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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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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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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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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