At VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1958. We work hard to deliver the best medical care for your pets, and the best experience for you, the pet owner.
Located in Newark and serving New Castle County, our veterinarians, technicians and pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.
Delaware families throughout New Castle, Newark, Wilmington, Hockessin, Bear, and Glasgow have trusted VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital to provide quality, compassionate veterinary care for all of their animal's healthcare needs. We are also happy to serve the Elkton and Rising Sun, Maryland area, as well as the Lantana and Avondale area of Pennsylvania. Our veterinarians, technical staff, receptionists, groomers and kennel staff share your love for animals. We understand that your pet is a member of your family, just as you are a part of ours.
We provide medical treatment and perform surgery, including laser surgery, for a cats, dogs, and a broad range of species. We believe that disease prevention is very important for your pet and for our community. Regular physical examinations provide the opportunity for early detection and treatment of potential problems, so that serious illness can be avoided whenever possible. Our doctors recommend a vaccination, diagnostic, dental, and dietary program specifically suited to your pet.
We invite you to visit our facility and become acquainted with our services.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.
Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.
ACCT Philly is the region’s largest animal care and control service provider, serving the City of Philadelphia by contract. ACCT Philly manages the city’s animal shelter facility in North Philadelphia handling nearly 18,000 animals, from dogs and cats, to small animals, reptiles, birds and wildlife, annually.Visit The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia
Brandywine Valley SPCA
Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA exists to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals. Their mission is to put the "human" back in humane animal treatment and advocate on their behalf. Their vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers communities to treat life with respect and dignity. We participate in various spay-neuter programs for our local Humane Society and offer free post adoption examinations and provide covered care for their illnesses.Visit Brandywine Valley SPCA
Camp Bow Wow
Doggy CampVisit Camp Bow Wow
Cecil County Animal Services
Animal Services division of Cecil CountyVisit Cecil County Animal Services
Companions for Heroes
VCA Charities and VCA Kirkwood are teaming up to help raise funds for Companions for Heroes. Companions for Heroes is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing carefully trained rescued service dogs to wounded military veterans.Visit Companions for Heroes
Delaware Humane Association
Pet Adoption and welfare associationVisit Delaware Humane Association
Delaware Pet Crematorium
Pet Loss and GriefVisit Delaware Pet Crematorium
The Delaware SPCA is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of companion animals with their human caregivers and communities. They have been serving the state of Delaware since 1873. They promote the humane treatment of animals by providing adoption opportunities, low-cost veterinary services and educational programs. They do not receive federal or state funding, and there is no national SPCA. They rely primarily on support and donations from the community and individuals to carry on their work for the animals.Visit Delaware SPCA
Guiding Paws of Delaware
Guiding DogsVisit Guiding Paws of Delaware
Dog Obedience SchoolVisit K-9 Camp
PAWS for People
Healing pet therapy for peopleVisit PAWS for People
A non-profit organization devoted to saving Philadelphia’s homeless and at-risk petsVisit Paws Philadelphia
The PSPCA’s mission is to protect animals, prevent cruelty and to improve the health and quality of life throughout Pennsylvania. They do this through four physical locations – North Philadelphia, Danville, Lancaster and Main Line Animal Rescue, as well as through their Humane Law Enforcement Department which covers 18 counties throughout the state.Visit The Pennsylvania SPCA
Providence Animal Center
Providence Animal Center offers life-affirming rescue, medical care, treatment, protection and placement of companion animals that forever upholds the critical importance of the human-animal bond. They have an unwavering commitment to this mission and will always strive to deliver the most optimal, advanced care to our animal friends – and their owners.Visit Providence Animal Center
Guide dogsVisit Seeing Eye
Your best friend deserves the best insurance coverage for injury or illness. Trupanion can help protect your pet and your finances. Enrollment is easy call 1-855-270-6576 their website.Visit Trupanion