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
  • Dr. Laurie Brewer, DVM, PhD

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Brewer is our primary relief veterinarian as well as part-time duties. She grew up in York County, Pennsylvania and attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota. She studies in a dual research and medicine curriculum and was awarded a PhD in Molecular Virology in 2004 and a DVM in 2006. She practiced in Maine for several years before returning to Pennsylvania in 2008. She currently practices emergency medicine in Ellicott City. Her medical interests include endocrinology and feline medicine. She has fostered and rescued dogs, cats and birds. Her favorite activities include traveling, camping, and kayaking on varied waterways of Pennsylvania and Maryland
  • 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 Snyder

    Technician

    Becky has been at PBVH since spring 2012. Becky is currently pursuing her RVT. She has a cat named George, 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

    She is currently attending CCBC with an interest in becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician.

  • April McCullough

    Technician/Receptionist

    April has been with Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital since September 2013. She has been in the veterinary field since 1998. April and her husband JW have two children, Addyson and Camden. They have two dogs, Tetley and Hudson, a cat named Rugby and a tortoise named Tenny.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Jillian Villeneuve

    Kennel Assistant/Vet Assistant

    Jillian has always had a passion for working with animals and loves working at Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital. She enjoys spending time with her three cats, Gizmo, Julie and Dexter, as well as her dogs, Elsa, Alvin and Ava. Visiting animal shelters and walking her dogs are some of Jillian's favorite activities.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 30, 2015
  • Becky Cook

    Receptionist

    Becky started with Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital in August 2015. Becky was a Labor and Delivery nurse for 28 years before trading human patients for animal ones. She has a 14 year old toy poodle, Tess and several grand-dogs.

    Years in Practice:
    Nov 24, 2015
  • 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
  • Meagan Walsh

    Receptionist/Kennel Assistant


    Meagan has been with Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital since April 2016. She will be graduating from Hereford High School in June 2017 and continuing her education at Towson University where she will major in business management. Meagan enjoys spending time with her three goldendoodles, Buddy, Boo and Blair.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 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