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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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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February 1, 2017

Our Love Letter to Abby

Dear Abby, Thank you. There is no other way to start this letter to you without thanking you.  You have been an amazing dog, mom and friend. One month before you entered our lives, we opened Newtown Square Veterinary Hospital. Our hearts were led to partner with Senior Dog Haven and Hospice, the organization that […]

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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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