Our Team

Driven by compassion and purpose, here is the team who will work to make a difference in your pet’s life. Every single visit.

Dr. Melissa Birken

Veterinarian

Dr. Melissa Birken

Veterinarian

Dr. Melissa Birken and her family (husband, three children and three dogs) are residents of  Damascus.

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Dr. Kerry Murphy

Veterinarian

Dr. Kerry Murphy

Veterinarian

Dr. Murphy is a native California who has lived Maryland since 2007. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of California

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Natalie

Lead Veterinary Technician

Natalie

Lead Veterinary Technician

Natalie has loved animals from a young age and has always wanted to help take care of them.

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Kasey

Veterinary Technician

Kasey

Veterinary Technician

Kasey grew up on her family farm in Montgomery county, Maryland where she raised market steers and hogs.

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Patti

Veterinary Technician

Patti

Veterinary Technician

Patti is a native of Pennsylvania where her love of animals started her on a new career path 21 years ago and she’s never looked back!

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Aryn

Head Receptionist

Aryn

Head Receptionist

Aryn grew up in Rockville in a home that always had animals. She started her career in veterinary medicine

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Nina

Veterinary Technician

Nina

Veterinary Technician

Nina started working in a local animal hospital in Wheaton when she was 14. She continued to work as an assistant part-time through high school

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Dr. Katie Spaniol

Veterinarian

Dr. Katie Spaniol

Veterinarian

Dr. Katie Spaniol grew up in Frederick, MD. Her family’s farm style property was home to a wide variety of pets

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Ally

Veterinary Technician

Ally

Veterinary Technician

Ally graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelors degree in Animal Sciences in May 2022! She grew up in Damascus

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Grace

Veterinary Assistant

Grace

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming Soon!

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Princess

Groomer

Princess

Groomer

Bio Coming Soon!

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Dr. Eric Dubbin

DVM

Dr. Eric Dubbin

DVM

Dr. Eric Dubbin is from Florida and graduated from UF in the 80s. The bond between people and their pets

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Chantell

Master Groomer

Chantell

Master Groomer

Chantell is a professional groomer with over 10 years of experience grooming cats and dogs. Chantell strives to make the world

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Tina

Veterinary Technician

Tina

Veterinary Technician

Meet Tina! Tina always had a great love fro animals. Tina And Dr. Birken actually started working with each at the previous hospital in 2007!

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Our Team

Driven by compassion and purpose, here is the team who will work to make a difference in your pet’s life. Every single visit.

Dr. Melissa Birken

Veterinarian

Dr. Melissa Birken

Veterinarian

Dr. Melissa Birken and her family (husband, three children and three dogs) are residents of  Damascus.

Read More

Dr. Katie Spaniol

Veterinarian

Dr. Katie Spaniol

Veterinarian

Dr. Katie Spaniol grew up in Frederick, MD. Her family’s farm style property was home to a wide variety of pets

Read More

Dr. Eric Dubbin

DVM

Dr. Eric Dubbin

DVM

Dr. Eric Dubbin is from Florida and graduated from UF in the 80s. The bond between people and their pets

Read More

Dr. Kerry Murphy

Veterinarian

Dr. Kerry Murphy

Veterinarian

Dr. Murphy is a native California who has lived Maryland since 2007. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of California

Read More

Patti

Veterinary Technician

Patti

Veterinary Technician

Patti is a native of Pennsylvania where her love of animals started her on a new career path 21 years ago and she’s never looked back!

Read More

Ally

Veterinary Technician

Ally

Veterinary Technician

Ally graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelors degree in Animal Sciences in May 2022! She grew up in Damascus

Read More

Chantell

Master Groomer

Chantell

Master Groomer

Chantell is a professional groomer with over 10 years of experience grooming cats and dogs. Chantell strives to make the world

Read More

Natalie

Lead Veterinary Technician

Natalie

Lead Veterinary Technician

Natalie has loved animals from a young age and has always wanted to help take care of them.

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Aryn

Head Receptionist

Aryn

Head Receptionist

Aryn grew up in Rockville in a home that always had animals. She started her career in veterinary medicine

Read More

Grace

Veterinary Assistant

Grace

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming Soon!

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Tina

Veterinary Technician

Tina

Veterinary Technician

Meet Tina! Tina always had a great love fro animals. Tina And Dr. Birken actually started working with each at the previous hospital in 2007!

Read More

Kasey

Veterinary Technician

Kasey

Veterinary Technician

Kasey grew up on her family farm in Montgomery county, Maryland where she raised market steers and hogs.

Read More

Nina

Veterinary Technician

Nina

Veterinary Technician

Nina started working in a local animal hospital in Wheaton when she was 14. She continued to work as an assistant part-time through high school

Read More

Princess

Groomer

Princess

Groomer

Bio Coming Soon!

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