We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don't hesitate to call us at (302) 697-0850. Thank you!
Dr. Bernard Brown
Dr. Bernard Brown has worked at Dover Animal Hospital for 40 years, 13 years of which have been continued dedication after the transition to VCA Dover Animal Hospital. I was honored and felt very fortunate to remain on as the Medical Director. I grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts and graduated from North Quincy High School. I further pursued my education and graduated from Michigan State University in 1973 with my degree in Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine. I practice high quality medicine and will never settle for anything less than the best care for any patient being treated at our hospital. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats at home! ‘Chloe’ my boston terrier, ‘Mia’ & ‘Luna’ my rat terriers, and ‘Sasha’ & ‘Lulu’ my siamese cats. In his free time I enjoy exercising, riding motorcycles, being a soccer dad, and traveling!
Dr. Amy Franklin
Dr Franklin is a 2001 gradute of university of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she moved to Delaware and has practicing large animals medicine for nearly 11 years. During this time she has served the pleasure horse and cow communitites and has expanded into racehorse work over the years. She also works occasional weekend shifts at the DAEC.
Dr Franklin lives in Kenton, Delaware, with her husband, two children, three horses, two dogs, and an assortment of other pets, in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and animals, riding her horses, and reading.
Dr. Matthew Weeman
Dr. Matthew Weeman is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he received his Doctorate degree in 2013 and graduated as the president of his class. He went on to obtain his Master’s degree in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Dr. Weeman spent two years practicing mixed animal medicine in upstate New York prior to relocating to the Eastern Shore in 2015. He practiced at another hospital for over a year before joining us at the Delmarva Animal Emergency Center. Dr. Weeman grew up on a dairy farm and is excited to share his passion for veterinary medicine with you and your pets. In his spare time he enjoys working with local 4-H groups and FFA teams. He’s an avid runner and has hiked to some of the highest mountain peaks in Utah’s National Parks. He lives with his wife Hannah, their dog Cooper and their cat that he will eternally refer to as his “kitten”.
Dr. Swain graduated in 2008 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University. She grew up locally graduating from Caesar Rodney High School and Delaware State University. Her favorite past time is reading. Dr. Swain resides locally with her husband, 2 sons, 5 dogs, 2 cats, and many chickens.
Joshua Levinson D.V.M., DACVECC
Dr. Joshua Levinson received a BA from Oberlin College before earning his veterinary degree from the University of Florida in 2002. He practiced emergency medicine at VCA Newark Animal Hospital in Delaware for 4 years, and spent the next three years in an emergency and critical care residency based at the same site. He attended resident rounds weekly at the University of Pennsylvania for 3 years, and rotated through the anesthesia and cardiology services there as well. Following the residency Dr. Levinson became board-certified in emergency and critical care (DACVECC), worked as a staff criticalist, and then became the medical director for emergency and specialty medicine at VCA Newark Animal Hospital.
Dr. Don Gooss
Dr. Don graduated from Sussex Central High School in 1979, received a B.S. degree in Psychology from Eastern University, a M.S. degree in Community Counseling from Villanova University and then a Veterinary Medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. Dr. Don’s wife Ligia is the office manager at Georgetown Animal Hospital. They have three children and a Labrador named ‘Jake Lee KungFu.’
Pam Derickson joined the DAEC April of 2001, she as worked has a Veterinary technincain since 1986. She is married to Keith and has one child Logan. Pam spends her free time going to cow shows with her husband and daughter. She also enjoys going to the Delaware State Fair each year. She also enjoys spending time out side.
Trista Price joined theDAEC in April of 2009. Her areas of interest are exotic medication and client education . She has worked in the veterinary field for 12 yrs. When not working she likes to spend time with her family and friends. She has a yellow lab named Flynn and neopolitian mastiff named Vaccaro
Pam McGinnis LVT, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Pam joined the practice in 2009. Pam has a particular interest in dentistry but loves every aspect of veterinary medicine. She graduated from Harcum Jr. College with a veterinary technician degree in 1979 and has been in the animal field since that time. she also enjoys spending time with their daughters: Meredith and Kelly and grandchildrens: Philip and Madalyn
Kim Parker joined the DAEC in 2005. She has worked as a veterinary receptionist since 1997. She has 4 children. She has a St Bernard named Marti and a Chihuahua named Allee and Duppa mastiff/American Bulldog. Kim spends her free time baking and spending time with her kids crafting and enjoys crafting and pinterest.
Gabi started working in the veterinary field when she was 17 years old; working her way up from veterinary assistant to veterinary technician.Before coming to Delmarva she was an emergency veterinary technician in New Mexico but she is very excited to be part of this amazing team here at Delmarva!On her free time she likes to spend her time with her husband and 2 daughters
Megan Fabi joined DAEC March 2020, she graduated from Lake Forrest High School where she played field hockey and studied Animal Science. She lives on her family’s farm with her daughter Raegan, where they raise pigs, goats, and chickens. When not working she loves to go to the beach or camping. She has a pet named Paisley who is a yorkie.
My name is Kaitie French, I am a proud mom and bonus mom. I am happily married to my hero who has been a firefighter for 25 years and a 911 dispatcher for over 18 years, and I am proud fur mama to my 3 year old fur baby Lola. I am a Bridgeville Native, and grew up on our family farm, where we raise beef cows, sheep and chickens. In my spare time when i am not working, I coach my kids soccer and softball teams and help my kids show their lambs and calves at the State fair. I also love the beach and just being on the farm with the animals and my family, and love to camp in the summer with my kids and husband. I have always loved animals my passion for their well being led me to be in the veterinary field.
I have worked in the veterinarian field for 12 years, until I took a break when I had my second son! My boys are 8 & 5 now so it was time I went back to what I enjoy! I have always loved animals and have several of our own! I am so excited to have this opportunity and to be part of an amazing team!!
I got my start in a large shelter in South Carolina in Feb 2012 with no experience. Little did I know I would be a part of the team that changed that facility into the largest no kill shelter in the southeast, earned an AAHA accreditation, and changed animal welfare in the Deep South. I gained invaluable knowledge working there and at other various shelters, corporate, and private clinics over the years. I’ve cared for thousands of sick and injured animals, assisted in as many surgeries, and educated countless adults and children on proper animal care. I joined DAEC after relocating to the Dover area when my husband received military orders and taking some time away from my veterinary career to be a new mom.