We are now offering grooming services – contact the office for details!
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.
Companion Animal Veterinary Associates offers full range Fear Free grooming services from nail trims to sedated grooming. Contact the office for inquiries regarding your pet’s grooming needs.
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. Elizabeth Riemer
Dr. Elizabeth Riemer loves forming the bond between her patients and clients. She aspires to educate and inform clients as well as create the best plan for her patients and their owners. She also enjoys creating a welcoming space for doggie kisses and kitty snuggles. Dr. Riemer’s interests include dentistry and senior care.
Dr. Riemer grew up in southern California and received her bachelor’s of science at Point Loma Nazarene University in beautiful San Diego. She then earned her veterinary degree at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Riemer now resides in Middletown with her two kids and fluffy pets. Her hobbies include gardening, macrame crafting, and health/wellness.
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.
Dr. Nicole Hooten
Dr. Nicole Hooten, loves building a relationship with each and every patient along with their owners and fostering the human animal bond. Her interests include preventative medicine, endocrinology and dentistry.
Dr. Ferrara grew up in New York and moved to Delaware shortly before high school. She received her bachelor’s of science at the University of Delaware. She then earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine located in St. Kitts and spent her clinical year at North Carolina State University. She currently has 2 dogs (a Dalmatian and a husky) along with 2 island kitties who keep her and her husband’s life interesting. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her pups, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her niece.
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.
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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.
24 Hour Emergency Information
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