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Welcome to Delmarva Animal Emergency Center

1482 East Lebanon Road
Dover, DE 19901
Call us at 302-697-0850

Fax- 302-697-0989


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Dr. Bernard Brown

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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


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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. Roberta A. Mauro, V.M.D.

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Dr. Mauro is originally from Chichester, PA.  She graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Animal Science and is a member of the University of Delaware Alumni Association.  After graduation from University of Delaware she began her professional education at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine earning her VMD in 1998.  She joined Brenford Animal Hospital in 2005 and does a few shifts a month at the Delmarva Animal Emergency Center.  Dr. Mauro is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association.  She has served on the Board of Directors for the DVMA.  She is currently serving as president of the Delaware State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.  
     Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is when animals that have been hospitalized are feeling better and get reunited with their families.  And, of course, puppy kisses!  Her special interests include general surgery, dermatology, and urinary tract diseases.
     She currently resides in Townsend with her husband, Dominick and two children, Audrey and Eric.  They have two mixed-breed dogs and two Boston Terriers.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, fishing, hiking, and going to the beach.  She also loves to watch her favorite sports teams whenever possible – the Philadelphia Phillies and Flyers, the Green Bay Packers, and Notre Dame’s Football Team.

Pam Derickson- Manager


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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.

Amanda Halley


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Amanda Halley joined the DAEC in . She has worked as a Veterinary Technician since 2002. She is married. She spend most of her free time with her dogs and riding her horse on her family farm.

Kim Parker


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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.

Trista Price


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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

Kristen Rios


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My name is Kristen Rios. I graduated from Polytech High School and attended Delaware Techs Veterinary Technology Program. I have been in the veterinary field for around 7 years. I enjoy spending time with my husband Damien and 2 dogs, Roxie and Hemi.

Cheyanne Pritchard


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Cheyanne joined DAEC in 2013. She graduated from Lake Forest High School and studied Animal Science at the University of Delaware. Cheyanne has been a veterinary technician since 2008. She lives on a farm with her fiancé Shawn and their two children  Harbor and Axel. They have with 3 horses Zip, Libby, & Reba, as well as 3 dogs Blondie, Bailey, & roxxy. Cheyanne enjoys spending her free time coaching & playing field hockey with her family & showing livestock.


Amy Starr

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Amy has been a veterinary technician for 8 years, 2 of those years as a large animal technician. She has worked with animals for more than 20 years, from riding and driving horses to grooming and showing in obedience trials. Amy enjoys spending time with her two daughters: Morgan and Caitlyn. She has two Yellow Labs (Bri and Yeti), two cats (Leo and Clover) and a cockatiel.

Jeanine Whitman

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Hello. I'm Jeanine Whitman, I have been in the veterinary field since 1997. I recently started here at DAEC in 2015. I have done mostly emergency work starting in 2001. My husband Shawn and I live on a farm with our four daughters. We have a variety of farm and indoor pets. I love to spend time with my girls, to bake, and spend time outdoors. I also have a traveling petting zoo and do pony rides for birthday parties in the area.

Dr. John Gooss

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University of Pennsylvania in 1990.  Small animal veterinarian in a rural practice in lower DE. Married 26 years and father of six.

Dr. Matthew Weeman

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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”.

Pam McGinnis, LVT, Licensed Veterinary Technician

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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

Dr. Swain

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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.

Katie Mitchell

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I'm from Dover DE born and raised.. Graduated in 2003 from the vet tech program at del tech in Georgetown. I've been a vet tech for 15 years.. I started off large animal and after 9 years or so of large animal I moved to small animal.. I now work with both large and small animal and own my own pet sitting business.. I have 2 dogs of my own, 1 cat and a horse..

Joshua Levinson D.V.M., DACVECC

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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. Levinson has published on the use of ultrasound for internal bleeding, and to assist his practice has received specialty training in heart and abdominal ultrasound.  He recently moved to Dover with his Doberman, Theo, and is available full time as a specialist at Brenford Animal Hospital, including management of heart disease as well as general and preventive medicine.

Dr. Stephanie Shapiro 

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Dr. Stephanie Shapiro is a 2017 graduate of Cornell University, originally from Long Island, NY. She received her B.S. in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences from the University of Delaware and decided to return to the First State after veterinary school. She started working at Atlantic Veterinary Center in Middletown before joining the team at Delmarva Animal Emergency Center. Dr. Shapiro enjoys getting to experience both the primary care medicine offered by AVC and the emergency medicine at DAEC.

Dr. Shapiro is happy to work with a variety of animals, ranging from dogs and cats to small exotic pets and wildlife. In her spare time, she can be found training her furry feline, "Willow," or out ballroom, Latin, or swing dancing. 

Lindsay Plummer

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Lindsay Plummer has been a Veterinary technician for 7 years. She is currently the lead Veterinary technician for Duck Creek Animal Hospital in Smyrna Delaware. She and her wife have dogs, cats and chickens as pets. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking and fishing. 

Hours of Operation

Monday- 6pm to 8am


Tuesday-  6pm to 8am


Wednesday- 6pm to 8am


Thursday-  6pm to 8am


Open Friday at 6pm

until Monday at 8am