News and Announcements


  Make sure to stop 
    by our office and
pick up flea/tick
prevention for
your pets today!!

Advantage/Advantix/Advantage Multi and feline Frontline Plus products are currently buy 6 months, get 2 months FREE! Come get them while they last!

 Come meet our Groomer, Christine Rochow.   She has over 15 years of grooming experience.  Her days are filling up fast!!!!  Call our office today to get your pet's bath & cut scheduled! (***All dogs & cats are required to be current on vaccines. Dogs need to have Rabies & Distemper &  Bordetella vaccine. Cats need to be current on Rabies & Feline Distemper***).

**Call now to schedule your pets grooming appointment!!**


Our office will be closed from 9am - 4pm on Tuesday April 29, 2014 for the state-wide DVMA meeting.

Our office will be closed from
12:00pm - 3pm April 30, 2014 for staff training.
Dog Licenses can be purchased at the Levy Court 555 Bay Road, Dover, DE

**After hours Emergencies ONLY 302-697-0850**

About Us

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).
  • Nanook


    She is a really vocal girl who doesn't like all the hugs but she has a good heart and is quite a character

  • Big Tex


    He is an adorable lunk for sure, he has a heart of gold and we love him so much.

    Big Tex
  • sadiemay


    she is holding her toy

  • Tracer


    On vacation with Mommy & Daddy!

  • Tracer


    Just what I needed on a hot day!

  • Tracer


    Our boy loves the water!

  • Pappy, FayFay and Willie


    Waiting for Santa Claus 2011

    Pappy, FayFay and Willie
  • Bbwadene


    Iam a good booboo

  • FayFay


    Sweetheart always, beautiful tri-color



    The sweetest gift we ever received and were so fortunate to have in our lives for 15 years.

  • Chloe


    She was our best friend for 15 years and now has crossed The Rainbow Bridge to play and romp as a kitten again.

  • Dakota


    This is the summmer before my girl got sick but she fought for a year before her body gave out!

  • ANDY


    Prince Andrew

  • Ratatouille


    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


    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!!

  • Ally


    Forever in my heart.

  • Side View


    As you pull into the driveway watch out for others!

    Side View
  • Front of Building


    This is the view from the road! Beautiful landscaping!

    Front of Building
  • Entrance


    Our Entrance is in the Back of the building!

  • Waiting Room


    Waiting Room
  • Exam Room


    One of our new exam rooms

    Exam Room
  • Treatment Area


    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"

    Treatment Area
  • Surgery


  • Radiology


  • 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, ...

    Kimberly             A Gaines
  • Christine Rochow


    We would like to welcome Christine to our family! Providing grooming services for us since June 2010, 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 i...

    Christine   Rochow
  • Christi K Kiessling


    Christi has been employed here since 2000. She originally moved here from Illinois, and is currently residing in the Viola area. She lives with her 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 their unique...

    Christi              K Kiessling
  • Gil VanSciver


    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...

    Gil                   VanSciver
  • 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...

    Robyn E. Lefort
  • Trish Goodlin


    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 1 cat, Cally. Trish loves working at Forrest Avenue! View

    Trish                 Goodlin
  • Alison Vanderslice


    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, daughter, and son at home she has 2 crazy dogs, Sanford, a Jack Russell, and Lilly, a Golden Retriever and ...

    Alison   Vanderslice
  • Stacey Thompson


    Stacey started as a volunteer in 2005, and became a P/T employee in 2006. She is currently enrolled in the technician program at DelTech, and is expected to gradute in 2013. Tending to her dogs, Mya, a German Shepherd, and Holly, a beagle, barn cats, and a herd of Boer and Pygmy goats keep her occ...

    Stacey                 Thompson