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I have worked in the veterinary field since 1999. My love for helping animals brought me to this profession.
I joined Kingsbrook Animal Hospital in January 2007. I am grateful to be a part of such a great staff here at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital. Everyone here is very caring and knowledgeable!
I currently own a Pit Bull Terrier, Wyatt & an American Bulldog, Sugar. I have always enjoyed working with animals and I love being able to provide great care to our patients and help educate our clients.
After working in the telecommunications industry for 33 years, I had the awesome opportunity to join the Kingsbrook team as a client service specialist. I feel very lucky to work with such a caring, compassionate people.
I have always had a huge love for all animals. As a kid, I was always bringing home every stray in the neighborhood- I drove my parents crazy! Things haven’t changed much over the years, all of my animals today were either stray or rescued from local shelters.
In my spare time, I volunteer for Wags for Hope. My dog Pogo and I provide pet therapy for the patients and staff at Frederick Memorial Hospital and local nursing homes.
My love for animals started young and only grew as I got older. It began with horses and stemmed from there into a general curiosity of all animals. I always knew I would end up working with animals in some capacity and was determined to make it a career. After graduating high school, I began a veterinary assistant program with Hagerstown Community College and volunteering at the local humane society. Shortly thereafter, I got a job in a small animal practice in Hagerstown, MD. After graduating from Shippensburg University in the Spring of 2015, I began my search for a change of pace. I knew there was something missing from the other places I've worked and I found that at Kingsbrook. I was truly fortunate to join the team in May 2015.
In my spare time, I enjoy time at home with my fuzzy critters. We have three dogs: a miniature dachshund, Dixie Petunia, an English Mastiff, Jorie Ambrosia, and a Mastiff Mix, Tubbs Karmichael. I also have two cats: Kokopelli (Pelli) and French Fry (Frennie) both of them were rescued as strays my husband brought home ;) Besides spending time with my animals, I enjoy motorcycling with my husband, Spencer, helping out at our family pizza shop in Hagerstown, baking and making crafts.
From the time I was small, I have loved all animals, but dogs have always been my biggest love. My Feist, Colt, adds such joy to my life. He is the happiest pup I have ever known! But don't worry, I happily share my home with three kitties, Nubby, Figaro, and Mouse Key too! I adore my little stone house in Mount Airy and enjoy spending my free time gardening, and camping. If the weather disagrees, I am happy with a good book.
After 30 years in retail management I switched gears in 2011 to join a specialty veterinarian's office. In April of 2016, the opportunity to join Kingsbrook Animal Hospital allowed me to complete my journey to the best practice anywhere. Everyone cares about each and every animal that comes through our doors, and I am proud that we are "the best!"
Since I was a little girl, I have loved and been amazed by all creatures under the sun and sea. I have always wanted to work with animals, but could never decide on a single career- there were too many possibilities! My dream was and still is, to open a sanctuary for abused domestic and farm animals. While trying to find the resources and learn what it means to have an animal sanctuary, I tried my hand at many career prospects including retail, restaurants, and even the funeral industry. None of them ever felt like a good fit.
At the beginning of 2017, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to start at Kingsbrook as a Client Service Representative and I could not imagine being anywhere else! I love that I get to work with such a wonderful group of skilled, compassionate people and charming furry friends!
I currently live in downtown Frederick with my husband Shane and our herd of cats, Maxwell Stormborn, Theodore aka "Chief" and Luna-Moon. In my free time I like to read a variety of books, crochet many projects at the same time and find new, beautiful places to go hiking.
I grew up in what all my friends called a zoo. We had cats, birds, snakes, hermit crabs, fish and lizards. Since my mom is a vet, we did everything we could to rescue animals. My other passion growing up was gymnastics. For 16 years, I was a competitive gymnast and joined the collegiate team at Wilson College. Shortly after, I was in a car accident that ended my career. It wasn’t until after that and coaching for 6 years, that I decided I wanted to work with animals.
After working at an animal hospital in Annapolis, I knew this is what I was meant to do. When I decided to move back to Frederick, I knew I needed to continue to work in veterinary medicine and was lucky enough to find the Kingsbrook family in June 2018. I live with my lifelong kitty Anna, my newest addition, Avelyn, and my ball python Shylah.
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
I love taking my pets to Kingsbrook because I know they are getting the best possible care. The veterinarians and medical support staff are highly skilled and caring professionals. From the well trained client care specialists at the front desk on up, everyone at Kingsbrook is kind and compassionate and they make you feel like family.
Vanessa K, Lovettsville
Kingsbrook Animal Hospital
2015 - 2019
5322 New Design Road - Frederick MD 21703 • PH (301) 631-6900
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