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.

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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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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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Happy cat

September 9, 2016

Happy Cat Month

My friends at the CATalyst Council have designated September as Happy Cat Month, and for good reason. Despite the fact that there are significantly more pet cats than dogs in America (75 million cats vs. 69 million dogs), dogs come to the vet more than twice as often as cats. Many cats go to the vet […]

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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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