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Going to the dogs – and cats

Savannah Animal Hospital celebrates 25 years
Oct 27, 2013
Photo by: Ron MacArthur In a mock operation on a stuffed animal, sisters Cookie, left, and Molly Ehrlich of Lewes join with veterinarian Kelli Martin, far right, and vet tech Mandi Thompson to begin an examination.

The doors were thrown open to the public Oct. 20 as Savannah Animal Hospital in Lewes celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Over the past 25 years, the facility on Wescoats Road has grown and expanded; it now has a staff of 63 and offers 24-hour emergency services. The facility is not only an animal hospital, but also includes a pet hotel for boarding and a pet boutique.

Services for dogs and cats include prescriptions, surgery, dentistry, an in-house lab, grooming and preventative healthcare.

See a complete list of services and more about the animal hospital at or phone 645-8757.

Friends (l-r) Kaeleigh Hite, Dylenn Enright and Addison Hedrick show off their faces painted as animals. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Sadie Baker, a four-month old German Shepherd, emerges from a tunnel as part of an obstacle course. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Christina Peirce of Ocean View poses with her golden retriever, Honey, during a photo-taking session. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Tristin Ruark of Seaford is ready to roar after getting her face painted. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Savannah Animal Hospital staff member Alli League and Tea great visitors to the Oct. 20 open house. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Along with Dr. Robert Pedigo, Dr. Andrea Richter founded Savannah Animal Hospital Oct. 18, 1988. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Sisters Molly and Cookie Ehrlick of Lewes are scrubbed up and ready to "operate" with the assistance of veterinarian Kelli Martin, far right, and vet tech Mandi Thompson. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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