Chester Pike Animal Hospital
The Friendly Place
An experienced and caring veterinarian. Compassionate and attentive staff. Prices you can manage. An intimate and relaxed atmosphere.
Dr. Andrei Gal and the staff of Chester Pike Veterinary Hospital have been working to keep your pets healthy and happy ever since the hospital was purchased from Dr. Hansen in 1996. 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.
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
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.
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, 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.
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.
Ria has been a member of the team since 2021. She is currently enrolled at Penn Foster to become a certified veterinary technician. Ria is also the proud owner of two cats and two guinea pigs. She is best known for her bubbly personality, both over the phone and in person.
Dominique has been a member of the team since late 2021. She is also enrolled at Penn foster to to become a certified vet technician. She also works part time at Banfield animal hospital, doing what she loves. She is the proud mother of her two children and fur babies.
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.