About Caring for your pets since 1962.

About Conchester Animal Hospital

Conchester Animal Hospital is proud to serve the residents of Boothwyn, Marcus Hook, and surrounding areas by providing comprehensive and compassionate pet health services. Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year-round, with good nutrition and exercise.

Conchester Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

Our History

Conchester Animal Hospital was first constructed in 1960 deriving its name from the adjacent Conchester Highway. Dr. Mead Shaffer and Dr. Donald Skinner conceived the idea while they were in the same class in veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shaffer's father was a stone mason by trade and with some additional help, built the original hospital. Dr. Shaffer and Skinner originally lived at the hospital during its early years to ensure they were always available for sick or injured animals that needed immediate medical attention.

Since then, a large kennel was added to house the ever-growing needs of hospitalized pets. Shortly afterward a new large waiting room was constructed, enough to accommodate the clients that used to line up outside to get into the hospital. The church pews that serve as seating were acquired by Dr. Shaffer and are still in use today.

Over the years, additional veterinarians and staff were hired to handle the expanding practice. New equipment was added as well to keep pace with the sophistication of veterinary medicine. Each year we find new ways to improve patient care and our diagnostic abilities.

We Care About Our Clients and Their Pets

Throughout this entire journey, Drs. Skinner and Shaffer always believed that we care for both the client and the pet. They also believed that when a client comes to the clinic that they should be treated as if they are members of our family. Even though Drs. Skinner and Shaffer are now retired, that tradition is carried forth today. When you come to our hospital you are not only a client, but you also become a member of the Conchester Animal Hospital family! We will treat you with the respect and care that we treat our own family.

Schedule your veterinary service today by calling us at (610) 510-8887.

Our Raving Reviews

  • “The staff at Conchester Animal Hospital are fantastic. Our senior dog has been in their care for almost 2 weeks. The care, love and compassion they showed was heart warming and helped him to recover.”

    - Sarah M.
  • “Always receptive to questions & goes out of their way to help. If you love your animal, go there. All my dogs & granddoggies have gone to Dr. Lombardo & the entire group for many years.”

    - Margie V.
  • “I called for my new puppy. They were able to see us that day. Everyone at the vet office was so nice to us and Zeus. Dr. Trey explained everything to us and didn't do unnecessary tests. They were all warm and caring people.”

    - Averi D.

What Makes Us the Best Choice for Your Pet

  • We Provide Top-Notch Excellent Medical Care
  • Our Staff is Extremely Caring & Supportive
  • We Have Served Our Community Since 1962
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