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. Anna Matheny

Veterinarian

Dr. Matheny

Veterinarian

Dr. Matheny grew up in Rockville, Maryland. She attended Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania…

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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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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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Jessie

Groomer

Jessie

Groomer

Jessie achieved her certificate in grooming in 2021, and loves making pets feel their best through looking their best!

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Dr. Matt Bendick

Veterinarian

Dr. Matt Bendick

Veterinarian

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!

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Becca

Receptionist

Becca

Receptionist

Meet Becca! She just recently joined our team in March. Becca has been an avid animal lover since she was a child…

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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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Dr. Emily Jarvis

Veterinarian

Dr. Emily Jarvis

Veterinarian

Bio Coming Soon!

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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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Amy

Receptionist

Amy

Receptionist

Amy has lived in Montgomery County all her life and has always been surrounded by animals… 

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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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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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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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Sophia

Veterinary Assistant

Sophia

Veterinary Assistant

Sophia grew up in Montgomery County and graduated high school early at the age of 15.

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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

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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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Dr. Matheny

Veterinarian

Dr. Matheny

Veterinarian

Bio Coming Soon!

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Dr. Matt Bendick

Veterinarian

Dr. Matt Bendick

Veterinarian

Bio Coming Soon!

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Dr. Emily Jarvis

Veterinarian

Dr. Emily Jarvis

Veterinarian

Bio Coming Soon!

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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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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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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.

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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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Becca

Receptionist

Becca

Receptionist

Meet Becca! She just recently joined our team in March. Becca has been an avid animal lover since she was a child…

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Amy

Receptionist

Amy

Receptionist

Bio Coming Soon!

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Sophia

Veterinary Assistant

Sophia

Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

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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

Read More

Jessie

Groomer

Jessie

Groomer

Jessie achieved her certificate in grooming in 2021, and loves making pets feel their best through looking their best!

Read More