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Society Hill Veterinary Hospital

About Us

Society Hill Veterinary Hospital has been located on the corner of Second and Lombard Streets since 1969 and AAHA accredited since 1989. Here at the Hill, we understand the role that your companion has in your and your family’s lives. Our goal is to help provide you with the health care and preventive care support your companion deserves and needs throughout their lifetime. As pet owners ourselves, we understand that we have the responsibility to provide you the most current medical services available and direct you when your companion needs advanced care. We are grateful to our long-term clients and welcome new clients daily allowing us to continue serving those 4-legged friends in our community.

We are here to service the cities of Philadelphia, PA, Bellmawr, NJ, Clifton Heights, PA, Blackwood, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, Collingswood, NJ, New Hope, PA, Wayne, PA, Havertown, PA and more!

 

Our Cat Friendly Practice® is Designed to Elevate Care for Cats

The program was designed by the American Association of Feline Practitioners to help reduce stress and make visits easier for cats and their caregivers.

We’re Proud to be a 30+ year AAHA Accredited Veterinary Hospital

This distinction is achieved by fewer than 15 percent of animal hospitals throughout the US. Pets are our passion and keeping them healthy is our number-one priority.

Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ The ENTIRE team at Society Hill is absolutely incredible and i could never find words meaningful enough to explain my appreciation for them. THANK YOU.chelsea G.chelsea G. ★★★★★ There is no other place that I would take my pets. The staff is knowledgeable, caring and have become friend over the 25 years that I have been going to their hospitalRita A.Rita A. ★★★★★ Outstanding staff! Compassionate and professional. Every single employee truly cares about our furry family members!patriotpride16tpatriotpride16t ★★★★★ I have been taking my pets here for over 20 years. They are accommodating, sympathetic and caring . They call to check on your pet a day or two after they’ve been there to make sure they’re okay. If it’s an ongoing condition, they check more frequently. They are the best!Barbara B.Barbara B. ★★★★★ Very personable…took their time with my fur baby 🙂Monica M.Monica M. ★★★★★ all staff, doctors and technicians are informed and caring and take the time to explain what's going on with your pet.Kirsten KKirsten K ★★★★★ I’ve been to a few vets for my dog Asiya & I can honestly say Society Hill Veterinary Hospital is the best one by far & Their so loving & caring.I 💙 my dog Asiya & I’ve raised her since she was a puppy like she was my own daughter. Asiya has been suffering for awhile & bcuz I couldn’t afford the full treatment my only option was to put her down to prevent her from suffering & just the thought of doing that had me in tears but thank god for those veterinary nurses they saved Asiya from her suffering & blessed me with the treatments that Asiya needed. They really do 💙 what they do & they really do care, if I would’ve went somewhere else the outcome would’ve been different bcuz most people don’t care & they’re only there for a paycheck. THANK YOU 🙏 GUYS SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING & MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YALL.AzulChheary P.AzulChheary P. ★★★★★ I've been taking my cat to SHVH for 18 years. She is a very old cat now, but she enjoys a comfortable and healthy life thanks to the responsive and excellent care here.Sara D.Sara D. ★★★★★ I’m new to Philly and have only had two office visits so far and am already loving this practice! We first saw Dr.Bujhanda for a warm, thorough, and relaxed meet and greet. She listened to my crazy dog mom concerns, was so nonjudgmental, and genuinely cared about my pup and her health. She was so wonderful and clearly a top tier vet. I loved her and the practice already and was so happy that we chose SHV at that point and now after this more recent visit, I am even more sure. My dog seemed off over the weekend but it was not an emergency, they were closed but Diana at the front desk *still* called me back to schedule me first thing on Monday. We had our appointment with Dr. Warren and he was so sweet to my anxious chihuahua and called her the cutest pet names. He let us know during an exam at which points where she might yelp