Partner Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center Introduces Board- Certified Veterinary Specialists to The Team for Summer 2023 Opening


Partner Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center Introduces Board- Certified Veterinary Specialists to The Team for Summer 2023 Opening

Frederick, MD – July 24, 2023: Partner Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center (PVESC) is pleased to introduce its team of board-certified veterinary specialists in Medical Oncology, Surgery, Neurology, and Internal Medicine to the team at the Frederick, MD, location this Summer. Located within the Frederick Crossing Shopping Plaza on Guilford Drive, these highly qualified doctors will be providing exceptional veterinary specialty care for pets in the Frederick community.

PVESC’s state-of-the-art Medical Oncology department will be led by Michelle Silver, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology). Utilizing innovative equipment and advanced techniques, Dr. Silver and her team will treat various forms of cancer in dogs and cats.

Holly A. Phelps, DVM, DACVS-SA (Surgery) will lead PVESC’s surgery team in providing cutting-edge surgical, regenerative, and medical therapies to improve companion animals’ quality of life. “I’m excited to be joining the experienced team at Partner. I look forward to providing the highest level of care possible for our patients while providing optimal communication and a stress-free experience for their families.”

Leading PVESC’s Neurology department will be Jeanene Harris, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology). Dr. Harris is highly specialized and trained to understand the complexities of the brain and spinal cord and will lead a team dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and managing neurologic disorders.

Frederic Jacob, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM) (Internal Medicine) will lead Partner’s Internal Medicine Department. Dr. Jacob specializes in Interventional Radiology and Endourology but will be seeing a wide range of medical cases.

“The opportunity to bring this level of veterinary specialty care to Frederick, is a dream come true,” stated President, Christine Stafford. “Being a resident and pet owner in the community for over 13 years I recognized there was a need for such care.”

“The current climate in veterinary recruiting is dire,” stated CEO, Katie Brooks. “With an overabundance of job opportunities in the veterinary profession, we could not be more grateful that these talented individuals, chose to work with Partner.”

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Partner Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center (PVESC) is a women-helmed business whose mission is to transform the veterinary profession. After spending 20+ years in veterinary emergency and specialty medicine, our founders, Christine and Katie, set out to reinvent the standard approach to veterinary care. Building from the ground up, they are opening the first women-owned and led veterinary emergency and specialty care practice in Frederick, MD, with a second location opening in Richmond, VA by the end of 2023.