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
The mission of the doctors and staff at Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital is to deliver the utmost, quality veterinary medical care with loving compassion and respect to our patients and clients. By providing progressive and unique treatment options, personalized patient care, unrivaled service, and honest, open communication, we are able to nurture the human-animal bond, improving and comfortably extending the lives of our furry friends. Our team strives to make each visit beneficial and enjoyable for all family members. Through our heartfelt concern for you and your pet, we hope your experience with Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital will make you feel part of our extended family. 

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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

    Office Manager
    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. 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
  • 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 at 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.  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 her husband, Jason, her daughter, Madison, and son, Jake. They have 1 Chocolate Labrador, Trouble. Her favorite part of her job is meeting all the clients and patients!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • 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 a rotten little pony named Rusty, two registered Rocky Mountain Horses, Rellie and Allie, and three dogs, Noalie, Sully, and Beau. Kayla loves her job and would enjoy meeting all our wonderful patients! Make an appointment to meet her today!!

    Years in Practice:
    Oct 24, 2016
  • Hannah Villa

    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
  • Morgan Cochran

    Technician

    Morgan started volunteering her senior year of high school at Forrest Avenue and was hired in 2011. Morgan is now in college working towards her radiology degree. She absolutely loves her job, although her allergies do not. Morgan's favorite part of her job is seeing how far some of her sick patients come along and watching the others grow. Come on in and let Morgan snuggle your pet! 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Lauren Waters

    Receptionist

    Lauren is a Delaware girl, born and raised. She has a son that she loves to spend time with and a black lab named Annabel Lee. Lauren likes to spend her spare time with her family or traveling to different, fun places. The thing Lauren loves most about her job is being able to cuddle with her patients. Give our office a call now to speak with Lauren and get set up with an appointment!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Kerry Bowman

    Kerry was born and raised in Harrington, DE. I graduated with honors from Delaware Technical Community College in 2010, with a major in Criminal Justice. I started to pursue my bachelor's degree, but joined the Delaware State Police Academy in 2014. I worked as a police officer for one year, then moved to PA in 2015 with my husband. I started working as a Veterinary Assistant in 2016 for about 3 years before moving back to Delaware. I have also worked on and off as a personal trainer for the last 10 years. I enjoy competing in Strongman competitions in my spare time, as well as playing piano, bass guitar, ukulele, playing video games and spending time outdoors with my 3 dogs.
    Years in Practice:
    May 20, 2019