OUR STORY

Our story began nearly sixteen years ago when we drove down the Easton bypass for the first time. We both looked at our current building and said to each other, “that is the kind of place we would love to have.” Who knew that a few years later, our dreams would come to fruition…here we are! We brought our family from North Carolina, where Dr. Thompson graduated from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, to find a family-, and pet-, friendly community to raise our family. Easton was the perfect fit. As Dr. Thompson focused on veterinary medicine, expanding his medical, surgical and rehabilitation reach, Rebecca worked to realize their vision and guide the creation of what has become Easton Veterinary Clinic and Rehabilitation Center. The recent construction and remodeling is the culmination of over a decade of planning and work. Our vision has always been to provide our community with a warm family atmosphere while providing the highest quality medical care for you and your pets.

We understand that pets don’t come in by themselves and that taking care of their two-legged family members through excellent customer care and valued education is a mainstay of our practice. Veterinary medicine is our passion and pets are our life. Our family currently includes 12 animals who found their way into our lives by various means; they choose us, we don’t choose them. Our pets share us with our three children, who have grown up here and plan to come back after college to continue calling Easton their home. We look forward to welcoming you to the EVCRC family and caring for your pets!

Dr. Thompson, DVM, CCRT

Dr. Thompson’s passions in veterinary medicine began as a young boy working on his uncle’s farm in South Datoka. His passion and love for animals only grew stronger as he continued his education. Three months after he graduated from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, he performed his first knee surgery. His experience practicing emergency medicine and urgent care for several years over the bridge has developed his ability to treat a variety of advanced cases. Dr. Thompson has been performing orthopedic surgeries for over 15 years. Throughout those years, he has trained extensively to continue developing his skills in advanced surgical procedures and orthopedics. He is trained in three different approaches to cranial cruciate ligament repairs: TTA, TPLO, and Extracapsular.
Dr. Thompson is well versed in building rehabilitation plans to complement the orthopedic procedures he performs and has received specialized training as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) to get pets back up on their feet and feeling better, faster, and stronger. This advanced approach has allowed him to build a better understanding of the dynamics of motion and fitness while providing clients and pets with avenues for aiding recovery from musculoskeletal and neurological issues.
He believes in providing personalized, comprehensive care for each individual pet to ensure the best quality of life and tailors each patient’s plan to their specific needs, whether it is a routine visit, urgent care, or advanced surgical need. Animals are drawn to his calm demeanor and comforting tone, and his passion for animal care and client education is shown in everything he does.

Dr. Sekerak, DVM

Dr. Sekerak was born in Chicago and graduated from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Her areas of veterinary interest include small animal, general practice, geriatric care, internal medicine, urgent care, and radiology. Dr. Sekerak strives to provide high quality care tailored to the individual needs of pets and their families. She is a natural with people and animals and provides a warm, supportive approach to all your pet’s needs. Her family currently includes three wonderful children ages 12, 10, and 3 years old, and two pets: Scout, a 15 year old Border Collie/Aussie mix, and Snowball, a 3.5 year old guinea pig. She has lived in six states in the last 20 years - Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico, Michigan, California, and Maryland. In her busy schedule of helping animals, she finds time to enjoy the outdoors. She has hiked Pike’s Peak in Colorado, which is 13 miles up and 13 miles down! She also enjoys yoga and making delicious homemade pierogies. Dr. Sekerak always tells us “I love being part of the EVC team and look forward to caring for you and your pets!”

Tater Tot, Resident Kitty

Hi, my name is Tater Tot and I am the hospital kitty cat. I love sleeping on the sunny windowsills or benches and laying on files or any box that comes my way. I welcome all pets and when I am not being cute and loving, I enjoy eating and meowing. My favorite hobby is playing hide-and-seek, especially when it is time for me to go to bed. Secretly, everyone knows I make the rules here!!

Braley, Practice Manager

Hello! My name is Braley and I am the Practice Manager. I was born and raised in Chestertown, Maryland, where my family has deep roots. I graduated from Washington College in 2014. I love living on the Eastern Shore and truly feel it is such an amazing place to be. I have been with Easton Veterinary Clinic since 2018 and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. I chose veterinary medicine so that I could fulfill my passion of caring for others, promoting education, and making a positive impact on my community. I have been passionate about animals my whole life. I grew up with yellow labs as my childhood companions, although I have cared for a variety of pets from turkeys to ducklings to goats. My favorite pet memory was helping raise our family dog’s litter of 9 puppies, something that taught me a lot about patience and compassion! I enjoy traveling, trying new things, and doing anything creative. I currently have one pet, a 13 year old cat cleverly named “Kitty.” I am thankful for the opportunity to love and care for your pets!

