Congratulations to Dr. Jan Sosnowski who received the University of Gerogia's 2014 Distinguished Alumnae Award. This Award is given for outstanding service to her community, her profession and her university. Photo: Dr. Flynn Nance, President of the Alumnae Association, Dr. Janice Sosnowski and Dean Sheila Allen of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
We have NexGard, please see the website www.nexgardfordogs.com to learn more about this great product. There is also a youtube video that reivews the benefits of the NexGard.
JJ the extraordinary cat with an extraordinary story…
Every once in a while we come across a medical miracle and when one of theses miracles happens to be a patient of ours we award them with a Purple Heart for their courage and bravery. JJ came to us with a large mass in his abdomen. JJ started surgery weighing 9lbs and upon completion of surgery Dr. Foor had removed a 2lb tumor that surrounded multiple organs. As of today JJ is doing well in his recovery and we wish him and his owners all the best.
Congratulations Dr. Foor!
November 20th, 2013 The Delaware Veterinary Medical Association presented Dr. Foor with the award of Veterinarian of The Year at the DVMA winter meeting. Governors Avenue Animal Hospital could not be more proud of Dr. Foor and all his accomplishments during his medical career.
(Photo starting from left to right: Janice Sosnowski DVM, Pam McGinnis LVT, Amanda Woodall LVT, James Foor DVM, Terri Dove, Becky Borntreger LVT)
The photos below were taken at the KCSPCA Silly Dog Show on September 28, 2013.
Our staff: Terri Dove, Mandi Mayhorn & Pam McGinnis volunteered their time to help make this a successful event.
Maxx with owner Dylynn.
Most of the Doctors and Staff of Governors Avenue Animal Hospital.
Governors Ave Animal Hospital Open House - June 8, 2013 -10am to 2pm
Is it time to pick up your Frontline?
Our first client was Judy Anderson, she came in after we opened the doors at Noon on Sept 17, 2012.
Mr. Yehudah Uhlmann was our first cutomer to walk in the door, he didn't have an appointment or need anything, however, he gave us the first dollar bill for the opening of our new building.
Dr. Walter Orth will be on leave from June 6 to July 7, 2012, during his absence we will have a two veterinarians to fill his schedule.
Dr. Tanis MacDonald & Dr. Jennifer Campanicki
Tanis MacDonald, DVM was raised in the small Canadian lakeside community of Baddeck, NS, where her younger years were spent figure skating and riding horses. After completing 2 years of pre-vet work at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro, NS, she was accepted to the Atlantic Veterinary College of the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PE where she completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999.
Since graduation, Tanis has established herself in Delaware as a literal veterinary “jack of all trades”. She practices small animal emergency medicine with the Delmarva Animal Emergency Center in Dover and she maintains a small but fulfilling equine practice in conjunction with Hudson Equine Dental Services in Laurel. She has also worked at all three horse racetracks in Delaware, providing emergency and regulatory medicine, as well as with the humane societies investigating animal cruelty cases.
Tanis was active for many years in Quarter Horse showing. She is currently a CrossFit enthusiast. She shares her home with a Chihuahua and two cats – one with three legs.
Dr. Jennifer Campanicki was born and raised in Dover, Delaware and graduated from University of Delaware in 2005, earning a BS in pre vet med. She spent 4 years of college working on the UD farm with beef, sheep and horses. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2009. Her first passion was food animal medicine and she completed her intership at Cornell University in that field. Dr. Campanicki has been working with both food animal and companion animals in both Delaware and Maryland. She spends most of her free time with family and loves to kayak, swim and hike.
Governors Avenue Animal Hospital participated in Going to the Dogs, Bow Wow Bash II, May 12, 2012.
Terri Dove & Christine Palombo
Mindy Burd & Autumn Gourley winners of the Governor's Avenue Animal Hospital basket.
Mr. & Mrs. John Shoemaker were the winners of the Governor's Avenue Animal Hospital gift certificate.
The state veterinarian wants to make sure that you are aware of the Diamond Pet Food Recall, as many of the brands are widely distributed in Delaware.
