Born near Philadelphia, PA, Dr. D was inspired to become a vet after his miniature poodle, Beanie, was hit by a car on Thanksgiving in 1967, in State College, PA. “Her leg was hanging off, and we raced to the veterinary hospital/home of Dr. “Jack” Straley. He performed surgery on Thanksgiving Day, saving Beanie and her leg. I thought for sure that she would die, and I knew then that I wanted to be a vet.”
Dr. D Moved to Ocean Township in 1968, and graduated from Ocean Township HS in ’72. He then moved to Colorado where he attended Colorado State University. He completed his BS from CSU in 77, Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated from CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in ’84.
The historic Millar Animal Hospital was purchased by Drs. Delaney and Wefer in 1986 and became Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital. The goal was to create a culture of excellence and teamwork, where staff could learn, provide the highest standard of care, and have fun. The mission is to celebrate and support the love between humans and pets.
Dr. Delaney loves spending time with his grown-up family and his beloved toy poodles, Cosette (Cozy) and Louis. He spent many years scuba diving in faraway parts of the world, but his main hobby is traveling and attending veterinary conferences to learn new advancements in veterinary medicine. His special interests include Dentistry, Dermatology, Preventative Care, and Behavioral Medicine.
“I don’t know how we managed to raise three daughters, while growing the veterinary practice from two to twelve doctors. We completed two full renovations of the hospital, one in 2000, and then again in 2008. Every year we get better. I’m thrilled by how far veterinary medicine has come.”
“I am most proud of the amazing work environment and practice culture that we have created. Our staff are the most dedicated and wonderful people I have ever met. Exceptional veterinary care is all in the details: the constant growth of knowledge, attentive care given to patients, compassionate communication with clients, and responsibility of caring for beloved pets. I am so fortunate to love what I do. I love the people I work with, and I get to help adorable, furry pets all day long.”