Chesterpike Animal Hospital
304 N Chester Pike | Glenolden, PA 19036Call 484-540-0968
|Monday||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Saturday||11:00am - 2:00pm|
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
Experienced, caring veterinarian
Wonderful, compassionate staff
Prices you can manage
Intimate, relaxed atmosphere
Dr. Andrei Gal and the staff of Chester Pike Animal Hospital have been working to keep your pets healthy and happy ever since the clinic was founded. Our mission is to provide you and your pets with service of the highest quality, keeping your companions healthy and giving you peace of mind.
We believe in working with you, the pet owner, to give your pet a happy and healthy home environment. Pets are an important part of all our lives, and we want nothing more than to ensure your friends remain with you for a long, long time.
You're always welcome at Chester Pike Animal Hospital and we hope you will join us sometime.
We are the friendly “first line” of medical attention. Dr Gal’s long experience will diagnose and treat most of the presenting problems. However, he will not hesitate to refer a complicated case to a wide network of specialists. Our interest is to offer the best help possible that will benefit your pet, “not our pocket.”
We are your trusted veterinary family practice: big enough to perform routine surgeries and to hospitalize non critical patients, but small enough to convey a feeling of intimacy.
We encourage people to treat pets like family; we emphasize the advantage of acquiring pet insurance, but we will not abandon the ones who lack financial resources. We will help as much as we can, and will discuss the pros, the cons, the limitations, and advantages of the available approaches. Our prices are competitive and fair.
We publicly post our services and cost list for our routine procedures so clients can plan and budget in advance for the routine preventive yearly visits. When you call our hospital or come by, the first thing that will impress you is the “homey feel” of the environment and the friendliness of the receptionist and Veterinary Assistant (Our Yellow Pages telephone add is under the title “The Friendly Place”)
We want you to feel we are here for you and you can count on us throughout the lives of your precious pet companions.
Dr. Andrei Gal
For more than 30 years, Dr. Andrei Gal has developed the up-to-date technical and people skills that have made him a gifted and caring veterinarian. Dr. Gal graduated from the top veterinary school in Romania, where he worked with both small pets and large farm animals. When he came to the United States more than 25 years ago, he took additional training , and obtained licenses to practice veterinary medicine in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia.
Dr. Gal worked for 10 years at the West Park Animal Hospital, and then for 8 years at the Mt. Airy Animal Hospital, as he honed his surgical skills and clinical expertise. At the same time, he started one of the first House Calls practices in the Philadelphia area, a practice that continues to this day, although on a more limited basis.
In 1996, Dr. Gal acquired the Chester Pike Animal Hospital (CPAH) from Dr. Hansen, a veterinarian who had practiced at that location for 30 years. Dr. Gal's prime goal for CPAH is to provide excellent veterinary service and outstanding customer satisfaction.
Because the technological and knowledge base in Veterinary Medicine has become very advanced, and now rivals human Medicine, it is no longer practical for a local vet to try to do everything. The Chester Pike Animal Hospital is the friendly first line of veterinary medical care. Dr Gal's professional background and long experience allow him to diagnose and treat most of the presenting problems, but he will not hesitate to refer a complicated case to the wide network of new specialty care providers who are available in our area. CPAH strives to be your trusted veterinary family practice: big enough to perform routine surgeries and to hospitalize non-critical patients, but small enough to convey a feeling of intimacy and warmth. We encourage people to treat pets like family; we encourage routine preventive yearly visits; we emphasize the advantage of acquiring pet insurance, but we will not abandon families that lack financial resources. We will help as much as we can, and will discuss the pros, the cons, and the limitations of available approaches.
In keeping with Dr. Gal's philosophy of being both open and honest, our prices are competitive and fair; we are the only veterinary facility in the area that provides a list of current prices for our routine procedures, and we give our clients an opportunity to plan and budget in advance. When you call our hospital, or when you visit us in person, the first thing that we want you to experience is the homey environment and the friendliness of our staff. We want you to feel that we are here for you, and that you can count on us throughout the lives of your precious pet companions.