Cat Friendly Practice

Dr. Jane Sayler, Veterinarian, Practice Owner

Dr. Sayler


Dr. Jane Sayler has been in private small animal practice since her graduation from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. Dr. Sayler established the West Frederick Veterinary Hospital in 1983 at the Stonegate Business Center on Route 40 West. In 1994, she and her husband, Ric Sayler, owner of the Grooming Room for Pets, constructed the West Frederick Pet Care Center, which now houses the veterinary hospital.

Dr. Sayler lives in Middletown with her husband. She enjoys antiques, interior design, and spending time with her three sons and two granddaughters.

Dr. Stacey DiMaria, Associate Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

Dr. DiMaria


Dr. DiMaria received her veterinary degree from Ohio State University in 1984 and has been involved in clinical small animal practice since her graduation. Dr. DiMaria joined West Frederick Veterinary Hospital in October 1992. She treats a variety of species in addition to dogs and cats, including reptiles, ferrets, rabbits, mice and other little critters. Dr. DiMaria is also certified to perform acupuncture on animals.

Dr. DiMaria enjoys many different outdoor activities such as camping, caving, horseback riding, canoeing, cycling and skiing; most of all, she enjoys raising her son, Ari.

Dr. Lisa Hennings, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. HenningsDr. Hennings started her veterinary career in the 5th grade when during an 'interview' with a veterinarian for school she almost passed out from the sight of a dog's lacerated bleeding paw. Fortunately, she has come a long way since then. Dr. Hennings grew up in Ringwood, NJ, and attended Pennsylvania State University for her undergraduate studies. She continued her education at the University of Florida where she obtained her veterinary degree. Following graduation, she was granted a one year internship at the prestigious Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ. She was then selected to fill a two year staff veterinarian position at this hospital. Dr. Hennings then returned to Florida where she practiced small animal medicine and surgery for three years while her husband completed his veterinary degree in equine medicine. She enjoys internal medicine and critical care cases.

Outside of veterinary medicine she enjoys cooking, hiking, biking, going to the beach, and cheering on the Nittany Lions and Florida Gators. She shares her home with her husband, sons, and a crew of crazy dogs.

Dr. Keith Krebs, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. KrebsDr. Krebs earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and performed research at The Hershey Medical Center and The National Institutes of Health for 13 years. He then attended The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating summa cum laude in 1997. After completing an internship in medicine and surgery at The VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Dr. Krebs was the Medical Director of two VCA hospitals for 6 years.

Dr. Krebs enjoys treating dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles, and pocket pets. He and his wife, Melissa, have adopted 6 children and live on an 18th century farm with dairy goats, chickens, horses, dogs, cats, and parrots.

In his spare time, Dr. Krebs enjoys hiking, gardening, playing music, and making goat cheese.

Dr. Casey O'Connor, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. O'ConnorDr. Casey O'Connor came to West Frederick Veterinary Hospital in May 2006. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in May 2002. Prior to joining us she spent four years practicing small animal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine.

From the time Dr. O'Connor first visited her family veterinarian as a young girl, she wanted to make a difference in the lives of animals. Now as a practicing veterinarian, she wishes to provide the very best care for your family members. Her veterinary interests include wellness care, dermatology, dentistry, and exotic animal science.

Dr. O'Connor lives with her husband, daughter, two sons, and their menagerie of pet-children.

Barb
Practice Manager

Linda


Barb joined the hospital in August 2015 and serves as the Practice Manager. She was born and raised in Rochester, NY and moved to Maryland in 2003 with her husband, daughter, and one cat. Barb earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and continued her education with a Masters in Business Administration. After moving to Maryland, and volunteering extensively with two local horse rescues, she discovered her true passion was with the 4-legged friends. During that time she and her family grew with the adoption of two more cats and two horses. She went on to complete the Veterinary Assistant course at Frederick Community College and completed the first tier of San Juan College’s Veterinary Technology Distance Learning Program.

Marjorie
Veterinary Technician Supervisor

Marjorie


Marjorie joined the team in January 2007. She previously worked in veterinary reception and triage at a busy emergency clinic in New York. She has a love for all creatures, but has a special love of Field Spaniels!

Marjorie loves the continuity of care that being in general practice provides. She enjoys getting to know our patients, building relationships with clients, and loves assisting in surgical and dental procedures.

Abby
Lead Receptionist

Abby


Abby is our Lead Receptionist here at WFVH. She grew up on a farm in Montgomery County and has been working in the veterinary field for 5 years. She loves all animals, especially cats and goats. She enjoys reading, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and her crazy pets-Sketchy and Fry (her cats) and Pink (her dog).

