Frederick Road Veterinary Hospital
816 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
410-788-FRVH (3784)

COVID-19 Notice

We have been monitoring the recent Omicron surge carefully, and we are excited to welcome our vaccinated clients back into the building starting February 15, 2022.

We will be allowing one vaccinated and masked client to join their furkid for all doctor exams. This policy change will not apply to our Tech Appointments and Drop-Offs. When you arrive for your appointment, please check in at the vestibule or call us at 410-788-3784 to alert us that you have arrived.

As our call volume is still elevated, please continue to email [email protected] regarding non-urgent matters or requests. Medication and food refills may be longer than usual. VetSource remains the most efficient method for refills and these requests will receive priority.

DrJessicaBeyerJessica Beyer, DVM

Hello! I am a 2008 graduate of The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, and joined the FRVH team in November 2014. I grew up in Western Maryland, completed my undergraduate studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and currently reside in Sykesville. Upon graduation from veterinary school, I completed a small animal internship at Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral in Bowie. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Delta Chapter of the Society of Phi Zeta (Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine). My special veterinary interests include internal medicine, preventative and geriatric medicine, and client education. I am extremely committed to my patients and continually strive to give them the best medical care.

Outside of work, I enjoy boating, shopping for antiques, traveling, and spending time with my husband and two sons. I also love playing with our two dogs, Paige and Reedie (named after Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens).

Dr. Jessica Franchini

Hey!  I graduated from St George’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and did my clinical year at the University of Minnesota.   I received my BS in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and received a Master’s degree in biology from the University of South Carolina.  I stayed in the south for several years managing a research lab at the medical school.

I grew up in Harrisburg, PA .  I cannot remember a time in my life I did not love animals or want to be a vet.  After trying different, less exciting and fulfilling professions, I finally became what I was meant to be!  After spending many years in the south, I decided to migrate back to my northeastern roots and settled in Baltimore, MD where I met my husband and subsequently now call home.

My current menagerie consists of 3 dogs: a chow chow named Woolly Mammoth, a Shar Pei called Hippo and a goofy goldendoodle referred to as Nacho.  We also have three cats: A domestic short hair, Isosceles, and two Sphynx cats: Mr. Piggy and Boney Baby Bob.  When I have spare time, I enjoy running/exercising, reading, traveling, DIY projects around the house, skiing and catching up on good TV.

I am so excited to be a part of the Frederick Rd VH team.  My interests include soft tissue surgery, neurology and bonding with my patients and clients!  I can’t wait to help you help your pet be the healthiest they can be!

ElzabethCannonElizabeth Cannon, DVM

I grew up in Tennessee and then attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for veterinary school. After graduating in 2006, I moved to practice in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2009, I relocated again to Maryland settling in the Ellicott City area. My professional interests include surgery, dentistry, and pain management.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family traveling and camping. I share my home with my husband, two children, a dog, & two bunnies.

I am looking forward to meeting you and your furry family members soon!

KellyKelly McLeod, Hospital Manager

Hello there! I was born and raised in Freehold, New Jersey and attended college in New York before moving to Northern Virginia, so I talk very loud and very fast. Veterinary Medicine has always been my calling, though I realized about 7 years ago that management was where I could use my particular skillset to do the most good for this field. I love the camaraderie I can help build in a managerial role. Seeing teammates grow – and stay – within veterinary medicine is what brings me joy!

When I am not doing all things vetmed, you can find me snuggling up with my husband, our two-year-old kiddo and my two chonky pibbles, Luke and Fergus. I also love making candles and quoting movies, primarily rom-coms from the early 2000s.

I am so excited that life has brought me to Maryland and into the FRVH family. This team is truly a collection of the best individuals who want nothing more than to care for your cats and doggos as if they were their own.

JayRohrbackRVTJay Rohrback, Registered Veterinary Technician

Hello, I have been a Registered Veterinary Technician for over fifteen years and have been working in the Veterinary field since 1994. Following completing CCBC Essex’s Veterinary Technology program in 1999, I moved to Columbus, Ohio where I worked at a prominent veterinary specialty hospital in the Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology departments. Baltimore has always remained my home and where I plan to stay and grow my family.

