Dedicated To Your Pets Quality of Life

Servicing all of Ephrata, Lititz, Manheim, and Lancaster County since 1997

Commitment & Compassion

Dr. Paul received his undergraduate degree from New York Lehman College majoring in Biology and Physical Anthropology. He obtained a Masters of Biomedical Science degree from Wagner College and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Mississippi State University. Finally, he completed a rotating Internship in small animal medicine and Surgery at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine.

After extensive and diverse academic training, he worked at several Small Animal Hospitals across the State of Pennsylvania, before opening the doors of The Peaceable Kingdom Animal Hospital in 1997, serving Ephrata, Lititz, Manheim, and surrounding Lancaster counties.

Since then his practice has grown and continues to provide comprehensive, exceptional care to all patients in a clear and concise manner. He tailors and individualizes each patient’s care and provides clients with alternative treatment plans with tiered options of care for patients that considers quality of life, affordability and desires of the owners.

Occasionally, a cat will find his or her way to the clinic in need of a new loving home. In these instances, Dr. Cappiello has generously offered to take them in and give them temporary shelter, tending to all their veterinary needs, and with the help of our rescue coordinator and, finds them wonderful new pet parents to give them the loving homes they deserve. It is this type of compassion and commitment that sets Dr. Cappiello and The Peaceable Kingdom Animal Hospital apart.

Dr. Paul J Cappiello, MS DVM

Covid 19 Update

However please observe the following changes to our operations. We are offering all our usual appointment services. The following procedures are currently in place for your safety and that of our staff and doctor:
***All Dogs must have a secure collar and leash attached and all cats in a carrier***
We do ask that if you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms, please send another family member or friend with your pet and do not come to the hospital, however, if you cannot, and your pet is sick, we do not want them to wait for care, so please inform us ahead of time and we will provide you with a mask and gloves and alter how we handle your appointment further.

Routine Appointments and Technician Appointments:
Please, remain in your vehicle and call the office when you arrive. We will obtain your vehicle description. A technician will be with you shortly to get your pet, and acquire some information about your pet. Once your appointment is complete your pet will be returned to you and you can complete payment at the designated side window.
Sick Pets/Euthanasias
Please, remain in your vehicle and call the office when you arrive. We will obtain your vehicle description. Once a room is available a technician will come to bring you directly to the exam room. We ask that only one family member come inside for sick appointments. We do understand that in the case of euthanasia more than one family member may want to be present to say goodbye. We will make exceptions in this case.

Food & Medication Pick Ups:
Please call ahead and pre pay for all food and medication refills. Once you arrive please call and we will meet you at the designated side window with your order.
We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation during this difficult time in our community. Thank you for entrusting the care of your beloved family members to the Peaceable Kingdom.
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Whether your pet is in need of a routine check-up or a more extensive diagnostic work up and even including most soft tissue surgeries Dr. Paul and his support staff have become for decades an affordable quality pet health care asset to a wide area of Lancaster County.

Wellness & Preventative Care

Having regular checkups and wellness exams can be a critical component to help extend your pet’s longevity!

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Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an essential process in maintaining your pet’s health.

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Laboratory Services

Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform an array of diagnostic tests that help us care for your pet.

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Digital Radiology

Our digital radiography equipment permits our highly trained staff to produce state of the art quality radiologic images of your pet using the lowest amount of radiation exposure possible.

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Surgical Services

Our surgical team is highly trained and experienced, and able to provide the highest standard of medical care for your pet.

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Regular oral care for your pet offers the same prevention as a visit to your own dentist. Teeth-cleaning removes hardened plaque (bacteria) and tartar that can become detrimental to your pet’s overall health.

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In House Pharmacy

At the Peaceable Kingdom Animal Hospital we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pet’s prescription needs.

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Online Pharmacy

Online Pharmacy

Dr.Paul chose Vets First Choice as the Peaceable Kingdom’s exclusive Internet Pharmacy provider since they are an industry leader in pharmaceutical quality and client service.

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Unfortunately, yearly in the United States, thousands of pets go missing and are never returned to their owners.

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Nutritional Counseling

We offer nutritional education and monitoring as part of our regular examination process.

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Laser Therapy & Services

We are proud to offer laser therapy using Lite Cure Companion Laser®.

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End of Life Care

Unfortunately, there comes a time when we must say goodbye to our furry friends.

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What our clients are saying


Jodi Kohl

Another great visit for my cat Maggie Mae. Dr. Paul and his staff are wonderful and caring. Been bringing my cats here for years and was never disappointed with the care I received for my cats. Thank you Dr. Paul and staff

Mike Redcay Jr

With the type of service and quality care provided I thought I was in for a hurting on my wallet… Just the opposite though! Will be continuing to take our new peekapoo there for sure. Would recommend just on the staff and service, cost aside. Thanks guys!!!


Dr. Paul and his staff are 5 star quality. Their top priority is caring for the pet as well as the owner of the pet. Dr. Paul is a compassionate and understanding man.

Jessica DiPaolo

The best vet around!! Very personable and they truly care about your animals!!!! They do a great job!! Staff are so friendly and willing to help!! It’s like one big happy family!!! They truly care about you and your pets!!!

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We are committed to providing you and your pet with quality care at affordable prices. Schedule an appointment today either online or by telephone.

Contact Us


Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8AM – 6PM
Tuesday, Thursday
8AM – 7PM
8AM – 1PM
*Closed the last Saturday of every month


(717) 721-9890

(717) 721-9891

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