Haven Lake Animal Hospital

Always at Your Service

Haven Lake Animal Hospital is committed to providing the highest-quality veterinary care in the Milford, Dover, Milton, Lewes, and Rehoboth areas of Kent and Sussex counties—and our staff reflects that commitment. Our veterinarians, vet techs, administration, and office staff are at your service and ready to take your call.

Chris Coon, DVM, CCRP

Chris Coon, DVM

Dr. Coon has been practicing veterinary medicine for 20 years, 13 of which have been spent building his practice at Haven Lake Animal Hospital. A Delaware native, Dr. Coon graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Delaware, and completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware. Dr. Coon attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota and completed an equine internship at Kansas State. Dr. Coon has had specialty training in veterinary orthopedic surgery, I-131 radioiodine therapy, veterinary physical rehabilitation, and canine conditioning. Dr. Coon lives locally with his wife, Sheila, and daughter, Alexis.

Natalie Titus, DVM

Natalie Titus, DVM

Dr. Titus is a graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing veterinary medicine for 21 years, six of which have been at Haven Lake Animal Hospital. Her specialty is small animal veterinary care. Dr. Titus is amember of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association. She has served on the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association executive board as a county representative, and she currently serves on the State Board of Veterinary Medicine and participates in her church’s women’s planning committee, the choir, and the theater arts ministry. Travel and photography are two of her interests in life, but she gets the most joy out of her two dogs, two cats, and two teenage sons.

Audrey Adkins, VMD

Audrey Adkins, VMD

Dr. Adkins has been a practicing vet for over 15 years, with special emphasis and training in canine hip evaluation, I-131 radioiodine treatment, stem cell treatment, pocket pet care, and veterinary dentistry. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has worked at Haven Lake since 2004. Dr. Adkins is highly respected in the vet industry, playing leadership and volunteer roles with Boy Scouts of America, Delaware Veterinary Medical Association (past president), the AVMA, and the American Veterinary Dental Society. She loves her husband and three children, as well as her multiple pets, both large and small.

Diane Holm, DVM

Diane Holm, DVM

Dr. Holm is a UGA alum with 22 years of experience in veterinary practice. She has been at Haven Lake Animal Hospital for 13 years, specializing in feline medicine and geriatric pet care for all species. She is a longtime member of the AVMA, DVMA, and MERR (Marine Animal Education Research and Rehabilitation) organizations. Outside the clinic, Dr. Holm enjoys weight lifting, hiking, bike riding, reading, seashell and sea glass hunting, and shopping. Her family consists of her loving husband, Kent, her two cats (Banchee and Talulah), and the best dog in the whole world (Daphne).

Kathy Francis, DVM

Kathy Francis, DVM

Dr. Francis is a Clemson University graduate and went on to the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, to receive her veterinary doctorate in 1994. Seven of her 18 years of veterinary practice has been at Haven Lake Animal Hospital. Dr. Francis has special training in manatee rescue and rehab as well as aquatic animal medicine. Her area of special interest is emergency medicine. Dr. Francis is a member of the DVMA, FVMA, AVMA, and DBCC organizations and has hobbies outside of pet care such as running, triathlons, weightlifting, Clumber Spaniels, supporting breast cancer prevention groups, travel, reading, University of Florida football (Go Gators!). She has a husband, two sons, two cats, two dogs, a bearded dragon, and way too many tropical fish to count.



“Thank you so much for the quick actions you made to save Mya’s life. We still can’t believe she is with us today.”

—Thanks, The Watkinsons

“Thank you for relieving her suffering. The Doctors and staff are always helpful and courteous. I always appreciate our help with my animals. ”

—Mike Banning

“Thanks so much for helping Scruffles! He had a full recovery and isn’t so scruffed up anymore! Thanks again!”

—Tony and Marcy Corrin

“Thank you for clearing up my nasty skin infection. This is the longest I have not gotten those itchy, festering spots in a year! We’ll be seeing you again but hopefully the skin will stay clear.”

—‘Jake’ McFry

“Your concern and understanding helped us get through an extremely difficult event. Thank you for all of the care you gave Jobu during her life, and in her final moments.”

—Terry and Jessica Daleiden

“It was a truly sad day for us but your professional services gave us great comfort. Thank you all so very much. We will not forget.”

—Sally and Richard Ray