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.

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Cute pit bull

November 2, 2016

Who’s Gonna Bite?

In the veterinary industry, we frequently talk about how our perception of which dog breeds display aggressive behaviors differs significantly from the general public’s perception. Consider the recent attempt to ban pit bulls in Montreal: this legislation was met with much public outcry and has recently been suspended, pending further review. Most of us who work with […]

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Kittens sleeping

November 11, 2012

Veterinary Fact or Fiction?

After 7 years of practice in veterinary medicine, I have collected a number of “veterinary old wives’ tales”. There are many misconceptions common within the pet-owning community, and those of us who work in veterinary medicine tend to hear the same ones frequently. Some are of these old wives’ tales are cute and quirky, while […]

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Bernese Mountain dog in deep snow

December 20, 2016

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Our good friends at PetPlan have created a guide with some tips to keep our pups and kitties safe and healthy when the weather turns cold. Animal hospitals throughout the Philadelphia area see some specific cold-weather injuries and illnesses when the temperature drops. What are the most common cold-weather issues we see at Newtown Square […]

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