VCA Elkton Animal Hospital

VCA Elkton Animal Hospital Testimonials

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  • They really care about my dog

    -Becca from Elkton, MD
    Pet Name: Echo

    Pet Image I love VCA Elkton! The staff all know my dog and me by name, even when I drop by unannounced. Dr. Bennington really cares about my dog and always explains the situation and gives me a number of options to choose from. This choice is great so I understand the risks and costs for all options and can pick the best one for us. I have received calls from the staff and Dr. Bennington after my appointments to make sure that my dog is feeling well or getting better. Having a veterinarian with a good bedside manner that you know cares about your dog is a true blessing, especially if your dog is very sick. When my dog ate corn cobs and needed surgery to remove them as they were blocking his intestinal track, Dr. Bennington and the office staff were very sympathetic and supportive - calling to check up on him and me frequently. I could not ask for a better vet and I will always take my dog to Dr. Bennington.

  • Saved the Life of Jake

    -Vince falkowski from Wilmington, DE

    Jake is our dog. Next month Jake will be 16 years old. Jake would have never lived to be 12 years old, if it wasn't for Doctor Bennington and her staff at the Elton Animal VCA. Doctor Bennington found cancer in Jake, no bigger than a pea. The cancer was treated and Jake recovered. Jake has gone to this Hospital since he was a puppy and we are extremely happy with his overall wellness care. The entire staff at the Elkton VCA is and always have been the most professional personal staff. Also, I must mention that the staff at the Elkton VCA are the extremely helpful and very friendly. Thank you; Doctor Bennington and the Staff at the Elkton VCA...Vince Falkowski

  • Tango

    -Becky Earley from Elkton, MD
    Pet Name: Tango

    VCA in Elkton, Maryland has been treating my Boston Terrior, Tango for 15 months. I knew on our first visit it was the place for us. The office is very clean, the staff is so friendly, kind, and compassionate. My little guy loves going there, he goes once a month, checks himself in and gives lots of kisses Dr. B has always answered all my questions, listens to any concerns I may have, shows compassion, but most of all, we have some minor issues and Dr. B has always taken my calls and has made follow up calls to check on the progress. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. B and her staff for your pet care. I would like to take a minute to thank Dr. B and her staff for the AWESOME care that my little man (and I) receive. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

  • Thank You

    -Erica Della Ragione from San Diego, CA
    Pet Name: Carly Rusty

    Pet Image 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!

  • 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.

    Ken C.

  • One of the Best

    -Anne from Los Angeles, CA
    Pet Name: Jake

    Pet Image Our visit was great. I appreciate the cleanliness of the hospital, the knowledge of the staff, and the warmth and caring of the doctors. They treated our pet like he was one of their own. It was a great visit!

  • I never knew pet care could be like this

    -Linda Hall from Elkton, MD
    Pet Name: Nessie

    Pet Image 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.

  • Nothing is more refreshing than genuine kindness

    -Ann Sentman from Annapolis, MD
    Pet Name: Emma

    Pet Image 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.

  • 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!


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