VCA Newark Animal Hospital

Michelle Bateman, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Bateman is a Pennsylvania native and graduated with a BS from Bridgewater College in 2005. She is a 2009 graduate of Ross University of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical training at Purdue University that same year. Following graduation, Dr. Bateman worked as a general practitioner in Middletown, Delaware until 2011 before making the transition to emergency and critical care positions in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Dr. Bateman worked in the emergency service here at VCA Newark Animal Hospital since April, 2013 and is excited to return to general practice!

Dr. Bateman spends her free time with her husband, daughter, three dogs, and one cat. Their hobbies include boating, hiking/running, and traveling.


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

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY:  Please call us immediately at 302-737-8100. We are open and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.