Theresa, RVT Lead Veterinary Nurse

I was born and raised in Rockville, Maryland. After receiving my B.S. in Animal Science from University of Delaware, I received my Associate’s degree in veterinary technology, RVT, and have been working in the field as a veterinary nurse since 2009. I have always wanted to work with animals and never considered a different career path. Being a veterinary nurse and being able to improve, care for, treat, and love our furry friends has been a lifelong passion. I find it challenging, exciting, and rewarding to work with animals. I truly love caring for your pets! I especially enjoy ultrasound, surgery, and advanced care. Knowing that we can provide the best possible medicine to your loved ones is endlessly rewarding. When I am not helping pets, I am outside with my husband and son. Cricket ♡, our 10 year old hound mix adopted from the Baltimore Humane Society, loves napping, fishing, and being on the boat with us! Those who know Cricket will agree that he is the real-life dog emoji! I love working out, Cross-Fit, and any adventure that involves being outside!

Emily, RVT Veterinary Nurse

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania where I started working with animals in 2003. I earned my degree to become a veterinary nurse in 2007. My husband Tim and I, with our 3 daughters (Ava, Faith, and Selah), moved to the Eastern Shore in 2018 and are loving every minute of it. Additional family members include Willie: our german shepherd, Gary Pickle: a special blend, Eileen: a tripod cat, Steve the cat, Bob and Pink Bunny: our beta fish, and Mr. Krabs and Selah 2: our hermit crabs. My passions include exploring the outdoors, camping, soccer, running, paddle boarding and snorkeling. For as long as I can remember, I have been intrigued by the relationships we have with all creatures big and small and the immense joy they bring us. There was never a question of what I was going to be when I grew up. Studying animal behavior and becoming a veterinary nurse has been so rewarding. I believe pets leave the biggest footprints on our hearts. In this ever-evolving industry, there are so many aspects to love. I will never turn down an opportunity to learn and grow in any direction but my top passions are rehabilitation, geriatric care, and hospice. I look forward to advocating for your pets and providing the best care possible. I find it impossible to not see the good in any situation. Allergic to negativity!

Stephanie, Veterinary Technician

Hi, my name is Stephanie! I’ve lived on the Eastern Shore my whole life. My passion for animals started at a very young age when I helped my grandmother show and raise her Pomeranians. This launched me into the world of showing dogs and veterinary medicine. I was introduced to my first Pembroke Welsh Corgi and my obsession began. I still currently have my first show dog named Bella! I’ve always had multiple pets including sugar gliders and a red tail boa! My current furbabies are named Bella, Maizie, Nemo, Mako, Will Ferret and Nagini. My passions outside of work include being with my fiancé/soon to be husband, kayaking, hiking, riding four wheelers and pretty much anything that involves being outside. The most rewarding part of working in veterinary medicine is seeing an animal overcome an illness or ailment and knowing I had a part in their recovery. I feel lucky to be able to share my love of veterinary medicine with the people and animals at EVC! My goal is to become a certified veterinary nurse and to do my absolute best for your fur babies, so we can both grow together! I can’t wait to meet you and your furry loved ones!

Hannah, CSR

Hi! My name is Hannah, I was born and raised on the Eastern Shore. I chose veterinary medicine out of my love for animals. I look forward to being around them all day! Plus, I love the interactions with the community through the owners 🙂 My favorite animals are cats, dogs, and dolphins. When I’m not helping the furry ones at EVC or loving my own animals - a dilute tortie kitty named “Soul” and a tuxedo kitty named “Juni” - I am reading, hiking, or going to the beach.

Victoria, CSR

Growing up and splitting time on both the Eastern and Western shore, I have chosen to settle down on the Eastern Shore. I chose veterinary medicine out of my passion and love for dogs, cats, and birds. It is a fun fact that I took my pets to EVC when I was younger and now I work there! I have enjoyed developing meaningful relationships with both our clients and our patients. When I am not helping every pet and owner in any possible way I can, I enjoy being outside, hiking, going to the gym, or loving my golden Rusty!

Julie, CSR

I was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I have been working in veterinary medicine since 2012. I love all animals but have a special place in my heart for dogs and monkeys! I believe pets are a lifelong commitment and it is crucial to provide them with the needed care to give them a good life. Pets love us unconditionally and strive every day to improve their lives through my role at EVC! My husband and I have two boys, pet fish, and a Portuguese water dog named Tawny. Outside of work, my family and I enjoy fishing and spending time at the beach.

