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Thank You-Erica Della Ragione from San Diego, CA
Pet Name: Carly Rusty
I just wanted to say Thank You a million times for all of your continued help!!!
I relocated to North East, MD in January of 2011 and needed a new Vet for my two Yorkies, Carly and Rusty. I looked up numerous vets in the area and VCA Elkton was by far the best choice as it is the only Vet hospital that is actually AAHA-accredited.
Dr. Julie Bennington, Tabitha, and the rest of her staff are knowledgeable, patient, and kind. They have been extremely caring and helpful going the extra mile to care for and treat my dogs.
Through Dr. B's extensive care she found out that my Yorkie boy, Rusty, had Lyme's disease, which was misdiagnosed by my previous Veterinarian. Dr. B put Rusty on an immediate treatment plan and helped extend his quality of life and time with me.
I have since moved out to California this past October 2012 and even though Dr. B, Tabitha, and the rest of the staff at VCA Elkton are no longer my primary Veterinarian, they still have helped me out in emergency situations whenever I call them for help.
Rusty's illness ended up being too much for him this past December 2012 and I first reached out to Dr. B with my concerns. Again, she was no longer my primary Vet, but Dr. B went out of her way to coordinate with my current vet and help me best decide what was best for Rusty, as she actually genuinely cares about her patients and their owners. Rusty unfortunately passed away and Dr. B and her staff were there to console me in my time of grieving.
Recently, my Yorkie girl, Carly broke her leg and I reached out to Dr. B. She again has been so responsive and caring about the treatment for Carly.
I wish I could move this hospital out here with me to continue to give their exceptional care for my Carly!
If you are looking for a Veterinarian that actually cares about you, your pet, and works at such a high standard of care, then this is your place!
Nothing is more refreshing than genuine kindness-Ann Sentman from Annapolis, MD
Pet Name: Emma
Dear Dr. Bennington and Staff,
Thank you all so much for taking such good care of Emma during our recent stay in Elkton. It was a very stressful time and having Emma sick made everything so much more difficult. Everyone was so very caring and friendly. I was confident that Emma was in good hands. She is doing very well since we got home last week. Ben is so happy to have his playmate well again.
We are in Elkton frequently and sometimes for many weeks so we may see you again. Good to know that you are there. Thank you so much.
Hurricane Snowboots Proctor-Rebecca Proctor from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Hurricane Snowboots
First of all, I would like to Thank Dr. Bennington and the staff at VCA Elkton Hospital for taking such good care of our precious kitty cat Hurricane Snowboots. When Hurricane got sick last week, Dr. Bennington and the entire staff worked hard to make sure he received, no less than the best treatment, to get him better. They treated us like family and that means a lot. The knowledge of Dr. Bennington and the staff is truly INCREDIBLE! There is no doubt whatsoever, that your pet is getting the best medical treatment. I honestly would not trust any other Veterinary or facility for Hurricane's needs. Our Lil man is once again running around the house, sneak attacking, and biting our toes.
Very impressive and apprectiated-Ken C from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Maggie
Maggie is a 10 year old Beagle who is quite fortunate to have a veterinarian/friend as competent and dedicated as Dr. Bennington. With the support of her skilled staff Dr. Bennington, quickly and methodically reached a diagnosis with Maggie indicating a serious internal condition. She then efficiently networked with other co-professionals at VCA Newark, Drs. Miller and Jaeger. Within one day of Maggie's initial examination, Dr. Miller confirmed Dr. Bennington's conclusions with an ultrasound and Dr. Jaeger performed an emergency splenectomy which went flawlessly. Their combined efforts and capabilities literally saved Maggie's life, and my family and I are very grateful.
I would also like to add this: As I was walking back to my car at the VCA hospital in Newark after consulting with Dr. Miller, my cell phone rang. It was Dr. Bennington; I believe it was about 8pm, so Dr. Bennington's office would have been closed. She had just spoken with Dr. Miller and was following up with me to make sure I understood the process that lay ahead. That was a much appreciated phone call from a very dedicated, capable veterinarian.
