Upcoming Events

Current Special:
Board with us for 10 nights and receive the 11th night FREE! Do not have to be consecutive nights.

Heartworm, Flea and Tick Preventatives - ALL have rebates or free tube specials
Call 410-287-6670 to check out the latest deals.

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Our philosophy

Elk Neck Veterinary Clinic is dedicated to the health and well being of all our patients and the overall satisfaction of our clients.

We maintain the highest standards:

  • In knowledge and skills
  • In compassionate care
  • In products and services available to our patients
  • In staff training
  • In client relations

We strive to do our very best everyday, so that you, our clients, and your pets receive the compassionate care you deserve.

Welcome to Elk Neck Veterinary Clinic in Cecil County, Maryland

At our North East, Maryland veterinary clinic, you will find a warm, caring staff that will help you maintain the well-being of your cats, dogs, or pocket pets (hamsters, ferrets and such). We pride ourselves in offering top of the line health care for small animals, whether it is a routine wellness visit for vaccinations or an emergency for a sick or injured pet. Please see our complete listing of services for all your pet care needs.

And remember, anytime you call or come in, our highly trained and compassionate staff is happy to answer your pet-related questions. Contact us today, 410-287-6670, so that we may provide your pet with the highest quality veterinary care in Cecil County, Maryland.

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What's New at ENVC

Healthy Pets, Happy Owners

Is your pet OVERWEIGHT? Call, 410-287-6670, or come in today to enroll in our weight loss program. Receive an information packet full of tips and suggestions as well as a weight loss tracking sheet to keep a record of how your pet is doing. Receive a free bag of Purina OM (overweight management) food to get you started on the right path. Remember, that extra weight doesn't just keep your pet out of the show ring; It can also cause serious health problems. We want your pet to be a lean-mean-healthy machine!

If your pet suffers from ALLERGIES, keep the following in mind:

Common symptoms of allergies are: sudden increase in itchiness, new rashes, odor, sores, loss of fur, or head-shaking. If your pet is experiencing any of these, call us for an appointment, 410-287-6670.

After outdoor activities wipe the face, ears, legs, belly and between the toes with baby wipes or a clean washcloth to remove pollen and debris that might cause skin irritation.

Bathe weekly or twice-weekly with a veterinary hypoallergenic or oatmeal-based shampoo. Shampoos help to remove pollen, mold spores, and dust from the coat.

Administering a veterinary omega-3 essential fatty acid supplement may be helpful.

Special Offers

As usual, we are running a variety of specials:

We have specials on boarding and services throughout the year. Many include a free night of boarding, specials on toys and pet care supplies and discounted products and services. Contact us today for details and make sure you join our mailing list by entering your email address at the top of this page!

Important Seasonal Reminders

Check out the seasonal reminders on our Services page to keep your pet safe and healthy. They include important information and tips about potential hazards of school supplies, Halloween safety, and Thanksgiving dinner!

Homeless Pets

Elk Neck Vet Clinic provides a temporary home to a number of pets who would love to find a permanent loving home. Check out our current pets available for adoption. If you or someone you know would like to get another pet (or their first pet!), please consider one of our strays for a new member of your family. Contact us today for more information.


In 1971, Dr. Robert Magdeburger, DVM, established Elk Neck Veterinary Clinic on Turkey Point Road in North East, Maryland. "Doc Mag" operated his practice at the same location for 26 years, assisted by Pat Burton and seeing appointments on a walk-in basis, or making house calls. He kept patient records on five by seven inch index cards that were stored in a four-drawer filing box. In 1997, Doc Mag retired and sold the practice to Dr. Kathleen Lackey, DVM.

Dr. Lackey began her practice at Elk Neck Vet Clinic with a staff of three (including Pat), and her infant daughter, Rachel. Clients were now seen by appointment only and scheduled in a spiral bound daily appointments book; patient files were still kept on the index cards. There was one phone line and many quiet afternoons. After six months, Dr. Lackey added a computer to the clinic setup, to help process client and patient information.

The practice has grown rapidly since that time. Now, eleven staff members assist Dr. Lackey with daily operations, providing top of the line client and patient care. Index cards have given way to file folders, one phone line has turned into four, and the single computer has expanded to six. The paper appointment book is long gone, and there are no more quiet afternoons. Rachel is often here in the clinic, along with her sister Rebecca, doing schoolwork, playing or hanging out with their mom, and Dr. Lackey's husband, John Gonzalez, often stops by. There's always something happening at the clinic now!