Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital, PA

Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital, PA is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Dover, DE. The professional and courteous staff at Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital, PA seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital, PA strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Dover, DE and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital, PA can serve the needs of you and your cherished family member(s).

Our Mission
To provide high quality pet health and wellness services to assist your pet in living a longer, happier, and healthier life.

To provide our clients with access to leading edge products and services and authoritative educational content focusing on enhancing the human animal bond.

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  • Mon-Fri: 7:45am - 5:45pm
  • Wed: 7:45am - 7:45pm
  • Sat, Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergencies ONLY : Delmarva Animal Emergency Center
  • (302) 697-0850
  • Kimberly A. Gaines, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Kim Gaines graduated in 1995 from U of D, and 1999 from Virginia Tech with a DVM degree. She has been married for 15 years and has two children. Dr. Gaines joined our practice in July 2000, became partner in 2004 and a full owner in 2016. She spends her free time with her family, participating in soccer, soft ball, piano, choir, 4-H, etc. They also love to spend long weekends in Chincoteague when they can get away. Developing long lasting relationships with clients & patients is one of the most enjoyable things about her job. Dr. Gaines has completed the study of Acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Florida. She is very excited about this naturalistic approach she has brought to patient care into the hospital. Feel free to contact the office to learn more!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
  • Robert Henry, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Robert Henry earned his Bachelor's Degree in General Agriculture at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2007, and his Veterinary degree at Virginia Tech in 2011. He returned to the area in February 2016 after practicing small animal medicine in Somerset, Pennsylvania for four and a half years. Dr. Henry has 2 dogs - a Corgi named Goliath, and a Golden Retriever named Aureus, and a cat named Rascal. He enjoys spending his free time with his family, hiking with his dogs, reading and watching movies. His professional interests include dermatology, internal medicine, pain management, and ultrasound.



    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Robyn Lefort, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Robyn Lefort joined Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital in February 2008. Originally from Delaware, Dr. Lefort graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2005, practiced at a large animal ambulatory service in Brooklyn, Connecticut for two and a half years, then moved back home to join Forrest Avenue. She originally served as a mixed animal practitioner but then life happened! She met and married her husband, Aaron, had 2 beautiful boys, Austyn and Wyatt, and realized it was time to narrow her focus and her time on small animals. She misses the large animal world but truly loves seeing everyone's puppy dogs and kitty cats. Her own animal "kids" include 2 cats, Stella and Ayrshire (previously dairy farm kittens), and 1 Sheltie, Miller, who was rescued as a puppy by the staff of Forrest Avenue after being hit by a car. She loves being a part of the Forrest Avenue family and is continually grateful for her hard-working, compassionate staff. She looks forward to meeting you and your pet and extending a heartfelt welcome to our hospital!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
  • Christi Kiessling

    Technician
    Christi has been employed here since 2000. She originally moved here from Illinois, and is currently residing in the Viola area. She lives with her daughter Madison, 2 dogs, Kara and Weezer, and one cat, Raccoon. Christi loves her position here at Forrest Avenue, and can't wait to meet you!!!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
  • Alison Vanderslice

    Licensed Technician
    Alison has been employed at Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital since 2004. She graduated from Delaware Tech in 2004 receiving an associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Along with her husband, daughter, and son at home she has 4 crazy dogs, Sanford, Lilly, Daisy and Chase and one mean old cat, Tiara! Her special interests in animals is behavioral and puppy problems. Alison also likes to breed Golden Retrievers and show them for fun! If you have any questions feel free to call and ask for Alison!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
  • Trisha Goodlin

    Technician
    Trisha started at Forrest Avenue in September 2001. She graduated from Del Tech Community College in 2009 with an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology. She is the proud owner of a wonderful Labrador, Molly, a disgruntled cat, Callie, and her Stiller girl, the best cat in the entire world. Trisha is our Certified Purina Weight Coach and Food Guru. She loves everything about her job and how rewarding it is. Her favorite thing to do in the office is make her coworkers laugh, anesthesia/surgery, drawing blood and saying hi to all of the animals that come in and see us. She even loves the ones that are not so happy to see us, she's always up for a behavioral challenge. The only animal that Trisha is suspicious of is a millipede... Too many legs, it's just not natural! Trisha's biggest hidden talent is that she loves to cook and try new foods. Her slightly embarassing hidden talent is she can sing the song "Ice Ice Baby" word for word. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
  • Mandi Dehorty

    Technician
    Mandi started with us at Forrest Avenue in April of 2012. She attended Middletown High School and has plenty of on the job training that makes her a valued member of our team. Mandi is currently studying to become a licensed veterinary technician. In her free time, Mandi cares for her two yellow labs, Girlfriend and Sugar, her little doggies, Gracie and Reagan, two cats and her herd of goats. She says the best thing about her job is being able to care for the animals. If Mandi could be any animal she'd be a horse so she can run as fast as the wind. Please come allow Mandi to care for your animal today!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • James English

