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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays
Doctors hours are by appointment only

Our Location:

2929 University Blvd, West
Kensington, MD 20895

PH: (301) 949 - 1520
FAX: (301) 933 - 5914

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  • Meet our Medical Staff. . . .

    (Click on a picture or scroll down to view a person's biography and role at the hospital)

    Professional Medical Staff:
    Dr Gary Schwartz Dr Amy Scheiner Dr Jennifer Sussman

    Administrative Staff:
    Keith Driver Mary Ellen Bumgardner Heather Donovan Seung Oh

    Angie Araujo

    Medical Support Staff:
    Megan Amy Winter Josh Pesantez

    Jason Hippert

    Dr. Gary Schwartz...

    Dr Gary Schwartz Picture

    Dr. Gary Schwartz has been practicing veterinary medicine at Wheaton Animal Hospital since graduating from Ross University in St. Kitts in 1985. His patients include cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, fish and other exotic animals. He personally has many pets of his own including a dog, a cat, many birds, fish and snakes. He is happily married to his wife Lisa. Dr Schwartz has two children, Samantha and Philip. Personal interests, besides animals, include scuba diving, American history, ice hockey and model railroading.

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    Dr. Amy Scheiner. . . .

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    Dr. Amy Scheiner has been a veterinarian at Wheaton Animal Hospital since receiving her D.V.M. degree from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. She is a native of Maryland who dreamed about becoming a veterinarian in preschool. She avidly trains and competes with her Shetland sheepdog in obedience and agility trials and also enjoys riding her American Paint Horse, "Sherwin Williams." She loves international travel to remote and exotic places (such as Mongolia and southern Chile).

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    Dr.Jennifer Sussman...

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    Dr. Jennifer Sussman grew up in Annapolis, MD, where she first expressed interest in becoming a veterinarian and caring for animals at the age of 6 years old. Since graduating from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, Dr. Sussman has practiced small animal primary care in Maryland, developing interests in preventative wellness care, internal medicine, geriatric care, and dermatology. She currently lives in Silver Spring, MD and enjoys spending time with friends, family, and pets, salsa dancing, fitness/exercise, horseback riding, movies, traveling, and other interests.

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    Keith Driver, Hospital Administrator...

    Keith Driver

    Hi. I'm Keith Driver. The retired owner of the practice insists that I am the Hospital Administrator, a title thrust upon me which I steadfastly resist. I just like to think of myself as "manager." I started working in 1984 part-time while attending college to study business administration. It is now 24 years later. The rest is history. My hobbies include Bullmastiff rescue and BBQ contests. I share my home with Jed, my 6yr old Bullmastiff.

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    MaryEllen Bumgardner, Assistant Administrator...

    MaryEllen Bumgardner

    MaryEllen is a Washington DC Metro area native. She started her career at Wheaton Animal Hospital in January of 1983. MaryEllen had never worked in the veterinary field or in a retail situation before starting out at Wheaton. Both presented many challenges at first. But over her 25 year career she has been promoted to Assistant Manager. MaryEllen oversees many of the mechanical workings of the hospital. It certainly wouldn't be uncommon to see her tooling around outside on the hospital grounds working on the lawn tractor or landscaping. MaryEllen also does an excellent job managing drug and supply inventories. MaryEllen has had her share of furry friends. At present she has only a mixed foxhound named "Annelle" and two cats named "Ashes" and "Weezy." On her off time she has many interests including scuba diving, sports in general, and motorcycle riding. MaryEllen spends much time with her family, many of whom live in the area.

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    Heather Donovan, Executive Secretary / Bookkeeper...

    Heather Donovan

    Hi. I'm Heather Donovan. I joined the Wheaton Animal Hospital Family in 1988. The retired owner of the practice likes to call me the "Executive Secretary." I just refer to myself as "the bookkeeper!" But I admit, I do play many roles in the hospital from accounts payable to Technician and Receptionist. I enjoy helping clients understand and adjust to the needs of their pets. I share my home with my husband Bill and our cats Milo, Cosmo, Otis and Elwood.

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    Seung Oh, Evening Assistant Manager...

    Seung Oh

    Hello, My name is Seung Oh. I am the Evening Assistant Manager, and a veterinary technician at Wheaton Animal Hospital. I grew up in Annapolis. Several years after high school I decided it was time to continue my education. Needing a job for the summer, I came across a want ad in the paper and well, I guess you can say the rest is history. I have been in this field since 1996. This job is rewarding in the fact that at the end of the day, you know you've made a difference. I have two pit bull terriers; A 5 year old male named Demetrius and a 6 month old named Penny Lane, the latter of which can't seem to stay out of trouble. Then again, that's what puppies do. Well, thank you for your time and I look forward to seeing you in the near future.

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    Angie Araujo, Receptionist...

    Angie Araujo

    Welcome! My name is Angie. I have been a receptionist for about 3 years. I love working with my co-workers and with all the animals that come to Wheaton Animal Hospital. I am a mother of 2 and a grandmother of 1. My hobbies are taking a long ride anywhere, fishing, or just taking a long walk. I have 3 dog's, 8 lizzard's and 4 bird's. My kids say my pets come first and I just have to laugh. At the end of each day I go home to 3 dog's that are waiting for me with unconditional love. That makes my day worth doing all over again.

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    Megan Stanford, Veterinary Technician...

    Megan Dorsette

    Hello! My name is Megan Stanford. I have been a veterinary technician for a little over seven years. I have spent the last five years at Wheaton Animal Hospital. I own two cats, one of which I adopted from Wheaton Animal Hospital. When I am not at Wheaton Animal Hospital I enjoy spending time with my two cats, Martini and Tinkerbell. I also love watching my favorite football team, the Redskins, in action.

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    Amy Winter, Veterinary Technician...

    Amy Winter

    My name is Amy Winter. I attended Christopher Newport University and graduated with my BS in biology. I have been working summers at Wheaton Animal Hospital for about 3 years now and have recently started working as full time staff! I love spending time with my dogs, Muffy and Buzz, as well as my family, who have been my support structure all my life. I am very involved in the theater. I have worked at Toby's Dinner Theater most recently. I would recommend seeing their shows if anyone is a theater fan! I also love sports! GO SKINS!!! I have played softball, basketball, and soccer in school and I am always up for trying something new. I sing as well as perform and someday I hope to be able to get into a small group so that I can sing as well as do the animal thing. I love working at WAH and I hope that I will be here for many years to come!

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    Josh Pesantez, Veterinary Technician...

    Josh Pesantez

    Hello my name is Joshua Pesantez. I've been working at Wheaton Animal Hospital for 9 years. I am the head surgery technician. I was born and raised in the Washington DC area. I enjoy working on my numerous fish tanks at home and doing dog shows with my 3 year old Bullmastiff. I am taking additional courses at Maryland University. In addition to my work as head surgery technician, I plan to get a degree in Environmental Science.

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    Jason Hippert, Veterinary Technician...

    Jason Hippert

    Jason Hippert is a veterinary technician. Jason has lived in the Silver Spring/Wheaton area all his life. He started working at Wheaton Animal Hospital during his senior year at Einstein High School in 2003. At that time, he was taking Medical Careers in school, and decided he wanted to pursue a career in that field. Jason grew up with many different pets during his life. He has always had a love for them and knows how rewarding it can be. Working with animals and their owners can really make a difference in someone's life. He currently owns a six month old Hovawart puppy, Indy (a rare breed with only about 300 in the US) and enjoys spending time with him. Since his older dog passed away in January 08, having a puppy again means everyday. Indy brings new surprises and experiences every day.

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