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Important Announcement

Dear valued clients of Chester Pike Animal Hospital,

After 28 years of serving the Glenolden area, Dr. Gal is retiring and Chester Pike Animal Hospital will be closing its doors on Friday, March 15, 2024. We are extremely grateful to have been trusted veterinary care for so many wonderful clients and patients over the years. Thank you for your support.

Additional information about obtaining records and recommendations to follow.

Please feel free to reach out and ensure your contact information is up to date. 

Chester Pike Animal Hospital

Who We Are

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.  We are the friendly, “first line” of medical attention.  With Dr Gal’s experience, he is able to 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 and 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 discuss the pros, the cons, the limitations, and advantages of the available approaches. Our prices are competitive and fair.  We want you to know we are here for you and you can count on us throughout the lives of your precious pet companions.


Hours of Operation

To book an appointment, please give us a call or stop by the hospital!
New clients are required to pay a $50 deposit upon booking.


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: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED


Monday: 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Tuesday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm 

Wednesday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Thursday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Surgeries are performed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Our Team

We are the people who will care for your pet. Our staff members come from all walks of life and are united through our passion for animals. Every day, we work hard to make sure your animal friends receive the best possible treatment available.

Dr. Andrei Gal

Dr. Andrei Gal, DVM


Dr. Gal was born in Romania, and completed his formal education in Bucharest as well as Geneva, Switzerland. He obtained his DVM from the Veterinary Medicine Faculty in Bucharest, then moved to Philadelphia in 1976. Here, he completed all of the rigorous steps required to obtain licensing to practice veterinary medicine in a number of states; Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Georgia and Washington DC. Dr. Gal accumulated valuable experience at West Park Animal Hospital and Mount Airy Animal Hospital. Today, Dr. Gal has been the owner and practicing veterinarian at Chester Pike Animal Hospital over 30 years.


Cessily P.

Practice Manager/Veterinary Assistant

Cessily has been a member of the team since 2021 and has taken over as practice manager this year. She works alongside Dr. Gal to complete appointments and a variety of procedures. Cessily's affableness provides a sense of comfort and familiarity amongst patients and clients. Her two dogs are her prized possessions - Ziggi and Kaia.


Learn more about our care and services from clients themselves. Get in touch for even more testimonials or to submit your own.

Words can't express how grateful I have been to the staff and doctors here who are so compassionate, skilled, and honest.

G Rich

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