Veterinarian Hannah Evans, DVM joined Veterinary Imaging of the Chesapeake in September 2016, where she oversees anesthesia and the veterinary care of VIoC's patients.
Dr. Evans grew up in Pasadena, Maryland, and is happy to be returning to the area after receiving her DVM at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville School of Veterinary Medicine and completing her internship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
"I fell in love with anesthesia at vet school when I was part of the Anesthesia Crew. I collaborated with other students and anesthesiologists to develop anesthetic protocols for each patient," she explains. "I got to pre-medicate, induce, and intubate 1-2 animals daily, and monitored their vitals while they were undergoing the procedure. I found I wasn't interested in doing surgery so I knew I didn't want to do general practice. The opportunity at VIoC seemed ideal."
Her family is equally happy with the move. "My parents live in Severna Park, and my two older brothers live in Annapolis and Jessup. We're all big Ravens football fans, and we try to have Sunday get-togethers each week," she adds.
Dr. Evans' family includes her dog, Ellie, a Golden Retriever.
In her free time, Dr. Evans, who is a certified writing tutor, likes to write, read and for stress relief, bake—something the staffs of VIoC and VNoC appreciate.
Kevin Stevens is an ARRT nationally certified radiologic technologist in radiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Additionally, he is licensed to practice radiologic services in the state of Maryland by the Maryland Board of Physicians and, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygeine. He graduated as valedictorian from Maryland General Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, where he received the UMMS Lois Machinits award for excellence in patient care. He has worked in medical imaging for more than a decade, including eight years as an MRI technologist. Kevin holds certifications in CPR, advanced life support and, veinipuncture. During the two years prior to joining VIoC, Kevin performed veterinary imaging under the guidance of Jay McDonnell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) of Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake.
Nicole M. has joined the VIoC staff as an MRI tech, and will be assisting with anesthesia. A 2010 graduate of the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburg, Nicole previously worked at a small animal hospital, an emergency veterinary clinic and a veterinary orthopedic and sports medicine practice.
"I've always wanted to work with animals. Working at VIoC is a huge learning experience: It's a whole new world working with an MRI and learning about anesthesia. I love how this technology can help animals and their owners," she comments. A lifelong animal lover, Nicole has three dogs: Stella and Dante (shown), and Emma, an English bulldog.
Cheryl A. joined Veterinary Neurology and Imaging of the Chesapeake as the practice manager in 2014. Cheryl, who has 25 years of experience in the veterinary field, previously was the practice manager for a large companion animal and equine veterinary practice in Easton, Maryland for 15 years.
A native of the Eastern Shore, Cheryl has always been a "pet person." Her first job was cleaning kennels at a veterinary hospital. She worked as a veterinary assistant, practice receptionist, vet tech and office manager before becoming a certified veterinary practice manager. Since starting on VNoC/VIoC, Cheryl says, "I'm really enjoying having the opportunity to manage two specialty practices, including one with two locations.The cases are fascinating, especially when we see the positive outcomes after surgery."
Home life is every bit as busy for Cheryl. She has three children: Thomas, age 17; Kelsey, age 15; and Andrew, age 11. "We're a big animal and sports family," explains Cheryl. "We have three cats and three dogs, including Goose, our chocolate lab; Ali, a lab who's just a puppy; and Shiloh, a 'Bug,' a Boston/Pug/Terrier mix. We rescued Goose on Christmas Eve two years ago. We joked he was our Christmas goose. As a supporter of DAAWGS—Delaware Alliance for Animal Welfare Groups, Inc.—rescue is important to me." Recently, the family has acquired ducks and chickens which have blended into the family just as the 4- legged ones!