We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Valley Veterinary Hospital. We strive to be a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances, which we accomplish through continuing education. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.

Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.

If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (301) 371-7700.


Janice Griffin, DVM

Dr. Griffin has loved animals all of her life. At a young age she began working in the horse barns around Timonium and in local animal hospitals. After high school she continued to work with animals and eventually received a degree in Veterinary Technology from Morehead State University in Kentucky. After earning her degree, she worked as a vet-tech in California while working on her college prerequisites for Vet school. After gaining acceptance to the Virginia Maryland Regional DVM program she enrolled at Virginia Tech. In 1992 she completed her degree and became a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and has been practicing medicine for the last 25 years.

Dr. Griffin lives near Gambrill Park with her husband Glenn; and her four children, Matt, Hannah, Gracie, and Luke. They also share their home with two golden retrievers, six rescued cats, and a bunny. In her spare time, Dr. Griffin enjoys riding her horses, Pip and Devon.



Susan Williamson, DVM

Dr. Williamson is a 2002 graduate of Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and has special interests in wellness and preventative medicine for dogs and cats. She is from Mount Airy, where she and her family have a small farm and raise mini Nubian goats, American Guinea Hogs, alpacas, poultry and horses. In her free time, she and her family enjoy participating in 4H and the Monocacy Swim Club.


Kathy Heck – Practice Manager

Kathy is our Practice Manager here at VVH has been with us since July of 2018.  Kathy grew up in the area and has lived right here in Middletown for 20+ years with her husband Shawn and three children Ian, Nathan and Cora.  Kathy and her family share their home with their cats, 2 ferrets,  and three dwarf hamsters.  Kathy loves spending time at the beach and enjoys the outdoors.  Kathy is as an active volunteer for the community and several organizations around the area.


Gina Lantella, CPDT-KA – Veterinary Assistant

Gina is our part-time veterinary assistant here at VVH, she’s been with us since May of 2021. Gina came to our practice with extensive knowledge in animal behavior   Gina is a certified professional dog trainer as well as a certified fear free professional.  Gina has 2 dogs Banjo and Pickle and 2 mischievous cats. Gina is continuing to gain knowledge and furthering her career in veterinary medicine with the many classes and seminars she attends.


Madison Campbell – Veterinary Assistant

Madison is a full-time veterinary assistant here at VVH, she’s been with us since March of  2022.  Madison recently graduated from Salsibury University with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry.  Madison has two dogs Donnie and Zoey.  Madison is passionate about animals and is looking forward to furthering her career to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.


Cora Heck – Veterinary Assistant

Cora is a full-time veterinary assistant here at VVH, she joined the practice in February of 2023.  She loves spending time with her cat Hope, listening to music and watching videos.  Upon graduating high school she enrolled in Penn Foster and is well on her way to becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician.