VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital


  • Hospital Manager

    Linda A Simione

    Linda has been in the animal profession since high school. Her career started as a professional dog groomer. In 1993, Linda came to Kirkwood Animal Hospital to develop and manage a new boarding and grooming department. Linda became the Hospital Manager in 2000 after the hospital merged with VCA..

    "I have always felt I had a connection with dogs and cats. I believe the bond between a pet and their pet parent is a strong and comforting relationship.  Pets always give us unconditional love. I feel honored to be a part of the amazing VCA medical and pet care company. I get great pleasure being able to help pets and their owners. Sharing with other employees and pet parents the importance of the Human / Animal Bond is a very rewarding part of my job. I am blessed every day, when I walk into VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital."


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