Again thanks to all.
A Vet That Cares-Kelly and Rob Green from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Lily
Dr. Bennington, I just wanted to say thanks for staying late to see Lily. I'm glad that we have a vet that cares so much. I felt helpless being away when she was sick but I knew she was in good hands.
I never knew pet care could be like this-Linda Hall from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Nessie
My beagle mix, Nessie, has always been terrified of having her nails clipped. Many years ago I gave up trying to do it myself because she would try to jerk her paw away and I was afraid I would inadvertently hurt her. I used to take her to a groomer. The groomer started complaining to me about how misbehaved she was. I decided to stop taking her there, and started having my vet's office do it. (Not VCA - a different office.) They would have one person hold her rough and hard, while the other zipped through cutting the nails as fast as they could, all the while Nessie was howling in fear. There was one woman there who was a bit gentler and more compassionate, so I started requesting her. The last time I went to make an appointment there, I was told that woman no longer worked there. I had been considering switching to VCA because it was so much closer to my home. I had checked out the website and liked the philosophy of the practice and the testimonials I had read. So I decided to switch. Wow, what a difference. Nessie did not like to be touched on her belly, so they were happy to sit on the floor with her rather than lifting her onto an exam table. They were kind and patient with her. After a few visits, Nessie didn't shake violently on the way to the vet anymore.
We recently lost Nessie. She never did learn to like having her nails cut, but with the compassion and patience of Shannon, Erin and Tabitha, it went from an ordeal I dreaded to no big deal.
Dr. Bennington was great with Nessie as well. I would highly recommend VCA.
Gave Me My Dog Back-Susan Benway from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Shelby
Dear Dr. B and Staff, thank you for everything you've done to give me my dog back. Shelby hasn't looked this good in years!
Love this place-Terry Meadows from North East, MD
Pet Name: Jadzia Dax
This is the best veterinary hospital I've been too. They love animals and it shows. Starting over after 13 years with a new puppy they we're really helpful.
Great Care of My Phoebe-Barbara and Norma Rookard from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Phoebe
Dr. Bennington and Staff,
How can I ever thank you all enough for taking such great care of my Phoebe? It was heartbreaking to lose her, but I feel certain that I was blessed to have her for another year because of your excellent attention!
Thank you ALL so much!
Genuine Care Compassion Help and Support-Thomas Petito from Rising Sun, MD
Pet Name: Calvin
Dear Dr. Bennington, this is to thank you for the inestimable amount of genuine care, compassion, help, and support you provided to my beloved Calvin and me. Although Calvin was a patient of yours for a very short time, you attended to him as if you were long-time friends. Your sympathy and presence while I had to make the decision for that "final act of love" for his journey back home to God will forever be greatly cherished. You, Dr. Bennington, will forever be held in the highest esteem and affection.
There is now a massive void in my life. Please allow me to share why I am so immensely grieved. Out of all the pets I have had since a child (cats and dogs), and I loved them all, Calvin stole my heart the first time I saw him (he could not have been more than 5 inches long). When I took him home almost four years ago, I was 6 months from retiring (from police work) and really thought we would see old age together. He was the most demonstratively affectionate cat I ever had. He was very vocal, he loved to cuddle, and he was very playful. Calvin knew when I was not feeling well (as you know I have a chronic illness and survived cancer twice); he would comfort me with sloppy "kisses." His eyes were so full of expression. He always looked at me so lovingly. After you assessed Calvin on that Monday, 16 April, I knew what was coming. I was a cop - I saw many bad things and had to do some bad things. But it hurt so, so much. I had to bear the unbearable. I can go on ad nauseam, but I am sure you now understand.
Without your genuine interest and feeling, this would have been much more difficult. Lastly, your staff, especially Tabitha, were very kind and comforting.
Again, thank you! With utmost regard and affection, Thomas V. Petito