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.

Casie Smith, RVT, MS

Casie is our lead Registered Veterinary Technician. She is a graduate of Wilson College, where she obtained a bachelor of science degree in Veterinary Medical Technology and Clemson University, where she earned a master’s of science in biology. She has been involved in veterinary medicine for 6 years, and has a special interest in anesthesia and dentistry. Casie lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Travis, and their 4 dogs, Holleigh, Aspyn, Gucci and Oscar. She also enjoys riding her American Quarter Horse, London.

Dylan Baker – Veterinary Technician

Dylan is one of our veterinary technicians here at VVH. He is one of our newest staff additions! He is a graduate of Clear Spring High School and has been involved in veterinary medicine for the past 8 years. He has a special interest in hospice care and client communication. Dylan is a lover of all animals and is looking forward to getting his next golden retriever puppy. He is an active volunteer at International Conservation Center, where he helps to care for African Elephants.

Jenna Brinkley – Office manager, Receptionist

Jenna has been with our practice since October 2017. Prior to joining our team, she worked as a Registered Nurse, and had worked in healthcare since 2001. Jenna has always loved animals. As a child, she enjoyed spending time on her grandparents’ farm; helping to care for the pigs, cows, and many barn cats. Jenna has had an array of pets, including cats, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats, birds, snakes, lizards, and other small animals. She is a lifelong Frederick resident and lives with her 3 children; Damian, Kasia, and Kira, and guinea pigs; Hershey and Honey.

Kathy Heck – Receptionist

Kathy is one of our wonderful receptionists here at VVH. She has an extensive background in accounting and human resources, and uses her skills to accel in her position here at the clinic. Kathy has lived right here in Middletown for 20 years with her husband Shawn and three children; Ian, Nathan and Cora and their 6 kitties; Denver, Bronco, Storm, Moses, Buddy, and Ozzy, as well as their dog; Comet. Kathy is as an active volunteer for the community and several organizations around the area.

Jerra Feaga – Accounts Payable/Payroll Liaison

Jerra is our part-time bookkeeper. She has been with our practice since October 2017. During the day Jerra is the office manager for Hagerstown’s Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center, where she runs daily operations. Since 2008, she maintains accounts payable, accounts receivable, and practice management.

Grace Griffin – Veterinary Assistant

Grace is the youngest daughter of our very own Dr. Griffin, and she is a wonderful asset to the clinic! Grace is a senior at Middletown High School where she is president of the Art Honor ociety and maintains a 4.0 GPA. She is currently being accepted to colleges and preparing to begin her journey to become an art educator. Grace is an experienced veterinary assistant at VVH and plans to continue filling in when she can during breaks from college.