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, VMD


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.

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.

Jenny Evans

Veterinary Technician

Jenny is a 2022 graduate from Frostburg State University with a Bachelors degree in Biology. She started working as a kennel assistant in 2018 and has been continuously growing her skills as a technician with experience in emergency medicine, exotic care, dentistry, and surgery. She plans to continue her education in the field of veterinary medicine and one day
become a Veterinarian. She is a horse girl at heart and enjoys spending time time with her two cats, Cheeto and Olive. She loves cooking, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Rachel Charles

Veterinary Technician

Rachel Charles: Graduated from an AVMA accredited program in 2009 and became a RVT a few years later. She has worked in specialty practice for the last 10 years. She has a love of science and her passion for the voiceless to become a leader and educator in Veterinary medicine.

Our Veterinary Assistants

Christie Mitchell

Veterinary Assistant

Christie joined Town & Country in 2008. She has a love for our clients and their pets. 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.

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.

Casey Jones

Veterinary Assistant

Casey is an Eastern Shore native with a lifelong passion for animal welfare and an enormous soft spot for senior pets. She spent two years working for the county animal shelter before joining the Town & Country team in October 2021.

In her free time, Casey enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with her own animals: three senior cats, a crazy kitten, and three deceptively cute mutts.

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.

Kendall Stevens

Veterinary Assistant

Kendall has been working part time at the clinic since June of 2022 while also attending Chesapeake College full time for Biological Sciences. While working with us, Kendall has decided to stay in school to become a veterinarian herself. She has a specific interest in large animals and being out helping animals on the farm. She enjoys lending a helping hand to ensure that your pet has a safe and fun experience at our clinic. Kendall has also lived in Maryland since birth and loves every day of it. She has always grown up around animals so her love and interests started at a young age. She currently has a 2 year old Golden Retriever named Honey who was born on Halloween, a 2 year old Pitbull named Brody who was rescued, a 6 year old Pitbull named Kali who absolutely loves sunbathing, and a 14 year old Pitbull named Macie who only wants cuddles and loves. If you can’t tell, Kendall has a love for Pitbulls! She also spends her free time outdoors. She enjoys fishing, gardening, riding four wheelers, of course spending time with her pets, and cooking.

Julie Blanchard

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!