Our vets.

Daphne C. Clendaniel

MS, VMD
Affiliated Veterinarians

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Daphne Clendaniel has worked in multi-specialty practices in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Her professional interests and expertise include soft tissue surgery, wound care/reconstruction, minimally invasive procedures, and surgical oncology as well as neurosurgery.

Education

  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Referral Center, Malvern, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Master of Science, Microbiology, University of Delaware, Newark
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Delaware, Newark

Off Duty

Dr. Clendaniel is a Delaware native who loves spending time with family and friends, including her three dogs. She enjoys cooking, travel, hiking, and yoga. Dr. Clendaniel is also certified in Reiki (Levels I and II) and is fascinated with alternative/holistic approaches to medicine.

Casey Dignan

VMD

Emergency Medicine

Chung Lee

VMD

Emergency Medicine

Lisa Noble

VMD

Emergency Medicine

Victoria Orlando

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Victoria Orlando is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She finds trauma cases, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and blocked cats the most gratifying to treat.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Pennsylvania State University, State College

Off Duty

Dr. Orlando enjoys running, fencing, reading and taking her dogs on hikes. She has a menagerie of reptiles, saltwater fish, dogs and cats.

María Rodríguez

MS, DVM

On The Job

The best part of Dr. María Rodríguez’s day is finding solutions for patients who cannot speak for themselves, especially while providing the most positive experience possible for both pets and owners. Her areas of interest include nutrition, feline medicine, geriatric medicine, soft tissue surgery, and acupuncture.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Master of Science, Animal Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Microbiology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Off Duty

Dr. Rodríguez is fluent in both English and Spanish. She resides with her husband, two children, their dog, Calypso, and their cat, Alucard. When she’s not practicing high-quality veterinary medicine, she enjoys hiking, attending the theater, and spending quality time with her family.

Christopher Smith

VMD

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Christopher Smith has been working in the veterinary field for four decades. He has experience as a medical director for both general practice and emergency hospitals.

He finds Addison’s disease, shock and acute crisis type conditions particularly gratifying. Dr. Smith strives to communicate complex conditions in simple terms so clients can best understand their pets’ conditions.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Pathobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Off Duty

Dr. Smith is a proud father of three children. In his spare time, he loves fishing, singing and playing guitar.

Gina Watzka

DVM

Emergency Medicine

Kristen Woltman

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Kristen Woltman chose the veterinary profession at the age of 8 due to her love of animals and desire to help. She believes that pets are an extension of one’s family and values the opportunity to develop a relationship with both owners and pets.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Equine Science and Management, Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA

Off Duty

In her spare time, Dr. Woltman enjoys hiking, yoga, and horseback riding.