January 2, 2012.....The wait is over! Construction has started for our new bldg. We asked that all clients use our side parking lot off of Governors Avenue, as the Wyoming Ave will be for construction entrance only. Please excuse our mess and noise during this time. If you have any suggestions, we are always open for those as well.
From all of us at Governors Avenue Animal Hospital...Thank you for a great year, and we look forward to seeing you in 2012!
Proctor and Gamble issues Iams dog food recall
The makers of Iams pet food have issued a recall for a lot of ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food that was distributed in 16 states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has retrieved a single production lot of dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. No illnesses have been reported in association with this production lot to date, and no other Iams pet food products are involved.
The product affected by this announcement is:
Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food with Use By or Expiration Dates of February 5 or February 6, 2013
7.0 lb bag 12784177I6 1901402305 8.0 lb bag 12794177D2 12794177D3 1901410208 17.5 lb bag 12794177K1 12794177K2 1901401848
The company says retailers have already removed this product from store shelves. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.
Consumers who purchased the product listed should stop using the product and discard it and contact Iams at the number below for a replacement voucher. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities. Pets which have consumed this product and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.
For further information or a product replacement or refund contact P&G toll-free at 866-908-1569
(Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST) or www.iams.com.
The American Kennel Club has awarded Robrose's Rufus King of Camelot, bred and owned by Rosemarie & Robert Pritchett the CHAMPION best of breed on 4/29/11. Congratulations to Robrose and the Pritchett family!
Governors Avenue Animal Hospital participated in Going to the Dogs....Bow Wow Bash - May 21, 2011....
Terri Dove & Sharon Wyatt at our GAAH booth.
Ace with owner William Moser.
Shiloh with owner Patti Bunch. She was the winner of our $35 grooming certificate.
We would like to sincerely thank the entire staff at
Governors Avenue Animal Hospital for their outstanding care with Shelby. We brought her to you some time ago with
early symptoms of kidney disease. Each
symptom was thoroughly diagnosed by Dr. Foor and Dr. Orth on each and every
occasion, and then treated with expert care each time. We were continually impressed with everyone's
concern and genuine interest in seeing Shelby healthy. Appointments were always easy and convenient
to make, and emergencies were always addressed quickly either with immediate
access to the Doctors or telephone consultations right away. Special foods and medicines were always
available and requests filled quickly, even when the front area was bustling
with patients, it was always so professional.
It was special to know we had that access. It takes an amazing group of people to make
that level of care available to their patients each day. On April 5, 2011, Shelby passed away and we
are positive everyone's efforts there extended her time and improved her
quality of life. She was a great family
member to us, and we have many wonderful memories to remember her. Thanks also in sending the carnations, they
were a surprise and another indication we had chosen wisely with Governors
Avenue Animal Hospital. A sincere thank
you to everyone again, Governors Avenue Animal Hospital is truly a special
GAAH donated a basket for Kent County 4H Auction.
Kent County Dog Licenses
Beginning January 1st, 2010, dog licensing in the State of
Delaware will no longer be administered by the State; administration
will be at the County level. Residents of Kent County will need to obtain dog licenses from the Kent County SPCA (KCSPCA).
Previously issued State administered dog licenses will remain valid. You will not be required to obtain a new County license until the current State license expires.
Special Service Dogs (seeing eye, lead or guide dogs, or dogs that
have previously served in a branch of the United States Armed Forces)
must be licensed but are exempt from the licensing fee.
Licenses are issued for each calendar year (beginning January 1st and ending December 31st).
Example: A license purchased in April still expires on December 31st.
All dogs 6 months of age or older must be licensed.
All licenses MUST be obtained by March 1st. Licenses issued after March 1st will have an additional late fee imposed.
By law, you have 60 day grace period for obtaining a license which means that all licenses must be obtained by March 1st.
Each dog being licensed must have a current rabies vaccination at
the time the license is issued.
A license will NOT be issued beyond the date of expiration of the rabies vaccination.
