VCA Elkton Animal Hospital

Client Services

  • Client Service

    Patty Eldreth

    Patty joined VCA Elkton Animal Hospital in August 2012.  Patty started her career as a grooming assistant and is now a recptionist at VCA Elkton.  In her free time, Patty enjoys 4 wheeling, football, and spending time with her family.

    "I love animals.  When I see an animal hurt or sick I immediately want to help them.  It's a very rewarding feeling.  I also love the bond I have with the clients and their pets."

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    Tabitha Heath

    Tabi was raised in southern Delaware, and then moved to Maryland 3 years ago. You will see Tabi’s smiling face at both VCA Elkton and VCA Newark, she has 6 years of experience working in the veterinary field. She is also very proud of her title as VCA Elkton’s Cat Champion. When she is not working she is spending time with her husband and son. Tabi and her husband are both certified scuba divers, and they are diving any chance they can. She shares her home with her German shepherd named Otis, A Norwegian forest cat mix named Ming Ming, and Bing a domestic short haired cat.

    “I have always had a great love for animals of all types and truly enjoy making sure they have the best care possible. I try my hardest to make every client and their pet fell comfortable and welcome. Our pets give us unconditional love and my job helps me give that love back.”

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    Melissa Volpone

    Melissa is a junior Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences Major with a Wildlife Conservation minor at University of Delaware. Originally from Pennsylvania, she lived with her parents, older brothers, grumpy cat, and bearded dragon. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys hiking, acting, singing, playing music, and traveling.

    I have loved animals my entire life. As a child, I watched far too much Animal Planet and tried to take home every stray I could find. As I grew up, this turned into the passion of my lifetime and I now know that I will spend the rest of my life trying to help the animals around me. I am currently in school to become a veterinarian and I hope to work in an emergency veterinary clinic or a wildlife rehabilitation center in the future.


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 DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call us immediately at 410-398-8777

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call VCA Newark Animal Hospital immediately at 302-737-8100