Meet Our Amazing New Doctors!
Dear Pet Parents,
We are thrilled to announce the permanent addition of two new veterinarians to our HVH Health Care Team! Dr. Julie Winters joins the practice in May, followed by Dr. Harrison Foy in June. Both doctors come with a wealth of knowledge and experience, each having held veterinary lead positions in their previous practices. Dr. Jim and Dr. Megan welcome our newest members of the veterinary team with open arms! We are excited and lucky to have them on board; we can’t wait for you to meet them. You can read more about them below:
Julie Winters, DVM
Dr. Julie Winters grew up right here in Maryland. She received her BS degree in Biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2007 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Upon graduation, she started working in small animal medicine and became the lead veterinarian at her hospital three years later. She will be joining Highway Veterinary Hospital in May of 2021 and is excited to be part of a team that is so focused on strengthening the family-pet bond. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine but especially enjoys dentistry and preventive care. Pets have always been part of her family and she knows how important it is to keep them healthy for as long as possible by protecting them from preventable diseases and detecting any illnesses early. She utilizes many fear-free strategies to keep the veterinary visit as low stress for pets as possible.
In her personal time, Dr. Julie enjoys water-skiing, running, cooking, and spending time with her husband and four children. They currently share their home with a German Shepherd, Hulk, a Golden Retriever, Emily, and three cats, Evie, Jax, and Juniper.
Harrison Foy, DVM, CVCP
Dr. Harrison Foy was born in Goldsboro, NC. He received his BS degree in Animal Science from Tennessee State University and a dual BS degree in Agriculture, with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University in 1975. He served in the U.S. Army as Chief of Animal Disease and Prevention at Walter Reed Army Medical Facilities in Washington, DC for three years. While remaining in the Army Reserves for the next eight years, Dr. Harrison started two practices and continued in private practice for thirty years. Becoming restless after his initial retirement, Dr. Harrison re-joined the work force as Chief of Staff for a large national corporate veterinary practice here in Bowie. Following his second retirement from veterinary medicine, he has most recently been practicing relief medicine for various practices in the Maryland area. Dr. Harrison will be joining Highway Veterinary Hospital in June 2021 as a permanent member of our pet health care team. He will bring a wealth of wisdom and knowledge as a long time practitioner. Dr. Harrison is a Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner (CVCP) and believes in treating “pets like humans.”
When not working, Dr. Harrison enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, San Yvette Williams-Foy, DVM and their two children, Ndidi Foy-Feinberg, MD and Mari-Ashli Foy, DVM. That’s a lot of doctors in one family! Of course the family wouldn’t be complete without Synnamin, the Dachshund.
Happy First Year Anniversary to Dr. Megan!
Dr. Megan officially joined our Highway Vet Family on March 3rd last year, just as the pandemic was ramping up. In all of the chaos and craziness that has followed, we unfortunately did not find the time to formally introduce Dr. Megan to everyone. For those of you who have had the opportunity to “meet” Dr. Megan over the phone, you know what an exceptional caregiver and skilled doctor she is! Dr. Megan performs all of our surgical and dental procedures, and sees appointments one day a week. She has seamlessly melded into our veterinary family and our pet parents are in love!
Now we celebrate Dr. Megan’s One Year Anniversary as an official member of the HVH Team! Welcome Dr. Megan, and thanks for being you! Her bio can be found below:
Dr. Megan Martorana moved to Annapolis in 2014, but is originally from Florida and Colorado. She received her undergraduate degree from Eckerd College in Marine Sciences, with a concentration in Geology, and a Master's Degree from the University of South Florida in Geochemistry. While completing her Master's Degree, she had two accident-prone dogs that introduced her to the field of veterinary medicine. It was then that Dr. Megan realized her passion for caring for animals and decided to change careers. In 2010, she graduated from the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
One of Dr. Megan's favorite aspects of practicing veterinary medicine is the human-animal bond. She is very excited to be a member of Highway Veterinary Hospital where preserving this bond and providing excellent health care services for your pets is our highest priority. Other areas of interest for Dr. Megan include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, geriatric medicine and pain management. You will find Dr. Megan in the surgical and dental suites every Tuesday and Thursday taking care of all of our anesthetic procedures.
When not at work, Dr. Megan can be found gardening, boating or exploring downtown Annapolis with her husband, Charlie and their son, Francesco. They share their home with an Australian Shepherd, Daisy and two cats named McFly and Gemma.
Congrats to Chris 20th Anniversary!
Congratulations to Chris as he Celebrates his 20th HVH Anniversary!
We can't say enough about Chris and how much he means to us here at HVH! You all know what we're talking about!
Chris celebrates his 20 Year Anniversary with HVH in February! He is the fourth health care team member to reach this milestone (not including Dr. Jim)! To celebrate, Dr. Jim and Chris Peterson gifted him with a trip to Disney World for his entire family.
We couldn't have done this without you, Chris. You are an integral part of what happens here every day - saving lives and building relationships. We are grateful for your work ethic, your loyalty, and most of all, your friendship.
