VCA Delmarva Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Lesley Kroon
    School: Delaware Valley College, BS

    Lesley has been a valued team member here since 2003. She was promoted from technician to technical supervisor in 2010. Lesley is a very compassionate, dedicated, hard working employee. Lesley owns 3 pets. Daisy, a Collie Mix, and 2 cats Zaius and Tootie.

    "Growing up, I've had pets as long as I can remember-though they were a bit untraditional (white ducks and mallards).  From there I have had rabbits, birds fish, a turtle , dogs, and cats as memebers of my family.  I enjoy working with animals and like being a part of ensuring others' family members are healthy.   I find it rewarding to interact with owners and their pets."

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Terri Pardee
    Veterinary Tech School: Delaware Tech
    School: Delaware Tech, Associates Degree

    "I can’t imagine not having animals in my life.  Born and raised on the Eastern Shore, I am the fourth of five girls.  I spent the first 5 years of my life in Berlin, MD on a pony farm.  We then became the typical Delmarva family by moving to a chicken farm (ugh!) in Laurel, DE.  Besides chickens, we also had horses, goats, a milk cow, a pot-bellied pig, chinchillas, peacocks, sheep, llamas, dogs, cats, and even an emu!  After graduating from Delmar High School, I received my Associates degree from Delaware Tech and shortly thereafter became a licensed Vet Tech.  I have been practicing in this field for over 20 years, and I love what I do!  Educating clients on proper health care for their furry 4-legged children is what is most rewarding about my job."

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jessica Bowden

    Jessica joined our team in February 2012.  She has worked as a technician for 3 years.  Jessica loves animals and finds that being a technician is very rewarding.  She has three pets of her own.  2 cats Oreo and Pickles, and 1 spoiled dog Emma.  When Jessica is not working she spends her time with her 2 wonderful children.  She enjoys walking and going to truck & tractor pulls and mud bogs.

    "When I was a little girl I lived on a farm so we were always getting stray animals.
    I would always take them in and feed them and give them a lot of love.
    The sick ones I would do my best to nurse back to health. I eventually got the
    Nickname Ellie Clampett. My passion for animals eventually led me to become a
    Veterinary Technician. Which I Have found to be very rewarding."



Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call us immediately at 410-629-1800

Pet's ER immediately at 410-543-8400