Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Coastal Veterinary in Selbyville! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 302-524-8550 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. MaryHelen Staruch

Veterinarian

Dr. MaryHelen Staruch graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Staruch’s experience is broad and has been focused on companion animals. A more extensive bio is coming soon!

Dr. Renée Richards

Veterinarian

Dr. Renee Richards joined the Coastal Veterinary team in October 2017. After graduating from Shippensburg University in pre-veterinary medicine in 1991 and the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1995, Dr. Richards practiced in Pennsylvania for the next 22 years. For 18 of those years, Dr. Richards was a practice owner. Her special areas of interest include internal medicine and dentistry.
A new resident to Delaware, Dr. Richards is enjoying exploring the beautiful beaches, often with her dogs Lulu, a Welsh Terrier/PBGV mix, and Angus, a Welsh terrier. When not working, Dr. Richards enjoys spending her free time traveling, biking, hiking and running.

Dr. Christina Wheeler

Veterinarian

Bio coming soon

Dr. Natalie Brown

Veterinarian

Dr. Natalie Brown grew up in Conneaut, Ohio and went to Jacksonville University in Florida where she graduated with a degree in Biology. She then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on St. Kitts Island, West Indies where she obtained her DVM in June of 2012. Upon graduation, Dr. Brown practiced in Florida for 3 years before relocating to Delaware. Dr. Brown began working with Coastal Veterinary Hospital in July of 2019. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, critical care medicine and ultrasonography. Dr. Brown has 2 hound dogs of her own named Jack and Dottie, but there is usually a foster pet in the house as well. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, traveling and the beach!

Sherie Knapp

Senior Veterinary Technician

Sherie began her career in the veterinary field in 2010, and in 2014 she graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Delaware Technical and Community College. She is passionate about providing compassionate care for every patient and providing education for all pet owners regarding the health and welfare of their beloved pets. As well as performing her technical duties in patient care, Sherie is also always available to answer client questions and concerns.
Born and raised in Brick, NJ, Sherie moved to Sussex County in 2009. When she is not taking care of patients, Sherie enjoys spending time with friends and family, learning about and completing home improvement projects, and crafting homemade toys for her furry children. Sherie is blessed with a beautiful family including her husband Jim, her three cats Peppy, Rafiki and Evee, her two chinchillas Penelope and Lilly, and an aquarium full of fish.

Bethany Stambaugh

Bethany Stambaugh

Office Manager

Bethany, is the Office manager & veterinary technician here at Coastal Veterinary. She has over 16 years veterinary technician experience at various other hospitals and has had a management role for 12 years. She started out volunteering for the DNR in Maryland, helping care for and rehab local wildlife, as well as working various kennel jobs. Bethany pursued a job as a technician assistant, where she started acquiring the on the job skills as veterinary technician.

Bethany was born and raised in northern Maryland. After frequently vacationing here, her and her husband decided to move full time to Delaware in June of 2020. At home she enjoys spending time with family (husband and 2 young daughters). They thoroughly enjoy several outdoor activities. Hiking, frequenting the beach and local parks. Bethany and her husband are thrilled to watch their daughters develop a passion for animals. They have a dog (Bob, 15yr), and 2 cats (Revan, 12yr and Arya 8 yr).

Chantal Haas

Veterinary Technician

Chantal has known since her days in high school FFA that veterinary medicine was career for her. While she has been a veterinary technician for four years, her talents do not stop there. Chantal also serves our community as an NREMT and a working member for the Millsboro Fire Department.
Originally from a small town in Pennsylvania, Chantal now calls Selbyville her home. Along with her family pets, Chantal has her own wild, energetic Australian Shepherd named Dancer.

Will Vickers

Veterinarian Assistant

As a veterinary assistant, Will jumps in to perform whatever duties help give the patients the very best care, while simultaneously giving the clients the best service possible. When moving back to Bethany Beach after a career as an Information Manager at Dover Air Force Base, Will brought his attention to detail, integrity, IT knowledge and his willingness to go above and beyond for client satisfaction to his position with Coastal Veterinary. His passion for animals is evident in every interaction he has with the patients.

Jenna Joseph

Licensed Veterinary Technician

After completing the Veterinary Technology Program at Delaware Tech, Jenna went on to pass the national exam, becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2017. Jenna has always been passionate about caring for all types of animals and she hopes to continue her veterinary education by one day earning her Veterinary Technician Specialty designation.
A Seaford Delaware native, Jenna lives with her family, including her cat Pixie.

Abby Ramlagan

Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Abby earned her Associate’s degree in science from Montgomery College. When not working here at Coastal Veterinary as a Veterinary Assistant, Abby attends classes at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where she is studying pre-veterinary medicine and science. Abby has a special place in her heart for hedgehogs.

