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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
Ava's Miracle-Cheryl and Mike from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Ava
I was new to this state, got a puppy who ended up not being a healthy puppy, and Dr. B and all of her staff acted quickly when they realized how serious Ava's condition was. I had never been to such a caring facility before. I believe they helped us save Ava's life, who is now on the road to recovery. Ava and our family are so grateful for the care we receive there, and will continue to visit VCA for all of our needs.
Thanks for Taking Care of My Little Angel-Tammy and David Sonnier from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Callie Ann
Dearest Dr. B and Staff,
We want to thank you and your staff for taking care of Callie Ann in her time of need and the year that we were blessed with her. We really do appreciate everything you did for her and for us. All of you are an AMAZING TEAM and a wonderful group of people that we have been blessed to know and consider our friends. We thought that you guys would love to see Callie Ann in all her glory and enjoying her life before she left us.
We miss her so much and we know that she misses her vet family as well. Thank you again for taking care of our precious Angel!
With Love and Gratitude Always. Callie Ann says thank you and she misses you and hopes you love her pictures.
Thank You for Your Wonderful Petside Manner-Dawn Scott and Jacob Spencer from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Columbo
I just wanted to thank you for the continued compassionate care of our beloved Basset Hound, Columbo. Your phone calls and card were so thoughtful. Columbo was a special girl. Even when she felt her worst, she held her head and tail high. She walked into the Newark VCA that last day. She maintained her regal beauty all the way to the end. I really miss her. The care you gave Columbo over the last couple of years was so appreciated. The love and concern you give your furry clients is such a blessing. I've enclosed one of my favorite pictures of my precious pooch.
Columbo never met a spot of sun she didn't like. She particularly enjoyed an afternoon poolside. One afternoon, I returned to my pool chair only to find it was already occupied...what a riot.
When you find yourself having a rough day, I hope you take a moment and smile at this picture. This was Columbo at her happiest. VCA had a lot to do with making that pup happy. Continue your great work with the pets of Cecil County. You are so appreciated.
Fantastic Vet and Staff-Joyce and Jonathan Pristash from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Gordon
Absolutely fabulous experience! They treated us and our precious blind cocker spaniel so very special, entire focus was on us with extreme concern for our pets care! Dr. Bennington is marvelous with a personality that is amazing! We are so happy with our experience, that we are clients for life! Thank you Dr. Bennington and Staff!
Baby George-Beth Jacobs from North East, MD
Pet Name: Baby George
Our cat, Baby George, was 20 years old. We woke on a Saturday morning and realized that that he was in distress. We call VCA and they took us immediately (although we were not clients) and professionally and calmly helped us through our decision. While I cried through the process, the vet and tech so kindly took care of Baby George. Even the billing was handled in such a thoughtful manner. It was a tough morning, but the people at this hospital could not have done more. We are very grateful.
They made a hard day a little bit easier-Cora from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Ellie
After a wonderful 5 years with dog, Ellie, my family had to make the difficult decision to put her in a foster home so that someone else may adopt and enjoy her. Before we could take her to the rescue she had to be updated with shots and an exam--something I didn't know until the last minute. Ellie has terrible anxiety and I knew taking her would be challenging. Dr. Bennington was very understanding of my situation and fit her in during a very busy day. Not only were we in the office an hour past closing, Dr. B and Jessica were amazing. They were very patient with Ellie and myself through what can only be described as a less than ideal situation. Shortly after our difficult visit I took Ellie to the shelter with a very tearful goodbye. Dr. Bennington and Jessica were wonderful beyond words. Even through the exhaustion and frustration, when all was said and done they both had a smile on their face and wished me luck. I can not do enough to thank them for making one of the hardest days of my life a little bit easier.
You saved Bella's life-Rebeca Reyes from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Bella
VCA Elkton saved my puppy Bella's life yesterday. She was really sick, not eating or drinking water or barely moving, yet throwing up so much she was tearing up the lining in her stomach. I called everywhere I could think of in Delaware (where I live) and no one had any openings to see her. The only offer I got was from the SPCA to euthanize her for $150. :( She's a 7 month old Newfoundland/Pit mix and I wasn't going to give up on her that easy. On my way to Elkton (where I work) my last chance was to call VCA Elkton and they told me to come in immediately. They took such good care of me and my Bella, even though I couldn't afford too much. Within 24 hours, my sweetie is slowly coming around and I can see signs of life in her that were fading so quickly yesterday. I am eternally grateful. I didn't realize how much I loved this puppy until I almost lost her. Thank you for saving my baby's life. :)
Outstanding Care-Terri Koldus from Elkton, MD
I have used VCA Elkton for the past 10+ years. I have always been very pleased with the care that my animals have received. Dr. Bennington and her staff have always been extremely helpful and courteous. Recently I called on Dr. Bennington and her staff to euthanize my ailing lab. During the extremely stressful and emotional time, the team acted with the utmost compassion and professionalism. I can't say enough about the care that we have received.
Angels-Amy Pollack from Elkton, MD
Pet Name: Barney
I chose VCA Elkton Animal Hospital because I was new to the area and it was the closest one to my new home.
What a choice I made! At my first visit everyone was so cheerful and friendly. As the months went by my dog became very ill with cancer. After only a few months of knowing everyone at the office their love and concern for my dog as well as my family was evident.
Unfortunately my dog got very sick very quickly and the only humane thing to do was to help nature along and put him to sleep. I called and left a message in the middle of the night, telling them I would be there as soon as they opened in the morning if my dog made it through the night. I was there ten minutes after they opened. My chart was out and the Doctor and techs were already in the room getting things setup for us.
My brother and I were given as much time as we needed alone with our dog. We were with him almost a half an hour. When it was time to give him the injection, the sadness from Dr. Bennington as well as Kiesha, Joanna and every one else in the office was pure and genuine. I received the utmost respect and compassion from these people that only new my dog and my family for a very short time.
The outpouring of compassion in the days and weeks after my dog had passed was overwhelming to me.
I believe that they went above and beyond their work "call of duty".
The Doctors and staff at this facility are truly angels on earth.