Giving Back

An essential part of our mission at NSVH is to support local pet rescue groups and charities. We love what we do and are honored to be able to give back! NSVH provides medical care, adoption promotion and fundraising support for several local organizations.


Nellie’s Schoolhouse

nellies-schoolhouseNellie’s Schoolhouse based in Newtown Square works to connect children with autism, depression and anxiety to well trained and well behaved dogs. Through the program, screened volunteers and their dogs visit children and their families in their own homes. This wonderful organization helps children learn important life skills such as responsibility, reliability, spontaneity, patience, perseverance, focus and empathy.

Visit Nellie’s Schoolhouse


Senior Dog Haven & Hospice

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The mission of Senior Dog Haven & Hospice is to rescue and re-home senior dogs and to provide hospice care to rescued senior dogs with terminal illnesses. Founded in 2012, SDH&H is an all volunteer foster-based organization located in Delaware. SDH&H’s goal is to provide medical support and comfortable homes for older dogs who have been abandoned at a time in their lives when their need for comfort, companionship and care is at its highest. Read Our Love Letter to Abby.

Visit Senior Dog Haven & Hospice

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Call us: 484-427-7598

8 Saint Albans Avenue
Newtown Square, PA 19073


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Distemper virus

September 27, 2015

“Vaccine Reaction”? Probably Not.

Vaccinations are a scientific miracle. The number of human (and animal) lives saved by vaccinations cannot be overestimated. Once-common diseases such as canine distemper and feline panleukopenia have been virtually eliminated in vaccinated pets (I’ve only seen a handful of pets with these diseases, as opposed to some of my more seasoned colleagues, who used […]

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Rescue dog

June 25, 2014

Don’t Call Me Olivia!

*Update* Oliver has officially been adopted! See the comments at the bottom of this blog for more on his happy ending.   This story has a happy ending, but a not-so-pleasant beginning. Most of you know that Malvern Veterinary Hospital is fortunate to work with an amazing rescue group called Senior Dog Haven and Hospice […]

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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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