Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am - 9:30pm
Sat: 8am - 4pm
Sun: 8am -12pm & 1pm - 3pm
Hours:
Mon, Tues, Fri: 8am-6pm
Wed: 8am-4pm
Sat: 9am -3pm
 
 
 

Doctors

Dr. Mark Fox, VMD

Practice Owner

Education:
Veterinary Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Undergraduate Degree: Hamilton College, B.A. in English

Areas of Special Interest:
Behavior
Dentistry
Dermatology

Professional Certifications & Associations:
American Animal Hospital Association
American Association of Feline Practitioners
American Veterinary Medical Association
Delaware Valley Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Past President
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, Past President
Abington YMCA Board of Advisors, Past Chair

A native Philadelphian, Dr. Fox currently resides in Abington Township. He joined the Rau family in 1981, as an associate veterinarian, and has owned Rau Animal Hospital since 1986. In more recent years, Dr. Fox has also acquired Rau Too Animal Hospital and Chestnut Hill Cat Clinic. He has three grown children, five lovable cats, and hopes to adopt a canine companion in the near future. When Dr. Fox is not working, he enjoys reading, golfing, walking, and volunteering at the Abington YMCA.

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Dr. Jane Kirchhoffer, VMD

Medical Director

Education:
Veterinary Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Undergraduate Degree: Ursinus College, B.S. in Biology

Areas of Special Interest:
Laparoscopic Surgery
General Surgery
Ultrasound

Professional Certifications & Associations:
American Veterinary Medical Association
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
American Animal Hospital Association

Dr. Kirchhoffer grew up in the Philadelphia area. Since 1987, she has been a Rau Associate Veterinarian and was appointed Medical Director in 2011. Dr. Kirchhoffer currently resides in Jenkintown, PA with her husband. She has two grown children. Her furry children include two dogs: Yoshi, and Bea; and one cat: Roo. When Dr. Kirchhoffer is not working, she enjoys hiking, birding, and spending time at the beach with her family.

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Dr. Michelle A. Bishop, DVM, CCRP

Associate Veterinarian, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

Education:
Veterinary Degree: The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Undergraduate Degree: University of New Hampshire

Areas of Special Interest:
Canine Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Ophthalmology
Holistic Healing (Reiki, Whole Food Supplements)

Professional Certifications & Associations:
Symposium on Therapeutic Advances in Animal Rehabilitation
Advanced Canine Physical Rehabilitation
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki
American Veterinary Medical Association
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
American Animal Hospital Association

Dr. Bishop is originally from New Hampshire and currently resides in Lansdale, PA with her husband, Rick, and three children: Zachary, Emily, and Andrew. Dr. Bishop’s home would just not be complete without her two dogs: Annie and Aubrey, and two cats: Princess and Lucy. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and being active in the community.

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Dr. Jill Rosenblatt, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Education:
Veterinary Degree: Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Undergraduate Degree: Ursinus College, B.S. in Biology

Areas of Special Interest:
Dentistry
Dermatology

Professional Certifications & Associations:
American Veterinary Medical Association
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
American Animal Hospital Association

Dr. Rosenblatt is a Philadelphia native and currently resides in Dresher, PA. She joined Rau as an associate veterinarian in 2002. While not working, Dr. Rosenblatt enjoys relaxing with her husband and handsome cat, Puss. She also enjoys fine dining and shopping with friends.

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Dr. Lindsay Berardino, VMD

Associate Veterinarian

Education:
Veterinary Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Undergraduate Degree: Bucknell University, B.S. in Biology, Minor in Neuropsychology

Areas of Special Interest:
Dentistry
General Surgery
Internal Medicine

Professional Certifications & Associations:
American Veterinary Medical Association
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
American Animal Hospital Association
Fear Free Initiative
American Association of Feline Practitioners/Cat Friendly Practice

Dr. Berardino hails from Long Island, NY and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. She has been a Rau Associate Veterinarian since 2011. In her spare time, Dr. Berardino enjoys hiking, reading, baking, and spending time with her husband and three lovable cats: Badger, Loki, and Batman.

