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 Chester County staffed by board-certified specialists in emergency and critical care medicine. Space constraints and the desire to provide a more simplified and unified approach to patient care led the Hope VS team to leave the VRC at the end of December 2012 and move to our own newly constructed state-of-the-art facility at 40 Three Tun Road in Chester County.

Hope VS is the region’s leader in advanced veterinary medical care for dogs and cats. Our specialties include acupuncture, anesthesia and pain management, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging (radiology) including interventional radiology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, and surgery. Our clinical departments are supported by over 100 certified and non-certified veterinary technicians, many with advanced training and certification in their specialty areas.

Our 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 has become a renowned specialty practice that will continue to expand in the future.

Hope VS has 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 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.

Our compassionate and caring staff is committed to providing hope and encouragement to every patient and every client, at every visit. We hope that sharing this insight helps our clients understand the level of care we strive to offer and the degree of commitment to which we aspire.

The competence and compassion shown is excellent.

Susie & Chip Stoler

Litiz, PA


Treating your pets like our family. Because pets are family too.

When better matters, choose Hope Veterinary Specialists.

At Hope Veterinary Specialists, we think differently. We know that specialty veterinary care is both a science and an art. From unique services to clinical trials to patient and family support, Hope VS redefines what it means to be a veterinary specialist. Our mission is to provide the best care possible for our veterinary patients and the best experience possible for everyone with whom we connect.