Ivens Bronstein Veterinary Hospital

60 Haverford Rd
Ardmore, PA 19003



Ivens-Bronstein Veterinary Hospital, Ardmore, PA - Dr. Hillary IsraeliHillary Israeli, VMD

Hillary Israeli, who is our Medical Director, has been at Ivens-Bronstein since graduating from Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2000. The recipient of the Penn Vet Class of 2000's "Human-Animal Bond" award, Dr. Israeli is particularly interested in the health and happiness of the entire family unit. Other professional interests include endocrine disorders and cancer management, and she enjoys working with companion animals of all kinds. An affectionate Labradoodle named Levie is younger sister to her three kids, and enjoys helping with sock and other laundry management.

Dr. Israeli's hobbies include cooking, reading, knitting, Instagram photography, writing, and taking AVMA business management training seminars..

Deborah Aronson, VMD

Dr. Aronson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in 2001. Since then, she has been practicing small animal clinical medicine and surgery in Boston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. She has been part-time with Ivens-Bronstein Veterinary Hospital since 2008 and feels the staff, clients, and patients are part of her extended family. Dr. Aronson specializes in veterinary medical acupuncture, and has a special interest in palliative medicine, fear free practice, and client education.

Gia Croce, VMD

Gia Croce, VMD is a 1992 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and also trained at Cornell University where she did an internship in small animal medicine and surgery. After spending some time away from home, she is now back on the Main Line and has agreed to share with us her years of experience in both general practice and shelter veterinary medicine. She enjoys spending time in the OR, and uses her surgical skills not only to improve the lives of our patients here but also for the benefit of animals in need through her ongoing work with animals owned by those in financial distress. She will be performing spays, neuters, mass removals, and other procedures here at Ivens-Bronstein two days a week, and we are happy to have her!

Outside of work, Dr. Croce enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling, and new experiences. She also continues her volunteer work as time permits, and has a special fondness for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, where she was the lead husbandry volunteer veterinarian for many years.

Ivens-Bronstein Veterinary Hospital, Ardmore, PA - Dr. Mark BronsteiinIn Memoriam:  Mark A.  Bronstein, VMD:

Dr. Bronstein owned Ivens Veterinary Hospital for nearly 30 years prior to his untimely death in the fall of 2007.

He was a true Dr. Doolittle, who kept chickens, birds, ducks, goats, a tortoise, an emu, and many dogs and cats as pets. His birds, tortoise, waterfowl, and goats still live here at Ivens-Bronstein Veterinary Hospital. 

Dr. Bronstein is survived by his wife Nina, daughters Sarah and Becky; a son, Nathan; and a brother.

The staff and clients of Ivens-Bronstein Veterinary Hospital mourn the loss of our mentor, colleague, and friend while we strive to honor his memory by continuing to provide high-quality veterinary medical care to our community's pets. We miss you, Mark.