Welcome to Loving Touch Animal Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Newark,DE
Call us at 302-861-6291

   

   

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If you live in Newark or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our Doctors are  licensed DE veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Loving Touch Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our Doctors have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 302-861-6291 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Newark veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Newark pet owners.

At Loving Touch Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Newark Veterinarian | Loving Touch Animal Clinic | 302-861-6291

155 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19702

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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Dr.
    Stephanie Smalls
    Medical Director

    Dr. Smalls is originally from Wilmington, Delaware. She received her bachelor’s degree from Philadelphia University. She graduated from Tuskegee University School Veterinary Medicine in 2007.  Afterwards, she completed a rotating internship program at VCA Newark Animal Hospital in Newark, Delaware.

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  • Dr. Jeboda
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Jeboda is from Bear, Delaware, and received her degree in Pre-veterinary medicine from the University of Delaware. She went on to veterinary school and is a recent graduate of Virginia-Maryland College of veterinary medicine. She has a strong passion for preventative medicine and has a special interest in internal medicine. During her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and playing the piano.

  • Chris Deliman
    Hospital Manager

    Chris has been a vet tech of Dr. Smalls’ since 2008. After Loving Touch Animal Clinic opened in 2014, he became the Hospital Manager overseeing the facilities daily operations. After hours he enjoys spending time on his farmette with wife and all their animals which include dogs, cats, goats, chickens, turkeys and ducks.

  • Ashley
    Veterinary Technician

    Ashley has her BS in Animal Biotechnology and Conservation. She worked in research for 10+ years and has been working as a Vet Tech for 15+ years.  In her free time Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends including her 3 dogs Sneakers, Charlie and Munchie and her cat Dash. If she isn't with them, you will find her at the barn enjoying horseback riding.

  • Lauren
    Veterinary Technician

    Lauren has been a vet tech since 2009 and had joined the LTAC family in the summer of 2016. She attended University of DE majoring in Animal Science. She has a love for exotics, puppies and kittens. She enjoys watching them grow at each visit, but still very much so has a soft spot for the senior pets. In her free time, she enjoys training and competing in AKC agility, obedience, and conformation with her 2 Papillons, Belgian Malinois and her Miniature American Shepherd puppy. Lauren also has a cat and 2 guinea pigs.

  • Chelsea
    Receptionist

    Chelsea can be found at the front desk ready to greet your fur babies. Chelsea is not only new to the LTAC family- she’s new to the veterinary field altogether! When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, the answer was always a vet, as she has always been passionate about animals. Life led her to the restaurant industry, with 14 years of customer service under her belt! In her spare time, she can be found with loved ones, at the beach, or out in nature when the weather’s just right.

  • Kaitlin
    Veterinary Technician

    Coming Soon!

  • Erin
    Veterinary Technician

    Erin joined LTAC in 2022 after taking several years off to raise her children. She has been a vet tech since 2006 where she originally started out in shelter medicine before transitioning into general practice. When she's not at the LTAC office caring for your furry friends, you can find her camping and spending time with her husband, 3 kids and their furry crew. She also enjoys sewing and crafting and learning new pet grooming skills to better assist our clients and their pets.

  • Natalie
    Veterinary Technician

    Coming Soon!

  • Macy
    Veterinary Technician

    Macy is a University of Delaware '24 Alum with her BS in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and joined the LTAC family back in the fall of 2022. Macy has an adorable Yorkie named Jerry, and she loves spending time with friends and family. 

  • Joseph
    Veterinary Technician

    Coming Soon!

  • Isabella
    Veterinary Technician

    Isabella is a fairly new addition to the LTAC family and a recent graduate from the University of Delaware where she obtained her BS in Neuroscience. In the fall she’ll be headed off to vet school at Tufts University to obtain her DVM. She has a love for all the fur babies that come into the office but has a special interest in exotics and neurology. In her free time she enjoys reading, nature walks, and going to the beach!

  • Alecia
    Lead Groomer

    My love for animals began when I started my career as a dog and cat groomer in 2006. Family is the most important thing to me, including my 3 great danes - Willow, River and Sky. In my time off you can find me behind my sewing machine or in the flower garden. 

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Great people and service. They really seem to care. Patched up my dog very quickly and she wasn’t anxious like she normally is. Thumbs up."
    Kenny F.
  • "Very caring and dedicated to the health and well being of animals."
    Dotty B.
  • "Everyone that we have been in contact with whether it be the person answering the phone, to the vet tech's to the vet, we couldn't ask for a better Veterinary Clinic to take our dog too! They are all so pleasant and helpful. Always have a great experience."
    Brandy A.
  • "Best of the Best! Loving touch is exactly right! I absolutely love Dr. Smalls and her staff!"
    Sharonann S.
  • "Love Dr.Smalls and her staff, they spent over and hour with me. They’re affordable, kind and loving. Their name PERFECTLY explains them."
    Yanna B.
  • "Loving Touch Animal Clinic says it all. Thank you for a wonderful experience during a stressful time."
    Norma L.
  • "I was referred here by a friend and i couldn"t be happier my dog loves Dr.Constantine she is so great ...all the staff are very nice i am so glad my dog is happy that is all that matters to me .thank you loving touch your the best"
    Dottie K.
  • "Dr Constantine and her whole team are simply amazing. They take their time and get to know your babies. They are compassionate, intelligent and are fantastic with follow up. A+++"
    Jen D.
  • "Took our dog here after moving to the area from out of state. The staff was professional yet friendly. I would highly recommend this vet to anyone needing one."
    Raymond M.
  • "From the initial phone call to set up the appointment for our dogs to the follow up phone call today to see how they were doing post-vaccinations was amazing! Dr. Constantine and the entire staff were so friends, I feel like we had known them for years! We plan on being long time patients!"
    Beth B.
  • "I love this vet. They are great with my dog and the folow-up after appointments shows great customer service. They are reasonably priced as well."
    Nicole S.
  • "The staff is very friendly, My dog ​​was sick with heart worm disease and the attention given, was 100% quality, we have already recommended the place to 3 people diatinas for being a veterinarian of excellence. Thank you very much for the attention and for your dedication to protect, save and take care of the life of our pets."
    Brian H.
  • "I am from California but I come to visit my daughter in Delaware often. My daughter has two cats that we bring to Loving Touch and everyone who works there from the person checking you in, to the vet Stephanie Smalls are wonderful and kind. I have never felt such true love and care our animals!"
    Mary O.
  • "Great place to take your pet. Our cat was having a problem with ear yeast infections and after several times n hundreds of dollars I finally decided to listen to their suggestion of changing her food to a minimal ingredient one. We did that and haven't had a problem since. It was hard for me to believe it could be her food but it was. They knew exactly what to do. They're very good and listen to your need. I'm greatful for their help."
    Maggie B.
  • "Dr.Smalls has been our family vet as well as a very close family friend. She helps our dogs with all of there needs emergency or not. She is very trustworthy and her and the staff are magnificent. Defiantly will bring all my animals here! Such a wonderful place!!"
    Braelyn M.

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Office Hours

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Open every other saturday

Sunday:

Closed

Doctor's Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Saturday:

11:00 am-4:00 pm

Open every other saturday

Sunday:

Closed