VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital

Newark Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Kim A. Herrman

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania
    Graduate School: University of Delaware

    Dr Herrman has been the Medical Director at VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital since 2000. She has been a veterinarian at this hospital since 1985.

    She received her Bachelor of Science and Master ...
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  • Elizabeth Bowman

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Graduate School: Point Loma Nazarene University

    Dr. Bowman received her veterinary degree in 2010 from Ross University. She resides in Maryland with her husband Brooke, who is a large animal veterinarian, and their son, Owen. She grew up in Southern ...
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  • Stephanie DeMarco

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Oklahoma State University
    Graduate School: University of Delaware

    Dr. DeMarco was originally from Hatfield, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Delaware as  a Pre-Vet Student in the College of Agriculture. She attended Oklahoma State University for ...
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  • Shawna Huston

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Iowa State University
    Graduate School: Simpson College

    Dr. Shawna Huston joined the team at VCA Kirkwood in 2012. She graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine following a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Simpson College.     

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  • Amanda Lawrie

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Georgia
    Graduate School: University of Delaware

    Dr. Lawrie received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Delaware in 2003.
    She then traveled down south to attend Veterinary School at the University of Georgia. ...
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  • Annette Qiao

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Mississippi State University
    Graduate School: La Salle University

    Dr. Qiao received her veterinary degree from Mississippi State University in 2012 after a bachelor’s degree in Biology from La Salle University.

    Since joining the VCA team in 2013, Dr.Qiao ...
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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