VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital

Shawna Huston, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Iowa State University
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.     

Shawna lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, dogs, cats, and turtles.

In her free time Shawna enjoys baking, crocheting, and spending time with her family.
She has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and dentistry.

"I realized I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was in high school. What interested me is that it was a perfect combination between animals and medicine. I have always felt a special connection with animals and I wanted to dedicate my life to serving them as well as the humans that love them."


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