Windcrest Doctors

Dr. Cheryl L. Bell

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

Dr. Bell lives in Chadds Ford, PA with her son Cole, a dog named Cooper and two cats named Oliver and Eva.

 

Dr. Karen Brockman

Karen Brockman, VMD has been at Windcrest Animal Hospital since 2010. She has a special interest in emergency and critical care medicine, toxicology, internal medicine and radiology. Dr. Brockman received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and completed an internship at Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia. She has experience in general practice in addition to emergency medicine.

Dr. Brockman lives with her two dogs, Victor and Lucy. She has been a pet therapy volunteer with Pals For Life for about 15 years. Dr. Brockman enjoys traveling, reading, Native American history and culture and spending time with friends and family.

 

Dr. Carolyn Cassidy

Carolyn Cassidy, VMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and is currently a part-time veterinarian at Windcrest. 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 (Isabella) and cats (Lovey, Willow and Phantom). Dr. Cassidy also enjoys running, gardening, cooking and hiking.

 

Dr. Anthony Dallatore

Dr. Anthony Dallatore, VMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 and is currently an associate veterinarian at Windcrest Animal Hospital. Dr. Dallatore has an interest in exotic animal medicine, internal medicine, surgery and dentistry.

Dr. Anthony is the proud father of twin boys, Sebastiano Donato and Donte Michael born in June 2009. His wife, Mary Ann is a licensed veterinary technician.

They have a three-legged Papillion (Georgio), a Havenese (Hairiette), three domestic shorthair cats (Wilhelmina, Sasha and Noel), a Persian cat (Isabella) and two ferrets.

Dr. Dallatore also enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and fishing and is a volunteer at handicap and juvenile fishing programs.

 

Dr. Bruce Damme

Bruce Damme, VMD 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 (Mr. Moose), and four cats (Annabelle, Isabella, Little Boy and Sammy). His hobbies include hiking, biking and the great outdoors.

 

Dr. Annie Ireland

Annie Ireland, DVM, received her B.S. from Virginia Tech and studied veterinary medicine at Ross University. She graduated in 2013 following her clinical year of study at Auburn University. She recently returned home to Delaware and joined the Windcrest Animal Hospital Emergency & Critical Care team in 2014. Her professional interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine and working with a variety of species.

In her spare time, Dr. Ireland enjoys running, travel and riding & showing her horse, Stella. She also has one well traveled dog, Jack.

 

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 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./p>

 

Dr. Natalie Miller

Natalie Miller graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with her veterinary degree and a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology: Parasitology. She is a part time associate veterinarian at both Graylyn Crest Animal Hospital and Windcrest Animal Hospital. She is a member of the AVMA and is also a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Her professional interests include animal behavior (especially feline) and internal medicine. In addition to cats and dogs, she enjoys working with large animals, especially cattle, sheep, and goats.

Dr. Miller has 4 cats (Felix, Argos, Fig, and Mini) and a dog (Ginger) of her own (all rescued!), plus regularly fosters both cats and dogs (and the occasional guinea pig) for a local animal rescue group. She and her husband enjoy hiking, camping, cooking, and reading in their spare time.

 

Dr. 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. Dr. Namey is a frequent guest speaker at her children’s school. She also enjoys gardening, scrap booking and her family’s pets: 2 dog (Pumpkin and Sunny) and cats: (Hope, Annabell and Stripe).

 

Dr. Louis Snijders, BVSC

Dr. Louis Snijders graduated from Ondersteporrt, University of Pretoria in South Africa. His mother, Dr. Lorraine deJager, is also a veterinarian. Dr. Snijders is an associate veterinarian at Windcrest Animal Hospital and is part of the Critical Care & Emergency Care team.

Dr. Snijders has always wanted to make a difference in the quality of life for animals and seeing the joy on their owners’ faces. His most memorable experience in his veterinary career was doing three esophageal surgeries in one week shortly after graduating.

Dr. Snijders, wife Rachel and sons Anthonie and Tristan have a family of pets including: a Jack Russel Terrier (Shinto), a budgie (Regie) as well as Billy, Nanny, Casper and 160 other cashmere goats.

