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Delaporte Veterinary Hospital

5276 W SR 46, Sanford, FL 32771

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Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (407) 322-3930!

In the case of an After Hours Emergency, please contact the
Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida

About Delaporte Veterinary Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Sanford, FL

Call us at (407) 322-3930

Email us at info@dvhvet.com

All our doctors and staff at Delaporte Veterinary Hospital are always working to keep you and your pet(s) very happy. This has been the goal since day one. Our mission is to provide you and your pets with service of the highest quality, keeping your companions healthy and giving you piece of mind. We are a family run, full-service veterinary hospital. We pride ourselves in really getting to know our clients, patients, and their needs

We offer all services for cats, dogs, and exotics. Included are annual vaccinations, wellness exams, dental care, outpatient care, soft tissue surgery, all laboratory exams, etc... We benefit because we are located close to several referral hospitals to greatly increase the level of care given in our area. Also, we are currently the only veterinary hospital in Seminole County to offer Laser surgery for our patients. A new painless, bloodless option for our surgical patients. Laser declawing is standard for cats now. Call us if you have any questions!

We believe that it is through communicating with you, the pet owner, that we can both work together to give your pet a happy and healthy home environment. Pets are an important part of all our lives, and we want nothing more than to ensure that your friends remain with you for a long, long time.

You're always welcome at Delaporte Veterinary Hospital; we hope that you will join us sometime.

Meet Our Team
Our Veterinarians
Dr. Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson, DVM - Dr. Kelly Wilson is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine that started working in the field over 25 years ago. She strives to practice and promote quality medicine within the veterinary medical field. She grew up in a small New England farm town where she worked on several different farms and was always very active in sports, the FFA, 4-H, and attended a vocational agricultural high school. She also started volunteering at a local veterinary hospital when she was a very young, where her dreams of becoming a veterinarian and hospital owner sprouted. She later graduated magna cum laude at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary sciences and was also the UMass Pre-Vet Club President for 2 years.

Dr. Wilson has a true appreciation for all aspects of the veterinary hospital and its support staff, as she has held and performed every position within a veterinary hospital setting. After becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) she decided to go to Veterinary school at St. George’s University, from which she graduated. Her clinical year of Veterinary School was at Auburn University, in Alabama. She has since then worked as a general practitioner, emergency medicine veterinarian, veterinary school candidate evaluator/interviewer, and has taught veterinary medicine to both veterinary and veterinary technology students.

Some of her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are client education, dentistry, surgery, and rehabilitation. She enjoys working within the community and spending time with her animals, three dogs; Razor, Brody and Oliver; and two cats named Toe-Jangles (TJ) and Doc. She is an avid traveler, loves the outdoors/sports, enjoys laughter, is keen on offering mentorship to aspiring veterinary medical staff, and appreciates being around loved ones, especially her pets.

Dr. Stephanie Howe

Stephanie Howe, DVM - Dr. Stephanie Howe is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who first started working in Veterinary Hospitals when she was 16 years old. She grew up in southern California and graduated from California Polytechnic University in Pomona with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science. She moved to Florida to attend the University of Florida where she graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine. She has since then worked as a general practitioner and also teaches biology courses at a local community college. Her medical interests include hospice care, rehabilitation and fostering a strong alliance between our practice and the pets we care for. When not at work she spends time with her husband, son and daughter. As a family they currently have two Labrador Retrievers. She also takes a keen interest in crafting of all sorts.

Dr. Katelyn Menacho

Katelyn Menacho , DVM - Dr. Katelyn Menacho is originally from Central Florida. In 2018 she graduated from the University of Florida College with a doctor in veterinary medicine and certificate in food animal production. She currently operates a mobile large animal practice in addition to working at various hospitals in the surrounding areas, including at the local small animal emergency hospital and here with us at Delaporte Veterinary Hospital. Her passion within the small animal hospital setting is providing down to earth communication with clients in addition to offering practical, individualized medical plans for every pet. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Menacho can often be found at the gym, fishing with her husband, or horseback riding.

Management
Jess - Hospital Manager/ Veterinary Assistant - Delaporte Veterinary Hospital

Jess - Hospital Manager - Jess, a native of Eustis, FL, has been a veterinary assistant for 8 years. With experience in both emergency and general practice settings, she brings invaluable skills to our practice in addition to her shining personality. She is currently finishing her certified veterinarian technician degree.In her spare time Jess enjoys kayaking, going to the beach, spending time with her family, and heading to theme parks in Orlando. She loves anything Harry Potter and has an affinity for Tim Burton movies. Her fur family includes dogs, cats, and a snake.

