Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Animal Care Center in Joppa, Maryland! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

The rest of our kennel staff is here on the weekends, weeknights and holidays.  They are all trained to keep an eye out on all of our guests in the clinic and to notify a doctor or technician if there are any concerns.

Please call us at 410 676 2525 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Animal Care Center is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Joppa, MD. The professional and courteous staff at Animal Care Center seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. 

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Animal Care Center strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Joppa and surrounding areas. 

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Animal Care Center can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.


  • Dr. Dianna Beavers


    Dr. Dianna Beavers graduated from Fallston High School in 1996. She did her undergraduate…


  • Dr. Carvel Tiekert


    Dr. Carvel Tiekert attended Cornell University in 1963. Acquired his Certification in…
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    Dr. Robert Tishman


    Our newest doctor to the practice but is certainly not a stranger to our clinic.  Dr.…
  • Dr. Rebecca Anderson


    Dr. Rebecca (Smoot) Anderson completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the…


  • Brittany Jones

    Veterinary Assistant/ Receptionist

    Brittany started with us in December 2016 with previous kennel experience.  She is a…
  • Mark Matassa

    Veterinary Assistant

    Mark Matassa also began his employment here as a kennel tech and moved up to reception and…
  • Misty Sue Evanshine

    Veterinary Assistant

    Misty Sue Evanshine has a background in veterinary medicine. She has a special interest in…
  • Shelly Edzik

    Head Veterinary Assistant

    Shelly Edzik has worked her way up from kennel tech to reception to Head Veterinary…

    Clinic Manager

  • Rebecca (Becky) Heise-Riley

    Practice Manager/Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

    Becky joined our staff in the Summer of 2011 and has been a terrific asset to us. She…


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    Abby Colvin


    Abby has joined us once again in 2020.  She use to work both as a kennel technician and a…
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    Kellie Trusty


    Kellie has joined our team once again.  Two years ago Kellie spent time with us getting…
  • Kristen Broda

    Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant

    Kristen started working with us the summer of 2014. She too is new to the field and is…
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    Nicole Mervis


    Nicole joined our team in July of 2020 as a receptionist.  Although not having…

    Kennel Staff

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    Kennel Staff

    The kennel staff is here during the week, the weekends and holidays. They are all trained…

    Clinic Cat

  • "Turkey" The Cat

    Clinic Cat

    Some of you have been asking do we have a real Turkey walking our halls here at the…