Windcrest Animal Hospital
3705 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, DE 19805 - Directions
Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Our team is made up of veterinary experts who are at the top of their field and truly love animals. While under their care, your animal will be treated like he or she is their own. Read below to meet our staff of qualified professionals.
Dr. Cheryl L. Bell
Cheryl L. Bell, VMD is Chief of Staff at Centreville Veterinary Hospital and an associate veterinarian at Windcrest Animal Hospital. She graduated from Duke University and has a Master’s Degree from The George Washington University. After a career in consulting and advertising in Washington DC and New York City, Dr. Bell decided to follow a childhood dream and went back to school. She received her veterinary medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bell has volunteered for numerous animal rescue organizations and shelters in New York, Philadelphia and locally. She has fostered hundreds of cats in danger of euthanasia prior to finding new adoptive parents. She is especially interested in endocrinology, internal medicine and dermatology. Dr. Bell lives in Chadds Ford, PA with her son Cole, a dog named Cooper and three cats named Oliver, Eva and Vladimir.
Dr. Carolyn Cassidy
Carolyn Cassidy, VMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a veterinarian at Windcrest and Hockessin Animal Hospitals. Dr. Cassidy’s areas of interest are medicine and ultrasonography. Dr. Cassidy has wanted to be a vet for as long as she can remember, with a strong desire to help and care for all animals. The memorable experiences of Dr. Cassidy’s are all associated with her saving an animal that was critically ill or had a poor prognosis. Dr. Cassidy’s family includes her husband Timothy and three daughters, Anna, Elizabeth, and Rebecca. Her family of animals includes her dog (Merlin) and cats (Princess, Pipi and Prince Caspian). Dr. Cassidy also enjoys gardening, cooking, running, cycling, skiing and hiking.
Dr. Bruce Damme
Bruce Damme, VMD is currently retired from practice. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and is currently co-owner of Windcrest Animal Hospital, Hockessin Animal Hospital, Talleyville Veterinary Hospital and Centreville Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Damme grew up with a multitude of pets and always wanted to care for animals. Dr. Damme has been a volunteer vet at the Delaware SPCA for over 23 years. Dr. Damme’s family includes his wife Elaine, a black lab (Ella), a chocolate lab (Kona), and two cats (Isabella and Little Boy). His hobbies include hiking, cross country skiing, biking and the great outdoors.
Dr. F. Morgan Dawkins
Morgan Dawkins, DVM graduated from the University of Tennessee and is a co-owner of Windcrest, Hockessin, Talleyville, Graylyn Crest and Centreville Veterinary Hospitals. Dr. Dawkins has a special interest in exotic species and orthopedic surgery. He has known since elementary school that he wanted to be a veterinarian. The most memorable experiences of his career were his first day working as a doctor and the day he had a Bengal tiger cub as a patient.
Dr. Dawkins has served in the following capacities:
Dr Dawkins was awarded the Veterinarian of the Year by the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association in 2012.
His family includes his beautiful wife Jennifer (Chief of Staff at Centreville Veterinary Hospital) and children – Collin, Bailey, Sidney and Trevor. Family pets include two dogs, both border collies (Gilly and Jack) currently being trained for sheep herding trials; cats (Tahlula, Dorito and Mango), a rabbits (Scooter), a tortoise (Tortillini), two chinchillas, a pen full of chickens and ducks and lastly, a small flock of sheep (for Gilly and Jack). His hobbies include woodworking, gardening, sheepdog training, reptiles, motorcycle riding, SCUBA and sitting on the beach on a tropical island.
Dr. Lisa Haviland
Lisa Haviland, DVM graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Haviland sees cats, dogs, and exotics at our Windcrest location. She has always loved working with animals of all species. Her love of birds blossomed at the local parrot sanctuary, where she volunteered for seven years. In the pursuit of a veterinary career she spent six months living in Kenya doing wildlife conservation, and throughout vet school worked at her local zoo. She shares her home with her cat Nianjema (aka Gem), rabbit Momo, dog Toffee, many fish both freshwater and marine, several lizards and far too many orchids. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, drawing, knitting, and playing clarinet.
Dr. Meryl Kern
Meryl Kern, DVM has been at Windcrest since 2012. She has a special interest in emergency medicine and critical care. Dr. Kern graduated from The Ohio State University and then completed a one year internship at New Jersey Equine. She has experience working with cats, dogs, horses and exotic animals. Her personal animals include several riding horses, racehorses, and dogs. Her Boston terrier, Chloe, is also learning how to perform in agility. Outside of work Dr. Kern can usually be found riding horses, snowboarding or traveling.
Dr. Donna L. W. Namey
Donna Namey, VMD graduated with the highest honors from the University of Pennsylvania and is co-owner of Windcrest Animal Hospital, Hockessin Animal Hospital, Talleyville Veterinary Hospital and Centreville Veterinary Hospital. She has a special interest in ultrasonography. Dr. Namey counts her veterinary school acceptance phone call as one of her most memorable experiences. This call allowed her to fulfill her childhood dream of a career caring for pets. Dr. Namey and her husband, George and their children, Jacob and Samuel enjoy spending time together. She also enjoys gardening, scrap booking and her family’s pets: 3 dogs (Pumpkin, Sunny and Maggie) and cats: (Hope, Annabell and Stripe).
Dr. Louis Snijders, BVSC
Dr. Louis Snijders graduated from Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria in South Africa. His mother, Dr. Lorraine deJager, is also a veterinarian. Dr. Snijders is a veterinarian at Windcrest Animal Hospital and is part of the Critical Care and Emergency Care team. His veterinary interests include critical care, surgery and oncology. He holds memberships in VECCS and AVMA. He and his wife, Rachel, have two sons who live in South Africa. Dr. Snijders’ hobbies include classic cars, sport photography and farming with cashmere goats. He is also an internationally qualified fencing referee and has competed as a fencer in various countries.
From Left to Right: Nick, Frank, Cristal, Shelly, Tabitha, Dana, Jacquie
Absent from photo: Carrie, Karen, Kim, Jenn and Heather
From Left to Right: Nina, Kirsten CVT, Nancy LVT, Dani CVT, Alisa
Back Row Left to Right: June LVT, Amanda LVT, Cheyenne LVT, Isabelle LVT
Front Row Left to Right: Cassie, Regina, Stephanie, Jackie
From Left to Right: Crystal, Jamie, Brie, Christine and Julia
From Left to Right: Kate DPT, CCRP (holding Mackenzie) and Breanna LVT (holding Mickey)
From Left to Right: Lauren, Amy LVT, Jaclyn LVT
From Left to Right: Cassie, Ben, Karen LVT, Danielle LVT, Danielle, Breanna LVT
Absent from photo: Megan, Renee, Heather LVT, Amanda
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