Covid-19 Travel Update

Options for pet air travel are extremely limited at this time and it is unclear when travel will begin to normalize. Our PenderAIR team is closely following the changing regulations and requirements to ensure we continue to provide the highest level of service for our clients and their pets.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are planning on traveling with your pet, as some destinations may require additional time to prepare requirements and/or may be impossible at this time.

Due to current airline and country restrictions as well as increased demand for air travel, we are unable to respond to new inquiries at this time.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

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Dr. Don Powell

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“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

Professional Interests

“Why haven’t you retired yet, Dr. Powell?” The simple answer is: I love my profession and enjoy working with a wonderful animal medical health care team. I wanted to be a veterinarian as a young farm boy; and I’ve been blessed to achieve that goal, so why stop? My professional interests include veterinary hospital management, internal medicine, dermatology, and wellness care.

Personal Interests

Rita (my wife for 50+ years) is my #1 personal interest followed by church, tennis, singing, NCAA basketball, and our pets down thru the years.

Education

DVM from Cornell University

How I Got Here

Raised on a farm in southern Delaware, I was surrounded by many types of animals. The two that really grabbed my heart were a rat terrier named Nicky that I received on my 6th birthday and a Chincoteague pony named Jiffy that my parents gave to me when I was 10. Nicky was about 15 lbs.—loyal, with the “heart” of a lion. Jiffy lived up to her name in speed (I always rode her bareback). If she was alive today and I jumped on her back, she would arch her neck and prance with pride.

My 20 years of formal education included obtaining a B.A. in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Delaware, and my DVM at Cornell University. I was fortunate (because of scholarships) to attend both of these fine institutions of higher learning.

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