VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital


  • Kennel Manager

    Amanda Lee
    School: University of Delaware, Bachelor in Animal Science and minoring in Wildlife Conservation

    I graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware in 2005, majoring in Animal Science and minoring in Wildlife Conservation. I have worked in kennels for 14 years, holding jobs at 5 kennels and 2 hospitals in 3 states. My husband and I have two children: Lola the cocker spaniel and Kiwi the budgie. When I'm not working, you can find me playing video games (mostly RPGs) and writing.

    "I love animals and have always preferred working with them over humans, so all of my jobs have been with furry and feathered creatures. When I was younger I wanted to be a veterinarian, but after working as a vet tech I decided that the medical side of the job wasn't for me. I prefer to take care of them, feed them, clean up after them, interact with them, and make sure they are happy. In the kennel our goals are to ensure that the pets are taken care of and that their stay is a positive experience for them."

  • Kennel Supervisor

    Amanda Lee - Rachel Schleig

  • Groomer


  • Groomer

    Leigh Garwood

    Leigh is an assistant to our grooming staff. Leigh also takes great pleasure in caring for all of our boarding cats.

  • Groomer

    Melissa Milewski

  • Groomer

    Rachel Schleig

    Rachel is our newest groomer. She is also one of our kennel supervisors. Rachel has been with our hospital since 2007. Her eagerness to learn makes her an outstanding employee.

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