About Us

Heart + Paw: petcare reimagined™

Our goal is to become your partner in pet parenthood, so that your four-legged family members can live longer, healthier, and happier lives.


Founded by an Expert Veterinarian

Heart + Paw was founded in 2018 by Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. George Melillo, who currently serves the Mid-Atlantic area. Heart + Paw offers a combination of veterinary care, pet grooming, and dog daycare to help be a resource in your pet parenthood journey.

A New Way to Care for Your Pet

Your Partner in Pet Parenthood

Our team strives to become your new partner in pet parenthood, using advanced technology and communication to help your pet live a healthier and happier life. We treat your pet like we’d treat our own, every single time, with a low-stress approach to providing your pet with the very best care possible.

Low-Stress Centers Designed for Pets

Everything in our centers has been carefully selected based on years of studying how to best improve a pet’s experience in our care – whether it’s nonslip tiles in our grooming salon, no-cage drying, top-of-the-line clean-up in our daycare facilities, or cat-specific waiting and exam rooms. We have welcomed all potential possibilities to make sure both you and your pet have a positive experience whenever you visit the vet!

Give Your Pet a Triple Dose of Tender-Loving Care.

Dimesions 1


We offer full-service vet care with a team of passionate vet professionals who’ll love your furry friends as if they were our own.

Dimesions 2


Have us pamper your lovable pets in our new, high-tech grooming salons, perfectly prepared for a fresh trim or a new style.

Dimesions 3


Let your dogs get some much-needed exercise and make friends at our daycare, staffed by trained Play Coordinators.

Headquartered outside Philadelphia, Heart + Paw is rapidly expanding! Be sure to check out our locations page for our new practices!


Heart + Paw Leadership

Throughout many years of helping veterinary hospitals achieve their highest potential, we have developed a strong leadership approach at Heart + Paw. Our centers operate under freedom within the framework, meaning our doctors and center leaders are empowered to make decisions with the key support that drives their success.

This ability allows each center to show off their team’s unique skills and personality. At Heart + Paw we believe that people are at the heart of success, and we are committed to building lasting relationships.

Partner Practices

We are partnering with veterinarians along the East Coast and as far west as Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee to design, build, and co-own Heart + Paw practices together. Whether you're new to practice ownership or are looking for the next step in your career, we're here to help you reach your goals. As a Heart + Paw co-owner, we will work together to achieve mutual business goals so you can have more freedom to focus on what matters most - taking care of your patients.

Heart + Paw is proud to be a dvm360 Strategic Alliance Partner