Meet Our Veterinarians

Veterinarians in Wilmington: Allison Ladman

Alison Ladman, VMD

Dr. Alison Ladman has been a veterinarian at Wilmington Animal Hospital since graduation from veterinary school in 2005.  She obtained a BS in Biology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  After graduating from Lehigh, she attended the University of Delaware where she earned a MS in Animal Science.  Upon completion of her degree at UD, Dr. Ladman attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to practicing conventional medicine at WAH, Dr. Ladman has a passion for shelter medicine and has worked for Faithful Friends, Kent County SPCA, and currently assists at Delaware Humane Association.  Her professional interests include high quality dentistry and compassionate end of life care.

Dr. Ladman lives with her husband, Brian, a University of Delaware Scientist and their daughter Catherine.  Her family has three dogs –  Frank and Gwen Ellis (rescued from high-kill shelters in the southern United States) and Arrow (rescued from the White Mountain Arizona Apache reservation). She enjoys camping with her family in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and spending time at her family’s cabin in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Veterinarians in Wilimington: Maria Werkiser

Maria Werkiser, VMD

Dr. Maria Werkiser has been a veterinarian at Wilmington Animal Hospital since 1997.  She has an undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Delaware and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990.

Prior to practicing small animal medicine, Dr. Werkiser was an equine veterinarian.  She is now known for her thorough approach to canine and feline internal medicine cases and her tireless dedication to her patients.

Dr. Werkiser lives with her husband Dave and her dogs Eli and Monkey.  When she is not caring for patients at WAH, she is training and caring for her horses, hiking, reading, and spending time with her three daughters when they return home for visits.

Morgan Feldman, DVM

Dr. Morgan Feldman is a 2018 graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Originally from Suffolk County, Long Island, NY, Dr. Feldman also earned a BS in Animal Science from Cornell University.

Dr. Feldman’s professional interests are feline medicine, palliative care and comfort, and working to help clients preserve the special human-animal bond.

Her personal interests are arts and crafts and DIY projects.  She also likes Tang Soo Do (a Korean form of karate) and Table-Top Role-Playing Games.  Dr. Feldman lives with her two cats, Madison and Cameryn, who are the loves of her life.

Leia Paul, DVM

Dr. Leia Paul joined Wilmington Animal Hospital in 2022. She grew up in Newburgh, Indiana and then attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta for her undergraduate education. Dr. Paul graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has called Wilmington, Delaware home for the past 15 years.

Dr. Paul really enjoys veterinary medicine for the variety it provides. She loves the detective work of a challenging medical case and the artistic side of soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Paul spends her free time with her husband and raising her two children. Her family shares their home and time with two toy poodles and two cats.

Hadley Bagshaw, VMD, DACVR

Hadley Bagshaw, VMD, DACVR

Dr. Hadley Bagshaw is a board-certified radiologist who began offering services to Wilmington Animal Hospital patients and referral patients in 2019. Dr. Bagshaw graduated from the University of Pennsylvania school of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and completed his radiology residency from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He spent two years in Africa in the Peace Corps.

Dr. Bagshaw provides ultrasound services to patients from WAH, as well as from other area hospitals. He also evaluates CT scans and radiographs for several animal hospitals. Dr. Bagshaw spends all of his free-time with his wife, his 3 children, his pug, and two kitties.