VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital


We offer separate dog and cat boarding areas. Our kind and gentle kennel staff will make your pet feel right at home during their stay. All boarding pets need to bring us current medical records, if they have not been seen by our doctors, and they need to be up to date on the following vaccines and on flea prevention:


  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Bordetella
  • Canine Influenza
  • Have a negative fecal test in the last 12 months


  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Have a negative fecal test in the last 12 months

You can also fill out the Boarding Admission Form prior to your arrival to speed along the check-in process.

Cecil and Shannetta are Enjoying Playing Ball.

Miss Kitty is Enjoying Playing During Her Stay.

Amanda, one of our Kennel Supervisor's is enjoying some quality time with Lola, her little girl.

Please feel free to call us about any questions you have regarding our boarding services.



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



Call us at 302-737-1098

Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 8pm      Friday 7:30am - 6pm      Saturday 8am - 1pm   EMERGENCY AFTER OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS Call VCA Newark Animal Hospital at 302-737-8100

VCA Newark Animal Hospital - Emergency / Specialty Services are located at 1360 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19711-5458

 They are Open 24 hours - 7 days a week