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Our History

At Centreville Veterinary Hospital, we’re more than just a leading veterinarian in Wilmington, DE – we’re animal lovers through and through.

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At Centreville Veterinary Hospital your pet’s health and well-being are at the core of everything we do. The human-animal bond is extremely important to us. That’s why we offer excellence in modern, state-of-the-art veterinary medicine and full-service care.

We truly believe you should be able to receive encompassing and compassionate care for your pet in a central place from leaders in their field who are not only experts in their specialties, but who also truly want to help and heal.

The legacy of our practice is our devotion to:

  • Offering top care and service to our patients
  • Teaching our clients how to provide a healthy lifestyle for their pets
  • Actively participating in efforts to benefit all animals in our community
  • At Centreville Veterinary Hospital we look to dependably offer your pets top veterinary care and other services—and to show you the consideration and respect we value as pet owners.

Please explore our website and find out more about our wide array of expertise and services, including grooming, veterinary care, and more. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

Our History

Centreville Veterinary Hospital prides itself on being a traditional small-town veterinary hospital but with state-of-the-art technology and exceptional personal care for dogs and cats.

It is also a family practice, with long-term clients and professional staff with decades of experience.

In fact, for over six decades, Centreville Veterinary Hospital in suburban Wilmington has served the community and its pets with excellent veterinary care. The hospital building was purchased by Dr. William F. Butler in the early 1960s. Dr. Donald Coats joined the practice in 1967. Dr. Steve Butler succeeded his father in the practice in 1995. Currently, The Chief of Staff at Centreville is Dr. C. Bell.

In 2008, Centreville Veterinary Hospital became an affiliate partner of Windcrest Animal Hospital.

Our team loves their work, and loves their clients, and prides themselves with establishing a “first-name basis” with as many of the over 3,000 dogs and cats (and their owners) as possible. All of our staff has a deep understanding of the love their clients have for their pets.

One of Centreville Veterinary Hospital’s hallmarks is our digital record keeping as well as our digital x-ray technology, which provides instant, accurate medical history for each of our clients in detail. Our digital technology greatly enhances our medical staff’s ability to assess our clients’ medical needs as well as provide personal insights.

With digital x-ray technology, our clients are able to have their diagnostic information available almost immediately and can view it along with our medical staff on computer monitors in our examining rooms.

On-site, Centreville Veterinary Hospital offers veterinary services, including wellness care, sick care, dentistry, surgery as well as digital x-rays. Lab tests are performed in-house, or submitted to special veterinary clinical testing facilities. We also offer bathing and professional grooming.

We offer critical care hospitalization and 24-hour emergency services at our affiliate partner, Windcrest Animal Hospital in Wilmington. Our core focus is on dogs and cats, so we refer avians and exotics to our affiliate partners. We also refer our clients to our affiliate partner for ultrasound, cardiology, dermatology, and rehabilitation services.