VCA Newark Animal Hospital
At VCA Newark Animal Hospital, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We've been serving the Newark, DE and surrounding communities; Bear, Brandywine, New Castle, Hockessin, Middletown, Glasgow, Wilmington, Rising Sun, Elkton, Chesapeake City, North East, Fair Hill, Oxford Pa, Lancaster, Avondale, Red Lion, Chadds Ford and West Grove for over 40 years and look forward to developing a relationship with you and your pets to last a lifetime. Our goal is to provide the highest quality medicine with compassionate and professional care to all who come to our hospital. We will do this through communication, teamwork, continuing education of our doctors and staff, and a hunger for excellent client service and client education. If it is a concern of yours it is a concern of ours. Come on in and let us show you our passion!
Local Medical Issues
Canine Flu Alert!
Many of our clients have asked about the threat of canine influenza to their dogs. Canine flu is a highly contagious respiratory virus with nearly all dogs that are exposed becoming infected within a few days after exposure. This disease is highly contagious, so dogs that are around other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog shows, dog parks, contact with neighbors’ dogs) are at increased risk.
About 80% of exposed dogs will go on to develop signs. Typical symptoms resemble those of kennel cough: a persistent cough (often accompanied by a nasal discharge). Some dogs go on to develop pneumonia and can become critically ill.
A new vaccine is available that can help reduce this risk. Please schedule an appointment today with one of our VCA veterinarians to discuss this emerging threat to your dog.