Chestnut Hill Cat Clinic

8220 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118


Dr. Justin Kirchhofer:

Dr. Justin Kirchhofer graduated with a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. From there he went on to receive his Veterinary Medical Doctor degree in 1999 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. K has a way with, and a special love for felines. He has had many cats and dogs over the one time 10 cats and 5 dogs! Dr. K enjoys progressive medicine, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures such as ultrasound, laparoscopy, and endoscopy. He takes great pride, enjoyment, and satisfaction in getting to know each client and patient. Dr. K is, and always will be, a cat person. Dr. K resides in Chestnut Hill and in his spare time enjoys playing soccer, travel, and reading.

Dr. Mike Messina


Veterinary Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Areas of Special Interest:

Exotic Pet Medicine

Soft Tissue Surgery


Fear Free Practice

Dr. Messina completed his rotation internship at VCA South Shore in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and practiced general and emergency medicine prio to joining the staff at Rau Animal Hospital (our sister hospital), and Chestnut Hill Cat Clinic.

Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Messina, now resides in Wyncote with his wife, Emilie and their pets- Meadow, a tuxedo cat, Freya, a Norwegian Buhund, and Junior, a southern-painted turtle.  He enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, playing the violin and disc golf in his free time.