out to prepare us (once years ago a different vet office did not do this and I was really upset so the warning at this visit was so helpful and also it was simply kind because it is just horrible to hear your dog yelp out suddenly!). I wanted to hold off on a medication and he was not pushy at all, instead let me know it was readily available if I decided it was needed and said to me “I always trust a mother’s intuition” which is reassuring and made me feel like we were on the same team. Excellent doctors, great techs and the kindest front desk staff. I’m so glad we landed here. If you’re choosing a new vet for your loved one, highly recommend SHV!Anna W.Anna W. ★★★★★ M MM M ★★★★★ SHVH has taken care of our beasts these 40 years, and they continue to provide expert veterinary care with real sensitivity and compassion. Dr Casavecchia and Dr Bujanda are great Vets, Valencia is an amazing Vet Tech with energy that my dog responds to well, Dominic is a seasoned pro, and the front office team are sensational, …Diana Nicole and Jess. Thank you!Charles C.Charles C. ★★★★★ Came here during a 2 week visit to Philly to get my dog’s new lump checked out. This is probably the best vet service I’ve ever experienced! The front staff is wonderful and super responsive (they even text with you!). Today on my second visit i got to meet Dr. Casavecchia— absolutely wonderful. Very knowledgeable and reassuring. If you’re looking for a new vet in Philly or are here temporarily like me, I HIGHLY recommend!Valerie B.Valerie B. ★★★★★ I was pet sitting my parents' dog Leo when he had a flare up of his inflammatory bowel disease. Thankfully, Society Hill saw him for an urgent visit, even though he is not their patient. The entire staff, from Nicole to Leeanne to Dr. Casavecchia was caring, supportive, and passionate. I really appreciated the care that they provided to Leo during a stressful time.Angela M.Angela M. ★★★★★ Awesome place for vet care. Friendly and clean environmentPerry M.Perry M. ★★★★★ Oscar L.Oscar L. ★★★★★ Krista W.Krista W. ★★★★★ Nothing but great things to say! The team is always so responsive and helpful and everything feels personal. The front desk knows my cat and we can text about him at any time and I know they care about him and his well being!Ellen O.Ellen O. ★★★★★ Society Hill Veterinarian is the absolute best Veterinarian Hospital you’ll find in Philly. The entire staff is caring, kind and more than professional. I highly recommend this establishment to anyone who loves their pet as a family member because that’s how you & your beloved pet will be treated…like a close knit family!!Blanca V.Blanca V. ★★★★★ Everyone that works at Society Hill are fantastic. They actually care about their furry patients! Would highly recommend bringing your pet here!Jill D.Jill D. ★★★★★ The staff members at SHVH are very professional and really care about all their animal clients. All questions about the care of our pets are readily answered. You cannot go wrong if you take your pet to SHVH.David M.David M. ★★★★★ Excellent, caring doctors and staff that look after your pet like their own. I’ve been bringing my dogs here since I first got a dog in 2008, and they have all received top notch care. My current dog is the first that needed dental work. Everything was explained ahead of time, and my dog came through the cleaning and complicated extractions great due to skilled surgeon and supportive team. Highly recommend.Laura R.Laura R. ★★★★★ Society Hill is one of Philadelphia's best animal hospitals I highly recommend them for anybody who's in or around the Philadelphia area'sDennis P.Dennis P. ★★★★★ This vet is so good, that on multiple occasions my dog has tried to get in when they are closed!Lexi S.Lexi S. ★★★★★ Max is our 5 months golden retriever... from the very first day he had intermittent issues related to diarrhea ending up in blood. He also developed a skin rash that eventually became infected, and started yo lose weight.Up to a week ago he was under the care of another Vet Hospital in Philadelphia, where the doctor for over a month dismissively kept telling us to just feed him rice/chicken and that the rash was normal for a puppy.Well, fortunately my mother's instinct prevailed and I contacted Society Hill Vet Hospital (strongly recommended to me by other dog owners in the neighborhood) and there we met Dr. Coates, young doctor enthusiastic and caring, he listened humbly to all of my concerns and visited Max (in front of me (at the other vet hospital