Meet Our caring and Compassionate Veterinary Care Team!

Meet the Veterinarians and Team of Centreville Town & Country Animal Hospital. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Todd Rice, DVM


Dr. Rice is a transplant to the Eastern Shore from south Louisiana. His undergraduate degree is from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelors degree in Zoology. Following his undergraduate degree, Dr. Rice worked as a Research Tech in cardiac research at Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with a National Institutes of Aging laboratory of NIH. He received his veterinary degree in medicine and surgery from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in the mid-90’s where upon he and his young family moved to New Mexico where he practiced both large and small animal medicine and surgery in a rural community. “The Land of Enchantment,” however could not hold Dr. Rice for very long and the move was finally made to Queen Anne’s County, which has been his home for over 20 years.

Dr. Rice no longer practices large animal medicine and focuses all his attention on our small four legged friends in the community. He enjoys both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well, as the challenges of general medicine. In addition to his “day job,” Dr. Rice is also involved in the community, previously as a member of the county’s Animal Control Commission, and currently as a founding board member of the Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne’s County in Queenstown. Outside of his professional and community involvements, he enjoys all the outdoor activities the Queen Anne’s county and the Chesapeake Bay have to offer. He especially enjoys spending time with his family and following the activities of his sons.

Dr. Amy Lent, DVM


Dr. Lent grew up in rural Pennsylvania on a small farm as the middle daughter to teacher-farmer parents.
She learned her love of animals while caring for chickens, dogs, cats, occasional pigs, ponies, horses, guinea pigs, and quail. Finally leaving the farm to attend Pennsylvania State University, she earned her undergraduate and graduate and attended the University of Pennsylvania for her medical degree.

Dr. Lent has practiced in multiple areas of Pennsylvania and Arizona, and is enjoying the many outdoor activities that the Eastern Shore has to offer.

Dr. Sprong, DVM


Dr. Sprong graduated in veterinary medicine from the University of Florida in 1985. She is a diagnostician at heart and enjoys working up cases. She also enjoys interacting with clients and client education. Dr. Sprong loves to help people keep their pets healthy so they can get the most enjoyment from them.

Dr. Colleen McCafferty, DVM


Dr. McCafferty was born and raised in Alexandria, VA where she developed a passion for science and animals that led her to pursue a biology degree from Bates College. Setting her sights on a Ph.D. in Marine Biology, Dr. McCafferty landed two internships at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL where she spent time rehabilitating sea turtles, manatees, and pygmy sperm whales. During her time in Sarasota, Dr. McCafferty worked alongside veterinarians volunteering their time in the lab, and discovered her true calling.

Dr. McCafferty went on to graduate from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She worked at Huffard Animal Hospital in Pasadena, MD from 2001 until
2022, where she served as Chief of Staff for 15 years.

Dr. McCafferty currently resides in Southern Maryland and has two sons, Liam and Rees, three dogs, Thomas, Tessa, and Bart, and a cilantro-obsessed bunny, Bugsy.

Our Veterinary Technicians

Marie Santangelo

Veterinary Technician

Marie has been in the Veterinary field for over 26 years. She has had a love for animals since she was a little girl. Marie started as a kennel assistant and worked her way up taking courses to become an animal care specialist and has Oral Dental training.
She lives in Centreville with her fiancé Ken and daughter Amber. They have 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Marie has been a part of the Town & Country team since 2017.

Our Veterinary Assistants

Christie Mitchell

Veterinary Assistant

Joining Town & Country in 2008, Christie has been with our practice for 13 years. She resides in Centreville with her husband and 2 children. She has a Labrador Retriever, 4 cats and fish. She loves cats and enjoys meeting all our furry friends. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach

Lisa Ward

Veterinary Assistant

Lisa joined our team in 2009. She works as a veterinary assistant and enjoys daily interactions with our clients and their pets. Lisa has always had a passion for animal care. She lives in Queenstown with her morkies, rottweilers, and labs. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family and fur babies.

Christine Kroll

Veterinary Assistant

Eastern Shore native and graduate from Kent Island High School, Christine furthered her education at Chesapeake College in the Veterinary Assistant program. She has always had a love for animals and started with Town & Country in 2018 after working at Bev’ Grooming for 6 years.
In her spare time, she loves the outdoors, especially fishing. She lives in Chestertown with her boyfriend, 10 chickens, 2 guinea pigs, 1 cat, 2 Redbone Coonhounds, and Chesapeake Retriever.

Monte Bonds

Veterinary Assistant

Monte born and raised in Centreville MD started with Town & Country in July of 2020. He looks forward to each day working with our community in helping clients’ pets. You will also see Monte as a part of the Centreville YMCA in member services. He grew up with 2 Boxers & a Labrador Retriever and soon he is looking forward to having his own pets to love & take care of.

Claudia Kessinger

Veterinary Assistant

Claudia has been with Town & Country since September 2020. At a very young age she had a love for all animals. Before joining the team at Town & Country she worked at a boarding kennel and the local shelter, where she became interested in dog behavior.
Claudia loves spending time caring for plants & animals, including her 4 geckos, her hedgehog, and Ollie her dog. She enjoys training Ollie and hiking in her free time.

Casey Jones

Veterinary Assistant

Our Customer Care Specialists

Chyenne Lewis

Customer Care Specialist

Veterinary Student Intern

Molly McCarthy

Veterinary Student at Virginia Tech

Molly is currently attending Virginia Tech as an honors student. She is studying Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Entomolgy. She is a member of the Virginia Tech Marching Band.
She has been with us since 2016.
Molly has a cat named Athena

High School Intern

Jenna Patrick

High School Intern

Jenna has been with Town & Country Animal Hospital since July of 2020. She has chosen to participate in the High School internship which preps those looking to enter into the veterinary field of medicine.
She has a huge passion for animals and has wanted to work with them since she was little.
She has a Mini Labradoodle named Mazie.


Gloria Bock


Gloria Bock joined our team in 2016. She is our paper pusher for the clinic. She has been in the accounting field for 30 years and the bookkeeping field for 46 years. She is a native Marylander that has always loved the Land of Pleasant Living. During her free time she loves to be on the water fishing, crabbing or enjoying the beach.