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Welcome to New Hope Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in NEW HOPE PA
Call 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.

  • Lori Schluth
    V.M.D.

    Dr. Lori Schluth is a 2008 graduate from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a one year internship at the ASPCA in New York followed by work as an emergency clinician and as a staff veterinarian at an animal shelter. She joined New Hope Veterinary Hospital part time in the spring of 2015 and also works part time at an emergency practice.

  • Katherine O'Driscoll
    Lead Receptionist

    Kate graduated Delaware Valley College majoring in large animal science, with a minor in small animal science. Throughout college Kate worked as a barn manager for a equine facility. While there, she also trained horses, taught lessons and showed quarter horses. After college she joined the NHVH staff in March of 2008

  • 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. 

  • Denise Moulholland
    CVT

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • 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.

  • Jessica Bouloutian
    Technician

    Jessica graduated from Delaware Valley University with a bachelor's degree in small animal science and joined NHVH team in 2015. She is currently working towards getting her veterinary technician certification, and spends her free time with her lab mix Anush and her other small animals and reptiles. 

  • Tierra Schmick
    Receptionist

    Tierra joined the NHVH family in February 2019. She has six years experience working in customer service, is always happy to help, and loves making people smile. Ever since she was a kid she always dreamed of working with animals, now the highlight of her day is seeing any pet walk through the front door. On her days off you can find Tierra volunteering at the Lahaska SPCA, painting, or taking a relaxing stroll through historic New Hope with her dachshund mix, Kiwi.

  • Morgan Taylor
    Receptionist

    Morgan works part-time as a receptionist at NHVH, and is currently pursuing a  communications degree at Bucks County Community College. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with Oliver, a cat she adopted from NHVH!

  • Amanda Struening
    DVM

    Bio Coming Soon!

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

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Hospital Hours

New Hope Veterinary Hospital

Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 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