Craig A. Stonesifer, D.V.M.
Dr. Stonesifer, a small animal practitioner, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Poly Technical Institute in 1964 and his Veterinary Medical degree from University of Georgia in 1968. After graduation, Dr. Stonesifer began as an associate veterinarian at Athens Veterinary Clinic-Small Animal Practice, Athens, Georgia from 1968-1969. After leaving Georgia, he worked at South Arundel Veterinary Hospital/Mixed Animal Practice, Annapolis, Maryland from 1969-1974. In 1974, Dr. Stonesifer and Dr. William F. Moffett established Brenford Animal Hospital, serving the Dover community and the Delmarva Peninsula, treating small animals and horses.
Dr. Stonesifer has been an active member of the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association throughout his career, serving three terms as president in 1979, 1995 and 2010. In 1990, the DVMA honored Dr. Stonesifer with the Delaware Veterinarian of the Year Award. From January 1977 until January 1984, Dr. Stonesifer served as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates for the DVMA. From 1986-1992 he served on the Delaware Veterinary Medical Exam Board. He has also has been a member of the State of Delaware Dangerous Dog Committee from its inception in 1997 to present. He is currently serving, since 1988, on the Delaware State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
Dr. Stonesifer and his family have been actively engaged in retriever competition since 1974, locally and nationally. As a member of Del Bay Retriever Club he has served as board member, Event Chairman and President. Nationally, Dr. Stonesifer is on the board of directors of the National Retriever Club and served as Chairman of the National Retriever Championship in 2009 in Dover, Delaware.
Dr. Stonesifer and Dana his wife of 46 years reside in Dover, Delaware. They have three sons: Craig, Mark and Todd and two grandchildren Nicholas and Ashley all who reside in Dover, Delaware.
Gregory S. Hammer, D.V.M.
Dr. Hammer, a small animal practitioner, received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971 and his Veterinary Medical degree in 1973 from Kansas State University. He was inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Zeta, and Phi Zeta honor societies while in college. Dr. Hammer received the Kansas State University school of veterinary medicine’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001 and was named the university’s Alumni Fellow in 2008.
From January 1974 until January 1976, Dr. Hammer served as a veterinary medical officer, holding the rank of Captain, in the United States Air Force and received the Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding service. In 1994, he was named Honorary Commander of the 436th Military Airlift Wing Medical Group. Since his discharge from the service, Dr. Hammer has been employed as a full-time practitioner and is an owner/partner.
Dr. Hammer has been active in organized veterinary medicine his entire career. As a member of the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association (DVMA) since 1975, he has served on its Executive Board. His contributions have been in the areas of legislation and securing educational opportunities for Delaware veterinary students. In 1997, the DVMA honored Dr. Hammer with the Delaware Veterinarian of the Year and in 2009, Distinguished Veterinarian. The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association also bestowed their 2008 Veterinarian of the Year on Dr. Hammer.
On the national level, Dr. Hammer served in the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) House of Delegates from 1987 to 1999 and represented the DVMA as a delegate. He was elected to AVMA’s executive board and served from 1999 to 2005. In 2006, Dr .Hammer was elected to lead the 80,000 member AVMA and served as president in 2007 to 2008.
Active for many years in Dover Community and civic affairs, Dr. Hammer has been a member of the Dover Rotary Club since 1983 and has served on their Board of Directors and will be president in 2012. He was a member of the Bayhealth Medical Center Board from 1997 until 2006. From 1984 until 1997 he was a member of the Kent General Hospital Foundation, serving as chairman from 1993-1997 and did volunteer work in various capacities at the Dover High School, 1989-1994. Dr. Hammer and his family have been long-time members of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover where he served two terms, 1980-1984 and 1992-1995 on its Administrative Board.
Dr. Hammer and his wife, Karen, a high school counselor, have two adult children Scott and Jill. Scott, his wife Sara Kate and children Kirk and Addie Caroline reside in Milford, Delaware, where he is a family practice physician. Jill, a speech language pathologist lives with her husband Jonathan Street in Dover, Delaware.
Paul F. Hanebutt, Jr., D.V.M.
Dr. Hanebutt grew up in central Indiana on a small farm raising horses and pigs. He was an active 4-H member for 10 years, competing and winning with the livestock at county and state levels. While in high school and college he broke and trained family owned horses to ride and drive as sale prospects. He attended Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana, where he completed his pre-veterinary studies and graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. Upon graduation he worked in Apopka, Florida in a mixed practice with a focus on equine medicine, surgery and emergency medicine working with the Standardbred and pleasure horse populations. He joined the staff of Brenford Animal Hospital in January 1979, buying in and becoming a partner in 1987. He has served on the board for the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association as a County Representative and as the DVMA President in 1988 and 1997. He was honored by his peers as DVMA Veterinarian of the Year in 1995. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Delmarva Animal Emergency Clinic. Dr. Hanebutt’s clinical interests are in lameness, reproduction, pediatrics, ophthalmology, regenerative medicine, emergency medicine, internal medicine and surgery. He is a member of the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Hanebutt contributes a monthly article to the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association’s (DSOA) newsletter addressing medical and surgical needs of the Standardbred racehorse.
Besides the busy equine practice Dr. Hanebutt is active in his church, People’s Church in Dover, as the choir director and as a member of the Board of Management. In his spare time he enjoys playing trumpet in the brass quintet, Coastal Brass, in Dover. He and his lovely wife Kathy, a retired School Psychologist, make their home in Dover with their dogs, Zoe and Milo. Their son Christopher works in the music industry and lives with his wife Maral in Los Angeles. Their daughter Meghan is a school administrator in Guatemala.
Karen L. Usselman, V.M.D.
Dr. Usselman is originally from western New York, attended Cornell University and then the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia. She graduated in 1996 and joined Brenford Animal Hospital in May 1996. She is currently a partner with the practice. Dr. Usselman enjoys working with dogs and cats. She is particularly interested in internal medicine, ultrasonography, and dentistry. She serves as the treasurer of the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association and has taught in the Delaware Technical College Vet Tech program. Dr. Usselman is married to Dr. Jeff Booth and has two children, three dogs and a cat to keep her busy at home. Dr Usselman works primarily at Brenford South Animal Clinic.
Jeffrey A. Booth, V.M.D.
Dr. Booth is originally from Pennsylvania, attended Kenyon College in Ohio, and then the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia. He graduated in 1996. After graduation Dr. Booth was a Captain in the U.S. Army Vet Corps stationed at Dover AFB as the Veterinary Treatment Facility Branch Commander. He also worked all over the Delmarva Peninsula and the Washington DC area as part of his Army duties. He enjoyed working with Military Working Dogs and Secret Service Dogs. In 1999, Dr. Booth joined the Brenford family and is currently a partner with the practice. He works on cats and dogs doing medicine, surgery, radiology and ultrasonography.
Dr. Booth has also served on the Veterinary Board for the State of Delaware and is on the Advisory Board for Delaware Technical College for the Vet Tech program. Dr. Booth is married to Dr. Usselman and together they have two children, three dogs and a cat. He works primarily at Brenford South Animal Clinic. Dr Booth is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association.