Chester Pike Animal Hospital
The Friendly Place
Experienced and caring Veterinarian. Compassionate and attentive staff. Prices you can manage. 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
Monday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Closed On Sundays
Monday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday: No Appointments
Surgeries are performed on Tuesdays and Thursdays
*Dr. Gal is currently out of town. Please refer to our Facebook page for our current hours*
Services We Provide
Our clinic has various services designed to help animals heal as quickly as possible and keep them healthy into the future. Whether your pet has a dental issue or is suffering from being overweight, we have treatment options available. We believe the key to your pet's long-term health is prevention. Make sure to bring your pet over to get their annual wellness blood profile as well as other important physical examinations we provide. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.
Pet Wellness Exams
Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Lyme, Anaplasmosis Testing
FIV / Feline Leukemia / Heartworm Testing
Parasite Prevention and Control
Veterinary Diagnostic Labs
Blood work including Geriatric Panels
Boarding (for current clients)
For more details or an estimate call us anytime!
Who We Are
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 has been the owner and practicing veterinarian at Chester Pike Animal Hospital for more than 20 years. Prior to that, he accumulated valuable experience at West Park Animal Hospital and the lucrative Mount Airy Animal Hospital. Dr. Gal was born in Romania. He completed his school education in Bucharest as well as in Geneva, Switzerland as the son of the Romanian representative to the United Nations. He graduated from the Veterinary Medicine Faculty in Bucharest and moved to Philadelphia in 1976 where he successfully completed all the rigorously required competitive steps to obtain licenses to practice veterinary medicine not only in Pennsylvania but also in Massachusetts, Georgia and Washington DC.
Mike has been at CPVH for 5 years now. His guidance and support are extremely valuable in the development and training of our personnel. He has been given the nickname, "The Phlebotomist," due to his skill in obtaining blood samples from our most challenging pets. In his free time, Mike enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife, Felicia, and their precious felines, Dude and Jay.
Dr. Gal knows he can trust Becky with the most challenging tasks due to her integrity, reliability, and maturity. She has excellent communication skills and is always eager to learn more about the veterinary field. Becky enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Jamie, and her daughter, Haley, who attends to our boarders on weekends. Haley's specialty is giving our patients TLC.
Rachel is the newest member of our staff. She was chosen out of a very large number of competitive candidates. Her friendly, warm and easy going nature stand out immediately. Her presence exudes a sense of calmness and camaraderie that sets the tone in the hospital for the rest of the day.
Learn more about our care and services from clients themselves. Get in touch for even more testimonials or to submit your own.