Glencroft Veterinary Hospital

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in animal healthcare.  Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion, placing an emphasis on client education and providing high-quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet.

Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventative care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

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  • Mon-Thurs: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
  • Fri: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
  • Sat: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Sun: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • After Hours Emergency Care
  • West Chester Emergency
  • 610-696-4140
  • Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennslyvania
  • 215-898-4680
  • Dr. Harold L. Russell, V.M.D.,M.P.H


    Doctor Harold Russell has owned and operated Glencroft Veterinary Hospital for over thirty years. He has received his Bachelors Degree from Boston University, his Veterinary Degree from The University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Public Health Degree from Tulane University. He serves on the faculty of St. George University School of Medicine and The School of Veterinary Medicine as a visiting professor.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1980
  • Dr. Eric Jacobs V.M.D.

    Dr. Jacobs is a 1976 graduate of the New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. After graduation he was in a mixed animal practice in Poughkeepsie, NY until removing to Philadelphia in 1980. He owned and operated a veterinary hospital until 2008, and has remained as a practicing veterinarian. Besides being involved in clinical medicine he was an adjunct faculty member at a veterinary technician program in the field of veterinary hematology.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1976
  • Dr. Stephen Dubin V.M.D., Ph D.

    Stephen Dubin V.M.D., Ph.D. brings to Glen-Croft the spirit of "wisdom based veterinary medicine," incorporating the expertise, experience and "inside dope" accumulated over 50 years of clinical practice, research and teaching. Dr. Dubin has academic degrees in pharmacy, veterinary medicine, biomedical engineering and nutrition. He worked for 30 at Drexel University in Philadelphia where he mentored numerous students while publishing widely in areas of medical instrumentation, electrophysiology, parasitology, mathematical biology and complementary medicine. After 30 years, he retired as clinical
    professor emeritus. In parallel with his academic career, he served as a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps and as a clinical associate at several small animal hospitals.

    Stephen has been married for 50 years to Margaret whom he met when her cat slept for six days resulting from being anesthetized well but not wisely at veterinary school. She is retired as a psychiatric nurse. They have three full grown and highly civilized children and one Olympic class grand-daughter.

    After the passing, at age 22, of Alfie (of blessed memory), the Dubins were adopted by Charlie, Josh and Shiloh - formerly of Delaware Humane. Stephen is an avid amateur (ham) radio operator with call sign W3UEC. His other avocation is the study of Scripture in Hebrew, Koine Greek, and Latin. When thinking intensely, you may hear him humming Bible lessons in Morse code.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1964
  • Patty-Veterinary Technician

    Patty began working for Glencroft in 2007. She is a part time veterinary technician and animal lover. Patty lives at home with her two dogs; Bubba and Trixie, a cat named Crush and Rocky an African Grey.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Education:
    Vet. Tech/Certified Surgical Tech/Phelobotomy
    Interests:
    Hiking with her dogs and going to the beach.
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  • Kate-Veterinary Technician

    Kate began working for Glencroft in 1994.  She is currently a part time veterinary technician for the practice.  She lives at home with her husband, two sons and multiple pets: Dogs: Guru and Biscuit, Cat: Bailey, Conure: Cosmo Kramer, 55 gallon African cichlid tank and two leopard geckos.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1994
    Education:
    Harcum College
    Interests:
    Family, Philadelphia Sports
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  • Heidi-Groomer/Veterinary Technician

    Heidi began working for Glencroft in 1991. She is the staff groomer. Heidi lives at home with her dogs Coco and Mary, Rocky the Amazon Parrot, Casper the Cockatoo and Parrot fish Scooter and Bob. In her free time she enjoys riding motorcycles and going to the Pocono's.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1991
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  • Tracey-Front Desk and Staff Accountant

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
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  • Yolande

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 23, 2014
  • Nancy-Kennel Attendant

    Nancy oversees the care and maintenance of all pets staying in our hospital. She has been with Glencroft since the beginning. Nancy lives at home with her three dogs, Daphne, Rosie and Sherman, 2 turtles and 2 cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1980
    Interests:
    Playing Wii, Reading and the going to the Boardwalk.
  • Vicky-Veterinary Technician

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 28, 2015