To be a great veterinarian is one thing, but the ability to maintain compassion and caring sets you apart from the rest.
In November 2004 the Animal Critical Care and Specialty Group, Inc, doing business as Hope Veterinary Specialists (Hope VS) since 2012, joined the Veterinary Referral Center (VRC) and opened the first 24 hour emergency and critical care facility in the area staffed by board certified specialists in emergency and critical care medicine. Due to space/capacity constraints and seeking a more simplified and unified approach to patient care, Hope VS decided to leave the VRC at the end of December 2012 and operate from a newly constructed state-of-the-art facility located within the Three Tun Business Park at 40 Three Tun Road, East Whiteland Township, Chester County, PA.
At the present time, the HopeVS Emergency/Critical Care department consists of three American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) diplomates, who assist with emergency receiving and oversee the emergency staff. They also have primary case responsibility and offer consultation on other in-house specialty cases. We currently employ 3 full-time emergency clinicians in addition to our three diplomates. The Emergency/Critical Care department is also supported by certified technicians, many with advanced training and certification in emergency and critical care nursing.
Hope VS is the region’s leader in advanced veterinary medical care for dogs and cats. Our other specialties include anesthesia and pain management (1), cardiology (2), dermatology (2), internal medicine (2), neurology (1), oncology (2), radiation oncology (1), radiology (2) and surgery (2). Including our 6 emergency and critical care doctors our total number of doctors is 21.
Our team of specialists and experienced doctors work closely with each other and our referring veterinarians to ensure that we can consistently offer the highest level of care to each and every patient. Hope VS provides emergency and critical care services to area veterinarians on a referral basis and the general public on a walk-in basis. By emphasizing education, investing in cutting-edge technology and focusing on the total client experience, Hope VS is developing into a renowned specialty practice that will continue to expand in the future. Our practice not only features state-of-the-art technologies but also an absolute dedication to the art as well as the science of veterinary medicine. We are committed to excellence in veterinary medicine, blending the latest technology with good old-fashioned patient care. Hope VS currently employs approximately 80 full-time and part-time staff. Hope VS is open to receive patients in need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 52 weeks a year (24/7/365).
Hope VS believes “the veterinary emergency and critical care centers of the future will be composed of veterinary care teams. These teams will be composed of outstanding veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and managers who will set the standard for compassion and excellence, armed with the right tools and information to meet the challenges of our patients and clients.” More than just competent medicine and patient care, people need Hope and Encouragement from compassionate and caring staff. Hope VS recognizes this and is committed to providing it to every patient and every client, every time.