Our Team

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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.

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Cheryl L. Bell, VMD is an associate veterinarian at Windcrest Animal Hospital. She graduated from Duke University and 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 in 2007. 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.

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Karen Brockman, VMD has been an associate veterinarian in emergency and critical care at Windcrest Animal Hospital since 2010. In addition to emergency and critical care medicine, she is especially interested in preventative medicine, internal medicine, toxicology and radiology. Dr. Brockman received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and completed her internship at Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia the following year. Dr. Brockman has been a pet therapy volunteer with Pals For Life since about 1995 and is also on the Veterinary Advisory Board for Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support. She enjoys traveling, reading, Native American culture and history and spending time with family and friends. She has three dogs; Mikey, a sheltie mix, Lady, a beagle and Georgie, a chihuahua mix.

CarolynCassidy-150x150Dr. Carolyn Cassidy
Carolyn Cassidy, VMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 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. Lisa Haviland
Windcrest Animal Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa Haviland, DVM to our family! Dr. Haviland will be seeing cats, dogs, and exotics at our Windcrest location. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. 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, many fish both freshwater and marine, and far too many orchids. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, drawing, knitting, and playing clarinet.

mkern-150x150Dr. 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 in 2006 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.

donnaL-150x150Dr. Donna L. W. Namey
Donna Namey, VMD graduated with the highest honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 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.-Snijders-Website-PicDr. 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 & 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.

MJW-150Dr. Margaret J. White
Dr. Margaret J. White has had an interest in zoology since she was a child. She worked at the National Zoo and several veterinary practices before pursuing her veterinary degree. Dr. White graduated from the Catholic University of America in 1992 with a degree in Biology, and went on to obtain her DVM degree from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 1997. Go Hokies!  She joined the team at Centreville Veterinary Hospital as an associate veterinarian and Chief of Staff in 2007 after moving from the Washington D.C. area. She has been an emergency and critical care veterinarian since 2010 at Windcrest Animal Hospital, and also sees general practice appointments.  Dr. White shares her home with her husband Chris, stepson Caleb, daughter Caitlin, lab mix Abby, and two cats C.C. and Timmy. She has also owned rats, ferrets, a guinea pig, and a rabbit in the past. In her free time she competes in triathlons, gardens, travels, and organizes a playgroup.

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Dr. Tom Wilkerson has known since the age of 4 that he wanted to be a veterinarian and has been working with animals since 13, when he started as a kennel attendant. After fulfilling a family tradition of military service by enlisting in the Army, Dr. Wilkerson went on to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. He graduated from Delaware Valley College in 2005 with a degree in Wildlife Conservation & Biotechnology and then from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 2009. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Wilkerson worked as an Associate Veterinarian in Newtown, PA before joining Windcrest Animal Hospital. He has developed a special interest in exotic animal medicine from his experiences working with wildlife and with lab animals. Tom and his wife, Jasmin, have two daughters, Tonet, and Keira. They also share their home with 2 cats, Ophelia & Laertes, and a mixed-breed dog Maya. In their rare free moments they enjoy hiking, photography and spending time outdoors.

Customer Service Staff:

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From Left to Right:  Nick, Frank, Cristal, Shelly, Tabitha, Dana, Jacquie
Absent from photo:  Carrie, Karen, Kim, Jenn and Heather

Doctor Technicians:

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From Left to Right:  Lisa CVT, Nancy LVT, Heather LVT, Nina, Dani CVT

ICU Staff:


Back Row Left to Right:  Amanda LVT, Isabelle LVT, Cheyenne LVT, Casey
Front Row Left to Right:  Jackie, Daron, Danielle, Regina
Absent from Photo:  June LVT and Cassie

Kennel Staff:

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From Left to Right:  Crystal, Jamie, Brie, Christine and Julia

Rehab Staff:


From Left to Right:  Kate DPT, CCRP (holding Mackenzie) and Breanna LVT (holding Mickey)

 Surgery Technicians:


From Left to Right:  Jaclyn LVT, Amy LVT, Abriel

Treatment Room Technicians:

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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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Windcrest Animal Hospital

3705 Lancaster Pike

Wilmington, DE 19805 - Directions

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Sunday: 9am-6pm

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