From our family to yours
Longwood Veterinary Center is a full-service, AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited veterinary center located in Kennett Square, PA. We are conveniently located at the corner of Routes 1 and 52 South, just a half mile from Longwood Gardens.
Comprised of compassionate, skilled and experienced professionals, we are dedicated to providing the best possible veterinary care for your pet. As an AAHA accredited veterinary hospital, we are held to approximately 900 rigorous standards in the areas of emergency services, pain management, dentistry, radiology, surgery, anesthesia, pathology and more. Our hospital features state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, and our doctors and nursing staff continually further their education to provide the latest, safest and highest quality patient care.
We understand the special bond between pets and their owners and strive to strengthen that bond through communication, education, surgical, medical, and preventative health care. It is important to us that you feel you can ask questions, discuss treatment options, and be informed about the choices available. Together we will create the best lifelong plan for you and your pet.
At Longwood Veterinary Center, we are committed to providing compassionate veterinary care from our family to yours.
Meet Our Team
Carla Andrews, DVM
Dr. Andrews graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware in 1984. In 1988, Dr. Andrews received her DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA… READ MORE »
Laurie Strine, VMD
Dr. Strine completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Bucknell University in 1985. Dr. Strine graduated magna cum laude from the University Of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. After graduation, Dr. Strine completed a one-year internship at… READ MORE »
Wendy Freeman, VMD
Dr. Freeman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in 1985. After graduation, Dr. Freeman completed an internship and residency in Field Service at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center in 1988. Following her residency… READ MORE »
Kimberley Knipe, VMD
Dr. Knipe received her bachelor’s degree in 1991 from Hamilton College, where she majored in Biology. She then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in 1995 and spent seven years practicing medicine and surgery at Hayfield… READ MORE »
Corrina Parsons, VMD
Dr. Parsons graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. After graduation, she completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia. She completed a residency in large animal medicine at New Bolton… READ MORE »
Beatrice McCabe, VMD
Dr. McCabe graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University and received her Veterinary Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. READ MORE »
"Dr Knipe has always been very good to me and my cats. All of the staff I have dealt with at Longwood are very nice. I really appreciate how everyone takes the time to explain everything to me."
– Thomas Ralston
“We aren’t regular patients, but they took in our diabetic kitty without hesitation when she began showing signs of ketoacidosis. They were thorough and kind, and they did everything they needed to get her better. Each time we stopped in to visit over her extended stay, she looked more and more like herself. We knew it would be an expensive process, but they kept us informed of her expenses, so we were aware of the cost of each treatment. We are so grateful for the doctors and staff for helping us get our kitty back!”
– Jessie, on Facebook
“I only wish I would get the level of care from my doctor that my dog does at LVC. Great people who love working with animals and it shows in their attitudes.”
– Charles, on Google
“This office had everything our pet needed (x-ray, procedure, medicines). Staff (Dr. Siegfried, Dana, and staff) even stayed late when our pet needed urgent care. Thank you!”
– Ed, on Google
“The doctors and staff at Longwood Veterinary Center are top notch. Our fur babies have been patients there for many years. Their care and expertise keep our kitties healthy and happy.”
– Cindy, on Facebook
"I just wanted to express how wonderful it has been to switch to Longwood Vet. The staff has been a pleasure to work with and are always extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Siegfried has been an absolute joy! She genuinely cares and listens to my concerns every visit. Unfortunately, after a number of not so great experiences, Bella doesn’t particularly love going to the vet. Dr. Siegfried is always so patient and tries to make it a pleasant experience for her. I think my absolute favorite quality of Dr. Siegfried’s is that she always has a plan and makes sure I am one step ahead with preventatives and medications to help reduce the likelihood of future issues. It has been a such a delight working with Dr. Siegfried this past year and I look forward to many more years with her as our vet."
— Bob Lewis
— Emily Danser
— Michael Voltz
— Becca Rosenschultetreter
— Denise Ann Cuddhy
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