15Dr. 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.

17Shawnne 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.


Veterinary Technician

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!


Veterinary Technician

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.


Veterinary Technician

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.




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.



Sarah joined Fairland in January of 2018. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in conservation and wildlife biology. After graduating she interned at two wildlife clinics working with bears, bobcats, birds of prey, deer, squirrels, opossums, and reptiles. From there she completed two internships at National Zoo training 10 species of exotic birds and a Southern-two toed sloth. In her free time, she is training for a half marathon or taking care of her 6 pets at home!



My passion for animals and science lead me to complete my B.S. in Biology. My favorite place to be is on the beach, enjoying the sun, surf, and sand! Currently one of my future plans includes adopting a puppy of my own.


Nick has come to Fairland with a ton of experience. He is working towards becoming a Registered Vet Tech.He has a passion for anesthesia and emergency medicine. He has two cats named Millie and Milo plus a dog named Mashed Potato.


Starting at Fairland in 2003 while attending PBHS, Katie always wanted to work with animals. She has a tremendous love and compassion for animals. She has three dogs named Buddy, Beta, and Si Roberts. Along with three cats named Rowdy Burns, Gauge, and Jack. Plus an aquatic turtle, two anole lizards, a parakeet and several aquatic fish. When not at Fairland working, she works emergency medicine as well in Ellicott City. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, plus meeting new people, kids, and their pets.


Ria joined the Fairland animal hospital team in September 2017 as a receptionist. She has a passion and love for animals that is truly undeniable. For the past 10 years she has thoroughly enjoyed working as a professional certified pet stylist. When not enjoying her time with her two and four legged friends Ria enjoys spending time with her loving husband, son and her Shih Tzu.


Pharece joined Fairland in January 2018. She has been a Technician for over 17 years. She has a great love for animals. She has a two year old pitbull. Pharece enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and playing video games, or just relaxing.




Paper Weight

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!