Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center

VSEC operates state of the art 24-hour animal hospitals in Levittown, Bucks County, Philadelphia and in Conshohocken, Montgomery County. Read More »

Having an Emergency? Our Emergency Room is open 24/7/365 in Levittown, Philadelphia & Conshohocken.

If you require immediate care for your pet, VSEC's Emergency Service is always open and no appointment is necessary. Read More »

What is a Board-Certified Veterinary Specialist?

As in human medicine, some veterinary doctors choose to pursue further education in a specialized area of practice. A board-certified veterinary specialist has completed at least 8 years of post-graduate education. Read More »

VSEC's Mission

Our mission is to enhance the human-animal bond by providing our community of referring veterinarians and pet owners with exceptional specialty and emergency care. Our core values of professional excellence, teamwork, integrity, compassion and service guide us in fulfilling our mission. VSEC is proud to be named 2017's "Practice of the Year" by Petplan North America.

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center welcomes you and your pets for referral or emergency veterinary care 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. As an advanced multi-specialty and emergency pet hospital, we understand that your pet is a part of your family and deserves leading edge medicine in a compassionate and caring environment.

Our board-certified specialists and emergency clinicians pride themselves on building strong relationships with primary care veterinarians through constant communication. This ensures continuity of care between pet owners, referring veterinarians and VSEC doctors.

As a 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital, VSEC provides important diagnostics on site such as ultrasound, MRI, CT, digital x-ray and an in-house lab so that we can provide the highest level of care for our patients.

VSEC Levittown, a certified level 1 emergency & critical care facility and national trauma center, is located just minutes from northeast Philadelphia and 10 minutes south of Trenton, in Lower Bucks County. VSEC Philadelphia is located in South Philadelphia, minutes from both the Ben Franklin and Walt Whitman bridges. VSEC Conshohocken is located just to the east of the intersection of I-476 and Ridge Pike. We are happy to provide state-of-the-art, personalized 24-hour emergency and specialty veterinary care to the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey regions.

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Recent Announcements


VSEC Conshohocken OPENING 7.17.2017

VSEC Conshohocken, our newest 24-hour emergency and multi-specialty hospital, will be opening to serve Montgomery County 7/17/2017.


VSEC Named "Practice of the Year"

VSEC is proud to have been awarded 2017's "Practice of the Year" by Petplan North America.



VSEC is proud to announce the renovation of our Philadelphia hospital! We are doubling the size of the facility to serve patients faster, better and more comfortably. VSEC will be adding a 64-slice CT, more state-of-the-art surgical suites and a special procedures treatment room.


Diagnostic Imaging Symposium 7.23.17 - in Conshohocken PA

A full-day of Diagnostic Imaging CE - registration is open - and free!

VSEC prides itself on having the most caring, compassionate and dedicated staff members.

Our doctors, nurses, customer service representatives and administrative staff members are committed to working together as a cohesive team to provide the highest quality veterinary care for your pets.

From Our Blog

Growing Pains: Forelimb Lameness in the Young Dog

Forelimb lameness cases can be challenging to diagnose and difficult to treat. A diagnostic workup for forelimb lameness often requires multiple tests, and treatment often entails long periods of rest and exercise restriction. When presented with a young dog with forelimb lameness, the list of differential diagnoses narrows.Read More »

Neurologic Causes of Lameness

There are multiple neurologic causes for thoracic limb lameness in the dog. Differentiating orthopedic versus neurologic causes of thoracic limb lameness can be challenging. There are certain exam findings that can help point you down the right direction; however, there are certain cases where it can be impossible to distinguish what the cause is based on the exam alone.Read More »

A Novel Treatment Option For Canine Lymphoma

Without therapeutic intervention, most dogs will succumb to their disease within 4-6 weeks of diagnosis. The present standard of care for canine lymphoma consists of multiagent systemic chemotherapy combinations. Read More »

VSEC Conshohocken Location Opens for 24-Hour Vet Care – Press Release

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC), a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital, is opening this new facility today at 625 Ridge Pike in Conshohocken. The facility will join two other VSEC hospitals in the area: one in Levittown and the other in Philadelphia.Read More »

Definitely Not Small Dogs: Feline Hyperadrenocorticism

Hyperadrenocorticism is one of the most common endocrine diseases affecting dogs with an incidence of approximately 0.3%. It much less common in cats, with only around 100 cases described in the literature. However, two factors make this an inaccurate reflection of the true prevalence of the disease.Read More »

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In Their Own Words

“You all are as skilled in medicine as you are in compassion and bedside manner with our pets and even us. Your care and understanding will never be forgotten.” - Kathy Bechtel, Trenton, NJ
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