As Labor Day approaches, we celebrate surviving more than five months of COVID’s impact on the Newtown Vet family, our clients, patients & our staff. The picture above is a shout out to legislators and the public that the veterinary industry is a life sustaining part of the Healthcare industry and was once again over looked.  Despite staying open and caring for our patients throughout the pandemic, we were not included in the Hazard Pay Grant Program for front line life sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania.  These tee-shirts are our way of celebrating the work we do every day and are a new uniform alternative for staff.  Feel free to reach out to our local politicians to share your disappointment.

More information about the PA Hazard Pay Grants can be found at

Other news at the hospital:

– Sadly, Pet Fair & the People & Paws 5k for RSD have been cancelled for this year.  As a fun day for all and our largest annual fundraiser for local Animal Rescue groups and RSDSA we had hoped to carry on but have determined there is no way to safely social distance at the event.

–  In mid-August we expanded the appointment & surgery schedules and have almost cleared any remaining waiting list appointments & procedures.  Thank you for your patience!

– To minimize phone wait time, we have temporarily implemented an auto attendant.  You will ring through for check in, pick up and to schedule an appointment but can simply leave a message for refills, food orders and boarding requests.  We’ll call you when your items are ready! Please…..choose Emergency ONLY for life threatening situations.

– Don’t forget your mask for all appointments and come with a fully charged cell phone.  Also, if you block calls on your phone please unblock them for your appointment – we use 15+ different phone numbers to reach clients and want to make your appointment as smooth as possible!

– Please think of your fellow clients for appointments.  We appreciate a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for cancellations.

Are you a 2 adult, cat owning household?  Please consider participating in a cat behavior study with the Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine on the Feline Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire (FeBARQ) which collects behavioral information from cat owners.

One of our technicians, Victoria, is working on this project and needs pairs of cat owners, who live in the same household, to answer questions regarding their cat’s behavior. The initial questionnaire takes about fifteen (15) minutes for each cat owner. One (1) participant from each household will be asked to complete a follow-up survey one (1) month after completion of the initial survey. If you would be willing to contribute to this study, please send an email to VictoriaLFeBARQ@gmail.comand you will receive a link to the study. 

Stay safe, good luck with back to school & we look forward to seeing you all in the coming months!


The Doctors and Staff at Newtown Vet Hospital