Dr. Sajeesh ThomasVeterinarian
Dr. Thomas is the founder and primary veterinarian of CHVC and is AVMA accredited. He graduated from Assam Agricultural University in India and has been practicing since 2003. He has spent many years working for rescue organizations in Philadelphia helping to spay and neuter hundreds of animals. He is very happy to realize his dream of having a practice with a good foundation of client education and quality pet care. Establishing a clientele that knows their pets will be treated like family by the staff of CHVC is an important aspect of his values. Dr. Thomas is a firm believer that an educated pet owner is the best pet owner
MaryCertified Veterinary Technician
Mary is a Certified Veterinary Technician and has been in the veterinary field for the past twelve years. She is very excited to be a member of the Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital medical team. She has two cats at home Riku (Left) and Samanosuke (Right - Sammie for short). In her time away from the clinic, she is a talented dancer for a dance company and dance competition team.
KaylaVeterinary Technician Assistant
Kayla has been a part of the Caring Hands team since August 2016. Her passion for animals took off when she started volunteering at ACCT in 2010 and has fostered many dogs in need over the years and has even a adopted a fur baby of her own from the SPCA, Ruth the pittie mix!
BrittanyVeterinary Technician Assistant
Brittany joined us at Caring Hands as a Veterinary Technician Assistant in August of 2017. She previously worked at a pet supply store for 10 years, and through that experience she found her love and compassion for pets and wanted to expand her career and work hands on with animals. At home, she loves to hang out with and spoil her fur baby, a Pit Bull Terrier named Dawkins.
HollyVeterinary Technician Assistant
Holly has been part of the Caring Hands team since October 2020 and is a student at Holy Family University studying Biology. Her goal is to pursue Veterinary Medicine. She has two Golden Retrievers and her youngest has epilepsy. Her dog Simba inspired her to take part in this career.
Rebecca joined us at Caring Hands Vet Clinic as a receptionist in June of 2021. She is currently studying biology at Community College of Philadelphia. Her goal is to become a veterinarian. She has 2 dogs and 1 kitten that she takes care of and loves with her whole heart.
Crystal joined us at Caring Hands in July of 2022. She started out in the food service business in high school and then after graduation decided to go to Medical Assistant School is the mom to three rambunctious young boys.
Dr. MehmiBVSC & AH, DVM
Dr. Michael Derling (he/him/his), Associate Veterinarian returns to CHVC in a new capacity after working as a technician in 2016. An alumni of Fordham Univeristy in NYC, The College of New Jersey, and now Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at University of Edinburgh in Scotland (Class of 2022), Dr. Mike is very passionate about global sustainability in our food chain and environment. Fond of travel and volunteer work, he has worked to help animals and further his veterinary medical studies in more than 10 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Carribean, and now back in North America. Dr. Mike is very pleased to rejoin the veterinary community in the greater Philadelphia Area, and looks forward to bringing new perspective to Northeast Philly.