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Dr. Emily Rozak, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Education:
Veterinary Degree: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Undergraduate Degree: William Smith College, B.S. in Biology

Areas of Special Interest:
Wellness and Preventative Medicine
Puppy and Kitten Care
Senior Pet Care

Professional Certifications & Associations:
American Veterinary Medical Association
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
American Animal Hospital Association

Dr. Rozak grew up in Abington, PA and has been a Rau Associate Veterinarian since 2011. She currently resides in Wallingford, PA with her husband, Jonathan and her children, Jeremy and Genevieve. Her family also includes three curious cats: Madeline, Jack Sparrow, and Cayenne! In her spare time, Dr. Rozak enjoys hiking, reading, baking, and spending time with her family.

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Dr. Margaret Murphy, VMD

Associate Veterinarian

Education:
Veterinary Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Undergraduate Degree: Catholic University, B.S. in Biology

Areas of Special Interest:
Dermatology
General Surgery

Professional Certifications & Associations:
American Veterinary Medical Association
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
American Animal Hospital Association

Dr. Murphy grew up in Abington, PA and has been a Rau Associate Veterinarian since May of 2014. She currently resides in Ambler, PA with her husband, Frank and her two sons, Brandon and Jacob. Her furry children include a Pekingese named Fergie. In her free time, Dr. Murphy enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and visiting the Jersey Shore.

Dr. Michael Messina, VMD

Associate Veterinarian

Education:
Veterinary Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Areas of Special Interest:
Exotic Pet Medicine
Soft Tissue Surgery
Dentistry
Fear Free Practice

Dr. Messina completed his rotation internship at VCA South Shore in Weymouth, Massachussetts, and practiced general and emergency medicine prior to joining the team at Rau. Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Messina now resides in Wyncote with his wife, Emilie, and their pets - Freya, a Norwegian Buhund, Meadow, a tuxedo cat, and Junior, a southern-painted turtle. He enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, playing the violin, and disc golf in his free time.

Dr. Marion Alston, VMD

Associate Veterinarian

Education:
Veterinary Degree: Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
He studied Biology as an undergraduate at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. 

Marion Alston has over 8 years of experience managing, operating, and working within high-volume veterinary facilities. Marion possesses a strong passion for providing high quality, evidence-based medicine, and has a strong track record of providing medical and surgical care to military working dogs and privately owned pets.

Marion began his career as a veterinarian at the U.S. Army Veterinary Treatment Facility in Camp Pendleton, California, where he safeguarded the health and wellness of over 100 military working dogs. Marion went on to work as a Senior veterinarian at the U.S. Army Veterinary Treatment Facility in Wiesbaden, Germany from 2011 to 2015.

Upon returning to Philadelphia, Marion opened Alston Veterinary Relief. Alston Veterinary Relief provides preventive, medical, surgical, and urgent care for small animals at more than 10 hospitals in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia)

Inpatient Veterinary Technician Supervisor

Education:
Degree: Michigan State University, B.S. in Wildlife Biology
Veterinary Technology from Manor College

Areas of Special Interest:
Sighthound and Brachycephalic Anesthesia 
Post-Surgical Rehabilitation and Pain Management

Tasha has worked as a CVT at Rau Animal Hospital for 14 years as an O.R/Anesthesia technician. Tasha is a certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, and together with the ICAPM, created the Pet Pain Awareness campaign which has designated September as the month for animal pain awareness and prevention. She is also a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anestesia. 

Tasha is also the creator and administrator of the Facebook group Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds which has over 20,000 members and helps to educate veterinary professionals on various anestesia and pain management topics. She also has a new web based video series entitiled "Coffee on the Couch" produced in partnership with DVM360 looking at technician utilization and career advancement.