Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital

Welcome to Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital's website! Thank you for choosing us for your pet's veterinary care. As an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association, we are dedicated to providing excellence in small animal care. Our hospital is evaluated regularly by AAHA to ensure that we meet or exceed the association's standards of excellence. AAHA standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine. Only 17% of US animal hospitals are accredited by AAHA.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Freeland, MD and surrounding areas. We do so in a home-like environment with staff that treat your pet like one of the family.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn how Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of both you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission
Our mission at Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital is simple. The doctors and staff believe is high quality care for your pet. We also want you and your pets to feel part of our family.

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  • 20212 Middletown Road
  • Freeland,MD 21053
  • Phone: (410) 357-8078
  • Fax: (410) 357-8095
  • After Hours ER: (410) 583-6023
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  • Mon thru Fri: 6:30am-7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Derek Vanduzer, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Derek VanDuzer was born and raised in upstate New York. After graduating from Clemson University in South Carolina, he worked for a year with a mixed animal veterinarian. He then attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine where he met his wife, Dr. Kim Williams-VanDuzer. He succeeded in graduating at the top of his class. After graduation, Dr. VanDuzer worked for a mixed animal practice in Lancaster, PA for 2 years. In 1998, he started working at an exclusive small animal practice in Pasadena, MD. In 2004, he and his wife purchased Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital. Surgery is his favorite part of practice. The doctors live in the area with their kids: Caroline, Danny and Ryan. He enjoys working on cars, water sports, and spending time with his family.
  • Kim A. Williams-VanDuzer, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Kim Williams-VanDuzer was also born in upstate New York. Dr. Williams worked for a veterinary clinic since high school. She attended Boston University for her undergraduate degree. After college, she worked for a year in clinical neurology research at Boston University School of Medicine. She then attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Williams graduated with a DVM with Thesis degree. She published a paper in the area of equine reproduction. Following graduation, Dr. Williams worked at a small animal emergency clinic (AAVEC) for two years and then started a residency in Internal Medicine. She completed her residency and is currently pursing certification (called a Diplomate) in the specialty of Internal Medicine. She enjoys critical care cases, endocrine and GI cases as well as ultrasound and endoscopy.She has published a paper on Vetsulin and has others pending publication. Her favorite activities include spending time with her husband, 3 kids, 3 dogs, and cat. She also enjoys scrap-booking, horseback riding, and reading.
  • Dr. Rachael Gore

    Dr. Gore is originally a native of central Pennsylvania. recently moved to Baltimore Country, Maryland after marrying her husband, Steve, in 2014. She completed her undergraduate at the University of Findlay in northwest Ohio and then moved to Columbus. Ohio to complete a Master's of Public Heath degree in Veterinary Public Health from the Ohio State University. Dr. Gore is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. She has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, preventative care and food animal medicine (ruminants and swine). She and her husband live on a small Angus cow-calf operation with their two dogs Case & Dakota. She enjoys painting, hiking, dog training and reading books for fun.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 10, 2016
  • Jennifer Irwin, R.V.T.

    Technician
    Jenn has been employed at Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital since 1994.  In 2006, she became a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Maryland.  Jenn, her husband Lee, and twin boys, Nathan and Garrett, care for numerous dogs, cats, and other critters.  Jenn actively breeds and competes with her French Bulldogs and Staffy Bulls in dog shows.  She enjoys reading, knitting, and the outdoors.
  • Becky Rockstroh

    Technician

    Becky has been at PBVH since May 2012. She and her husband live on a small farm with their two pitbulls named Dill & Curtis and a Staffie named Audrey.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Emilie O'Donnoghue

    Technician

    Emilie has been with Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital since early 2012. She received her veterinart assistant certificate in 2012 and her Associates Degree from Carroll Community College in 2013. She is currently is enrolled at CCBC to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Emilie has three dogs, Tucker, Barley and Guinness. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Mandy Richardson, R.V.T.

    Technician

    Mandy graduated in 2001 with a B.S. in English Literature from Towson University. She graduated CCBC (Essex) in 2008 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Mandy lives with her husband, an E.R. nurse, their four-year-old son, 3 dogs and 2 cats.

  • Megan Lawrence

    Kennel Assistant/Vet Assistant

    Megan has been with Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital since October 2012. She is a graduate of Hereford High School and is currently attending CCBC in order to obtain an AA degree in Business Management. Megan's goal is to start her own business. Megan loves working at Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital and loves animals!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Dianna Tracey

    Vet Assistant

    Dianna has been with Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital since September 2016. She loves working with animals. She has a huge heart and is always motivated. She has 2 dogs, Skittles and Killian.

    Years in Practice:
    Dec 02, 2016
  • Amanda Bitters

    Kennel Assistant

    Amanda joined the staff of Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital in September of 2016. Amanda is our kennel assistant and is an aspiring veterinarian. She is currently a junior at Hereford High School and is involved in both the soccer program and the FFA.

    Years in Practice:
    Feb 23, 2017
  • Jennifer Wilmot

    Receptionist

    Jennifer joined our staff in October 2016. She comes to us with 8.5 years experience in the veterinary field in Client Service Relations and as a Technician's Assistant. Jenn was from West Virginia originally and has finally settled with her husband, Robert, at a small farmette in Southern PA. She is active in the horse showing community and is currently President of the Carroll County Western Circuit, where she shows her 6 year old quarter horse, as well as showing him at AQHA shows on the East Coast. She and her husband are proud owners of a black lab and six cats. They also enjoy exploring the west on vacation and taking airplane day trips, taking advantage of her husband's private pilot's license.

    Years in Practice:
    Feb 23, 2017
  • Shannon McDonough

    Receptionist

    Shannon has been with Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital since April of 2017. She is orinally from Tennessee. Shannon is new to the veterinary field, with a background in restaurant management and management of a trucking company. Shannon raises her own pigs, chickens and she also will soon raise cattle. She also has three dogs and two cats. Her dogs love to travel and hike with Shannon and her family. 

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 06, 2017
  • Shannon Berg

    Technician

    Shannon has been with Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital since July of 2017. Shannon loves the outdoors and animals. She was a member of the Pony Club and the 4H Club with her three horses. Shannon also has a cat named Murphy as well as a dog named Walker. She is interested in pursuing a career involving small animals as she is already familiar with working with sheep and horses.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Hailey Thornton

    Kennel Assistant/Receptionist

    Hailey is currently in her senior year at Manchester Valley High School. She is involved with 4H, FFA, National Honors Society and is working to complete a Veterinarian Internship through school. She has worked at Prettyboy since April of 2017. At home she lives with her four siblings as well as a farm full of animals which includes goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, horses, dogs and cats. She is planning on attending a four-year undergraduate program to study Pre-Vet medicine. 
    Years in Practice:
    May 04, 2018
  • Nicole Soots

    Receptionist

    Nicole joined Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital in January 2018. She had preciously worked as a dental receptionist for six years, but has eighteen years of administrative experience which she brings to the receptionist position. Nicole loves all breeds of dogs, but her favorite is the dachshund. She currently lives with her husband Errik, two sons, Landen and Brycen, along with their vizsla Rocco and beagle Gracie. 
    Years in Practice:
    May 04, 2018