they would just take him behind doors and then the doctor would meet with us to tell us that everything was ok) Dr. Coates professionally addressed the situation, upon my request to have final answers he ordered lab tests and skin test yet without adding extra expensive exams but just starting with the minimal to rule out major causes for Max's poor health status.Contrary to the other Dr at the other Vet Hospital that was definitely on an ego trip, Dr Coates immediately told me to stop the chicken/rice diet and put Max on Hydrolyzed Protein food as he suspected a Protein Intolerance. He also addressed the skin rash that turns out being a serious infection that requires antibiotic treatments for 7weeks!!!Well, today the results of Max's lab tests plus cytology skin test came back negative, it is safe to say that indeed it was just a protein intolerance as Dr. Coates suspected from very start.It has been only a few days, Max seems already healthier and the rash is almost already cleared out, his poop is finally normal for the first time and he generally seem more energetic and thankful to not be fed that rice/chicken anymore previously and superficially suggested by the other vet doctor.We have no words to describe Dr. Coates knowledge and professional attitude, his sincere care for animals and his humanity show how much he loves his job and for sure these qualities will lead him to have brilliant career,Dr. Coates, Max will keep coming to see you!The staff at Society Hill Vet Hospital made us feel at home, very personable and genuinely caring, and part of their big family!Silvana R.Silvana R. ★★★★★ I love Dr.C and the staff at SVC. They are so kind and caring to me and my furbaby. My cat recently had a dental procedure done and throughout the whole process the staff kept me in the loop and stayed in touch to put me at ease. My girl came though the surgery and recovered perfectly and is doing really well! Anytime I need anything I can easily reach out to staff and they get back to me. They are caring and make every effort to accommodate. Dr.C is the BEST vet I’ve ever had, professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. Her staff is the same , Diana, Jess, Aimee, Nicole, Jess, Tom, Dr.Bujhanda… they are all fantastic people! I was referred here myself and have been coming for four years. I recommend them to anyone looking for a great vet that feels like family ! Thank you guys for all you do!Daniela “.Daniela “. ★★★★★ Been going there for over 20 years .that should day enoughJoe “Cadillac” P.Joe “Cadillac” P. ★★★★★ Love this place. They always treat my animals niceRyssa O.Ryssa O. ★★★★★ Our cat was having some digestive issues and hadn’t been able to use the bathroom for several days. They figured out what was going on with him, treated him, and answered all of our questions. Very helpful and everyone was extremely kind and accommodating. Great vet experience and they were very transparent about costs. Highly recommend!kl M.kl M. ★★★★★ My puppy & I are new clients/patients here, and we BOTH love it here! We needed to bring him in to establish care and I was able to get him an appointment easily via their website for the next day (huge plus for me)!Dr. B is Amazing and was so kind to spend SO much time with Loki and I explaining his care since his well visit ended up turning into a sick visit. The staff here is fantastic, and they constantly checked in on my pup via Text to see how he was doing which I was so appreciative of. I’ve never had such a great experience at the vet then here. I’m definitely moving my other pets here for care.Kelly S.Kelly S. ★★★★★ We have been using Society Hill Vet Hospital for well over 20 years for our cats. Dr. C. is the most understanding, caring, and compassionate doctor who will spend time explaining and making you and your pet feel comfortable and at ease, even when the news can be hard. You and your pet are in the best hands with SHVH.Linda M.Linda M. ★★★★★ Wow is pretty much all I can say, but I will say more!I took my dog Boh into SHV for the first time this week and they were able to get us in same day! My dog deals with skin allergies and it was time for his allergy shot.One of the major reasons I picked this hospital is because they accept Care Credit unlike another hospital in the immediate area and how quickly they responded to my texts! (Yes, you can text this hospital!)The staff were absolutely amazing and the doctor was very kind and thorough to make sure all my dogs needs