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I have been working at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital since it’s opening in March of 1999. I began working part-time in a veterinary hospital as a means of income during my college years and I found I enjoyed working with animals much more than the career I was pursuing. Although I did complete my education in radiology technology, I began working full-time for a veterinary clinic as soon as I graduated.
I have now been in the veterinary field for more than 30 years. In addition to my husband and children, I am also a mom to my cavalier king charles spaniel, Quincy. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking with Quinn, traveling with friends, and spending time with my husband Barry and children Brian and Olivia.
I studied Social Psychology and Biology at Park University in Parkville, Missouri where I earned my Bachelor’s degree. All my life I have wanted to help others feel better, people and animals alike, if they were in pain I wanted to take care of them. I have always been passionate about the health and well being of others and had focused my career primarily around humans, until now. Being a veterinary assistant, I get the best of both worlds getting to work with both people and animals, and helping to care for those in need.
I started working at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital in May 2017. I am so lucky to work with such a smart, dedicated and passionate group of individuals. I chose to work at KAH because it is such an enjoyable and positive atmosphere. I love how the doctors and staff at KAH are so eager to teach, mentor, and support the growth and development of their employees. I enjoy working with such compassionate people who make it a purpose every day to provide the best quality of care to our furry companions.
In my free time, I love walking my dog Bruce and teaching him new tricks, playing music, and spending time with my wonderful family.
I was born and raised in Salisbury, MD in a neighborhood riddled with dog fighting and mistreatment of pets. As a young boy, I’ve always had a love for animals. Growing up watching animal shows and retaining information on different species showed my family that one day I would be involved in veterinary medicine. After graduating high school, I moved to Woodbridge, VA to open a new chapter of my life and to hopefully start my career in veterinary medicine. I finally had my opportunity with a small practice and my career flourished from then. Since, I’ve worked in various small animal practices and worked for the Veterinary Blood Bank in Severna Park, MD.
My loves in this life are my children and my gorgeous fiancé. I have 1 daughter named Amora Elizabeth and a son named Emory Allan. My fiancés name is Samantha who is my true best friend and the love of my life. Our son was born early at 32 weeks and this came just a week before my start here at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital. My team mates made my transition so smooth and I truly am blessed to have found such a great hospital, let alone a great team, to work for and with. The opportunity given to me by Kingsbrook has been an awesome experience and I am very grateful to have been chosen by such an awesome group of people. I can’t wait to meet and build new relationships with you all.
I have loved animals from a young age and have been lucky enough to be around them my whole life. I grew up in Middletown with my parents (Kirk & Peggy) and my three brothers (Clayton, Sean & Andrew). I spent my time as a kid in school, playing sports and spending time on farms. I began riding horses at the age of 7. From there my passion for animals only grew stronger. I gained experience working with all different farm animals including horses, goats, cows, and chickens. I was also a very active member in the FFA. This gave me some medical knowledge and helped me determine that I wanted to go to school to become a registered vet tech.
I now go to school at Penn Foster working toward my veterinary technician degree online. I currently live in Wolfsville with my boyfriend Craig and our black mouth cur, Maebh. We have 10 chickens and have many intentions of getting more animals. In my free time, I enjoy riding horses, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
I joined the Kingsbrook family in February 2017. I am honored to be working at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital with the incredible staff. I have already learned so much from everyone. Every staff member is knowledgeable, friendly, and dedicated to their work.
Ever since I was 6 I knew I wanted to work with animals. My passion for animals came from my grandpa. When I was little he had a Pygmy goat farm. Almost every summer I had to hand raise a baby which I loved! I have had almost every animal you could think of- cats, dogs, hamster, iguana, bearded dragon, rabbits and guinea pigs. I currently have one cat named Charlie and a dog named Dallas. I am a student at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. My major, of course, is Veterinary Medical Technology. I hope to further my education after Wilson and go to vet school. I want to become a large animal veterinarian. I chose to work at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital because when I interned here, it was very evident that everyone has such a strong passion for what they do.
I was born and raised here in Frederick, MD. I live with my amazing family that consists of my mom, dad and older brother. I have a 10 year old poodle mix named Shockey, and recently I found a kitten outside that I caught and brought home. She stole our hearts and now is a part of the family as well. Her name is Rune. Last but not least, I have a 10 year old hermit crab named Whales! Throughout my life I have had a variety of animal exposure. I used to ride horses for several years and loved it! I plan to one day get back into it. I was also a dancer for 12 years and my all-time favorite is jazz.
I’m currently deciding where I want to obtain my Veterinary medical technology license, but plan to start this year. I have always loved animals, and I love to help, so to me there is no better feeling in the world then helping people who love animals just as much as me. I truly believe this is the best field to ever be in and I’m so blessed to have found this family of a practice that truly values animals in a way I have never seen before.
In the future, my dream is to have a sanctuary for animals in rough situations, a happy place to come and live out the rest of their lives in the best way possible. My favorite color is pink, and my favorite animal is an elephant! When I am not at work I love to spend my time outdoors with my pup exploring.
Adrienne Cardella, DVM
Brent Cook, DVM
Morse Davis, DVM
Matt Kemper, DVM
Jenny Lynch, DVM
Sabrina Palm, DVM
Rosemary Riley, VMD
Jennifer Walker, DVM
Susan Dannis, DVM
Thank you to Dr Cook, Morgan, Katie, and everyone who took such amazing care of our Ash last week. We were totally at ease leaving her in their care. I'm thrilled we moved both our pets to Kingsbrook, and love knowing they'll always be in great hands.
Chelby V, Frederick
Kingsbrook Animal Hospital
2015 - 2018
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