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Corona Virus Update

For the safety of our staff and clients during this time we are limiting the contact of face to face and implementing clients to call from their vehicle when they arrive and have one of our staff come and get your pet. Once the doctor is done with the exam, we will call you and give you an update on any findings. We will be utilizing our front window for transactions. 

We hope that everyone understands that we are just trying to keep everyone safe so that we can continue to provide services for out clients and their pets. If you have any questions please call us at 443-877-6556.

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Welcome to North East Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Elkton,MD
Call us at (443) 877-6556

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We are excited to now offer Petly Preventive Care Plans to our clients. With the preventive care plan you get 2 FREE EXAMS. Preventive care plans help you save money on the healthcare you were already planning for your furry family members with affordable monthly Payments.
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Dr. Kerrianne Hanlin
Elkton Veterinarian | North East Animal Hospital | (443) 877-6556

1771 W. Pulaski Highway
Elkton, MD 21921

In consideration of other clients needing appointments, please give a 24 hour notification to our clinic for appointment cancellations; failure to do so will incur a $55.00.


Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Kerrianne Hanlin

     Born and resided in the Lehigh Valley, PA most of her life.  She earned a BS from Penn State University, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. Dr. Hanlin has completed specialized training in veterinary dentistry, nutrition, feline medicine, and several modalities of holistic veterinary medicine. She has been actively working as a small animal veterinarian since 1988. Dr. Hanlin earned certification in Animal Chiropractic care in 2002 at Options for Animals.

  • Dr.
    Judith Simpson

    Dr. Judith D. Simpson is a lifelong resident of Maryland.  She graduated Nursing school in 1988 and got her BA in Biology from UMBC in1991. She got her Veterinary degree in 1997 from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced as an Associate Veterinarian at several Veterinary hospitals in the Baltimore area.

  • Rex Hanlin

    After Rex retired from teaching in 2012, they purchased North East Animal Hospital in June 2012. Rex was a technology/vocational education teacher in Pennsylvania and Virginia for many years. He has been busy doing extensive renovations to the building since the purchase. Rex is married to Kerrianne Hanlin, and his hobbies and interests include spending time with his grandkids, woodworking, gardening, driving his convertible and listening to Jazz.

  • ​Trish

     Trish has been  with NEAH for 16 years and loves it!  Trish shares her home with a lab named Hoss who is 1 year old, a cat named Max who is 8 years old, and a Beta fish named Oliver who is 2 years old.  Trish has been married for 27 years and has a 22 year old daughter and a 24 year old son.  Trish enjoys being outdoors, gardening, kayaking, fishing and hiking; her favorite place to spend her time is the beach.

  • Cindy

    Bio coming soon.

  • Joanne

     Joanne has worked in the field of veterinary medicine for 20 years.  Her background is primarily emergency, critical care, and surgery.  She enjoys all aspects of patient care with a particular interest in anesthesia.  Joanne lives in Rising Sun and shares her home with Bunny.

  • Hailey

    Hailey joined NEAH at the beginning of 2018 after previously working at a local animal shelter.  She has 2 dogs, and spends her time hiking, boating, and being outside.  Hailey loves meeting all of the NEAH clients and patients.

  • Lindsey
    Office Manager

    Lindsey is a New Orleans native who has always had a passion for fur babies.  She has done feline rescue for many years.  She began working at NEAH in February, 2016 and loves working and meeting all of the cute patients.  Currently she has 6 feline fur babies, most are special needs and ALL are spoiled - there names are Mufozzie, Dixie, Luna, Tarzan, Leia, and Helix.

  • Angel
    Client Service Representatives

    Angel is a 2014 graduate of Rising Sun High School and has worked in customer service for the past few years.  She is certified for Level 1 Reiki and anticipates completing Level 2 and Animal Reiki Training this year.  In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, yoga, and spending time with family, friends, and her pets.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "They took very Good care of my (Teddy Bear) dog. Thank you for your kind care"
  • "Feel like they love my beloved Rusty and and treat him as such. Everyone is friendly and Dr Hanlin doesn’t rush through visit. Listened and resolved issues with medication. Girls at desk so great and courteous. Thanks North East Animal Hospital !!"
  • "Everyone here is very passionate about animals & you can trust the care your fur babies will be given. Wonderful facility & we are very blessed to have found them."
  • "My Stan is a frequent flyer at the vet with ear infections. The staff at north east animal hospital always try to fit me to be seen (most of the time same day as I call). I appreciate the knowledge and their care with my furry best friend."
  • "The very best of everything a pet owner needs and wants"
  • "Fantastic staff."
  • "You can tell this is just not their job but a passion. Everyone was so caring and being new puppy parents we had a lot of questions which were answered with concern."
  • "N. E. A. H. is great! I am on my third and forth dog using them and I have never had a disappointing experience. add to that how competitive their pricing is and I would suggest N. E. A. H. to everyone."
  • "I had a emergency with Gizzy. I was told to come in right away. I was really grateful for that. Thank you! The staff was very nice and helpful."
  • "I was seen today by Judith D. Simpson. My small male cat was in a cat fight. He was abused as a kitten. She has a special way with cats. He stayed so calm. The girl that checked us in also was amazing with him. Cat people this is place for you."

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