Technician/Assistants
Jadira - Veterinary Technician - Delaporte Veterinary Hospital

Jadira - Surgery Technician/Certified Veterinary Technician - Jadira has been a veterinary technician since she graduated in 2010. She worked 4 years in a specialty clinic and then moved to research. After moving to Florida from Puerto Rico, she decided to return to her roots and join the small animal practice again. That’s when we were lucky enough to add her to our team! Jadira is a mother of two beautiful children and a wife to her wonderful husband Wilfredo.

Kenny - Veterinary Assistant - Delaporte Veterinary Hospital

Kenny - Veterinary Assistant - Kenny has worked as a veterinary technician for approximately 20 years in a variety of clinical settings including, emergency medicine, neurology, surgery, and primary care. Kenny hopes that his vast experience and knowledge will help DVH clients, serve the community, and promote animal health.

Janina - Assistant Hospital Manager/Veterinary Assistant - Delaporte Veterinary Hospital

Janina - Veterinary Assistant - Janina has been dreaming of working with animals since she could pick up a pencil, drawing pictures of herself working at zoos and veterinary clinics. Her journey towards her dream started in high school when she began volunteering with the Pet Alliance in Orlando, caring for and loving any and all dogs. Soon after, she began working as a kennel technician at a doggie daycare where her passion for animal care only grew. After 3 years at that daycare, she started her veterinary career at a clinic in Orlando as an assistant and has been training to be a technician since, with plans to attend school to obtain her degree as a Veterinary Technician.

Britney - Delaporte Veterinary Hospital

Britney - Veterinary Assistant - Britney Levy is currently a college student at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. She helps out wherever she is needed, whether that be receptionist, technician, or assisting the veterinarians when needed. Her favorite hobbies are playing soccer, (which she plays at her college) going on the boat, and enjoying time around her friends and family. Her major in college is biology with a minor in business and she has the aspirations of attending veterinary school in the future. She has six dogs: Cloe, Emmie, Jayda, Ellie, Jasmine, and Gator as well as three cats: Bangle, Sam, and Lola. She loves learning new information within the veterinary field and does her best to build upon what she knows.

Client Services Representatives
Hanna - Client Services Representative/Veterinary Assistant - Delaporte Veterinary Hospital

Hannah - Client Services Representative - Hannah had been in the veterinary field since the beginning of 2019. Her special interest is in client services. She was born and raised in Michigan, and moved to Florida in August 2018. She has always been an animal lover her whole life. She shares her home with her 2 cats named MoMo and Tigger, and her dog named Cherri. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing with friends and family, and loves to swim.

Alyson - Client Services Representative - Delaporte Veterinary Hospital

Alyson - Client Services Representative - Alyson is a student at the University of Central Florida. She is a Biology major with a Pre-Veterinary focus. Alyson started volunteering in animal shelters at a young age and developed a passion for working with animals and learning about animal behavior. She loves to learn and hopes to continue on to veterinary school to take up a career in veterinary medicine. Some of her hobbies include baking, camping, kayaking, fishing, and reading. She also has two dogs, a bearded dragon, and a guinea pig.

Arianne - Client Services Representative - Delaporte Veterinary Hospital

Arianne - Client Services Representative - Arianne has worked in the food industry since 2014, until 2020, when she began pursuing her dream to help animals and their owners. She initially started as a volunteer and then was promoted to the CSR (Client Service Representative) position several weeks ago. In which, she has such a strong passion for and has greatly excelled at! She has loved animals since the moment she could walk and is aspiring to become a Veterinary Technician. She currently cares for her Husky mix, Luna. In her spare time Arianne enjoys spending time with her family, going to Disney World and attending heavy metal concerts.

Groomer
Ginny - Groomer - Delaporte Veterinary Hospital

Ginny - Groomer - Ginny has been grooming for the last 11 years, both on her own and with us on Fridays. She lives with her husband, 3 children, 1 dog and 6 cats. Ginny also enjoys fostering animals until they can find their forever home. In her spare time, she can be found at the gym or curled up with a good book.