were met.10/10 would recommend.Ryan K.Ryan K. ★★★★★ Been going there 26 yearsLaura D.Laura D. ★★★★★ Kristin W.Kristin W. ★★★★★ Everyone was absolutely wonderful and patient with Frida, she’s really a handful. The staff was gentle with her exam; they are knowledgeable and professional , they were kind and congenial. Thanks to everyone for making Frida and me comfortable.Roseann S.Roseann S. ★★★★★ Erik L.Erik L. ★★★★★ Robert G.Robert G. ★★★★★ Vaynncea E.Vaynncea E. ★★★★★ Joudi A.Joudi A. ★★★★★ I need a lot more stars to even begin to rate this place accurately. Hopefully words will make up for the lack of them:In this office, you’re sure to find the staff welcome your personal knowledge and experience with your pet. They integrate it phenomenally well with their professional expertise and experience. The lines of the two blur upon arrival as they meet. My dog, Cohen, lived to be 18 years old and I still have another senior dog, Jackson, who is 9/10ish years old. In 18 years we’ve moved a lot and have seen quite a few doctors. When the end of Cohen’s life came near, I couldn’t imagine dealing with any of the past vets we’d seen. Dr. C added quality years to his life and I’m so grateful to know that Jackson will continue to receive the same care and guidance. We now travel over an hour for our appts because there truly is no better place. ♥️🐾Tamara S.Tamara S. ★★★★★ Brought our senior cat for urinary test. Great experience. Very friendly and considerate doctor and technicians. Values our decision moving forward. Since there is a one person in exam room policy, I was the only one going in. As I expressed that my boyfriend who was sitting outside would like to know the test result and what does the urine sample look like, the doctor and technicians very kindly went outside and showed it to him. Throughout the ultrasound, they are very friendly and encouraging to my cat. My cat had stressful vet visit before, but this time is very calm (when she was not examined ofc lol). They know and care about cat. That I am sure. Very transparent as well—explain explicitly about both the exam process and potential fee before physical exam which is extremely appreciated.Anson H.Anson H. ★★★★★ They are very attentive and thoughtful.Tim GTim G ★★★★★ 247 T.247 T. ★★★★★ I have been going to Society hill for about 30 years. I have never been disappointed. I have always felt that my pets have received the best care. The staff is wonderful.Eileen L.Eileen L. ★★★★★ You guys have always been so helpful and caring with my family and our furry friends. My parents have been going to you for as long as I remember, and they always left feeling so taken care of. So, when it came time for me to move out and start my own family with my own furry friends, I knew in my heart that y'all were the ones to trust. You even went so far as to reach out to me when you heard that one of my pets had passed, just to make sure that I was okay. Thank you for everything you've done for my family, our pets, and myself.Ash B.Ash B. ★★★★★ The best ever always making sure my dog is treated great and up to date for great healthEllen R.Ellen R. ★★★★★ The most friendly, competent and calming vet experience. Asfirst time pet owner I feel very lucky to have them as my neighborhood vet and my pet is super happy as well. They are very detailed and have given me great guidance on things to look out for.Akash S.Akash S. ★★★★★ Absolutely detailed and educational visit! Staff handled my pet with care and gave maintained quick communications even after my appointment for follow up. Definitely love the APP attached to this hospital as well!!Quanique C.Quanique C. ★★★★★ Such amazing doctors, technicians and overall staff!! Made Cooper and I feel welcomed and comfortable on day ONE!!! I'm an inexperienced puppy owner and they all are helping me every step of the way!!!🐶🐶🐶Kendra S.Kendra S. ★★★★★ Emily R.Emily R. ★★★★★ Dr. C and her team are fantastic. They accommodated us on a tight timeline to prepare our dog for an International Health Certificate. The entire team we worked with - Dr. C., Nicole, Diana, Amy - were top notch and helped us navigate the complex world of pet vaccines, tick panels, and immigration requirements. They also gave us some good tips on how to help improve our dog’s oral hygiene which we really appreciated. I highly recommend Dr. C. And her team. Thank you for taking care of our pup, Bondi!Bradley H.Bradley H. ★★★★★ Sammie had a wonderful time with his SHVH friends. They take such great care of him. Thank you.Grace A.Grace A. ★★★★★ Laura D.Laura D. ★★★★★ We have been clients for 10 years. At my dog's last visit, a heart murmur was detected. Dr. C. recommended an app that has been helpful to track my dog's heart rate. Dr. C also suggested I call around to cardiologists for my dog to get more tests. The cardiologists offices all said my dog would have to be put under anesthesia.After much consideration, my husband and I just want our 10 year old to live her best life.I emailed Dr. C's office. Nicole wrote me back with the most kind response. I was so distraught with my decision. Nicole made me feel so much better.Stacy H.Stacy H. ★★★★★ Thank you to the amazing team at Society Hill. I rescued my dog Jojo over the weekend and wanted to get an appointment as soon as possible. Given the times, most places have wait times from days to weeks. I was able to book an appointment within 24 hours of discovering Society Hill! Everyone was extremely friendly, helpful and made sure my pet was taken care of. Parking was easy and the whole process was just a huge relief. I wanted to make sure my new pet was taken care of and they went above and beyond. Looking forward to my visits for years to come! Thank you to everyone at Society Hill.Carly S.Carly S. ★★★★★ John S.John S. ★★★★★ The best!Nicole T.Nicole T. ★★★★★ We have been going to society hill vets for almost 3 years and we could not be happier with the care they provide for our little rescue dog. Dr. C has helped our little guy Barry with an operation and a year later there is not even a little scar! Everyone at the front desk is so kind too, Plus I appreciate the steps they take to stay safe during the pandemic. Overall this place feels like home I would definitely recommend this vet clinic!Emily D.Emily D. ★★★★★ We recently took our GSP Rosey in for blood work prior to upcoming surgery. We were taken care of in a timely manner, and Rosey was very well treated (she loves everyone at SHVet). We've been clients for many many years (through 4 dogs), and have always received excellent care and service. We recommend Dr. C and her entire team highly.PSB Phila.Pelley B.Pelley B. ★★★★★ So friendly and very good service. Our cat has been taken care of with so much TLC I’m also confident if any issue, or when he needs routine check ups, he will be taken care of superbly.Matthew S.Matthew S. ★★★★★ Amazing Dr. And staff!Anna A.Anna A. ★★★★★ Bernadette B.Bernadette B. ★★★★★ They are simply the best! So kind, caring and empathetic towards this new dog mom. They love on our boy as if he is their own and he is always so excited (and never scared!) to go see his friends at SHVH. I would highly recommend this team to anyone in need of veterinary services.M MM M ★★★★★ Anthony L.Anthony L. ★★★★★ I personally love the care they have for my girl Rosey. I love that Doc C. came out to explain in detail what exactly was wrong with Rosey and how they were going to proceed in caring for her.During the covid the staff have taken all the precautions to make sure that our pets health care is top priority.Mike D.Mike D. ★★★★★ Pandemic-appropriate and efficient service; patience and responsiveness to questions; in-house procedure that seems to have made my cat feel a great deal better and more comfortable.Susan B.Susan B. ★★★★★ We took our pet to this place when it was first adopted. Due to life sometimes getting super busy, our wellness visits were not up to date. I was very happy to know, our pets records were kept and we were able to schedule a well visit. I like the fact that they give you a "Preventive Report" which gives you services rendered, exam findings and recommendations. Due to COVID, you can't go into the office; but, they do come out to your car and pick up your pet. Our pet was seen by Dr. Wallis and he phones you while you are there with any concerns. Very happy with their service. Thank you!Linda H.Linda H. ★★★★★ SHVH has an AMAZING staff. Dr. Casavecchia has surrounded herself with an incredible group of professionals. Tom, Nicole, Leeanne and Diana are responsive, compassionate and downright generous. I recently moved out of the area and contemplated using a closer vet. That contemplation went right out the window. Thank you SHVH for taking such good care of Yoshi. MTHMichael H.Michael H. ★★★★★ They are the nicest people to work with and are taking such good care of our new puppy!Ruth A.Ruth A. ★★★★★ Great vet practice. Dr. Casavecchia is fantastic.Jonathan S.Jonathan S. ★★★★★ Will