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

Veterinarian

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 nearly 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. Kathleen Maltby, DVM

Veterinarian

A native Marylander, Dr. Maltby received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech. She returned to Blacksburg, VA and completed her graduate studies at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Her practice experience has included mixed animal work as well as small animal medicine and surgery.

Time spent at Walter Reed Army Institute Research (WRAIR) and NIH helped develop her interest in infectious diseases. Other particular interests include animal behavior, soft tissue surgery and geriatric medicine. She and her family live in Queen Anne’s County.

Dr. Amy Lent, VMD

Veterinarian

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.

Our Veterinary Technicians

Emily Bouch

Veterinary Technician

Emily joined the Town & Country team in March of 2021. She attended the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh where she established herself as an RVT. As a native of Western PA, she spent 15 years working and growing in the field before moving to Centreville in 2018.
Emily and her husband Tim are happy to call Centreville their new home, where they are raising their active family of 3 daughters, Eileen the 3-legged cat, Steve the tailless cat, & Willie their faithful German Shepard.
When she is not taking care of animals of all kinds, she enjoys running, soccer, travelling & exploring with her family, and supporting her daughters ‘aspirations.

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.

Emma Ray

Veterinary Assistant

Emma joined Town & Country in 2016 and is a graduate of Western Governors University. Her favorite things about working at Town & Country are her amazing coworkers and being able to pet animals on a daily basis. She has a loveable cat named Timothy Purrton and in her spare time, she enjoys cuddling with him while playing video games. She also loves playing fetch with her brother’s dog, Annie.
You can normally find her answering phones or stealing puppy kisses in the exam rooms.

Wendy Poole

Veterinary Assistant

Wendy recently joined our team in October 2020, after moving to the Eastern Shore from Rhode Island. She has 20 years of animal shelter experience and 4 years of Veterinary Tech experience. One of her favorite pastimes is fostering kittens & adult cats out of her home for local animal shelters for a variety of reason including socialization of ferals, recovery & recuperation post-surgery or just being a safe place for a homeless pregnant mamma cat to give birth & raise her babies until they are ready for adoption. To date, she has fostered over 150 felines.
Wendy’s other interests include gardening, art, hiking, and world travel.
She currently lives on Kent Island with her husband, 2 dogs and 4 cats.

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.

Kim Turner

Veterinary Assistant

Kim joined Town & Country in September 2020. She received a diploma from Stratford Career Institute as a Veterinarian Assistant.
Kim is a “Crazy Cat Lady” and lives in Centreville with her 4 kitties, Baby Girl, Esme, Alle, and Snoop. Kim loves all animals and although she has never been a “Dog Mom”, since being a part of Town & Country, Kim admits the Golden Retrievers have stolen her heart.

Our Customer Care Specialists

Keashia Johnson

Customer Care Specialist

Keashia is a Medical Technology student at Morgan State University. She has been with Town & Country since September 2020 and enjoys the friendly greetings she gets from all the adorable pets as they stop by reception.
Outside of work and school, she enjoys spending time with her family and cuddling up with her cat Tiger at night.

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 working with us for three years.
Molly has a cat named Athena

Bookkeeper

Gloria Bock

Bookkeeper

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.