VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital
820 W Springfield Rd | Springfield, PA 19064Call 484-493-6670
- 24 Hour Emergency Practice
- Board Certified Surgeon
- Food & Retail Area
- 24-Hour Vet
- Animal Boarding
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Holistic Veterinary Medicine
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- Veterinary Cropping
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital is a full service companion animal hospital where pets are family. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in emergency care, routine preventive, early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime. In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.
Proudly serving the pets & pet parents of Springfield, Pennsylvania and the surrounding communities since 1949!
Whether it's an unexpected emergency in the middle of the night, a wellness appointment for your cat or dog , a health concern with a bird, guinea pig, chinchilla, ferret or other exotic pet or you need someone to watch over your pet while you go on vacation, we're here to serve you. Our dedicated staff of highly trained doctor, technicians and customer care specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week every day of the year to care for your furry friends.
Whatever your pet's health care needs may be, VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital will be there for you.
Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Veterinary School: None
Graduate School: The University of Liverpool
Robert graduated from the Dick Vet in 2006. After spending a year in mixed/exotic animal practice in the UK, Robert moved to New York City to undertake a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center. After completing the internship, he worked as an associate staff veterinarian in the Emergency and Critical Care Department. After the birth of their son, Robert and his wife Amanda relocated to Pennsylvania and has been working at VCA Old Marple since the summer of 2009.
Prior to graduation, he worked in various parts of the world including, Thailand, Northern Cyprus, India, South Africa and North America, in order to gain experience working with a wide variety of animals. Robert enjoys spending his spare time with his family. He is fiercely patriotic and follows his beloved Scotland Rugby team with a passion.
Veterinary School: Gujarat College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Dr Bakul Patel is originally from India. He graduated as valedictorian from his college with a degree in Bachelor of veterinary science and Animal Health in 1987. He did his clinical experience rotations at Purdue University, Indiana. For seven years he practiced as a general health veterinarian. Since 1999 his main focus has been on emergency medicine and surgery. Dr Patel has been with VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital since 2003 as an Emergency Care veterinarian. His professional interests include emergency medicine and dentistry. Dr. Patel has extensive experience with greyhounds due to the fact he has been working with them since 1994.
To follow both parents footsteps as veterinarians, Dr. Patel's highschool age daughter, wants to be an exotic animal veterinarian.
Veterinary School: Colorado State University
Dr. Tannert graduated from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.S. in Zoology in 1985 and a Masters of Zoology in 1987. After graduation she moved to Colorado and took several years off before earning her D.V.M. from Colorado State University in 1994. Dr Tannert then moved to California and completed an Internship in Veterinary Medicine at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in 1995. Dr Tannert continued to practice veterinary medicine in Southern California until she moved to Southeastern Pennsylvania in 1999. She has been an associate veterinarian at the VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital since February of 2001.
Born in the Philadelphia suburbs, Megan is a proud alumni of Penn State University. While at Penn State she received a BS degree in Animal Science, graduating magna cum laude in 2006. She went on to receive her DVM from The University of Illinois. Her special interests are internal medicine, surgery, and critical care
Megan lives with her 2 rescue dogs, Izzie (a golden) and Vinny (a chihuahua mix), and a cat named Fabio. Her furry friends live a very pampered life. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, photography, biking, and spending time down at the Jersey Shore.
Why I do what I do: I love being a veterinarian because I not only get to spend time with the animals I love so dearly, but I also get to practice giving them the best quality healthcare they deserve. I feel incredibly lucky and grateful to be living my childhood dreams. I wake up every day excited I�m doing something I am passionate about.
Special Note: Megan came to us from one of our sister hospitals where she worked as a technician until she became a veterinarian. Megan has the biggest heart and a fantastic bedside manner. She shows every patient nothing but compassion.