Our Story

We have provided quality, compassionate veterinary care to the pets of West Chester, PA, since 1978.


The History of Lenape Vet Clinic

Lenape Veterinary Clinic was established in 1978 when Dr. Michael Spancake purchased the building that was formerly part of the flower shop/greenhouse next door. Dr. Michael Spancake attended Penn State University and graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences. He then subsequently attended The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary medicine and graduated in 1975 with his “Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris” (VMD) Degree.

Dr. Spancake was born and raised in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, which is a small town near Hershey. After graduation, Dr. Spancake moved to the West Chester area and worked at a few local animal hospitals. Dr. Spancake had only been out of school for a little over 2 years when he made the decision to venture out on his own and purchase what now has become Lenape Veterinary Clinic. Although Dr. Spancake spent a good majority of his veterinary career working by himself, he still managed to expand his business so much that he turned the once small 600 square foot building into the over 1,700 square foot building it is now. This allowed him to have more room for staff, clients, and of course, the patients.

As his time being a practicing Veterinarian was coming to an end, Dr. Spancake wanted to ensure his hospital, staff, clients, and most importantly, his patients were still left in great hands. That is why in 2018, Dr. Michael Spancake decided to sell his pride and joy to Dr. Todd Guay, knowing that Dr. Guay would render the same compassionate care that he did.

As of the fall of 2020, after working together for a year and a half and dealing with the Covid situation, Dr. Spancake officially retired. He left the sole care of Lenape Veterinary Clinic in the hands of Dr. Todd Guay. Dr. Todd has continued to expand the hospital internally. With his emergency background, he is bringing new treatments and technology to care for the local community.