VCA Elkton Animal Hospital


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  • 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

    Pet Image 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

    Pet Image 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

    Pet Image 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.

  • Russell

    -Traci and Skip Wilson from Elkton, MD

    On July 1st, we stopped in to visit my mom and dad with our Jack Russell Terrier, Russell. He loves to chase his basketball there but we forgot about the rusty horseshoe spike that was sticking up out of the ground. Russell hit it with his right side. The top of the spike grabbed his skin and ripped it. It ripped in a u-shape about the size of a man's palm. Thankfully, the VCA Elkton Animal Hospital was right around the corner. We wrapped him in a towel and took him in. Within five minutes they had him in the back checking him out. Dr. Bennington was on duty and she was wonderful! She was so calm and confident. The staff was great in calming us down and assuring us he would be alright. Dr. Bennington had to sedate him clean the wound good and he had to have twenty-one stitches with a drain. I can't praise her enough for her work. He never got an infection and he healed so nice. After a month, you can hardly notice the scar with his hair growing back in. The staff and Dr. Bennington called us regularly and had us come in every couple days to check him. Our Jack Russell is back to normal, thanks to VCA Elkton Animal Hospital! Skip, Traci, and Russell Wilson


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