Animal Veterinary Center

160 Bear-Christiana Road
Bear, DE 19701


Services at Animal Veterinary Center in Bear, DE

Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, Animal Veterinary Center stresses the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough preventive care and check-ups can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your canine and feline companions feeling their best.

Acupuncture: Dr. Shultz is certified to perform Veterinary Acupuncture.  Acupuncture can be used to treat seizures, pain, and neurologic disorders. Click here for more information on veterinary acupuncture.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:  Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.  
Surgical Services:  Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures. Click here for Surgery FAQs.
Anesthesia:  We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.    
Radiology Services:  Our on-site, digital X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.
Electrocardiography Services:  We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
Dentistry:  Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery.
Laboratory:  Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Permanent identification: We offer microchip implantation featuring Home Again technology.
Pharmacy:  We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.

Online Pharmacies:  The Federal Drug Administration  has found unscrupulous internet businesses selling counterfeit, outdated, mislabeled, and incorrectly formulated animal medications.

"Pet owners who purchase drugs from these companies may think they are saving money, but in reality they may be short-changing their pet's health and putting it's life at risk," says Martine Hartogensis, D.V.M. from the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine.  For more information - veterinary.

So how can you protect yourself and your dog?  Order from a website that belongs to a Vet-VIPPS accredited pharmacy.  So far only a few businesses have gone through the acreditation process and are listed on the board's website,
Individualized Flea Control Programs:  We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.

Dietary Counseling:  We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.

Behavioral Counseling:  We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression. Please download and fill out this behavior history form and drop it off before scheduling an appointment.

Emergency Care:  Please call Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware 302-322-6933 or VCA Newark 302-737-8100 for after-hour emergencies..