Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA South Arundel Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Elise Powell
DVM Medical Director
Dr. Elise Powell joined VCA South Arundel Animal Hospital in July 2020, and has been practicing in the region for over a decade. Her medical style focuses on a holistic approach to preventative care with a strong belief that optimal health and happiness is achieved when an animal's nutritional, genetic, behavioral and environmental needs are coordinated and addressed in a well balanced manner. Among her many passions is training and behavior, with over 25 years of experience in training, particularly as it relates to animal relinquishment and rescue. In practice, this knowledge is utilized to cultivate lifelong strong relationships between pet and owner. She has a particular fondness for getting puppies and kittens on the right track, but she also has a tender place in her heart for geriatric animals and pain management. She is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture.

In her spare time, Dr. Powell can be found outdoors. She loves cycling, running, hiking, traveling, and spending time on the water. She shares her home with her husband and two daughters. She has a German Shepherd named Bisous, a black Labrador named Kossar, and darling tuxedo cat, named Ukee.

Education:
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science (Biology)
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Areas of Interest:
Training and behavior, preventative care, pain management, internal medicine and ultrasonography

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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