VCA Dover Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Dover Animal Hospital

Phone: 302-674-1515
Phone: 302-674-1516
Fax: 302-674-3099
1151 South Governors Avenue
Dover, DE 19904
Business Hours
Sun Closed
surgery drop off's are scheduled so please contact our office.

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

At VCA Dover Animal Hospital, your pets are as important to our family as they are to you! Our staff believes that preventive care is the most important part of your pet's long-term health.

When you visit our hospital, you will experience why our hospital has been such an integral part of the Dover community for over 60 years and why customers in Kent County has entrusted their pets health in us. We continue to serve the following communities; Dover, Milford, Smyrna, Kenton, Magnolia, Frederica, Felton, Harrington, Hartly and other surrounding communities. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to serve you and your pet's every need.

VCA Dover Animal Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the area with an AAHA accreditation, which acknowledges our hospital's very high standards of medicine and customer service. We are very proud of this accomplishment and the teamwork our staff put toward earning this accreditation.

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New to VCA?

In addition to the traditional services you'd expect from a veterinary hospital, we offer pets and pet parent a selection of additional veterinary services for pocket pets, iguanas and guinea pigs. We will provide on site grooming, so you can count on us to meet all your pets needs.

If you aren't sure if we offer a specific service that's important to you, please ask us. We may already offer it, or can refer you to one of our sister animal hospitals in the area or one of our veterinary referral hospitals.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Dover Animal Hospital, is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From check-in to check-out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Dr. Doug Gilison
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Gilison received his undergraduate degree from Boston College in 1994 and after several years on Wall Street decided to change directions and

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Dr. Kimberly Rife
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Rife was raised in Smyrna Delaware and decided at a young age that she had a true calling for animals and after working for the Animal Humane

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Over The Top
Sara Jones from Dover

I had just moved to Dover and tried several places to get my cat in to see a doctor because he couldn't urinate, with no luck I had called three hospitals and they all told me I would have to wait until Monday to get in and one actually told me Wednesday. I decided one more place and I called VCA Dover Animal Hospital and the secretary told me that my cat needs to be examined right away, when I told her that I wasn't a client she told me well you are starting now and to come right over! I was so relieved that someone would let my cat come in and they did surgery on him that afternoon on a Saturday because he couldn't wait and the doctor said he was really uncomfortable. They gave me information on the procedure and discussed everything with me in detail. I can't express to them how much that meant to me and I owe them everything, when I thanked them and told them how much I appreciated their help the girl told me "That's what were here for". While I was waiting for my cat to be looked at the employee offered me coffee and even came out in the lobby to let me know he was running a little behind schedule. I was concerned about not being seen before they closed and she told me it doesn't matter if were here until midnight your baby will be taken care of. This was over the top treatment, they not only treated my sick cat but treated us like we were number one! One of the girls even gave my young daughter a coloring book and some crackers to keep her occupied while I spoke to the doctor. What an amazing place this is!! I was almost sorry that I moved to Delaware when I couldn't get my cat looked at in any of the other hospitals but now I am glad I did, this is a top rated hospital with caring people and they are the BEST!!!

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
302-674-1515 or request an appointment.