VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital
12121 Knights Road | Philadelphia, PA 19154Call 267-443-4330
|Monday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 1:00pm|
- Preventive care
- Geriatric medicine
- Products delivered to your home
- CareClub-monthly payments available
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
At VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital, your pets are as important to our family as they are to yours! Our staff believes that preventive care is the most important part of your pet's long-term health.
When you visit our hospital, you will experience why our hospital has been such an integral part of the community for so many years and why our customers has entrusted their pets health in us. We continue to serve the following communities; Andulusia, Cornwell Heights, Bensalem, Bristol, Trevose, Feasterville, Croyden and other surrounding communities. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to serve you and your pet's every need.
VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital is an AAHA accredited facility, which acknowledges our hospital's very high standards of medicine and customer service. We are very proud of this accomplishment and the teamwork our staff put toward earning this accreditation.
We invite you to come and visit our hospital and allow us to give you a tour. You will find that our hospital is a place "where your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal."
Dr. Debbie Rubin has grown up at VCA Knightswood whether it was playing in the halls when she was young or working along side of her father "Ellis Rubin" and learning how to be a great Veterinarian. She now keeps busy in her role as our Medical Director and also spending time with her family, even her many furry cats. Her special interests are surgery, dermatology and most of all bonding with her patients and their pet parents.
Why I do what I do:
Thanks to my dad (Ellis Rubin), I was fortunate enough to be exposed to veterinary medicine as a kid. He used to bring sick animals home to provide round- the- clock-care and he would have me come in when there were interesting things to see. I never grew out of wanting to be a vet. I love being able to help solve pet's problems and being a part of their care at all stages of their lives. There is no better career choice for me.
Dr. Katina Pangakis was born and raised in Massachusetts with a strong love of animals. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was old enough to pronounce the word. After completing her undergraduate degree in Biology at Boston College, Dr. Pangakis moved to Philadelphia to study veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
While she joined the profession for the animals, Dr. Pangakis stays for the people. The human-animal bond is a special connection between pets and their owners that Dr. Pangakis tries to persevere by providing quality health care. In addition to preventative wellness care, Dr. Pangakis has a special interest in medicine, dermatology, surgery and behavior. She will see small mammals in addition to dogs and cats. Dr. Pangakis is an Accredited Veterinarian and can write health certificate for pets who are traveling.
In her time away from the hospital, Dr. Pangakis enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, hiking, and playing fetch with her mixed breed dog, Rue.
Dr. Belz worked for many years as a bookkeeper until the call to work with animals was too loud to ignore. She enrolled in Penn State University obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Life Science in 2000. From there her journey took her to the beautiful island of St. Kitts where she pursued a degree in veterinary medicine, completing her clinical year at Oklahoma State University and obtaining a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2005. According to Dr. Belz it was not only an opportunity to achieve her dream, but it was a life experience getting to know the local people and experience a different culture.
Her interests include ophthalmology, emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery and shelter medicine.
In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, bird watching and spending time with her furry "kids." She has a menagerie of rescued dogs and cats.
When asked why she does what she does she responded, "There is nothing else I would do. I got into veterinary medicine to help animals and stayed not only for the pets, but the owners they love. I wake up every day happy to go to work."