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Welcome to Somerset Veterinary Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Somerset, PA

If you live in Somerset or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Penny Iliff is a licensed PA veterinarian, along with our relief vets Dr. Beth Ferry and Dr. Jeff Payne. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Somerset Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our main focus is treating feline and canine pets of all breeds, along with small exotic pets. Exotic pets include rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Somerset veterinarians.


We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 814-443-1323 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Somerset veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Somerset pet owners.

At Somerset Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

 | Dr. Penny Iliff 
Somerset Veterinarian | Somerset Veterinary Hospital | 814-443-1323

1322 Berlin Plank Rd
Somerset, PA 15501

Meet Our Doctors

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    Dr. Penny Iliff

    Dr. Penny Iliff is a graduate of the University of Florida. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and was raised in Bradenton, Florida. Penny worked for many years as a certified veterinary technician before earning her DVM at the University of Florida. After graduation she worked in a small animal hospital and emergency practice in Tallahassee, Florida. She moved to Somerset County and began working at Somerset Veterinary Hospital in July 2011. Over the years she has worked her way into ownership and in December 2020 became the sole owner. Her special interests include feline medicine, dentistry and surgery. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners ( ). She currently has 6 cats (Dharma, Rosie, Carl, Santa, Wii, Tigger) and 3 dogs (Panda, Fezsco and Henry). She enjoys spending time with her family, both human and pets, golfing, hiking, qigong and meditation.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • I have been a client of Somerset Veterinary Hospital since 2001. In those 23 years I have always been very happy with the care given to all of my cats and dogs. If any problems arose, I was given options for the care including a tertiary institution. Many of my pets crossed over the rainbow bridge and the vets and staff always have been sensitive to me and my pets needs and sorrow.The hospital has always been accommodating to new animals that we rescued. they test them as quickly as possible for any diseases that would prevent the rescue from joining the pack. Luckily only one rescue could not join the pack. The hospital and staff were able to get him healthy enough to be adopted by someone who could have an animal with a communicable disease.


    - Anita Armstrong
  • My pup got ill on Sunday and my regular vet was not available. My angels were shining down upon me with I was directed to call Dr. Penny's office. Jess returned my call and she had me bring Gabbie out right away. When I arrived I was treated with urgency and my Gab received the best care. What was one emergency visit turning into a summer of emergency visits. We finally got Gabbie on a good path and my precious Dolly became ill. Again, they got Dolly in quickly that same day. I wasn't prepared for the news I received. I took her home and had really hard decisions to make. Dr. Penny called me the next day and we discussed our options. I asked her to guide me in doing what I could to help her without being separated from her. She gave me a care plan and the following week her numbers had improved considerably and continued to improve the following week. We had a couple scary moments and more emergency visits. I will never forget how Dr. Penny sat with me in the waiting room and encouraged me. Gave me an app to measure Dolly's heart rate and breathing. Several days later, my little girl's body just couldn't fight anymore. I will never forget the kindness everyone at the practice showed me during that devastating time.Jess and Crystal both helped me handle emergency visits for each of my girls. The many follow up calls from the staff (Bri and Danielle) to check and see how the girls were doing after visits brought reassurance that we were a team working for my girls. At times, I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't heard any of the staff's (Heather, Tara, Deb) kind, caring voices on the other end of the phone. Every time I called (and I called a lot), I was treated with respect and kindness. I drive an hour and pass many vet's offices on my way to Dr. Penny's office. Many people as me why. My "why" is simple - I know my babies are getting the best care. I know the entire team loves what they do and it shows.

    Thanks for everything that you do!

    - Tracy
  • The staff at Somerset Vet Hospital have been taking care of my "Sophie" for 11 years. They are such caring and wonderful people.

    - Karen L.
  • Thanks for providing great care for my little Tortie, Tallie when she was suffering from her skin allergies. You prompt care and tender kindness was wonderful. Being new to the area I feel very fortunate to have found your practice! Thanks!

    - Nancy
  • Doctor Robert Henry, We want to thank you for literally - SAVING OUR BEAUTIFUL DOBERMAN'S (Precious) LIFE. Your excellent diagnostic skills accurately diagnosed our Doberman's condition. Your protocol in treating him have made for a healthy, happy, loving and playful dog. We can never forget what you did for our dog. We cannot thank you enough

    - Kathy & Roger
  • I came here 6 years ago when they were the only ones who would see my sick pup, and they were the best! They helped my girl get better and provided her years of loving service until we lost her to lymphoma last year. They still take care of my other babies and do an excellent job of doing so! We're patients for LIFE! Thank you guys for ALL you do :) With Love, Gina & The Crew Mountain Pride Pits.

    - Gina
  • I just wanted to take a minute to say how very grateful I am for the entire team at Somerset Veterinary Hospital. I recently had a cat and two kittens spayed/neutered, and they all came through the procedure wonderfully. Dr. Penny is THE BEST!! The vet-techs and front desk girls are always super nice and helpful. I feel good knowing that my 'family' is in good hands when being treated. Thank you all for all you do!!

    - Thomas B.

Location and Hours

1322 Berlin Plank Rd Somerset, PA 15501


9:00 am - 7:30 pm


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


9:00 am - 7:30 pm


9:00 am - 5:30 pm


9:00 am - 5:30 pm






Creating a path to health for your pet