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Welcome to New Hope Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in NEW HOPE PA
Call Or Text us at (215) 862-2961

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (215) 862-2961!

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If you live in NEW HOPE or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. John Marcus is a licensed PA veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

New Hope Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. John Marcus has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our NEW HOPE veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (215) 862-2961 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our NEW HOPE veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for NEW HOPE pet owners.

At New Hope Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Dr. John Marcus
NEW HOPE Veterinarian | New Hope Veterinary Hospital | (215) 862-2961

21 N SUGAN RD, NEW HOPE, PA 18938 1438

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • John M Marcus
    V.M.D.

    Dr. Marcus graduated Colorado State University with his baccalaureate degree in animal science. In 1997 he graduated with his Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. He then pursued an internship in equine medicine, in Virginia. Prior to his move to New Hope, Dr Marcus worked at Steinbach Veterinary Hospital in Blue Bell. In June of 2001 New Hope Veterinary Hospital changed hands, with Dr. Marcus being the new owner.

  • L. Paul Lanctot
    V.M.D.

    Dr. Lanctot is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, school of veterinary medicine. Prior to starting the New Hope Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Lanctot served in the United States military. Since handing over the practice to Dr. Marcus in 2001, Dr. Lanctot does relief work here at NHVH. In addition he also works several days a week at other local facilities. Dr. Lanctot is an avid hunter and loves to fish as well. Dr. Lanctot and his wife Marilyn, enjoy attending many bluegrass festivals. They also love their springer spaniel Lola, and one cat named Wendy.

  • Kimberly Swentkowski
    Director of Operations

    Kimberly graduated SUNY- Delhi majoring in Equine Science. She trained thoroughbred racehorses for about 25 Years. She then pursued a career in small animals and worked for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center as a triage nurse, technician, and patient care coordinator. She joined the NHVH team in 2017.

  • Chrystel Bausch
    Veterinary Assistant

    Chrystel graduated from Freehold High School in NJ and later attended Brookdale Community College, where she focused on health and human services. Chrystel previously worked for Freehold VCA as an assistant. She is also a Certified Home Health Aide, which exemplifies her desire and compassion in helping people as well as animals. Soon after meeting her husband, Chrystel relocated to Bucks County and was hired by NHVH in 2014

  • Christina Shafer
    Technician

    Christina graduated from Millersville University where she majored in Biology. Before coming to NHVH, she worked at Metropolitan Veterinary Associates for 9 years in the Surgery department, Treatment department, & Emergency service. Christina joined the NHVH team in November 2018. Her pets include a cat named Syd, a turtle named Turbo,  and a dog named Mano. In her free time, Christina enjoys being lazy with her husband and pets, traveling, kayaking, & hiking. 

  • Kelly Marcinek
    Technician

    Kelly has been a member of the New Hope Veterinary Hospital team since 2001. She has worked in the animal field since she was 14 years old. Kelly rescued her first cat when she was 9 years old and knew this was her calling in life. She is a registered ACO (Animal Control Officer).  Kelly spends all of her spare time with her puppy Sully and his 2 dog brothers Roo and Augie. Kelly also shares her home with four cats and 11 tarantulas. Kelly enjoys reading and going to dog parks.

  • Amanda Struening
    DVM

    Dr. Struening is originally from Ringoes, NJ and graduated from Delaware Valley College in 2008 with her bachelor's degree of science where she majored in small animal science and minored in large animal science. In 2016 she graduated with her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Struening started working at NHVH in 2010 as a technician during undergrad and would come back to gain experiences during her spring and summer breaks from veterinary school while attending Auburn. Upon graduation from Auburn, she moved back to the northeast. Since graduation, she has worked at multiple small animal/mixed animal practices around the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area and is currently the full time veterinarian at NHVH. Dr. Struening enjoys general practice medicine, as well as surgery, dermatology, internal medicine and mixed animal medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Struening enjoys spending time with her fiance, Chris and their dog, Delilah. When she’s not at the clinic, Dr. Struening loves being outdoors, cooking, watching SEC football and traveling to new places. 

  • Morgan Taylor
    Receptionist

    Morgan is one of our receptionist at NHVH, and she is currently enrolled at Penn State University as a Strategic Communications Major. Although she is not pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, working at NHVH has been an excellent experience when it comes to communication among the staff and with the clients.

