About Kentmere



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Dr. Kevin P. Coogan, a native Delawarean, has established a strong presence in the Wilmington area throughout his many years in the field of veterinary medicine and surgery. A second generation veterinarian, Dr. Coogan's childhood home was attached to Suburban Animal Hospital on the Kirkwood Highway where he assisted his father, Dr. Arthur P. Coogan, while growing up. Some of his fondest childhood memories are of accompanying his father on farm calls to dairies that populated the area during that time. His childhood experiences with animal care propelled him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware in 1976, he went on to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in 1980.
Upon graduation, Dr. Coogan practiced in the Washington, D.C. area for seven years. His first position was in a mixed animal practice where he worked in equine medicine, companion animal medicine, and surgery in Great Falls, Virginia. He then took on the role of head of emergency services at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C., a large multiple doctor practice serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
In the spring of 1987, Dr. Coogan moved back to Wilmington to establish Kentmere Veterinary Hospital. This move allowed him to continue to assist his father until Dr. Coogan Sr's retirement at age 87. Dr. Coogan Sr. recently passed away in the fall of 2013.
Dr. Coogan and his wife, Amy, have lived in the city of Wilmington since opening Kentmere Veterinary Hospital. They are the proud parents of four children; Catherine, Anna, Joseph, and Lillian. Their family also includes five cats and one three-legged pit bull terrier, all rescues from his practice.