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As your pet’s caregiver, you are the single most important person in his or her life. As such, you deserve to be treated with respect and compassion.

At Critter Care Veterinary Hospital, we want to be more than just your pet’s doctor. We want to become your partner; to work together toward the shared goal of helping your animal family member enjoy a truly amazing life.

Our team is proud to serve the Coatesville and Downingtown communities, providing exceptional medical care with a uniquely personal touch. When you choose to work with us, you’ll become part of the family, plain and simple.

Whether you’re new to the area or a lifelong resident, we invite you to come in and experience for yourself what makes us so different. We’re sure that once you do, you’ll never want to go anywhere else!

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Serena Largent

Critter care Veterinary Hospital has taken EXCELLENT care of my three boys. From lumps to bumps on your dog, or parasites on your snake, Dr. Portugal and Dr. Schroder are fantastic. They are so knowledgeable and go to great lengths to make sure ALL of their patients AND staff are educated.
I took my puppy in to get a k9 removed, and within a few hours they called to inform me that the surgery could not be performed. Of course, I’m in a mild state of panic and they beautifully explained to me that his pre surgery blood work wasn’t looking too good to be able to go forth with the procedure. THANK GOD they do bloodwork before any operation because my dog ended up being anemic and has a weak auto immune system. I would have never known this without it. The doctors knew not to operate, and they gave me a game plan and medication to help get my little guy back on track! Sarah, the practice manager is absolutely wonderful and has the biggest heart. She is someone who genuinely cares so so much about every creature scales to tails. Chris, the front desk receptionist is an absolute doll. She will go to great lengths to take care of you in a timely manner and ensure you are happy before you walk out the door. Overall, the whole team at critter care is fabulous. With confidence, I can say I have found a vet for my boys that meets every one of my standards.

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Elisa Balmonte von Lange

5 stars
Professional friendly staff and Doctors. Did a wonderful job and tremendous knowledge.
They stayed after closing hours and took care of our baby chihuahua. We are very thankful to Dr. Portugal and Dr. Schroder and the staff. Thank you so much!

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3456 E. Lincoln Highway
Thorndale, PA 19372
(610) 380-2999

Opening Hours:
Monday 8:30am – 6pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 6pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 5pm
Thursday 8:30am – 8pm
Friday 8:30am – 6pm
Saturday 8:30am – 12pm