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Meet Our Staff

Stacey Kelly | Manager

Stacey lives in New Market, MD, with her 2 children, German Shepherd, English Mastiff, and Hamster. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2002. She has over 10 years of managerial experience. You will find her working in all areas of the clinic – teaching, receptionist, and greeting clients. She enjoys spending time with her children and family.

Rachel Hartman | RVT

Rachel graduated from Hood College with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and recently completed her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology at CCBC Essex in Baltimore MD. She has many years working with animals which include working with a conformation dog show breeder, different boarding facilities, and both interning and working with animal hospitals. She currently has a dog and two cats. In her spare time she loves to hike with her dog and be outdoors.

Kelsey O’Brien | Technician

Kelsey graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Biology. She has been working with animals since her college days, when during her summer breaks she was employed as a naturalist at Meadowside Nature Center. Her duties at the center included all husbandry care of the diverse animal population on display for the public, running community education programs and summer camp classes. She continued her animal career after graduating from college working with the Montgomery County Humane Society and then spent some time in the veterinary private practice sector. She works in emergency and intermediate care ward at VCA in Gaithersburg and now she has joined our team! Her plan is to continue her education and become a licensed vet technician. During her personal time, she volunteers at the Smithsonian National Zoo in the Clinical Pathology department, spends time with her fiancée & their three dogs, is an avid comic book reader and horror movie enthusiast.

Scarlett Rosas | Technician

Scarlett is a dedicated and loving mother to a beautiful baby girl named Mariah. She is also a mother to a very energetic handsome blue and white Pitbull named Ice. Scarlett is a Veterinary Technician who has four years experience working with domestic animals. She also has a year experience working with exotic animals. She previously worked for NIH as a Laboratory Animal Caretaker Technician and has decided to join our awesome team. Scarlett’s hobbies are singing, riding motorcycles, car racing, and having free time with her friends. Her goals are to finish school, work for the D.C. or Baltimore Zoo, and own a horse.

Cordelia Garett | Technician

Cordelia lives in Barnesville, MD with her fiancé, 2 dogs, cat, pygmy goat, chickens, 2 potbelly pigs, corn snake and aquatic frog. She loves any and all animals! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and off-roading in her Jeep.

Andy Bonvillain | Technician

Andy has over 20 years of professional experience working with animals. In addition to his position with Veterinary Neighborhood Associates, he is currently employed by The National Institutes of Health as a veterinary technician. His primary role there is anesthesia and diagnostic imaging support. He has worked with a wide range of animals, from domestic pets to agricultural and exotic species. He also has a strong background with more than 10 years in animal behavior, including training with positive reinforcement techniques during his time working with the United Stated Army. When not working, he spends most of his time at his cabin in the mountains of Virginia.

Jessica Chappell | Assistant

I enjoy working with animals, and I am still attending high school. I live on a horse farm and have a lot of experience around all sorts of animals. I enjoy socializing with other people too!

Alyssa Chappell | Assistant

Hi, my name is Alyssa. I am the daughter of Dr. Chappell, who is amazing with animals. I live on a farm with a lot of animals. I am currently a competitive gymnast and I am 14 years old. I love being outdoors and I love being with animals. Animals can be very friendly, and they seem to calm me down. I have grown up with animals. There has never been a time when I haven’t had a pet. In my spare time I enjoy playing with animals or playing with my friends animals.

Emily Fitch | Assistant

Emily has many years of experience with animals. She has grown up with almost any animal you can name. Right now she has a great Dane, a Chihuahua, a cat, a cockatiel, a ball python, 2 horses, and a reef tank. You will find her working side by side with her dad ( Dr. Willens), assisting with whatever needs to be done around the clinic.

Emily | Receptionist

Emily has been a full-time veterinary receptionist since 2000. She has a Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In her free time she likes to read, bake, and hang out with her two cats.

Denise Connelly | Receptionist

Denise lives in Westminster, Maryland with her husband, two teenage sons, daughter, two dogs, and one cat. She also is a receptionist part time for Central Carroll Animal Emergency, and a Kennel worker at the Kitty Castle. In her free time she loves spending time with her family.