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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
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E&CC | Emergency Service

Our Emergency Service is open and operating 24/7, but in order to maintain patient safety, there are times when we are only able to accommodate patients with life-threatening emergencies and must ask others to temporarily seek care elsewhere.

Please call us at 215-746-8911 before you come to our emergency room to ensure that we are able to offer you and your pet the high standards of service that you have come to expect from us. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Penn Vet's Emergency Service & Intensive Care Unit at Ryan Hospital operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. to provide care for animals referred from outside veterinarians as well as those animals that become ill at any time of day whose owners seek emergency care.

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What to Expect When You Arrive

Coming to the Emergency Service can be stressful for both you and your pet. Here are some guidelines that can help you prepare for your visit. 

Learn more about what to expect at your visit.

What We Offer

As one of the most experienced and well-established emergency services in the world, the Emergency Service (ES) at Ryan Hospital offers an unsurpassed level of care that ensures patients have the best chance possible for survival and recovery.

We function as an advanced trauma and diagnostic center, similar to advanced human emergency centers, providing life saving care throughout the day and night, seven days a week, 365 days per year.

Our world-renowned faculty and staff are pioneers in research on trauma, shock, and other emergency conditions and have written numerous articles and textbooks in the field of emergency and critical care medicine. This cutting edge knowledge guarantees that the most up-to-date and advanced treatments are provided for our patients.

The faculty at Penn Vet are aided by experienced support staff, and access to the entire expertise of Penn Vet specialists available for consultation.

Ryan Hospital has some of the most advanced diagnostic capabilities in the country, many of which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means quick evaluations, on site, without the need to send samples to another location and wait for a response.

Meet the Emergency Service Team


Deborah C. Mandell, VMD, DACVECC
Professor, Clinical Emergency & Critical Care
Service Head, Emergency

Erica L. Reineke, VMD, DACVECC
Associate Professor, Emergency & Critical Care 

Vince Thawley, VMD, DACVECC
Associate Professor, Emergency and Critical Care

Charles Garneau-So, MVB
Staff Veterinarian, Emergency & Critical Care

Catalina Montealegre, VMD
Staff Veterinarian, Emergency & Critical Care

Sage De Rosa, DVM, DACVECC
Assistant Professor, Emergency & Critical Care

  • Residents and Interns

    Rachel Clarkin-Breslin, VMD
    Resident, Emergency & Critical Care

    Joseph Frame, DVM
    Resident, Emergency & Critical Care

    Selimah Harmon, DVM
    Resident, Emergency & Critical Care

    Justin Hildebrand, DVM
    Resident, Emergency & Critical Care

    Leanna Hoover, DVM
    Resident, Emergency & Critical Care

    Justin Lam, DVM
    Resident, Emergency & Critical Care

    Rachel Manchester, BVetMed
    Resident, Emergency & Critical Care

    Lauren Minter, DVM
    Resident, Emergency & Critical Care

    Brooke Newmans, DVM
    Resident, Emergency & Critical Care

    Curtis Rheingold, DVM
    Resident, Emergency & Critical Care

    All Residents and Interns

  • Veterinary Nursing Staff 

    Tara Rodriguez, CVT
    ES Veterinary Nursing Supervisor

    Jeni Dohner, CVT, VTS (ECC)
    Assistant Veterinary Nursing Supervisor

    Mike Armine

    Crystal Branch-Wyman, LVT

    Emily Breed, LVT

    Kelina Diaz, CVT

    Savannah Friday, CVT

    Hollie Funderburg, CVT

    Erin Gordon, CVT

    Marsha Hain, CVT

    Gina Scholz, CVT

    Nicole C. Wood, CVT

    More about Nursing

Red Cross First-Aid App

Penn Vet's Dr. Deborah Mandell helped to develop the American Red Cross Pet First Aid App and serves as their national spokesperson and pet safety advisor.

Be ready for any emergency. Download this app for  your iPhone or Android device directly from the iTunes or Google Play app stores.

Referring veterinarian?

If you are referring a patient to Ryan Hospital, please...