Sam, Veterinary Assistant

Hi, I am Sam! There has not been a day in my life without an animal in it. Since the day I was born, my family has been filled with animals to love and enjoy. These pets were always valuable family members and provided me with countless memories. Being surrounded by animals gave me a deep appreciation for the bond between people and their pets. The unconditional love pets share with us is a truly special thing, and is one of the main reasons I chose to major in Animal Behavior at Bucknell University. Whenever I am in Easton, I spend as much time as possible working at Easton Veterinary Clinic where I am able to learn and experience great medicine, help people and their pets, and be surrounded by great people with a love for animals. After graduating from Bucknell University, I plan to complete veterinary school so that I can come back to the Eastern Shore to practice medicine and live with my two cats, Ash and Coal. I look forward to meeting everyone when they come in and to be a part of your pets’ veterinary care.

Andy, Veterinary Assistant

Growing up, I always seemed to take on the role of caring for our furry family members. What started as work quickly became a way of life and taught me a lot about responsibility and compassion for others. I have been working at Easton Veterinary Clinic for years and every day provides me with an opportunity to learn more about what it takes to really care for animals. I am currently in college and working toward becoming a veterinarian so that I can one day apply my experiences to helping my own patients. I see veterinary medicine as a true combination of art and science because animals cannot talk to us and we must learn to interpret and understand them in order to help them. My experiences at Easton Vet Clinic have only shown me how important it is to understand each pet and to recognize that all pets have different needs. I plan to continue working at Easton Veterinary Clinic every chance I can get and look forward to caring for your pets.

Kim, Veterinary Assistant

I was born and raised in Kent Island, Maryland. From a young age, I knew I wanted to work with animals. I have always had a passion for animals and caring for them is my top priority. I have a special interest in creating a bond with animals and love playing a role in your pet’s lives. I find it especially rewarding to work with pets in recovery and throughout rehabilitation; seeing them grow and become stronger is amazing. My career in veterinary medicine started in 2017 and I am working towards becoming a veterinary nurse. In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, crabbing, four wheeling, gun-range shooting, and spending time with my family. I have two german shepherds, Dakota and Paisley, and a painted turtle named “Bubbles.”

Stephanie, Lab/Pharmacy Technician

I was raised in New Hampshire and I went to school for marine biology and on the way to the aquarium I got lost and ended up on a tugboat for 10+ years. Truly, I didn't choose the veterinary medicine life, the veterinary medicine life chose me. In all seriousness, as much as I fell into this, it was always meant to be. I am truly passionate about caring for animals. If I could take in every rescue I came across I would. I co-own a 12 year old fawn doberman named Zara and also own a 16 year old California king snake named Aries and two rescue turtles named Kiwi and Fiji. My goal is to become a certified veterinary nurse. Along with traveling, my outside work passions involve Lego’s, quilting, and a chilling murder mystery.

Rachel, Veterinary Assistant

I was born and raised in Federalsburg, Maryland and have been working in veterinary medicine since 2017. I have worked with a multitude of animals including cows, horses, dogs, cats, rabbits and reptiles. I graduated from the University of Maryland in 2021 with a B.S. in Animal Science. I chose to be part of this profession because I wanted to be able to promote the health of animals and provide the tools owners need to help keep their animals healthy. It is important to me to make the time an animal spends with us as comfortable as possible and to learn new ways to help our furry friends. When I am not working with animals of all sizes, I love to work in my vegetable garden and grow my own food. I always love hiking, it gives me the chance to spend some time in nature and there is nothing like seeing the view at the end of a difficult trail.

Olivia, Veterinary Assistant

Hi my name is Olivia. I was born and raised in Trappe, Maryland. I have a brown tabby named Ziggy, a Chocolate Lab named Benelli, and a Bull Terrier rescue named Ace. My favorite animals are dogs, cats, and penguins. I enjoy reading, drawing, listening to music, and working out. A fun fact about me is I collect fragrances. I am currently studying Animal Science at Virginia Tech and am planning to go to vet school to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. I chose veterinary medicine because I love working and building connections with people and animals. I love the fact that veterinary medicine always has so much to learn!

Cassidy, Veterinary Assistant

Hi my name is Cassidy Kercheval, I’m a junior at the University of Maryland studying Animal Science. I first worked at EVC during the summer of 2021 and am looking forward to returning each summer. I’m currently working towards finishing the last two years of my undergraduate degree and applying to veterinary school. Growing up, animals were always a huge part of my life, both as a source of comfort and friendship during my best and worst times. I chose this career path as I really enjoy science and medicine in general and felt that applying this to animals would be a very rewarding way to return the compassion that I received. I really enjoy being outdoors whether it’s surfing, riding horses, hiking, or just sitting and reading a book. At home I have two golden retrievers, Spencer and Toby, and two horses, Vera and Oreo, who I miss very much while I’m away at school. Luckily my roommates and I have recently become “fish moms” to our beloved fish Theo!