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.
Jesi
Veterinary Technician
Jesi 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. Jesi’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.

Jesi 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 Jesi decided to take time to obtain hands on experience in the veterinary field prior to applying.

Jesi is a welcome member of the Marriottsville Animal Hospital team. As a veterinary technician Jesi 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.

Jesi 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 Jesi enjoys the arts. Jesi is an excellent artist and enjoys drawing/sketching and painting. Just as every pet parent does Jesi 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.”
Steph
Veterinary Technician
After two years of general studies in college, Steph decided to enter the field of early-childhood education. She served as a teacher’s aide in a preschool for two years, but it still felt like something was missing. That’s when Steph started to think back to what had always made her truly happy: caring for animals. She decided to dive headfirst into veterinary medicine, and she hasn’t looked back since!

Steph is from Sykesville, Maryland and attended Penn Foster College online to study veterinary technology. She joined the Marriottsville Animal Hospital team in 2019, and couldn’t be happier to start her animal-care journey right here at the clinic. Steph finds that she particularly likes monitoring pets during and after surgical procedures, and her favorite part of every shift is getting to meet pet owners and help them better care for their adorable companions.

In her spare time, Steph likes playing sports, hiking, exercising, playing the guitar and learning the piano, and spending time with her friends and family. She has one pet of her own at home: Dexter, a 100-pound Mastiff who likes to think he’s a lap dog.
Rebecca
Veterinary Technician
Rebecca first began working in the veterinary field as a way to supplement her arts career. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with animal care, and she quickly realized that she wanted to pursue veterinary medicine full-time. Rebecca hasn’t looked back since! She’s proud to help the area’s pets and animal parents as a Veterinary Technician.

A Maryland native, Rebecca graduated with her arts degree and then signed on at a local veterinary hospital as a Kennel Assistant. Watching the Technicians there made one thing clear: she wanted to help pets live happier, healthier lives in that same capacity. Rebecca started volunteering at the local Humane Society and signed up for classes at Penn Foster College to study veterinary technology, and soon graduated as a Veterinary Technician. She became a member of the Marriottsville Animal Hospital team in February of 2020, and the rest is history!

Rebecca has several pets of her own at home: Libby, a sweet and loyal rescued Labrador mix who would never leave Rebecca’s side if she could help it, and a pair of loveable rabbits named Blue and Willow.