FORREST AVENUE ANIMAL HOSPITAL is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in DOVER, DE . The professional and courteous staff at FORREST AVENUE ANIMAL HOSPITAL seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. FORREST AVENUE ANIMAL HOSPITAL strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to DOVER, DE and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how FORREST AVENUE ANIMAL HOSPITAL can serve the needs of you and your cherished family member(s).
Pappy, FayFay and Willie
Waiting for Santa Claus 2011
Iam a good booboo
Buffy and her human Alyssa waiting for Dr. Gaines
Our pound puppy her first day home with us.
Forever in our hearts.
This is the summmer before my girl got sick but she fought for a year before her body gave out!
Ratatouille stole everyone's heart. He loved being outside more than any dog I ever knew and he never met a human friend that he didn't sit up and greet!
Rachel was a beloved member of our family. She was adopted from the Kent County SPCA when she was 8 weeks old. From the moment Momma carried through the door, she was in all our hearts. You are greatly our sweet girl!!
Forever in my heart.
She was found on the side of the road (real birth date unknown). She was about 5 weeks old, we had to trap her with a humane trap. You would have thought she was a tiger the way she put up a fight, until I touched her and she melted into a purr. This picture was taken right before she died, and she ...
One fiesty old gal Papillon - If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. We miss your funny little face, Abby Abby
As you pull into the driveway watch out for others!
Front of Building
This is the view from the road! Beautiful landscaping!
Our Entrance is in the Back of the building!
One of our new exam rooms
This is where we do a lot of our procedures: blood draws, nail trims, ear cleanings, etc. It's where your pet goes when we "take them to the treatment area"
Kimberly A Gaines
Dr. Kim Gaines graduated in 1995 from U of D, and 1999 from Virginia Tech with a DVM degree. She has been married for 10 years and has two children. Dr. Gaines joined our practice in July 2000, and became partner in 2004. She spends her free time with her family, participating in soccer, t-ball, ...
We would like to welcome Christine to our family! Providing grooming services for us since June, she has become a valuable assest to our hospital. Christine "LOVES grooming pets, and would not trade her career for anything". The proud owner of 3 dogs and 2 cats herself, she understands the import...
Christi K Kiessling
Christi has been employed here since 2000. She originally moved here from Illinois, and is currently residing in the Felton area. She lives with her husband, daughter Madison, 2 dogs, Kara and Weezer, and one cat, Billy Bob FAAH. If Christi were an animal, she'd be a Bird of Paradise because of th...
Dr. Van Sciver is a 1986 graduate of N.C. State University and opened his own practice in Delaware in 1993. He opened the door at this location in October 2000, and welcomed Dr. Gaines as his partner in 2004. Dr. V spends his free time carting 1 of his children to ice hockey, and skiing in the Adi...
Robyn E. Lefort
Dr. Robyn Lefort earned her Bachelor's degree (Biology) at MaryWashington College, a 2nd Bachelor's (Animal Science) at U of D, and finally her veterinary degree at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She returned to Delaware in February 2008 after practicing large animal medicin...
Trish was started as a part-time assistant in 2001. She is a 2011 graduate of Delaware Technical Community College with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology. She has 3 labs that LOVE to hunt: Jake, Molly, and Stalker, and 2 cats, Cassiblu and Cally. Trish loves working at Forrest Avenue! ...
For those of you who may not know, after a couragous battle, we sadly lost one of our most loved "family" members in 2007. Ms. Bette was always a smiling face, chipper attitude, and shoulder to lean on. We miss her dearly....always.
Alison has been employed at Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital since 2004. She graduated from Delaware Tech in 2004 receiving an associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Along with her husband, son, and daughter at home she has 2 crazy dogs, Sanford, a jack russell, and Lilly, a golden retriever and ...