  • Madeline Hobson
    Receptionist

    Madeline has been with NHVH since September 2020. She studied Psychology at Penn State University for a brief time, but quickly realized her passion was with animals instead. She rescued her first cat when she was 10, and now 4 cats, as well as a Chameleon named Pistachio. She hopes to one day have her own cat rescue. In her free time, she enjoys snuggling with her cats, cooking, reading, and knitting.

  • Emily Hofmann
    Veterinary Assistant

    Emily graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a full time student athlete for softball. She majored in English Studies with a minor in Communications. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster for an associate degree to become a Certified Veterinary Technician, to which she will then qualify for her Veterinary Technician National Exam. She hopes to go into a specialty in Veterinary Medicine for Neurology, but open to where her path takes her. When she is not working she loves spending time with her family, close friends, and her favorite being on earth, her dog Bunny.

  • Amanda Fenn
    Veterinary Assistant

    Amanda originally from NJ and attended Morris County Vocational School to become a veterinary assistant. She has been in the veterinary field since 2015 starting out as a receptionist, kennel tech/manager and now a veterinary assistant at NHVH since 2019. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster program to become a veterinary technician. She spends her free time with her son, boyfriend, her two Pit bulls (Kaia and Nismo), her two cats (Izzy and Stevie) and her chinchilla, Ralph.

  • Edward Kenna
    Technician

    Edward Kenna graduated from Harcum College in 2010 and became a certified veterinary technician that same year. He been in the veterinary field for 10 plus years. He has experience with surgery, anesthesia, venipuncture, radiology and much more. Edward has experience with both cats and dogs. Some of his favorite breeds are Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and German Shorthaired Pointers. His favorite type of cats are orange cats. But has a general appreciation for all our furry friends. He started at New Hope Veterinary Hospital in August 2020 and hopes his past experience can help the hospital and its clients with their pets needs.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Highly recommend Dr. John Marcus, super nice associates and his attentive caring staff! My two toy poodles have had all their vaccinations and Daisy was fixed here. Daisy was happy and acted as if nothing was done! You couldn’t even see any stitches! We are so lucky to have this incredible hospital here in our town!!! Thank you for your superior care of our fury kids🐶🐶❤️❤️!!!! Sharon Slickis"
    Sharon Slickis
  • "I love NHVH. When your dogs run in to be boarded, the staff must be doing something right. Everyone is so professional and polite. They are so knowledgeable. My pets always get the best care."
    Sally Sierra Ratigan
  • "Love NHVH and Dr Marcus! Dr Marcus is so great with our little S'mores and then we got Jack and he was great with him too!"
    Lisa Bennett Erb

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Arthritis

    The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which can be due to wear and tear on joints from over use, aging, injury, or from an unstable joint such as which occurs with a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee. The chronic form of this disease is called degenerative joint disease ...

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  • Leptospirosis

    Leptospirosis is a serious, life-threatening disease caused by a spiral shaped bacteria. Dogs, cats, other animals and even people can be infected through exposure to urine, bite wounds, ingestion of infected flesh, or contact with contaminated soil, water and even bedding. Certain environmental conditions ...

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  • Dentistry

    Over 85% of dogs and cats have some type of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease simply means that the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place are being destroyed by oral bacteria. This preventable disease is the number one diagnosed disease in our pets, yet many animals suffer needlessly. Periodontal ...

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  • Feline Distemper

    Feline distemper or feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease of kittens and adult cats caused by the feline parvovirus. It is also called panleukopenia as it affects the bone marrow and causes low white blood cell counts. It is relatively common in unvaccinated cats and is often fatal, ...

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  • Bloat and Gastric Torsion

    Bloat and gastric torsion is a serious condition and your pet should be rushed to the emergency room if this occurs. Certain breeds of dogs with deep chests and narrow waists, such as hounds, bouvier des Flandres, or doberman pinschers are more susceptible to a syndrome of gastric torsion and bloat. This ...

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  • Tapeworms

    Tapeworms live in the digestive tracts of vertebrates as adults and often in the bodies of various animals as juveniles. In a tapeworm infection, adults absorb food predigested by the host, so the worms have no need for a digestive tract or a mouth. Large tapeworms are made almost entirely of reproductive ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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Hospital Hours

New Hope Veterinary Hospital

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed