About Dr. D

Heather DiGiacomo VMD

Dr. D is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area. She is a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame in Villanova, Colgate University in beautiful Hamilton, NY and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. D specializes in canine and feline medicine and surgery, with special interests in dentistry, pain management and feline medicine.

Dr. DiGiacomo has over a decade of experience in small animal medicine and surgery. Having worked at several of the most prestigious practices on the Main Line, Dr. D has extensive experience in veterinary dentistry, gastroenterology, dermatology, radiology, internal medicine, pediatric medicine, soft tissue surgery and palliative care (among many other subspecialities). Dr. DiGiacomo is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IAVPM). She is also a Fear Free Certified Practitioner.

Practice ownership is something that Dr. D has aspired to since her first days in veterinary school. Newtown Square Veterinary Hospital is the culmination of fifteen years of ideas and inspirations collected by Dr. DiGiacomo from her varied experiences in the world of veterinary medicine. Dr. D has long hoped to create a hospital that combines a family-friendly feel and exceptional customer service with cutting edge medicine. NSVH is based on these core principles.

Outside of work, Dr. DiGiacomo is a fan of miniature ponies (especially ones with blue eyes), headbutts from friendly cats, true crime podcasts, and The New Yorker Magazine. She currently serves on the Tredyffrin Township Historical Commission, devoted to the recognition and preservation of historic buildings and architecture in Tredyffrin. Dr. D lives on Fox Valley Farm, a 180 year old farm that formerly served as a retirement home for horses, along with her husband, son, fuzzy cat Goose, even fuzzier cat Pudge, Maeby the Wonder Mutt and a bevy of chickens.

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Puppy eating money

March 4, 2016

But the Humane Society is Cheaper

A client said to me today: “My brother had his dog spayed at the Humane Society and it was only $100. Why is your clinic so much more expensive? Cost is an issue for us and if all things are equal, we would rather have our dog spayed there, too.” Sigh. All things aren’t equal […]

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Cat listening to music

August 8, 2016

They Hear Us. They Just Don’t Care.

If you’ve owned a cat, you won’t be surprised by this study. Scientists at the University of Tokyo have confirmed what us cat owners have known for years: cats can recognize our voices, yet they often choose to ignore us! To me, this is what makes cats so intriguing. We really have to work to […]

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Dogs at the dog park

September 19, 2016

At the Dog Park

There is a longstanding joke among veterinarians: “Dog parks keep us in business.” Why is that the case? Dog parks are rife with well-intentioned owners and misbehaved dogs, resulting in dog fights and dog bites. Dog parks may seem like a good idea: a way to exercise Fido, a way to socialize him, a way to […]

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