Our Team

VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital to provide quality, compassionate veterinary care, since 1958, to the families though out New Castle Country. Dogs, cats, bunnies, pocket pets, pigs and most pets are always welcome at VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital. Our veterinarians, technical staff, receptionists, groomers and kennel staff share your love for animals and understand that your pet is a member of your family.

We enjoy being a part of your community. We take pride in the many events we attend so we can help education the importance to animal health-care in a casual setting.

We invite you to stop by and visit our hospital so you can become acquainted with the many services we offer including: digital radiographs, dentistry, dental radiographs, laser surgery, wellness exams and testing, boarding and grooming (even dog hair coloring!).

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Kim Herrman
VMD Medical Director

Dr. Herrman has been the Medical Director at VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital since 2000. She has been a veterinarian at this hospital since 1985.

She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Delaware. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

When Dr. Herrman is not working, she enjoys all outdoor activities, especially adventure traveling.

"I love the profession of veterinary medicine. Through the profession, I have met a diverse array of people including colleagues and clients. I like medicine, especially infecti...

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Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

My name is Megan Laverty. As long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for animals, both large and small. I always seem to remember having an interest in any animal I saw. I took Small Animal Science in High School and fell even more in love! I was always interested in diseases and the healing process, and realizing that there is always something new to learn. I started working for VCA Kirkwood in 2009 as a Kennel Assistant and moved up to be a Receptionist. In 2013, I finally worked my way up to a Veterinary Assistant. I love coming to work every day. I cannot wait to see what else this future has in ...

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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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