VCA Elkton Animal Hospital

Dr. Julie Bennington, DVM, Medical Director


Dr. Bennington has held numerous leadership positions in a variety of career fields before settling down to be a veterinarian in private practice. As Medical Director of the only AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital in Cecil County, Dr. Bennington takes pride in knowing her clients and patients by name, diagnosing and treating those tough cases, and is known for her meticulous attention to detail, follow through, and catching diseases early. "Failure is not an option" from the Apollo XIII Mission is her motto, and with her as your pet's doctor, you will get results. 

Her special field of interest is dermatology having successfully diagnosed and treated multiple cases of hypothyroidism, atopy and sterile pyogranulomatous syndrome, in particular in Labrador Retrievers.

When Dr. Bennington is not caring for your furry family members, she enjoys weight training, spinning, and all kinds of dancing.

Because kisses and tail wags from your dog or cat come with no strings attached...


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