1 year sterilized dog - $8 ($10 after March 1st)
1 year unsterilized dog - $12 ($15 after March 1st)
3 year sterilized dog - $20 ($25 after March 1st)
3 year unsterilized - $30 ($37.50 after March 1st)
Ways to Purchase a Dog License
At the KCSPCA
At our clinics
Tues Evening Wellness Clinics - by appointment, see schedule
Animal control is still the statewide responsibility of the
Kent County SPCA. ALL animal control issues in ALL counties is under
the authority and enforcement of Delaware Animal Control (DEACC)
officers & the KCSPCA.
Dr. Janice Sosnowski won Veterinarian of the Year Award!
Dr. Gregory Hammer presented Dr. Janice Sosnowski with the award on November 18, 2009.
Veterinary Medical Association Announces
Recipient of the H. Wesley
Towers Veterinarian of the Year Award
The Delaware Veterinary Medical Association
presented the 2009 H. Wesley Towers Veterinarian of the Year award to Dr.
Janice L Sosnowski, owner and practitioner at Delmarva Equine Clinic and
Governors Avenue Animal Hospital in Dover.The award was given to Dr. Sosnowski at the 2009 annual meeting of the
Delaware Veterinary Medical Association.
has been practicing veterinary medicine for 27 years and has been active in
organized veterinary medicine for the past 20 years.She remained at the University of Georgia after
completing her undergraduate education and completed her DVM in 1980.She received a certificate in large animal
medicine and large animal surgery from the University of Guelph.
memberships include Omega Tau Sigma (veterinary fraternity) AVMA, AAEP, DVMA,
MVMA and the Society for Theriogenology.As a member of the DVMA, she has served on the Executive Board since
1989; as President in 1991 and as a representative to the AVMA House of
Delegates since 1999.Additionally she
is a member of the US Pony Club where she served as National Examiner from 1982
to 1988, US Trotting Association, US Equestrian Federation, US Hunter Jumper
Association, Maryland Horse Show Association, and the Wicomico Hunt Club where
for 10 years she ran the silent auction, the largest fundraiser for the club.
has been active on behalf of veterinary medicine and veterinary education with
the Delaware Legislature as well.She
served on then House Speaker Terry Spence's dangerous dog liaison committee, successfully
lobbied the legislature for contract seats for Delaware veterinary students at
Virginia Tech; represented the DVMA at Dover City Council meetings on animal
issues, most recently regarding dangerous dogs and has been a quick responder
again and again to many DVMA legislative challenges over the years.Additionally, she was instrumental in the
hiring of the DVMA's lobbyist.
routinely takes high school students, handicapped students, Ferris School
students, pre-vet students, and veterinary and vet tech students in an attempt
to foster care and respect for animals and a love for veterinary medicine.During the holidays, her clinic has sponsored
underprivileged families and she has organized the Toys for Tots donation for
the Wicomico Hunt Club.She is also a
founding member of the Delmarva Animal Emergency Center.
Along with her
husband Scott, she is the owner and operator of Maple Run Farm in Camden,
Delaware, where they breed, raise and sell Standardbred racehorses in addition
they breed, raise, sell and show Warmbloods for the Hunter / Jumper
Circuit.She enjoys showing her horses',
trail riding, foxhunting, traveling and reading.She splits her time between Delaware and
Florida where Leigh, Scott's daughter often visits.
Veterinary Medical Association is a professional association for licensed
veterinarians.The purposes of the
Delaware Veterinary Medical Association are to:cultivate the veterinary medical science and veterinary literature;
elevate the standards of veterinary education and teaching; enlighten and
direct public opinion regarding veterinary problems within the State; promote
good fellowship among practitioners of veterinary medicine in the state of
Delaware; protect the material interests of the veterinary profession and to
present to the world it's achievements; engage in all lawful acts and
activities in furtherance of these purposes.
Governors Ave Animal Hospital/Delmarva Equine Hospital staff, family and friends congratulate Dr. Jan Sosnowski.
On August 21, 2009, Dr. Walter Orth attended Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine White Coat Ceremony. He presented a white lab coat to Nicole Jackson, who has been an employee of Governors Avenue Animal Hospital since November 2007. The White Coat Ceremony is a tradition to mark the entrance of a newly accepted student into a career veterinary medicine.