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 they literally built the original part of the hospital. Dr. Shaffer and Skinner originally lived at the hospital during its early years.
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 over the years to keep pace with the ever growing sophistication of veterinary medicine. Each year we find new ways to improve patient care and improve our diagnostic abilities!
Our Community (besides being awesome)
Conchester Animal Hospital Animal Hospital is a part of Community Veterinary Partners. We embrace unique and empower local medicine. CVP supports and loves to high-five the team here at Conchester Animal Hospital as we work hard to provide exceptional care to the pets in the Boothwyn community.
We’re a growing community of veterinary care professionals united by our mission of bringing joy to families by providing the best care possible for the pets they love. We’ve been around since 2009 and are wildly passionate about pets and people.
A few of our guiding principles are:
Vets are vets
Our veterinarians are the experts, and we leave every medical decision in the hands of the people who know their patients best.
The CVP Hospital Investment Program (CHIP) gives CVP veterinarians and practice managers opportunities to invest directly in what they're building, so you can reap even more rewards of our whole community's growth.
Find a mentor, be a mentor
Pet people never stop learning (or sharing what they've learned about the animals they love). Our Mentorship Program was designed to guide and inspire veterinarians through all stages of their career, as a mentee or a mentor.
Take care of pets, be taken care of
When people thrive, pets thrive. In addition to the essential benefits (health, dental, optical) we have flexible compensation packages, true paid time off with no negative accrual, paid parental leave, and round-the-clock access to free mental health support.
Have more questions?
It’s hard to cram everything in a job listing and you might have more questions. We’d love to meet you. Our recruiters are great listeners, brilliant clinic matchers, and even better humans. Whether it’s this practice or one of the other 100+ clinics in our community, we’d love to have the privilege of empowering you to practice the pet care you want, the way you want, where you want.
CVP believes our job is to bring joy to families by caring for the pets they love. We know that when veterinary professionals have what they need to thrive, pets thrive too. That’s what CVP is all about: building a community that provides extraordinary care for all its members, no matter how many legs (or wings) they may have. CVP knows what's important to people and making sure they have what they need so they can focus on delivering great care is our priority. At the end of the day, we’re more than just pet people. We’re pet people people.