Victoria Stong

Veterinary Assistant

Victoria works as a Veterinary Assistant here at the hospital and started her love of animals two years ago while working at the Millville Pet Stop. She is currently attending classes for her degree in veterinary science at Delaware Technical Institute.

Victoria moved from Bear, Delaware to the Dagsboro area and has lived here most of her life. She is currently striving to get her certification as a veterinary technician. Victoria enjoys the wonderful company of her 2 cats, Ozzy & Isabelle as well as her dog, Lily.

Drew May

Veterinary Technician

Drew is one of our highly skilled veterinary technicians with over 12 years experience in the animal profession. He started out as a veterinary assistant, working while getting his degree in Animal Behavior and human Psychology from the University of New England. Drew would love to see himself as a Veterinary doctor someday.

Drew was born and raised in Long Island, New York, and moved to Delaware to enjoy our wonderful beaches and to be closer to family. When he’s not at work, Drew enjoys the great outdoors and photography. He lives here with his family of pets, his 4 wonderful kitties, Icarus, Edelweiss, Jude and one amazing chinchilla named Tudy.

Taylor Frownfelter

Veterinary Assistant

Tiffany Sample

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon

LeAnn Mumford

LeAnn Mumford

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon

Stacie Loftus

Veterinary Technician

Stacie started her medical career on the human side, working as a dental hygienist for more than 10 years after earning her Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. In 2010, Stacie made the transition to veterinary medicine. With her extensive experience, Stacie is most often found in the surgery suite, managing the surgical and dental procedures at Coastal Veterinary.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Stacie enjoys all the wonderful things Delmarva has to offer such as great restaurants, paddle boarding and spending time with her husband and family. Along with her three children, Stacie is also “mom” to three wonderful dogs and two adorable cats.

Teresa Walsh

Customer Service Specialist

When Teresa moved to Delaware from Southern New Jersey, she brought several years of veterinary customer service experience to the Coastal Veterinary team. Inspired by the camaraderie, support and dedication of the staff here, she is passionate about providing excellent and compassionate service to every client.
Here in Delaware, Teresa enjoys reading, visiting with her daughter, walking with her new neighbors, caring for her neighbors’ pets and bicycling to the beach with her husband. Besides her husband and daughter, Teresa’s family includes a dog, three adopted cats, two adopted rabbits, a gerbil and a newt who came from her daughter’s class terrarium ecosystem project.

Diane Forrester

Customer Service Specialist

Diane has over 15 years of varied experience in the veterinary field, ranging from customer service to grooming. She enjoys all areas of the veterinary field, and she especially appreciates that there is always something new to learn.
When not working, Diane is kept busy with her beautiful daughter Sara and her two cats, Debo and Little Dude.

Ronisha

Customer Service Specialist

A true Eastern Shore gal, Ronisha has over six years in the veterinary receptionist field. She feels blessed to be part of the Coastal Veterinary team where she is able to fulfill her desire to help others and the animals she loves.
Ronisha is a proud mother and she loves being surrounded by her family and friends.

Veronica May

Veronica May

Customer Service Specialist

Kasey Allinson

Kasey Allinson

Kennel Technician

Bio coming soon

Emma

Kennel Technician

Emma began as an intern at Coastal Veterinary, which led to joining the staff for the summer. Emma began her veterinary career during her freshman year at Indian River High School. She has loved animals since a very early age and hopes to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine.

Yonya

Kennel Technician

While Yonya just recently started working in the field in 2017, she has had a passion for working with animals since she was a small child. When not performing her veterinary intern duties here at Coastal Veterinary, she is an honor roll student in her sophomore year of high school and also a student athlete.
A native to the Bethany Beach area, at home Yonya has three cats and a leopard gecko whom she loves very much.

Chloe

Kennel Technician

Chloe is one of three interns here at Coastal Veterinary and she has been with us since 2016. A sophomore at Indian River High School, she earned high honors last year and is enrolled in all honor classes again this year. After high school graduation, Chloe plans to attend college.
Chloe has been passionate for all animals and their well-being since her early childhood and she believes that all animals should be treated with the love and kindness they deserve. At home, she showers that love on her beautiful dogs, Shyla and Ariel; her fish, Snow; and her fancy bearded dragon, Thor.

In Memoriam…

On a beautiful afternoon Saturday,  on August 17, 2019, we had said our final farewells.  After surpassing her life expectancy and beating the odds, our sweet little angel “Button” couldn’t continue battling her many medical issues. 

If you had met Button, you know she was the sweetest, most gentle cat you’d ever meet.  When Dr. MaryHelen first opened the hospital, Button was one of our first patients and has remained with us ever since.  Button was an intricate part of our hospital family, as we could not do some of the things we wanted to do, without Button’s help.  When we needed to demonstrate medical techniques for clients, or if a new kitten needed some mothering care, Button was there.  She will forever be missed by her family here.