Please join us in congratulating Chris and thanking him the next time you're in the hospital. Way to go Chris! Happy 20th HVH Anniversary!
Thank You for Voting for Us!
Thank you, once again, for voting us the Best Veterinary Hospital in Bowie!
Thank you for entrusting us with the health care of your fur baby!
Our entire Health Care Team is grateful for you all. You are like family to us!
Meet Kirby the HERO DOG!
Kirby, one of the HERO DOGS with advanced training, visited us with Joanne, HERO DOGS Director of Development, on Wednesday, April 10 to accept a $1,500 donation check from our Big Red Doghouse Foundation. Hero Dogs, Inc., a Maryland 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, improves quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training, and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge with lifetime support of the partnerships. They have a small staff and more than 100 active volunteers committed to the success of our mission. HERO DOGS is located at Waredaca Farm in Laytonsville, MD.
Kirby won over all of our hearts as soon as he entered the building. His happy tail and his ready-to-please attitude made him an immediate favorite among the team. Joanne demonstrated Kirby's amazing abilities to pick up items dropped on the floor (even credit cards), offer her comfort by sitting at her feet with his whole body pressed against her legs, placing his head in our open palms as a greeting, and on and on... Kirby is in advanced training and will be matched with an American Hero later this year.
You can view the HERO DOG volunteer puppy raisers and their puppies in training on the HERO DOG FaceBook page and Instagram page. You can learn so much more about the HERO DOGS program on their website. Better yet, come to their fundraising event at Waredaca Brewing Company on April 25; to learn more click here.
We make these donations through our Big Red Doghouse Foundation (BRDF), . This is our fourth $1,500 gift fom the BRDF since the program began in February 2018. Our entire Health Care Team is super-excited to be making a bigger difference in the world of pets!
We Can't Stop Smiling! Because...
We have donated $1,500 to the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) Disaster Relief Fund. This amazing group of doctors, veterinary technicians, assistants, and students had been deployed to volunteer their time to assist with the rescue and care of the pets affected by the California Camp Fire. Here are some statistics:
- 313 CAVMRC volunteers deployed to assist
- 2,700 animals between all shelter locations being monitored by the CAVMRC
- 30 volunteer veterinary hospitals receiving sick and injured animals from the CAVMRC for care
- 361 12-hour shifts covered by CAVMRC volunteers
- 400+ animals receiving extensive and/or ongoing treatment by the CAVMRC (burns, illness, etc.)
Through our new Big Red Doghouse Foundation (BRDF), and the generous support of our clients registered for our Client Rewards Program, we have donated 1% of all those invoices to be able to make this happen. This is the third $1,500 gift fom the BRDF since the program began in February 2018. Our entire Health Care Team is super-excited to be making a bigger difference in the world of pets!
To learn more about CAVMRC, click here to visit their website.
To learn more about our Big Red Doghouse Foundation, click here.
WE WON! WE WON! WE WON!
WE WON! WE WON! WE WON!
THANK YOU SO SO VERY MUCH for voting for us!!!!!
Thank you for entrusting us with your pets' care and for recognizing our amazing Health Care Team by voting for us as Best Veterinary Hospital in Bowie!
We promise to always give 200% as we strive to exceed your expectations at each and every visit.
THANK YOU! We donated another $1,500! Meet the recipient - Pets With Disabilities
We are so pleased and proud to be able to donate our second $1,500 gift from the Big Red Doghouse Foundation (BRDF)! Our donation goes to Pets With Disabilities (PWD) and the wonderful work that they do! PWD not only rescues, fosters and adopts pets with disabilities, they also support owners of speical needs pets with education, wheelchair assistance, and so much more. You can learn more about their efforts, the pets needing homes (including adorable Penny in our photo below), and the amazing work that they do on their website or by attending their annual Open House on October 27, 1-5pm!
Thank you to all of our Pet Parents that have registered for our Premium Client Rewards Program. HVH donates 1% of each and every one of these invoices to the BRDF! To learn more about the Foundation, click here.
Our HVH Health Care Team celebrates with Mrs. Joyce Darrell (and adorable dog Penny) as we present the "big check"
Congratulations Locke Family!
Congratulations to the Locke Family on winning the YETI 20 RAMBLER COOLER raffle!!! And congratulations to their handsome German Shorthair Pointer, "Zeke," for getting protection against heartworms, intestinal worms, fleas and ticks with Heartgard and Nexgard brand products from our hospital! Have fun with your new cooler!
~The HVH Family
YETI Cooler Raffle
Enter our raffle to win a YETI ROADIE 20 Cooler before July 15th by purchasing a minimum of 6 doses of Heartgard and 6 doses of Nexgard for your pet. We have manufacturer rebates for $15, $25 and $50, depending on the amount purchased. We will even submit the rebates for you! So come on by; grab a cup of coffee; protect your pet against heartworms, fleas, ticks, intestinal parasasites; AND enter our raffle to win a Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler! See you before July 15th!