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.
    Constantine
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Constantine has been practicing small animal veterinary medicine in Delaware since her graduation in 2013 from Oklahoma State CVM. She has deep interests in animal behavior which allows her to better facilitate improving the human-animal bond. In her free time, she enjoys outside activities with her 5 senior dogs.

  • 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.

  • Lynnsay
    Veterinary Technician

    Lynnsay has worked in the veterinary field for going on 12 years.  Lynnsay has always had a love for working with animals. In her free time, she enjoys the company of friends and family. During the summer, she can be found at the beach or on her family boat. She currently resides with Phil, Dinks, and Khaleesi her three cats and her Yorkie named Stevie.

  • 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.

  • Jenna
    Veterinary Technician

    Jenna started working at LTAC in November of 2017 and is currently a Pre-Veterinary major and Biology minor at the University of Delaware. She is also involved with dairy cow research at the University. Jenna lives on a small farm in PA with horses, chickens, rabbits, and goats! She also has a 2-year-old Shih Tzu named Theodore. Animals have always been a huge part of her life and she plans on continuing her education to apply at a veterinary school this year. Her favorite part about being a vet tech here is meeting new patients, especially puppies.

  • Lauren
    Veterinary Technician

    Lauren graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in Animal Sciences in 2011. At an early age she knew she wanted to have a career working with animals. She has been a vet tech since 2008 and couldn’t imagine doing anything different. Lauren feels it is very rewarding to make a difference in the lives of animals. She enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and has taken a large interest in surgery. She resides on a small farm where her spare time is spent taking care of goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, dogs and her cats.

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

Monday:

7:30 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

7:30 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-8:00 pm

Saturday:

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Every Other Sunday