In a Pet Emergency, Center City Veterinary Hospital Is Prepared to Help

Pet emergencies can be scary. The veterinarians and staff of Center City Veterinary Hospital offer our support and expertise during any medical crisis with your dogs and cats.

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Veterinary Emergency Services for Your Dogs & Cats

During the day, at night, and on weekends a veterinary emergency can occur any time. Our doctors and our professional team are experienced in veterinary emergency procedures and techniques. We offer the finest in diagnostics, internal medicine, surgery, and pain management for any medical crisis. Our modern hospital is fully equipped for urgent care and our pharmacy is well stocked.

During hospital hours, we always do our best to fit current clients in during a veterinary emergency. Explore our policies for more information about hospital appointments and emergency situations.

If you have an emergency, please call our office immediately or contact our after-hours emergency clinics. We are proud to serve the entire Philadelphia metro area including zip codes 19147, 19106, 19107, 19125, 19123, and more.

Business Hour Emergencies

Nearly all veterinary emergencies can be seen during normal business hours. Contact us and we will either fit you in to an open appointment spot or instruct you further. Please call ahead to notify the staff of the nature of the emergency and when we can expect you.

After Hours Emergencies

After hours, view the list below for recommended facilities we trust. If you would like to transfer your pet’s care back to Center City Veterinary Hospital in the morning, contact us after 8 a.m. to discuss appropriate care for your pet.

Please call the hospital of your choice in advance, so they can be prepared for your arrival:

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC, South Philadelphia)

Located 10 minutes from CCVH 1114 South Front Street (just south of Washington Ave. Parking under 95)
Philadelphia PA 19147
(267) 800-1950

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Located 10 minutes from Center City at most times
3900 Spruce Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
(215) 746-8911

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Cherry Hill

Located 20 minutes from Center City at most times
1425 Marlton Pike East
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 429-4394

CARES (Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services)

Located 30 minutes from Center City at most times
2010 Cabot Blvd
West Suite D
Langhorne, PA 19047
(215) 750-2774

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC, Levittown)

Located 30 minutes from Center City at most times
301 Veterans Highway
Levittown, PA 19056
(215) 750-7884

Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware

Located 40 minutes from Center City at most times
290 Churchmans Road
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-6933

Center City Vet Hospital Hours

Monday: 8 a.m. — 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. — 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. — 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. — 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Sunday: 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

We are closed for New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. We are also closed every other Wednesday in the middle of the day for staff meetings and/or training.

“Bailey absolutely loves going! Every time we take a walk past their building, Bailey waits at the door to go in. He doesn't even notice when they give him a shot because he's so preoccupied with the treats the technician is giving him.”

“After struggling to get appointments at my old vet I was thrilled to find that Center City Vet is not only flexible, but friendly, affordable and knowledgable. I have felt nothing but appreciated and welcomed at this practice. My cats even seemed to have the best appointments of their lives (in terms of calmness) due to the gentle but thorough. I think the greenies treats helped too! Highly recommend this practice!”

“My dog Molly has been a patient since we adopted her at 6 months old. She loves Dr. Cohen as much as we do. He is a brilliant veterinarian with a love for animals you expect from a Vet but rarely find.” — Joshua

“Dr. Cohen and the rest of the staff at Center City vet are fantastic. They are very quick when an appointment is needed and thorough. My cat Dexter and I have become spoiled because they take such good care of him! Thanks for everything you guys do!” — Emilee

“I have been bringing my dog to Center City Vet Hospital since they first opened. All of the staff is extremely professional and caring. I am glad to see that their business continues to grow without any effect on the quality of their service. I highly recommend taking your pet here.”

“The staff at CCVH are incredible. They go out of their way to ensure our pup is getting the best care possible. Our rescue dog has extreme separation anxiety, and he has always been available to help answer our questions, no matter what the concern. The facility is beyond bright and clean, and is by far the best vet hospital in the city.”

“The staff is so nice and the hospital is very efficient and clean.  It’s never too crowded and we’re in and out for a physical/vaccine update in about 30-40 min.  I lived around the corner when I first adopted my dog, so I went to CCVH out of convenience, but after moving across town and loving the service, I continued going.”

“The nurses are kind and caring. My dogs even like to go visit regularly. What dog do you know likes to go to the vet just to visit and say hi ??!   They have always fit my animals in, even when they are booked. Their prices are extremely reasonable, unlike other neighborhood veterinarians. ”

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