Local vets near Elkins Park

Meet Our Veterinarians

Get to know our team of veterinarians here at the Elkins Park Veterinary Hospital by reading their staff bios, so that you, and your pet, can be assured that you will have the best care possible for any of your pet’s health needs!


Dr. Denish

Graduated Arcadia university in 1989 and University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in 1993. He purchased the Rhawnhurst Animal Hospital in 1995 and Elkins Park Vet Hospital/Boarding Kennel in 1997. He is also involved with the Belize conservation. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and twin son and daughter, karate, and visiting zoos across the country.


Dr. Katz

Graduated Muhlenberg College with a BS in biology and University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in 1994. She has been at Rhawnhurst Elkins Park Veterinary Hospitals since 2000. She has a special interest in client education, endocrine disease and dermatology. In her spare time Dr. Katz enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, reading, and following Philadelphia sports.

Dr. Cantor

Dr. Cantor

Dr. Cantor received his Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. After graduation, Dr. Cantor completed a Small Animal Community Practice Internship with rotations through small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia. Dr. Cantor is a Bucks County native and is excited to be back in the Philadelphia area. His interests include dentistry, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery. In his spare time he enjoys exploring the breweries and parks of Philly with his beagle-mix Clover, skiing, sketching, and following Eagles football.

Dr. Mathis (Russell)

Dr. Mathis graduated Cornell University in 1983 with a BS degree in Animal Science and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.She has been a part-time associate of RAH/EP since 2005. She has a special interest in preventive medicine and surgery.In her leisure time, she volunteers with the local SPCA, fosters kittens and loves working in her garden. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter along with a German Shepherd and two cats.