C.Will C. ★★★★★ Merrill P.Merrill P. ★★★★★ The Boogie Board O.The Boogie Board O. ★★★★★ Mary Ellen D.Mary Ellen D. ★★★★★ Took Maki at the curb. Safe & fast. Thank youDanielle O.Danielle O. ★★★★★ I would like to thank Dr Casavecchia and Laura and Diana for making this experience so easy to get through I was a nervous wreck when I was told my new puppy needed two procedures to make her better but with their help they got me through it today which is second day from her operation she is almost back to normal I took her for a walk this morning and she was greeting people on our walk but standing up on her hind legs and crying for them to pet her plus she came home and went to sleep in her own bed she took her medicine with no problem Laura told me yesterday she would be back to normal in about a day and Dr C she was pulling me done the walk this morning I can’t thank you guy enough for taking the fear out of the operation again thank you so much my little polar bear is coming back to normal so far she’s adjusting to that collar she has to wear for two weeks too!!!joseph G.joseph G. ★★★★★ They go the extra mile.susan K.susan K. ★★★★★ Literally the best Vet I've ever been to.Mathew H.Mathew H. ★★★★★ The best! Staff is attentive and friendly. Dr’s are competent and caring. I’ll be bringing my wiener (dog) here as long as my wife and I live in old city.9er9er ★★★★★ Antonella B.Antonella B. ★★★★★ John M.John M. ★★★★★ These guys are wonderful. They have been with me and my pets through it all. A great Veterinarian Hostial.Viviane M.Viviane M. ★★★★★ Wonderful place. Friendly caring people who went out of their way for our panicky cat.They accommodated our emergency situation with a prompt appointment,lab results came quickly and were thoroughly explained, as was the plan for her future care.I highly recommend them!april F.april F. ★★★★★ Best vet, they take care of you like family!angelique de R.angelique de R. ★★★★★ Siobhan R.Siobhan R. ★★★★★ Great local veterinary hospital! We never go anywhere else. The boarding is great for vacations as well as they take real good care of the animals!Dennis D.Dennis D. ★★★★★ I've been taking my pup here for almost 10 years and have never had a complaint. They know us by name and we truly feel like part of the family there. We also started bringing out cat there as well a couple years ago.. due to her getting so stressed out about the visits, they now come to our apartment nearby to see her instead which is a huge help. Overall, couldn't ask for any more from a vet! Highly recommendedMatt L.Matt L. ★★★★☆ Very friendly and communicative. Still doing contactless service during covid.Jeanne F.Jeanne F. ★★★★☆ David K.David K. ★★★★☆ William C.William C. ★★★★☆ Michael A.Michael A. ★★★★☆ bmcmoobmcmoojs_loader

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Our Business Hours

Monday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday

8:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

8:00am - 4:00pm

Friday

8:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday

8:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday

Closed


Closed Daily: 12-1pm for Team Break

Come See Us

Our Business Hours

Monday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday

8:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

8:00am - 4:00pm

Friday

8:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday

8:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday

Closed


Closed Daily: 12-1pm for Team Break

Our Services

Society Hill Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.

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They are always available when calling or emailing. All staff greet not only me but my pet. Their kindness and understanding of me and my pet’s needs are beyond words. Dr. C and her staff are beyond an asset to the profession. So thankful for them all.

Gloria Conti

The entire staff is AWESOME!! The vet is kind, friendly, compassionate, patient, knowledgeable, and did I mention AWESOME!! The nurses are exceptional. The entire staff is compassionate and understanding. Excellent, excellent work everyone!!

Blanca Valentine-Petty

The staff are loving and sensitive toward the animals as though they are their own. Wonderful technicians. My dogs actually enjoy their visits!

Liz Kramer

I have been bringing my pets to you for many many years! The expertise, compassion, and professionalism is extraordinary! I thank you for being angels to my babies!

Susanne Rago Latorre