Dr. Snijders’ hobbies include classic cars, sport photography and farming. He is also an internationally qualified fencing referee and has participated as a fencer in various countries.

 

Dr. Margaret J. White

Dr. Margaret J. White, DVM graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 1997 after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the Catholic University of America.

She joined the team at Centreville Veterinary Hospital in June 2007 as an associate veterinarian and joint Chief of Staff. Dr. White joined the staff of Windcrest Animal Hospital in August of 2010 and is currently an emergency and critical care veterinarian.

She has an interest in exotic small mammals, animal behavior and surgery. Dr. White also currently serves on the board of the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. White shares her home with her husband Chris, stepson Caleb, a lab-mix puppy (Abby), a rambunctious black cat (Timmy) and a rescued Siamese mix (CC). She has owned several cats, dogs, ferrets, pet rats, and a guinea pig in the past. In her free time, she competes in triathlons, travels, gardens and hikes.

 

Dr. Tom Wilkerson

Dr. Tom Wilkerson, DVM graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 2009. He 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 volunteer kennel attendant.

After fulfilling a family tradition of military service by enlisting in the Army following high school, Dr. Wilkerson went on to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. 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 & with lab animals.

Tom and his wife, Jasmin, have two daughters, Tonet, and Keira. They also share their home with 2 cats, Bloo & Cheez, a mixed-breed dog Maya, and Emerald, an Eclectus parrot. In their rare free moments they enjoy hiking, photography and spending time outdoors.

 

Centreville Doctors

Dr. Jennifer Dawkins

Jennifer Dawkins, DVM graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1997 and is currently Chief of Staff at Centreville Animal Hospital. Dr. Dawkins knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from a very young age. She is a member of AVMA and the Delaware Veterinary Medical Assoc.

Dr. Dawkins grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and her family includes husband Morgan, also a veterinarian at Windcrest Animal Hospital, and her children Collin, Bailey, Sidney and Trevor. Family pets include dogs, Spot, Jack and Gilly, cats Taz, Tibby and Tahlula, 2 rabbits, a guinea pig named Max, 2 Chinchillas, Izzy and Kylie, 2 tortoises, Tortellini and Jack, salt water fish and a pen full of ducks and chickens. In her spare time, Dr. Dawkins enjoys mosaic and stained glass artwork as well as reading.

 

Dr. Stacey Creasey

Stacey Creasey, DVM (formerly Dr. Graves) is an associate veterinarian who works at many of the Windcrest Animal Hospital satellite locations. Dr. Creasey is a 2004 graduate of Mississippi State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Creasey graduated with honors and is a member of the The Society of Phi Zeta-The Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to her veterinary degree, Dr. Creasey worked as a human nurse receiving her bachelors of nursing degree in 1997 from the University of Delaware. Her areas of interest include emergency, dermatology, and feline medicine.

Dr. Creasey’s interest in animal medicine was evident from an early age as she started working at Windcrest Animal Hospital when she was just 14 years old. She continued working through high school and college and moved from the ranks of kennel assistant to veterinary technician. After veterinary school graduation in 2004, Dr. Creasey moved onto general practice then an emergency clinic role at Windcrest before moving on to other local hospitals. In 2013, Dr. Creasey “came home” and rejoined the Windcrest Animal family once again. She currently sees appointments at the Talleyville and Centerville locations.

Dr. Creasey is married to her husband, Brett, and has a son, Cole. Additionally, she has four cats, all of which are rescues (George, Alley, Penny, & Crushy). When not working, Dr. Creasey enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with her family.

 

Graylyn Crest Doctors

Dr. F. Morgan Dawkins

Morgan Dawkins, DVM graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1996 and is a co-owner of Windcrest, Hockessin, Talleyville, Graylyn Crest and Centreville Veterinary Hospitals. Dr. Dawkins has a special interest in exotics 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:

  • Past President and current board member of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Past President and current board member of the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association
  • Lecturer for exotics course for Delaware Technical and Community College Veterinary Technician program
  • Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member of The Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Member of The Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians
  • Member of The Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians

He is also is USDA accredited.

His family includes his beautiful wife Jennifer (a veterinarian at Hockessin Animal Hospital) and children – Collin, Bailey, Sidney and Trevor.