Scott

Scott


Scott joined West Frederick Veterinary Hospital in March 2002 as a Veterinary Assistant. He assists the doctors during appointments and surgeries. Scott has also completed the Veterinary Assistant course given at Frederick Community College. He has lived in the Frederick area for over 23 years. Before joining the hospital, he spent several years working for a local medical supply company.

In the summertime, he enjoys whitewater kayaking. Scott also enjoys gardening and hiking with his mischievous basset, Darcey. He loves old cars and is currently restoring a 1968 Camaro.

Lauren

Lauren


Lauren joined the West Frederick Veterinary Hospital as a Receptionist and Outpatient Assistant in October 2007. She now also works as a Veterinary Technician, assisting in all areas of the hospital. She has worked with and has been around animals her entire life. Animals are her passion.

Her Crazy household includes her pride and joy - her three children: Caleb, Jadyn, and Marley, her kitten Diesel, and Asia and King her two rescued Pitt Bulls that actually rescued her!

Lauren loves the outdoors, camping, fishing, target shooting, and gardening. She is in the middle of renovating an 1818 farmhouse.

Tiffany

Tiffany


Tiffany joined the WFVH team in 2014 as a member of our Technician staff. She has worked in the veterinary field for five years and loves working with animals and interacting with our clients. Tiffany has a Pitt Bull/Great Dane mix, two cats, a large rabbit, and a horse.

Tiffany’s life outside of work is consumed with horseback riding. Additionally, she is taking classes in pursuit of her other passion: occupational therapy.

Amber

Amber


Amber moved here from Huntington, WV where she earned a degree in Sports Marketing from Marshall University. She soon realized after graduation she couldn't find a career that really touched her heart and she began working as a veterinary technician. Now she has found a true love for medicine. Her favorite areas of veterinary medicine include dentistry and surgical monitoring. Her family includes her husband, 2 dogs (Pada and Koda) and 2 cats (Crash Wrecks-A-Lot and Mr. Winston).

Tony

Tony


Tony is a member of our Nursing and Outpatient Technician teams and he has worked in the veterinary field for 8 years. Tony loves caring for our patients and assisting our veterinarians with surgical procedures. He has a Beagle named Chloe and a cat named Smokey. Tony loves all animals; his favorite breeds giant ones: Mastiffs, Great Danes and Great Pyrenees!

Kayla

Kayla


Kayla has always had a love of animals and she joined the West Frederick Veterinary Hospital team in January of 2014 as a Receptionist. She now works as an outpatient technician as well and her favorite patients to work with at the hospital are cats. Kayla recently completed the Veterinary Assistant course at Carroll Community College. She plans to further her education because of her love of learning about animals and the joy she receives when interacting with them.

Kayla and her husband reside in the Frederick area with their two cats Twilight and Melanie. She loves spending time with her whole crazy household and hopes to add a dog to the family one day. Kayla also enjoys walking around downtown Frederick in her spare time with her husband and curling up in her PJ's while reading a good book.

Cassie

Cassie


Cassie is a receptionist at WFVH. She previously worked at another animal hospital working as a cross-trained receptionist and veterinary technician. She has a strong passion for animals, and enjoys volunteering at the animal shelter as well as rescuing Pit Bulls.

When she is not at work, Cassie enjoys spending time with her husband Doug thrift shopping, playing video games, going to and/or watching Capitals games, gardening, and playing with their four fur-babies Dio, Cianna, Stella, (Yorkshire Terriers) and Cole (Pit Bull). She also loves playing with makeup, and even has her own glam room in her house dedicated to all things makeup. Cassie enjoys shopping, trying new food, and drinking wine with her best friend Karen.

Crystel

Crystel


Crystel graduated from Frederick High School with a duel completer in language (German) and animal science. Subsequently completed Frederick Community College’s Veterinary Technician Assistant Certification course. At West Frederick, Crystel assists our veterinarians in outpatient appointments and assists our nursing staff in caring for our hospitalized patients. Crystel loves all animals, especially German Shepherds, turtles, and birds.

Crystel has completed AIMLA’s Laser Therapy Certificate course and she loves administering therapeutic laser treatments to our patients!

Wendy

Wendy


Wendy has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years. She has experience in primary veterinary care, Critical Care and Emergency, and Specialty Facilities. Wendy has always had a love of animals. Her dog, Oslo, who is a three-legged tripod mix breed whom she adopted from a humane society. She also has rescued stray cats that have worked their way into her home! She enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking the C&O Canal on her time off.