    Technician

    James started at Forrest Avenue in September 2012. He graduated from Del Tech Community College with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Science. He has 3 dogs, Mary, Mowji, and Lily. James loves to cook, bowl, and play X-Box in his spare time. He is afraid of horses and birds. If he could be any animal, James would be a octopus because having eight arms would be really cool!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Allison Lindsay

    Technician

    Allison was hired at Forrest Avenue in 2012 with 9 years of previous experience in the veterinary field. She studied pre-veterinary medicine at the University of Delaware for several years. Allison enjoys spending time in her new home with her dogs, Daphne, Ebenezer, and Blue and her cats, Felix and Belle. For Allison the best part of her job is taking care of critical and hospitalized patients. If she could be any animal she would be a monkey because she likes to get into mischief. Call today to make an appointment to meet Allison!                                

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Christine Rochow

    Groomer

    Christine has been grooming dogs and cats for over 25 years and feels that with regular grooming any dog will grow to love and enjoy their day of beauty! She feels that every dog deserves to be clean and mat free. Christine has a degree in Animal Science and graduated from the North Jersey School of Dog Grooming. She spent a summer cleaning animal enclosures at a zoo in New Jersey. Christine loves all animals and is passionate about keeping the outdoors litter free! Christine has been with FAAH for many years and has seen many puppies grow up with their families. She would love to meet your dog and see the grooming transformation she can make on them!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
  • Stacy Blevins

    Head Receptionist


    Stacy joined our staff in March 2014. She is a 2002  graduate of Smyrna High School and a 2006 graduate of Rocky Mountain College. Stacey has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Equine Science. She was born and raised in Clayton, where she currently resides on her third generation family farm with husband, Jason, her daughter, Madison, and son, Jake. They have 1 black Labrador, Lady. Her favorite part of her job is meeting all the clients and patients!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Lauren Waters

    Receptionist

    Lauren started working at Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital in September 2016. She is a Delaware girl born and raised. Lauren lives with her son, Joseph, and her black lab, Annabel Lee. She would love to be a pet parent to an English bulldog someday. Laurens favorite part of working at Forrest Avenue is getting to meet so many cute animals everyday. Come in and meet Lauren today!!
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 15, 2016
  • Kayla Warnick

    Technician

    Kayla completed her observation hours for the Del Tech's Veterinary Technician program with us at Forrest Avenue. She enjoyed it here so much she applied for a job and we gladly hired her! Kayla is on track to graduate in 2018 with an Associated Degree in Veterinary Technology. She and her husband have two registered Rocky Mountain Horses, Rellie and Allie, and two dogs, Noalie, an Australian Shepherd/Black Lab mix, and Beau, a rat terrier. Kayla loves her new job and would enjoy meeting all our wonderful patients! Make an appointment to meet her today!!

    Years in Practice:
    Oct 24, 2016
  • Megan Marshall

    Management 

    Megan joined our team in December 2016 with 6 years of experience in the Veterinary field. Megan is currently working to complete her Bachelor's of Science degree in Human Resource Management at Wilmington University. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her Fiance, Ryan, who she marries May of this year, and their 3 children, a.k.a. their dogs, Ace, Trigger, and Levi. Megan enjoys interacting with all of our clients and patients and the diversity each day brings.

               

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Tahj Boston

    Technician

    Tahj began working at Forrest Avenue in June 2016. She is currently a Pre-Veterinary student at Delaware State University hoping to attend Veterinary School in 2018. The best part about Tahj's job is everything she gets to do! Working with the pets and their owners are the best job she could ask for. If Tahj could be any animal she would choose to be a Frenchie because they are just so cute!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Jessica Morris

    Technician

    Jessica began working at Forrest Avenue in February 2017. Jessica is new to the area. She is currently enrolled at Penn Foster College working towards an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. Jessica has 1 fur-baby at home, a very silly, energetic dog named Diesel. She absolutely loves animals and wouldn't want to be doing anything else than working with them! Jessica thinks that being able to work with clients and seeing patient's grow is the most rewarding part of it all!
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 15, 2017
  • Hannah

    Technician

    Welcome back Hannah! Hannah worked with us from 2009 until she moved in 2012. She is now back and more excited than ever. She loves working with animals and can't wait to meet your furry friends. Hannah has a few furry friends of her own, Xena and Impa are her two cats who are very rambunctious and keep her on her toes! 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 10, 2017
  • Becca Hyduke

    Receptionist

    Becca just moved to Delaware from North Carolina with her husband Colby and joined the FAAH family! She attended Newberry College in the fall of 2007 and is originally from Highlands, North Carolina. Becca is the youngest of 5 girls. Becca currently does not have any animals yet, only due to recent moving, but came from a family of huge dog lovers! Becca's family had 10 dogs! Becca has a huge heart for animals and is very estatic about meeting all of yours! 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 11, 2017