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Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital

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About Us

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About Our Gettysburg Veterinary Hospital

Serving Communities for 40+ Years

When your pet has fallen ill or needs life-saving surgery, you want to entrust their care to a veterinary team that has demonstrated experience as well as compassion.

For more than four decades, our Gettysburg veterinary hospital team has devoted ourselves to giving our animal patients the most loving care possible. Because our doctors and staff are animal lovers and owners, we treat our patients as if they were our own.

Through honest communication and efficient service, we hope to provide simple and proven solutions to every issue we come across. At Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital, your loved one is safe with us.

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Pets We Serve

Common Household Pets:

  • Dogs

  • Cats

Our History

In 1960, Dr. Dick Newsham founded a veterinary hospital at this location where he practiced veterinary medicine for 20 years. In the fall of 1980, Dr. Dale Dickey acquired the practice and established Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital. The tradition of providing excellent, compassionate care and serving Adams County, Pennsylvania has been our focus for more than 54 years.

Our Hospital

After several years of planning (and dreaming), our hospital has recently undergone a physical transformation. Although we provided excellent care in our original building, our staff and services had far outgrown the space. We began construction in August of 2013 to build a brand new 4300-square-foot hospital at our original location. To minimize the impact of construction on our patients and clients, we packed up the hospital and moved right down the street to a temporary home while the new state-of-the-art hospital was built.

In March 2014, we moved into our beautiful 4,300 square-foot hospital. Our facility allows us to provide the best possible preventative medicine, medical care, surgical care, and dental care to our special patients and their owners.


Our family-oriented hospital loves working with our Gettysburg and Adams County patients, and we strive to support our community through our work with nonprofit organizations, animal shelters, local schools, and other community organizations.

Policies & Financing

To ensure that our hospital runs as efficiently and smoothly as possible for our patients, our team has several policies in place, including when scheduling appointments, patient check-ins, additional care options, and payment terms.

We require full payment for our services, and cash and checks are always accepted. Learn more about ScratchPay or CareCredit as a payment option.