding

As of May 22nd we are no longer offering boarding, except to animals who can truly not board at a boarding facility. If you have boarded with us in the past please check ahead of time as to whether your animal can still stay with us. Please note that due to our limited space we feel it is in the best interest of your pet. If in the future we allow for boarding again we will let clients know. If you need a list of names of boarding facilities or at home pet sitters let us know and we can give you options that our clients have used in the past.

Radiology

We offer radiology for clients, and usually schedule appointments for this in the morning if possible. We now offer digital radiology and can reach board certified radiologists with out having to send you and your pet to a specialist. If you need to see a specialist for follow up surgery or ultrasounds we can email your pets radiographs to the specialist.