Find your friend a vet before you need one. Photo: SXC
When dog owners move to a new location or when someone buys a puppy for the first time, the most important thing to do is to find a dog friendly veterinarian. Then, if there is an emergency situation, the vet will already have the pet's records and will be better able to treat the illness or injury. Although Cecil County is fairly rural, there are quite a few veterinarians in the area.
Basin Run Animal Hospital in Colora, Maryland treats all types of animals and has a Scottish Terrier expert on staff.
Elk Neck Veterinary Clinic in North East, Maryland has recently upgraded the facility. Some homeless animals are available for adoption, so people looking for a dog or cat to add to the family may want to keep an eye on the website.
Pet and Equine Veterinary Center in Chesapeake City, Maryland is affiliated with the Cecil County SPCA. The website says that the clinic offers low cost vaccines.
Pet Wellness Center in Port Deposit, Maryland offers a variety of services. (People who love cats as well as dogs will have to have willpower, since there are often a few kittens in need of new homes in the office.)
VCA Elkton Animal Hospital in Elkton, Maryland is a part of a well known chain of 470 veterinary hospitals.