Meet Our Veterinary Team

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

Get To Know Our Team!

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

Dr. Rebecca Anderson
Dr. Rebecca Anderson


Education: University of Delaware, Virginia – Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Rebecca (Smoot) Anderson completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of Delaware in 1999. She then received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Virginia – Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She has been living in Harford county since moving to Maryland with her husband, Brian, son, Matthew, daughter Madeline, 3 cats and their dog Granger.

Dr. Dianna Beavers
Dr. Dianna Beavers

Co-Owner and Medical Director

Dr. Dianna Beavers was born and raised in Harford County. She graduated from Fallston High School in 1996. She did her undergraduate work at Villa Julie and Virginia Tech. She received her doctorate from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.

She resides in Fallston on her family-horse farm with her husband, 2 children, 2 Jack Russell Terriers, a Giant Schnauzer, and her horses. When not working at Animal Care Center or on the farm, she enjoys watching her daughter play polo with her pony, Raquel, and cheering for her son on the baseball field.

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Becky Riley

Practice Manager

Becky joined our staff in May of 2011 and has been a terrific asset to us. She works in Reception, Veterinary Assistant as well as the Office/Practice Manager. Becky resides in Harford County with her husband, children, and dogs Lola and Turbo.

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Kaitlin (Kate) Reilley

Registered Veterinary Technician

Hello my name is Kaitlin, I normally go by Kate or Katie. I joined the Animal Care Center team in July of 2021. I started my vet tech career in 2015. I went on to graduate from the CCBC Vet Tech program in 2017. I have always had a love for animals which led me to this occupation.

I have 4 cats and a dog named Greg at home. I love spending time with friends and family during my free time.

Shelly Edzik

Head Veterinary Assistant

Shelly started working at Animal Care Center in high school as a kennel technician, she worked her way up to customer service representative and then transitioned to her current position as a veterinary assistant. She is currently enrolled in an online veterinary technology program to become a registered technician. She has a mixed breed dog named Shermy and a cat named Spike. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and reading.

Misty Sue Evanshine
Misty Evanshine

Veterinary Assistant

Misty has over 20 years experience in the veterinary field. She has been a valued employee since 2006. Misty ensures all of our lab equipment runs smoothly so we can ensure we have all the information to keep your loved one healthy. Misty has an interest in the complex field of dermatology.

Her goal is to travel and photograph throughout the US with her dog River.

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Paige Louis

Veterinary Assistant

Paige is a recent graduate of the University of Delaware Pre-Veterinary Medicine program. She is currently in the process of applying to veterinary schools. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her 3 family dogs, reading, hanging out with friends, and more!

Mark Matassa

Client Liaison

Mark Matassa began his employment here as a kennel tech in high school. He has moved his way up through the different positions and most recently has become the client liaison. The previous clinic cat Turkey is now living with Mark and enjoying his forever home!

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Nicole Heintz

Head Customer Service Representative

Howdy! My name is Nicole. I help manage the front desk at Animal Care Center.

I joined the practice in January 2021. Having many years in customer service, has helped me learn compassion, patience and awareness. I enjoy helping others and being part of a team.

Working in a veterinary clinic has been rewarding and has been a blast.

I reside locally with my husband and 2 dogs Bella and Edward. I look forward to helping our clients and providing comfort.

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Jennifer Conley

Customer Service Representative

My name is Jenn and I have 1 cat, “Beasty”.  I have been in the veterinary field since 1996. I enjoy being outdoors, gardening, camping, kayaking, and knitting.

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Brittany Bennett

Customer Service Representative

My love and passion for animals stems from my childhood. Having dogs growing up I remember how much joy that brought me. It wasn’t till the age of 21 that I began my career in the animal industry. I spent time working in kennels as well as veterinarian offices and dog training on the side. I have a dog named Dexter (a mixed mutt) who I love to compete in sports with. I compete in Dock Diving, Obedience, AKC work and much more. I love being able to help people with their animals. I look to always improve my knowledge of the wonderful animal industry.

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Abby Zappardino

Customer Service Representative

My name is Abby! I’ve been back and forth with working at ACC since 2014. I started out in kennel for a few years and then went to reception. I grew up in Baltimore County but I moved to Harford County in 2020. I am a cat mom!! I have two cats, Nash and Sophie. I enjoy reading, photography, and spending time at home with my family.

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Hanna Frey

Kennel Manager

Hi, my name is Hanna and I have 2 dogs and 1 cat that I love with all of my heart. I joined the Animal Care Center team in November of 2023. I graduated from the University of Delaware in 2021 with my BA in Criminal Justice. My love for animals gravitated me towards this job and I absolutely love it.

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Kennel Staff

The kennel staff is here during the week, the weekends and holidays. They are all trained to keep an eye out on all of our boarding guests in the clinic and to notify a doctor or technician if there are any concerns. Thanks for all of your hard work….Tori, Ashley, Lindsay, Cathy, Courtney, Rory, Delaney, Liam, Mallory and Reed.

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Betty - The Clinic Cat

Our dear Betty came to us in May 2023, she lives at the clinic and is enjoying all of the attention. She is currently working on fitness and her weight loss goals. Betty is loveable and always greets us with a smile and meow every morning. She completes our clinic and we are glad to have her.