Companion Animal Veterinary Associates is the first and only Fear Free Certified Practice in the State of Delaware
Companion Animal Veterinary Associates strives to provide lifetime wellness and medical care for companion animals by educating the client and making care a team endeavor between the veterinary staff and pet owner, taking into account the owner’s individual needs and abilities. Our doctors and staff have a passion for animal health and well-being with deep appreciation for the importance of the human animal bond. Our practice focuses on the principles of fear free, positivity, forward thinking, and efficiency. We strive to work in a place of mutual respect with a well-educated team.
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Phone: (302) 464-1255
Our Veterinary Services
Companion Animal Veterinary Associates provides a comprehensive range of services to meet the needs of you and your pet, regardless of age, breed or health status.
Wellness and Preventative Care
Hospice and Palliative Care
End of Life Services
Exotic and Small Mammal
Dr. Crosier provides wellness, medical and surgical care for variety of small mammals including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, and hedgehogs. She also provides wellness and medical services for avian companions. Often these animals hide signs of illness very well, so it is important to schedule routine wellness exams and to have these special pets checked at the first signs of illness. Grooming services such as nail and wing trims can be scheduled for current patients that we have seen for a full examination within the last 12 months.
Dr. Michelle Crosier
Dr. Michelle Crosier loves interacting with her patients and her clients. She strives to make everyone’s experience at the veterinary office fun and stress free. Her goal is to have a well-educated pet owner that can make the best decisions for the care of their pet(s). Dr. Crosier has an interest in exotic animal medicine, and provides medical care for a variety of small mammals in addition to dogs and cats. Her other veterinary interests include dentistry, pain management, senior care and preventative medicine.
Daughter of an Air Force pilot, Dr. Crosier spent much of her childhood in Camden, DE. She completed her undergraduate studies at Washington College in Chestertown, MD and attended veterinary school at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. She worked as a small animal general practitioner in both the Annapolis and northern Delaware areas before opening Companion Animal Veterinary Associates in 2018 with Dr. Jeanette Russell. She lives in Middletown with her husband Dennis, children Erik and Paige, and multiple pets. Her hobbies include baking, scrapbooking, and horseback riding.
Dr. Jeanette Russell
Dr. Jeanette Russell is a small animal veterinarian who views her job as a team sport. She enjoys educating her clients and giving them the tools necessary to make the best choices for their pets. Dr. Russell seeks to build trust and form a bond with her patients, as well as their people, to create an enjoyable in-office experience and individualized care. She is not afraid to bribe her patients with treats to get on their good side and is known for her sarcastic sense of humor.
Born and raised in Delaware, Dr. Russell earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware before heading to the University of Georgia where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at VCA Newark Animal Hospital before going into general practice.
The doctors and staff at Companion Animal Veterinary Associates want to make the experience of visiting us as easy and stress free as possible for our patients as well as for our pet parents.
Open House Recap Thanks to everyone who joined us during our first Open House event. Despite some rain, we enjoyed a great afternoon. Visitors were able to tour the practice facility, learn about parasites, Fear Free and the importance of the physical exam. They were...read more
Open House The first annual CAVA Open House event is planned for Saturday, June 29th from 3-5:30 PM. We are celebrating not only our first year in business, but also our recent Fear Free Practice Certification. This makes us the first Fear Free Certified veterinary...read more
In the Community Please join us for the Pets in the Park which will be held on June 7th and 8th at Glasgow Park. This will be a fun family and canine event and will showcase the dock diving sport. Our own Amanda will be competing with her dogs Piper and Puck. Please...read more
Request an Appointment
Scheduled appointments are preferred, but we understand that some patients become acutely ill and need to be seen more urgently. Please call ahead if you think your pet needs to be seen on an emergency basis.
Appointments can be scheduled via phone or can be requested on line. Prior to your appointment, please take a moment to fill out the applicable documents below. We look forward to seeing you and your special pet.
Emergency Clinic Information
Center of DE
Location & Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday from 8 AM to 8 PM | Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 6 PM
Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM | Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM
Phone: (302) 464-1255
Cricklewood Grove 5360 Summit Bridge Rd.,
Suites 2 and 3 | Middletown, DE 19709