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VCA Detwiler Animal Hospital

22 Kenhorst Blvd | Reading, PA 19607

Call 484-334-7730
Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Preventive Care
  • Wellness Exams
  • Surgery
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Declawing
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations


VCA Detwiler is an AAHA-accredited hospital that has a proud history as being the oldest veterinary hospital in Berks County. Our services and facility are designed to assist in routine preventative, early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime. In every case you will be served by experienced and knowledgable members of our staff. Our veternarians, veterinary technicians and other pet friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensure that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them. In fact, when you come in you will see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We will give you and your pet all the time you need and we will never rush you through an exam. .

The friendly and professional staff at VCA Detwiler is made up of dedicated hardworking individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long and healthy lives. Teamwork! Teamwok is a constant in our daily practice. The hospital team relies on several indivduals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from his or her first shots to a lifetime of preventative care to keep him or her happy and healthy. Our services do not end at our hospital doors. As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians. If your pet ever truly needs advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help. These twenty-eight clinincs provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.


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One of our four exam rooms.

One of our four exam rooms.

Our spacious treatment room

Our spacious treatment room

Hospital Entrance

Hospital Entrance

Our spacious lobby for you and your pet

Our spacious lobby for you and your pet

Hospital Sign on Kenhorst Blvd

Hospital Sign on Kenhorst Blvd


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Dr. Mitchell Barnett

Dr. Mitchell Barnett

Dr. Barnett graduated from Ross University in the caribbean on the Island of St. Kitts. He completed his clinical year at Auburn University in Alabama.

Prior to Dr. Barnett joining VCA Detwiler as Medical Director, he was an Associate Doctor at VCA Smoketown in Lancaster.

Dr. Barnett enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Nicole Barnett, who is a veterinarian at VCA Sinking Spring. They share their home with Sandie and Griffin, "coconut" retrievers that they adopted while in the caribbean. Dr. Barnett is also an avid golfer and enjoys a good soccer game.

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Dr. Claire Fuhrman

Dr. Claire Fuhrman

Dr. Fuhrman is originally from the Lebanon County area. She attended Penn State University where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Animal Bioscience. She went on to earn her Veterinary Degree from The Ohio State University. Dr. Fuhrman's special interest is feline medicine.
Dr. Fuhrman joined VCA Detwiler in early 2014 as a part-time Associate Doctor. She is also an Associate Doctor at our sister hospital, VCA Northside in Bethlehem.

In her spare time Dr. Fuhrman enjoys gardening, traveling to keep in contact with close friends and spending time with her family, including her kitties Rupert and Walter.

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Dr. Andrea Saksek

Dr. Andrea Saksek

Dr. Saksek joined the VCA family in September 2013. She received her Bachelor of Science degrees and graduated with honors from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. She attended veterinary school in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. After graduating, she relocated to the Philadelphia area and spent three years working in a general practice in addition to gaining emergency experience by working at a specialty and emergency facility. Her special interests include exotic medicine, soft tissue surgery and animal welfare.

Dr. Saksek is the proud owner of two beloved Scottish terriers and two black domestic short hair cats. In her spare time, Dr. Saksek enjoys traveling, cooking and spending quality time with her friends and family.

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