Family pets include two dogs, a hound mix (Spot) and a border collie (Gilly) currently being trained for sheep herding trials; cats (Tahlula and Tibby), two rabbits (Oreo and Scooter), guinea pig (Max), two tortoises, two chinchillas, saltwater fish, a pen full of chickens and ducks and lastly, a small flock of sheep (for Gilly).

His hobbies include woodworking, gardening, sheepdog training, motorcycle riding, sitting on the beach in Aruba and reptiles.

 

Hockessin Doctors

 

Dr. Carolyn Cassidy

Carolyn Cassidy, VMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and is currently a part-time veterinarian at Windcrest. 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 (Isabella) and cats (Lovey, Willow and Phantom). Dr. Cassidy also enjoys running, gardening, cooking and hiking.

 

Dr. Janet B. Mitchell

 

Janet Mitchell, VMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and is currently an associate veterinarian of Hockessin Animal Hospital, with a special interest in dentistry.

Dr. Mitchell finds helping people help their pets live happy, healthy lives the most rewarding part of her job.

Dr. Mitchell is a member of the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1990, where she served as president in 2003. She has also been a member of the Hockessin/Greenville Rotary since 1995.

Dr. Mitchell and her husband Jim own and operate the Woodside Farm Creamery in Hockessin. They milk their own Jersey cows and make homemade ice cream that they sell at the farm.

Dr. Mitchell has a family of pets including her cats (KC, Kittin and Squirt) and dogs (Lucky, a basset hound) and Jake (a bulldog).

 

Dr. 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. Dr. Namey is a frequent guest speaker at her children’s school. She also enjoys gardening, scrap booking and her family’s pets: 3 dogs (Pumpkin, Sunny and Maggie) and cats: (Hope, Annabell and Stripe).

Talleyville Doctors

Dr. Stacey Creasey

Stacey Creasey, DVM (formerly Dr. Graves) is an associate veterinarian who works at many of the Windcrest Animal Hospital satellite locations. Dr. Creasey is a 2004 graduate of Mississippi State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Creasey graduated with honors and is a member of the The Society of Phi Zeta-The Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to her veterinary degree, Dr. Creasey worked as a human nurse receiving her bachelors of nursing degree in 1997 from the University of Delaware. Her areas of interest include emergency, dermatology, and feline medicine.

Dr. Creasey’s interest in animal medicine was evident from an early age as she started working at Windcrest Animal Hospital when she was just 14 years old. She continued working through high school and college and moved from the ranks of kennel assistant to veterinary technician. After veterinary school graduation in 2004, Dr. Creasey moved onto general practice then an emergency clinic role at Windcrest before moving on to other local hospitals. In 2013, Dr. Creasey “came home” and rejoined the Windcrest Animal family once again. She currently sees appointments at the Talleyville and Centerville locations.

Dr. Creasey is married to her husband, Brett, and has a son, Cole. Additionally, she has four cats, all of which are rescues (George, Alley, Penny, & Crushy). When not working, Dr. Creasey enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with her family.

 

Dr. Kathryn Stoltzfus

Dr. Kathryn Stoltzfus, BSc, BVSc, MRCVS graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1994 and is currently Chief of Staff at Talleyville Veterinary Hospital. She has a special interest in feline medicine and surgery, geriatric medicine and dentistry.

Dr. Stoltzfus was inspired to be a vet from an early age after reading All Creatures Great and Small. Her most memorable career moment was when she volunteered in the Himalayas. She participated in a spay/neuter and vaccination project and was lucky to be called upon to help a local leopard at the Royal Himalayan Zoo (surgery at 12,000 ft outdoors!)

Dr. Stoltzfus is a member of:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners
  • Cornell Feline Health Center
  • Delaware Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Veterinary Dental Society
  • International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
  • American Animal Hospital Association

She has served the local veterinary community as Newcastle County representative for the DVMA Board and is accredited by the USDA. In her spare time she volunteers at Faithful Friends Shelter.

She and her husband, David, have a family of animals including a Dalmatian, (Rudy) Terrier mix (Fongo), American Staffordshire (Jack) and a Himalayan cat (Muffin). In her spare time, Dr. Stoltzfus enjoys Tae Kwan Do, skiing, bicycling and gourmet food.