About Longwood Veterinary Center
Longwood Veterinary Center was the combined dream of Dr. Carla Andrews and Dr. Laurie Strine that became reality in 1998. It is a small privately-owned hospital that operates more like a family than a business. Our hospital employs seven dedicated veterinarians and 20+ compassionate nursing and administrative staff. Many of the members of our Longwood Veterinary Center team have over 20 years of experience. Our facility offers state of the art equipment and technology along with specialty services not often offered in the general practice setting.
We strive to provide exceptional medical care and customer service while building lifelong relationships with you, your family, and your pets. We are of the opinion it is extremely important your pet feels comfortable here and implement handling methods that reduce stress and make veterinary visits positive for all. We offer an experience tailored exclusively to your pet’s medical needs and personality and strive to make a meaningful impact in all of our patient’s lives.
Longwood Veterinary has several important accreditations. Find out why that is so important for you and your pet below:
The mission of Longwood Veterinary Center is to provide the highest standard of care in a welcoming and fear free environment, while building close relationships with our patients and clients with our kind and empathetic approach. At the same time, Longwood Veterinary Center strives to leave a positive footprint on our community.
Follow the Latest medical recommendations and commit to continued education. Here at Longwood Veterinary Center, we pride ourselves on being on the forefront of veterinary medicine. We stay up to date on recommendations on patient care as well as new products, diagnostics, and research studies. You can be certain that your pets will receive the best advice available.
Maintain a clean and Organized environment. We understand that this is an important aspect in functioning efficiently and providing a respectable atmosphere for our clients and patients.
Help you Navigate through the complex needs of your pet’s different life stages. Puppyhood is full of training, behavior, nutrition and more. As they age you may be concerned with enrichment, preventative care, etc. Senior years we will help address physical and behavioral changes, pain management, illness, and end of life decisions/ grief. Let us be your guide.
We are Genuinely caring, calm, competent and courteous. Our staff understands that pets are an integral part of your family. We will treat them and you with the upmost respect and TLC if you are here for just a check-up or a hospital stay.
Offer a Welcoming atmosphere. We will greet you in a timely manner and always with a smile. We take the time to get to know our clients and patients on a personal level and try and know a face to a name.
Officially an AAHA and Cat Friendly Accredited Hospital. We pledge to uphold rigorous standards and meet strict requirements in order to maintain these certifications.
We will be Observant. Our furry friends cannot communicate like we do. We must take the time to patiently observe behavior. This will give us clues to be able to better diagnose, advise and treat.
Communication will be Detailed and efficient. Our doctors and staff work hard to relay information promptly and be available for consultation. Our knowledgeable staff will help answer questions and advise you as best as possible.
"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