VCA Dover Animal Hospital

Grooming Salon

VCA Dover Grooming Salon is a state of the art facility with state of the art equipment.  We will pamper your pet and treat them like royalty while in our care.  We want nothing more than to see your pet and all pets live longer and happier lives and keeping them groomed will help aid them in that process.  We have all heard the expression when you look good on the outside you feel good on the inside, well we are true believers of this and when we groom a pet and they start prancing around when their done it really makes them feel good and you can definitely see that.

Our Groomers:
Our groomers are dedicated to pampering our patients and making them look like they just left a weekend spa and that's our goal.  Grooming is an art and it's treated that way when their in our care, every pet is a reflection on us and our hospital so we want every pet to look GREAT.  We have two dedicated groomers; Michelle Shaffer & Rachel Lamb, please call to schedule your pets appointment today!  We accept appointments Monday-Saturday


Stainless Steel Shoreline Tub
This tub is great for older pets who don't want to be picked up and who want to walk in the tub themselves.  This tub has a swing gate door with steps going into the tub to help ease the climb for any pet.  Our tub is a top of the line grooming tub.

Hydro-surge Bathing System
A hydro-surge system is a gentle power wash for your pet, this system gets your pet cleaner than just hand washing since it gently massages the shampoo, conditioner and water right down to the skin.  This system helps remove loose hair and dead hair and keeps your pet smelling fresher and looking cleaner longer.

Our pets are dried several ways, with hand held dryers, crate dryers and even air dried depending on what type of groom they are having done.  We use cool air dryers only so there is no chance of your pet getting over heated since this can be really dangerous for your pet.  

Our Products:                                          

Hydro-surge Shampoo & Conditioners
We carry all different types of products from Hydro-surge that is really good products for your pet and bathing your pet.  We have hypoallergenic shampoo, kiwi, citrus, baby powder, strawberry, these are just a few to mention. 

CET Products
We recommend CET toothpaste for dogs and cats and we use this product when we brush your pets teeth.  This is a great product and have seen good results with this.  We also carry rawhide chews made by CET, we carry them in all different sizes.


Coat Conditions:

Pets that have poor coat condition take longer to groom.  Additional charges may apply based upon the length of time it takes to groom your pet.

Aggressive Pets
We prefer not to groom aggressive pets but at times they will just get upset over their nails being trimmed or ears being cleaned so we like to use gentle techniques to make sure your pet is relaxed and feels comfortable while we groom them.

All patients will need to be current on their vaccinations prior to any grooming appointment.

-Distemper/Parvo, Rabies, Bordetella.  In addition due to the outbreak of Canine Influenza and Leptospirosis these vaccines are also (Highly Recommended)

Cats-Distemper and Rabies, 

Your Appointment
We ask all clients to please be on time for your pets appointment or call if you will be more than 15 minutes late.  If you can't make your appointment please give us 24 hours notice. Your pets appointment is a reservation for service.  In order for us to provide special attention to every patient, we only take a limited number of appointments each day.  Advance notice allows us to fill your grooming appointment with another one that is waiting to get in sooner.

                  To schedule your pets appointment please call our office at  
                              302-674-3783  or  302-674-1515
                            Our appointments are scheduled Monday-Saturday



Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY:  Please call us immediately at 302-674-1515
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY:   Please call the Delmarva Animal Emergency Center
at 302-697-0850