Our Careteam

Wendy, AVA

Hospital Manager/Veterinary Technician

Wendy is a Maryland native having worked in computer science as a software developer for more than 10 years. While she enjoyed the work, she started to feel like something was missing. After taking some time off to raise her family, Wendy decided to rejoin the workforce and pursue a career as a veterinary professional.

Wendy has had numerous years of experience and education in the veterinary field, working as a senior/lead technician for several veterinary clinics. Her nurturing demeanor, focus, hard work, and dedication all contribute to her defined role as hospital manager for the Marriottsville Animal Hospital team.

Wendy is an integral member of the team. She assists in every aspect of veterinary technician work including advanced surgeries and procedures. She has recently become a participant of the recover initiative in basic and advanced life support program that is certified by the American College of Emergency and Critical Care through Cornell University. Wendy is always willing to provide assistance to staff, clients, and patients and welcomes everyone to their next visit!

When away from the office, Wendy enjoys spending time with her two sons. She loves cooking, dabbling in arts and crafts, and taking professional photographs. She’s taken many photography and graphic design courses over the years, and two of her photos were even chosen for inclusion in an art show!

Wendy loves her two feathered family members an African Grey parrot named Naya and a Senegal parrot, Kiwi. Amongst many fun stories between her feathered friends (whom have learned to operate light switches) you could even say they have further enlightened her interests in the veterinary field.

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Veterinary Technician

Jessica is a Maryland native having grown up in Ellicott City. She has always shared a connection with animals and has cared for a variety of species. Jessica’s younger most memorable and rewarding accounts were her experiences volunteering at local dog rescues. She always took the time to lend a helping hand and knew that she wanted to pursue her education that shared her compassion for animals.

Jessica attended the University of Maryland-College Park. Her hard work and perseverance earned her bachelors degree in the animal sciences with intent to apply to veterinary school. With immense patience and eager to move forward in her life Jessica decided to take time to obtain hands on experience in the veterinary field prior to applying.
Jessica is a welcome member of the Marriottsville Animal Hospital team. As a veterinary technician Jessica helps with all aspects of veterinary procedure and care. In addition she loves interaction with clients and is always willing to go above and beyond to help.

Jessica has well rounded experience and education with many species of animals. She shares special interest in exotic-animal medicine, and loves to learn about new species and advocate for the proper care/welfare of all pets/animals.

In her spare time Jessica enjoys the arts. Jessica is an excellent artist and enjoys drawing/sketching and painting. Just as every pet parent does Jessica loves spending time with her own pets at home. She shares her home with a shy ball python named Sylvie and her whiskered family member Chip, who as all cats seem to do “rules the nest.”

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Veterinary Technician

Meghan is a Maryland native having grown up in Catonsville. Growing up, Meghan always loved interaction with animals and found that the sciences were her favorite subjects in school. Meghan always knew she wanted to pursue a career that would let her share her love for science.

Meghan has selflessly provided help to many local welfare centers, shelters, and zoos. Through her many experiences, Meghan was most inspired by the community outreach and support she witnessed to help less fortunate pets. Seeing pets receive unconditional, tender love and care continued to fill her heart to know that she wanted to dedicate her own time to be a part of healing pets. Meghan jumped at the chance to be on board with the Marriottsville Animal Hospital team to further this dream.

Meghan attended the University of Maryland-College Park. Her dedication and drive earned her a Bachelor’s degree in the animal sciences with future intent to apply to veterinary school.

Within the veterinary field, Meghan has found that she would like to contribute to the ongoing effort to support the one-health system and create more collaboration between the veterinary and human fields. She has an interest in public health with educating the community about veterinary medicine’s broader influence on society.

In her spare time, Meghan loves the outdoors. She loves to ski both recreationally and competitively. She always “jumps” at the chance to downhill ski and enjoy the terrain parks of Colorado. She shares her home with two adoring cats named Pickle and Happy.

Meghan is a welcome member of the Marriottsville Animal Hospital team and can’t wait to see you and your pet family today!