I have been with FRVH since the beginning and have enjoyed being a part of our growing veterinary family and becoming part of the Catonsville community.

Even though I’ve been called the cat whisperer during my career, I equally enjoy caring for all animals. Providing your pets with high quality compassionate care and providing you with helpful information is what I’m most passionate about.

HeatherHarrisonRVTHeather Harrison, Registered Veterinary Technician

I have been an RVT for 20 years! I attended Essex Community College’s Veterinary Technician program. I have lived in and around Baltimore for my whole life. I have a 5 year old daughter, who occupies most of my free time. I’m hoping now that she is older, my husband and I can travel again. I love crafty things; especially making stained glass. We share our home with brother and sister cats, Rainbow and Briar Rose (yes, I let my daughter name them). My interests in veterinary medicine include dentistry, pain management, nursing, and client education.

KristinaCalcerradaKristina Sarceno Calcerrada, Customer Service Representative

Hi, my name is Kristina. I was born and raised just outside of New York City and moved down to the Baltimore/DC area for my husband’s job. I previously worked at a large veterinary hospital in NYC for 4 years. I have 3 dogs; Brock – a black lab, Luke – a Golden Retriever, and Charlee – a Golden Retriever. In my free time I enjoy playing soccer and taking my dogs to the beach, where they spend their time fetching, swimming, and rolling in the sand. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and your furry family members!

KarenMeredithKaren Meredith, Customer Service Representative

Hi! My name is Karen. I am one of the receptionists here at FRVH. I have lived in the Baltimore and Catonsville area my entire life. I enjoy taking cruises for my vacations. I have several dogs, a cat, and a rabbit. My hobby is spending as much time with all my animals and my grandson as I can.

RuthSagersRuth Sagers, Veterinary Assistant & Customer Service Representative

Hello! My name is Ruth and I was born and raised in London, England. I moved to America about 2 years ago when I married Kyle, a Southern Maryland native. Back in the UK I worked for a group of veterinary hospitals for 6 years and studied to be a Veterinary Nurse (as they are called across the pond). I also spent 4 years as a human Pharmacy Technician. I am incredibly excited to be back in the veterinary industry again- I feel I have returned home. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pets right now but my husband and I just moved to the area so hopefully we can get a kitty soon. In the mean time, I feel incredibly privileged to be able to care for and cuddle with all your wonderful cats and dogs.


Hi! I’m Amanda and I’m so happy to be a part of the team here at FRVH! I have always had a love and passion for animals and helping them. Currently, I only have one pet – my beloved Siberian Husky, but I definitely plan on adding more to my little pack. I plan on becoming a registered technician to learn more about veterinary medicine and the needs of each individual pet.


Hi, I’m Mercedez. I moved to the Baltimore area about 6 years ago from Northern Virginia. I have a deep love of animals and come from a background in pet care (boarding, grooming, daycare). I also have a passion for horses. I work with the young horses at a private barn, the show horses at Medieval Times, and I have my own senior gelding. I share my home life with two dogs, two guinea pigs, and a bearded dragon. My life is like a zoo and I love it.


Hello! I’m Kate (Katlin)

I’ve been in this field for a little over 5 years. I am one of the assistants here, and I am currently pursuing higher education in the vet field. I feel lucky to be able to share my love for veterinary medicine with all of your furbabies at FRVH!

In my spare time, I work at a shelter with special needs pets. I have a soft spot for dachshunds. I have 3 dogs and 1 cat: Daisy, Sweetpea, Capone, and Duke.

TriciaTricia Smith, Veterinary Assistant

I am excited to be a part of the FRVH team. I have been working in the veterinary field for over twenty years and truly enjoy helping your furry family members and educating clients.

When I am not working, you can find me teaching fitness classes at the Y, spending time with my husband and Corgi, running, reading, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles and enjoying living in the Catonsville community.

JoshJosh Babcock, Veterinary Assistant

I have been working in the veterinary field for over 15 years, and have worked at several hospitals in Howard and Baltimore counties. When not caring for people’s pets, I enjoy taking walks in the woods, exploring caves everywhere from Pennsylvania to Georgia, and building contraptions at the Baltimore Hackerspace. I live with my 17-year-old cat, Purrbody.