ABOUT US

MEET THE TEAM

 

Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available. 

The veterinarians and staff at our clinic are ready to provide your pet with cutting edge veterinary medical care. From wellness exams and vaccines to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures, your dog or cat will receive high quality care at our hospital.

Dr Jessica Heard

Dr Jessica Heard

Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Jessica Heard attended Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing in Georgia for many years, she returned to her home state of Maryland and lives in the neighborhood of West Severna Park. While practicing in Georgia, she volunteered with the Atlanta Doberman rescue organization. She belongs to the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medicine Association. When not practicing she keeps busy as a mother of two young children as well as stays active and involved in the community.

Years in Practice: 23

Education: Auburn University

Dr. Christina Ferguson

Dr. Christina Ferguson

Veterinarian

Dr. Ferguson began her veterinary career practicing in New York City.  She returned to Maryland to practice emergency medicine at Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Annapolis.  She has since practiced in numerous small animal hospitals in the local area doing relief work while she raises her three young children.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Maryland Medical Association.  Her interests include emergency, pediatric, and geriatric medicine.  She also enjoys treating and helping pocket pets and exotics.
In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family on the Severn River boating, kayaking, horseback riding, skiing, and traveling. She has an assortment of animals that include her West Highland Terrier, “Winston,” hamster, “Roxie,” Gecko lizard, “T-Rex,” goldfish, and hermit crabs.

Years in Practice: 21

Education: Virginia Tech, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Ainsley Todd Storm

Dr. Ainsley Todd Storm

Veterinarian

Dr. Storm Todd Parks is originally from Crisfield, Maryland, a small town on the Eastern Shore. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Salisbury University and then went on to earn her veterinary degree from the University of Missouri in 2015. Prior to joining the Severna Park Veterinary team, she worked in Easton, Maryland where she treated both small animal and pocket pet patients and saw after-hours emergencies.

Dr. Storm’s veterinary passions include surgery, dental care, and dermatology. She belongs to the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association. When not at work, she loves going on adventures with her husband and her French bulldog, Charles. She also enjoys spending time on the Chesapeake Bay, reading, traveling, and watching sports. She has several other animals she loves at home including two cats and a Mini Rex rabbit.

Years in Practice: 5

Education: University of Missouri

Dr. Benjamin Reichenbach

Dr. Benjamin Reichenbach

Veterinarian

Dr. Ben Reichenbach grew-up in Towson, MD. He moved to Colorado when he was 16 and stayed there to attend Colorado State University for his undergraduate education.  He then attended veterinary school at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2018.  He is excited to have returned to his home state, and begin his career at Severna Park Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Reichenbach’s veterinary passions include wildlife and exotic medicine, surgery, and anesthesia.  He belongs to the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association.  When not caring for critters, he enjoys swing dancing, playing board games, and adventuring outdoors.  He shares his home with his dog (Juniper), two cats (Phoebe and Tiger Lily), two sugar gliders (Icarus and Hercules), and his ever-patient wife.  

Years in Practice: 2

Cindy

Cindy

Veterinary Nurse

Cindy has over 10 years of experience as a veterinary nurse and has a special interest in animal dentistry. She especially loves small dogs and cats. She lives locally with her dogs, Raven and Harley, her Cockatoo, Rocky, and her cat, Nubbins.

Dawn

Dawn

Veterinary Nurse

Dawn has been a veterinary nurse at Severna Park Veterinary Hospital since 2002. She has quite a brood of beloved pets at home and much of her spare time is spent caring for them and her son and daughter.  She also keeps  busy pet sitting for many of our clients’ pets.

Ashley

Ashley

Customer Service Manager

Ashley has been making a difference in the lives of pets and people at Severna Park Veterinary Hospital since 2005. As our Customer Service Manager, Ashley enjoys helping clients and caring for animals throughout their lives. She graduated from the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland in 2002.

Outside of work, Ashley relishes spending time with her husband and their two daughters, and particularly enjoys spoiling her grandson. A flock of chickens roam her farm, and they share the land with Apollo, a 16 hand American Quarter Horse. Apollo’s favorite person is Ashley’s younger daughter, and he loves rolling around in the sand after a training session. 

Chris

Chris

Receptionist

Chris has been with Severna Park Veterinary Hospital since 2003. She works as a part-time receptionist. She lives locally with her husband, two dogs, Simon and Duchess, and her kitty, Louise.

Lorraine

Lorraine

Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Lorraine has been with Severna Park Veterinary Hospital since 1992.  She is the office manager and bookkeeper and tries to spend time with the animals whenever she can.  When not juggling the many things that keep her busy at SPVH, she is kept pretty busy with family life spending time with her husband, two sons, and a terrier mix, Finn.

Alyssa

Alyssa

Veterinary Nurse

Alyssa has been helping sick animals in the care of SPVH since 2016. She enjoys getting to know our clients while assisting with routine and emergency care. 

At home, Alyssa’s nurturing spirit extends to her outdoor garden, indoor house plant “babies,” and her beloved dogs. She has two pugs: Penny, a therapy dog with Pets on Wheels described as “the most prettiest pug,” and the extremely hyper Bruin. They are joined by Kona, a mixed breed dog, and a lazy bearded dragon called Tuukka. 

 

Emily

Emily

Receptionist

Emily joined our team in 2017.  She is one of the friendly faces that will greet you when you arrive.  Emily loves all the furry patients but has a special place in her heart for the feline companions.  She has two adorable kitties named Nutty and Jack-Jack.  

Years in Practice: 3

Sarah

Sarah

Veterinary Nurse

Sarah is a hard-working veterinary nurse with a soft spot for felines. She delights in the detective work needed to successfully treat sick pets and make positive changes in their lives. Sarah is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology from Anne Arundel Community College.

When she is not working or studying, Sarah loves reading, hiking outdoors, long drives, and watching movies. She enjoys spending time with her family and is dedicated to her daughter. They are joined at home by their cat, Moo, who has been a part of the family since just 10 weeks old. 

 

Maura

Veterinary Nurse and Receptionist

Maura joined Severna Park Veterinary Hospital in 2020 and enjoys playing a dual role on our team. She loves treating animals in need and the excitement of learning new things each day. Maura earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the Delaware Valley University.

Her favorite leisure activities include listening to music, working out, swimming, and doing anything outdoors. She is often accompanied on her adventures by her chocolate lab, Murphy, who loves to snuggle with his teddy bear at night.

Cortney

Receptionist

Cortney has been welcoming pets and their parents as a receptionist for SPVH since 2019. She loves being a part of helping sick patients feel better and watching them grow up.

 When she’s not at the office, Cortney enjoys relaxing outside, particularly being out on a boat. She also spends time with her friends and family, including her two dogs. Chloe, a Golden Retriever, and Daisy, a Labrador mix, are both described as being full of energy and personality, requiring human attention 100% of the time. 

 

 

The staff is incredibly friendly, respectful, and well informed. They were able to squeeze me and my dog in, get lab results, and book her for surgery in just a few days; much faster than other vets I have been to. Their aftercare calls are a very welcome addition.
Cecelia, Google Review

This office was extremely helpful while I was here from out of town. My dog had an emergency and they quickly got him in, treated him, and followed up with me. The staff and vet were both very friendly and professional. Thank you!!
Lily, Google Review