World of Animals at Rittenhouse is proud to provide high-quality healthcare for animals in the Philadelphia area, both by appointment and in cases when emergency care is necessary. We offer care for both dogs and cats. Our services include Physical Examinations, Dental Care, Vaccinations, Spaying and Neutering, Flea and Tick Control, Allergy Testing and Relief, Heart Worm Prevention, and Surgical Care. This is not a complete list, so please call us with any health concern you have for your pet.

By Appointment

We offer examinations and treatment By Appointment. You can schedule an appointment by calling 215-732-7321. Using our computerized appointment book, we will efficiently make an appointment at a suitable time for you and your pet. Please bring any medical history your pet may have to your first appointment. Be sure to share any information which you think could be important, including any changes in behavior or routine. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate any requests you have as best they are able.

Emergency & Urgent Care

We will provide emergency care to pets that need it at any time during our hours. If you believe your pet has an emergency, such as rat poisoning, being hit by a car, chocolate ingestion, or anything else which appears to pose an imminent danger to your pet, please do not hesitate to call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible, call before coming in. This will allow a staff member to properly assess your emergency. We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 7 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet may need. Certain situations will require you taking your pet to a 24 hours emergency facility; our doctors will let you know when you need to seek advanced care.


World of Animals at Rittenhouse provides estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not already received one, you are welcome to request an estimate of your expected charges at any time. We accept Payment by cash, check, Care Credit, and all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express). We do not bill, and request that payment is made at the time services are rendered. This allows us to focus on our patients’ needs, customer service and minimizing costs.

Because your pet’s health can take a turn for the worse on a moment’s notice, World of Animals at Rittenhouse understands that you may be unprepared for this sudden expense. That’s why we can arrange to break down your payment into 6 monthly installments through use of the Care Credit program. Interest is free for the first 6 months, there is no annual fee, and we can determine approval in a few minutes. For more information, or to complete the application yourself, visit

We offer discounted services to senior citizens, police, firefighters, and military personnel. For more information, please call us.