Dr. Jeffrey D. Whall
Dr. Whall received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from the University of Maryland in 1975. In 1976, he entered the Graduate School program at Texas A&M University , while working as a veterinary technician in private practice.
From Texas A & M, Dr. Whall earned a B.S. degree in Veterinary Science in 1980, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1981, and completed his Thesis for a Master’s degree in Veterinary Toxicology in 1982, all from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
In 1983 he returned to Maryland where he practiced Veterinary Medicine in the suburbs of Baltimore until 1989. In August of that year he and his wife Maggie purchased Fairland Animal Hospital . This was also the year they became the proud parents of their triplets; Daniel, Kelly Ann, and Thomas. Many of you may have met them at the hospital, as they are now old enough to help out in what has evolved into a true family business.
A member of numerous veterinary associations, he is also an active member of several civic and business associations. Fairland Animal Hospital has been cited as one of the best veterinary practices in the Washington , D.C. Metropolitan Area in the last two publications of Washingtonian Magazine and Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine.
Dr. Whall attributes his success to a dedicated staff that are all committed to the well-being of the animals and to the service of the owners. Many of the staff have been part of the “family” for numerous years providing our clients with the finest veterinary care in the area.
Shawnne J. Spencer, D.V.M.
Dr. Spencer attended the University of Pittsburgh for his undergrad and then attended Virginia Tech for his doctoral degree. He graduated in 2003. Following his graduation he moved back to his home state of Maryland and began working at a local veterinary hospital. He currently has two very sweet Doberman Pinschers. Indie is a 6 year old female who loves to run around. Moose is a 5 year old male whose large stature earned him his name.
Melissa Reidy, D.V.M.
Dr. Reidy comes to us most recently from the Emergency Animal Clinic of Ellicott City, MD. Growing up in a military family, Dr. Reidy moved all over the United States before her family finally settled in Maryland. After obtaining her BS in Zoology from the University of Maryland College Park in 1999, she was lucky enough to pursue her dreams in Dublin, Ireland, where she obtained her degree in veterinary medicine in 2004 at the University College Dublin. After graduating, she returned home to Maryland, where she worked in several small animal clinics in Southern Maryland before moving to Anne Arundel County.
If you came to our open house last month, you would have had an opportunity to meet with her! She is known for her strong interest in internal medicine and her feline patients. In her free time, Dr. Reidy enjoys running, hiking, and travel. She and her husband currently share their home with two beautiful shih tzus and their four obnoxious cats.
Office Manager/ Chief Receptionist
Caroline has been with Fairland Animal Hospital since August of 1998. She and her husband, Rich, live in southern Howard County and have been long-time animal lovers. They have two dogs, Makayla and Denali, as well as six cats, Shuster, Kat, Ghost, Runt, O.C. and Sandpiper and also one Cockatiel named Busby. Caroline enjoys the sun and shores of Ocean City when she isn’t running this practice so efficiently.
Jim Richey came to Fairland the summer of 2010 with a tremendous amount of experience and even more leadership and organizational skills. He is completely committed to helping Fairland “BE THE BEST” in his own words! He is a lover of animals…He stays busy caring for his two dogs Zoey and Speck, as well as his three cats Mortisha, Simon, and Ruby.
Starting at Fairland in 2003 while attending PBHS, Katie desired to have a life-long career working with animals. She has tremendous love and compassion for animals and it shows! She has two dogs, Buddy a Cattle dog mix and Beta a Rottweiler, both who love performing tricks as well as over eighteen tropical fish and an Aquatic turtle named Griffin. She cares for many other animals by offering dog walking and pet sitting services. She enjoys meeting new people, kids and their pets.
Kelly joined Fairland Animal Hospital late May 2015. She’s thinking of going back to school to become RVT or Veterinarian. She loves all animals! However, she has a soft spot for her 2 year old male Pit bull named Odin, and her 3 year old female Australian Cattle Dog/Husky mix named Bailee. In her spare time Kelly enjoys spending time at the river fishing and hiking, and going to the gym or out with her girlfriends. She’s constantly listening, singing or dancing to all types of music, but country is her favorite!
Brittany joined the Fairland team in January 2014. Brittany works at an elementary school and at Fairland part time. She loves both her jobs! She has always been an animal lover and thinks a household isn’t complete unless there is a fur baby running around. While she adores all animals, she has a special weakness for big dogs. She couldn’t imagine her life without her English Mastiff, Gus Gus. She refers to him as “my little pony” and takes him wherever she goes. He is truly a gentle giant who adores his mom! When Brittany isn’t working she is taking Gus swimming, hiking, or out to visit friends. Brittany is always on the go and enjoys helping and meeting new people.
Anthony went to Paint Branch HS and graduated in 2013. Anthony loves animals, he also has an extreme passion for fish. He has two fresh water tanks at home. He also has two dogs Charlotte and Lucy. Anthony plans to study to be either a vet, or a marine biologist.
Cassandra joined Fairland Animal Hospital June 2014, she started part time while studying to be a medical assistant at Medtech Institute. She finds that the animal hospital is more for her. She also has two beautiful daugthers ages 11 and 4 and a dog named Iggi. Cassandra enjoys spending time with her children, and traveling.
Katie joined Fairland in January of 2016 as a part-time receptionist. She graduated from The Brookewood School in 2015 and is studying Animal Science at The University of Maryland. After graduation, she plans on attending Veterinary School. When she is not working, Katie loves to hike the Billy Goat Trail and in the woods near her home. Katie loves all types of animals. She has a Dachshund mix, named Sadie, and a cat named Jessie.
Harleigh joined Fairland in September of 2015 as a receptionist. She is currently in school studying Forensic Science and in her spare time she enjoys going out with friends and reading comic books. Harleigh has a small “zoo” at home; her pets include dogs, cats, birds, fish, a mouse, a bearded dragon, a ferret, and tarantulas.
Missy joined Fairland Animal Hospital in August 2016 as a receptionist. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012. Her fur family includes a dog named Darla, and two cats named Dexter and Hannah. In her spare time, she enjoys focusing on her photography business, enjoying nature, and spending time with her husband and friends.
Ashley started at Fairland in July 2017. She received her Bachelors Degree in Zoology at the University of Hawaii and moved to Maryland with her husband in the summer of 2017. Animals are her passion and she loves working in the veterinary field. You will see her smiling face behind the reception desk, ready to assist you and your pets! When she’s not hard at work, she enjoys hiking, shopping, baking, and traveling.
Albert is our resident ‘teenager’. He was found as a stray when he was only 2 months old by a client. He was very small and had ulcers all over his mouth. With a lot of care by our team he was healed and began eating again! He is now our official greeter and has run of the hospital. He can often be found up on the front desk waiting to greet you and your pets!