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VCA Detwiler Animal Hospital

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 - 1:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • CareClub Wellness Plans
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Wellness Exams
  • Ultrasound
  • House Call Euthanaisa
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • 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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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. Jason Tomes
Dr. Jason Tomes

Berks Veterinary Ultrasound was started in 2003 by Dr. Jason Tomes. Dr. Tomes grew up outside of Chicago and did his undergrad work at the University of Illinois. He continued his education at the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1983. He then completed a one-year post-doc medicine, surgery and teaching program at Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1984 he moved to Berks County and worked in general practice until 2003. At that time he started Berks Veterinary Ultrasound and has limited his practice to mobile ultrasound work since. He has been performing ultrasounds on patients since 1993, after having purchased one of the first machines for general veterinary practice in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Tomes has been actively involved with the International Veterinary Ultrasound Society since 2006. Dr. Tomes is a member of the Veterinary Ultrasound Society, American Veterinary Medical Association, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and the Schuylkill Valley Veterinary Medical Association.

Locally, Dr. Tomes has been on a number of TV programs and co-hosted a weekly radio show about pet health care.

In his spare time Dr. Tomes enjoys bicycling, skiing, reading, cooking, gardening, music, working on his pond, and spending time with family. He and his wife share their home with a Giant Schnauzer.

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