VCA Dover Animal Hospital

Kimberly Rife, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, 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 Sanctuary and local veterinarians she decided this is what she wanted to do the rest of her life, help animals.  Dr. Rife worked at our hospital as a veterinary technician for several years and then decided to further her education and become a veterinarian, which she did.  Our hospital had the pleasure of seeing her return to our family.  Dr. Rife has several talents and we have had the pleasure of seeing her grow from a technician to a great doctor who enjoys all aspects of being a doctor. 


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:  Please call us immediately at 302-674-1515
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY:   Please call the Delmarva Animal Emergency Center
at 302-697-0850