Get to know our team!

Delmarva Animal Emergency Center is proud to serve Dover, DE,  and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.

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!

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Bernard Brown
Dr. Bernard Brown

D.V.M.

Dr Bernard Brown was Born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts. Dr. Brown knew that he wanted to become a veterinarian since 7th grade. He attended Michigan State University and dived right into small animal medicine upon graduation. He currently serves as a board member for the Delmarva Animal Emergency Center as well as one of the original owners and is a past member and President of the Capital City Rotary Club. With 40 years of experience, Dr. Brown lives coastal beach town along with his wife, 3 dogs and 2 cats.

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Dr. Amy Franklin
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Dr. Swain
Dr. Swain

D.V.M.

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 pastime is reading.

Dr. Swain resides locally with her husband, 2 sons, 5 dogs, 2 cats, and many chickens.

Dr. Joshua Levinson
Dr. 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.

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Dr. Whitney Miller

D.V.M.

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Dr. William C. Wade

D.V.M., C.V.A.

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Dr. Joshua Levinson
Dr. Robyn Lefort

D.V.M.

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Dr. Jennifer Scheidt

V.M.D.

Dr. Scheidt graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and completed an internship with the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware the following year. She resides in Middletown, Delaware with her husband, 2 sons, cats, dog, and chickens.

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Dr . Roberta Mauro

D.V.M.

Dr. Roberta Mauro is a 1998 graduate of University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. She is a Delaware County, Pennsylvania native. She currently lives in Townsend with her husband and 4 dogs. She has 2 children attending University of Delaware. She enjoys being back at DAEC after taking a few years off. Her favorite part of working at DAEC is the awesome veterinary technicians and support staff.

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Dr. Gruber
D.V.M.

Dr. Gruber is from a beef and tobacco country in Carroll County, KY. He graduated from Carroll County High School in 2006, and Centre College in 2010 where he threw discus and hammer on the track and field team and graduated with a BS in biology and a minor in Environmental Science. He then went to trade school for a year and learned blacksmithing/farriery (horseshoeing) and graduated from Kentucky Horseshoeing School in 2011. He stayed in Kentucky and worked as a veterinary technician at a small animal clinic, a large equine referral hospital, shod horses, and continued with graduate school for the next 3 years studying reproductive and comparative physiology at Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. He was finally accepted to Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated magna cum laude in 2017. While there he was a large and small anatomy tutor all 4 years, a Merck Veterinary Scholar, the class parliamentarian all 4 years, and presented at the Merial NIH symposium and AAEP conference. He has practiced mixed animal and emergency medicine since graduation. He is a member of the AAEP, AABP, KVMA, KAEP, and AVMA, is USDA category II accredited, Fear Free Certified, and licensed in 5 states. He has an almost 13yo rat terrier named Rambo who is his shadow. In his free time he likes to work out, bow hunt, read, hike, and tinker on whatever project car he has at the time. He is very willing to share his experiences and advice with pre-vet and veterinary students.

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Dr. Gil Vansciver

D.V.M.

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Our Staff

Pam Derickson
Pam Derickson
Practice Manager / Vet Technician

Pam Derickson joined the Delmarva Animal Emergency Center in April of 2001, she has worked as a Veterinary Technician 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 outside.

Trista Price
Trista Price
Trista Price joined Delmarva Animal Emergency Center in April 2009. Her areas of interest are exotic medication and client education. She has worked in the veterinary field for 12 years.

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
Pam McGinnis
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 grandchildren: Philip and Madalyn

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Kim Parker

Veterinary Receptionist

Kim Parker joined Delmarva Animal Emergency Center in 2005. She has worked as a Veterinary Receptionist since 1997.

She has 4 children. She has a St Bernard named Marti, a Chihuahua named Allee, and a Duppa mastiff/American Bulldog.

Kim spends her free time baking and spending time with her kids crafting and enjoys crafting and Pinterest.

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Gabi Partida

Veterinary Technician

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!

In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband and 2 daughters.

Torrey Boynton
Torrey Boynton
Torrey joined Delmarva Animal Emergency Center in June 2020.

She has been working in the veterinary field for 10 years. Torrey spends her free time with her husband, daughter, and their 2 dogs, a cat and a bearded dragon.

Her favorite animals to work with are large animals and exotics.

Katey Reagan
Katey Reagan

I 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 my own! I am so excited to have this opportunity and to be part of an amazing team!!

Isabel algarin
Isabel algarin

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 many surgeries, and educated countless adults and children on proper animal care.

I joined Delmarva Animal Emergency Center after relocating to the Dover area when my husband received military orders and took some time away from my veterinary career to be a new mom.

Morgan Michelau
Morgan Michelau

Animal care has been a passion of mine since childhood! I’ve been in veterinary medicine for 11 years, with a special interest and dedication to the care of our senior pets.

My love of caring for our furry patients when their family is unable to be with them led me to join the team at Delmarva Animal Emergency Center in August 2021.

In my spare time, I enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, and cuddling with my 6-year-old torti Naya.

Jared
Jared

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Liz
Liz

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Brittany
Brittany

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Heather
Heather

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Destiny
Destiny

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Becca
Becca

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Amire
Amire

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Wendy
Wendy

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Chrissy
chrissy
I’ve been in this field since 1996. It’s an amazing career to be able to help animals.

I have 2 amazing boys 3 dogs 1 ferret 1 cat and a koi pond. I love to hunt fish and camp. I have lived in Delaware all my life.

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Theresa

Theresa Carter is a married mother of four. Theresa’s family is a foster fail family through Grass Roots Rescue. She loves all things Star Wars. Her dog’s name is Ember Rae, and her daughter’s two dogs are Kylo Ren and Millennium Falcon. Theresa’s family keeps her pretty busy, but when she has spare time, she enjoys a good cheesy Hallmark movie! 

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April

April received her associate degree in veterinary technology in 2009 and has been a vet tech since 2008. April grew up in Vermont and recently relocated to Delaware to be with her boyfriend. April has loved and rescued animals for as long as she can remember. She spends her free time with her boyfriend, son, and dogs, camping and swimming.

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Bri

As a child, Brianna (who goes by Bri) always knew she wanted to help animals. She was a major part of her high school’s animal sciences class and FFA. Bri showed dairy goats through high school and college. After high school, she went to the University of Delaware for premed. Since she has been working in the field, she can’t wait to learn more through ER.