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Veterinary Technician

Angela is a Maryland native having grown up initially in Laurel; she recently moved to the Ellicott City area. Angela has always been fascinated by the incredible bond that is formed between humans and animals—she knows firsthand that special bond, as she shares it with her pet family every single day! Her earliest experiences with animals are those spent with her beloved dog, Meeko. Angela has dedicated her time to volunteering for welfare centers, shelters, and wildlife sanctuaries, and her many experiences have fueled her drive to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

Angela is a current full-time student at the University of Maryland-College Park, pursuing her animal sciences degree. She’s an active member and participant of organizations within the agricultural college and plans on applying to veterinary school upon graduation.

Angela is a welcome member of the Marriottsville Animal Hospital team. She enjoys all aspects of the veterinary field, but has particular interests in radiology, orthopedics, and dentistry. Angela enjoys assisting clients and lending a helping hand to all of our patients—she wishes pets nothing more than a wonderful quality of life with unconditional love!

In Angela’s spare time, she is quite the artist and enjoys painting. Angela is an art history buff and has even considered minoring in the field at UMCP. There’s never a dull moment in Angela’s household—she cherishes every moment spending time with her family.

Angela’s pet family consists of a “well loved” or “chunky” Chow mix named Meeko. Meeko is her inspiration and reminder every day to continue her path toward becoming a veterinarian.

Angela welcomes all and looks forward to greeting you at your next veterinary visit!

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Veterinary Assistant

Areebah was born in Chippewa, Pennsylvania and moved with her family to Crofton, Maryland at a young age before settling in Ellicott City. She joined the Marriottsville Animal Hospital team in early 2017, and has been loving every minute of her time here at the clinic—Areebah finds that her favorite part of every shift is chatting with clientele and getting to meet their lovable pets.

As Areebah’s father is a veterinarian, she had had the opportunity to grow up, or for all intents and purposes, be raised in a veterinary office. Having shadowed her father over the years she has had the luxury of observing many veterinary procedures, while also meeting various clients and pets. Now that Areebah is a part of the Marriottsville Animal Hospital team, she gets to continue her experiences but as an active participant rather than observe in patient and client care.

Outside of school and work Areebah is an avid reader and writer. She has an old soul and never tires of classic literature. She is proud of the multiple short stories and poetry she has written which were published in school publications!

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Angela J.


Someone once asked Angela where she saw herself in 10 years, and she instantly pictured herself surrounded by animals! She feels an obligation to do everything in her power to benefit the welfare of pets—that’s why she decided to become a part of the veterinary professional team at Marriottsville Animal Hospital.

Angela is a Maryland native, born, and raised in Ellicott City. She is well disciplined in her academic studies attending the prestigious University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate student. Angela is currently pursuing a degree in the bio sciences specifically biological basis of behavior. She plans on using this foundation to help her dream plans of being involved in the veterinary field.

Angela’s interests outside of veterinary medicine revolve around music and the arts. She’s played both the piano and flute for over eight years, and loves attending musicals and dance performances. At home, Angela lives with her beloved pet Bella, an adorable Bichon Frise.

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Born in Oahu, Hawaii, Autumn grew up in Maryland and spent most of her high school years in Stuttgart, Germany. She began working for a veterinary clinic there before moving back to the United States.

Autumn has always loved the sciences and adored pets, having many years of experience working with a variety of animals. Autumn currently attends the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg Virginia. She is pursuing a degree in the biological sciences, minoring in chemistry and neuroscience.

Autumn wants to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and plans on going to veterinary school post her bachelors degree. She is a welcome addition to the Marriottsville Animal Hospital team providing assistance during client interaction and patient care. Autumn would say that it is meeting with the area’s pet owners and their beloved companion pets daily that truly enforce her passion to be a part of veterinary medicine.

Autumn enjoys working with creatures both big and small but shows interest in exotic animals and persistently loves learning about new species on a regular basis.

Autumn is outgoing and adventurous. In her spare-time she performs gymnastics, archery, horseback riding, and to settle down loves reading a good old fashioned, paper book. Autumn loves traveling, having experienced various cultures and landmarks during her time overseas. She has enjoys all her experiences while continuing to pursue her dream.

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