< St. Charles Animal Hospital - Professional Staff

St. Charles Animal Hospital

11685 Doolittle Drive
Waldorf, MD 20602

(301)645-2550

www.scah.us

Professional Staff


 Dr. Neal Neuman
Medical Director

"As a young child I found a stray dog while playing outside and immediately fell in love with her!  I brought her home and much to my surprise, my parents let me keep her.  I must have been about seven years old at the time.  Soon thereafter, Taffy decided to eat a sponge and developed a complete obstruction - vomiting was all that she could do.  We took her to our local veterinarian who surgically removed the sponge,  but told us that she might not live because she was so weak.  I remember sitting with her day and night so that I could hand-feed her small portions of food - I was not about to let her die.   When we took Taffy back to the animal hospital for her re-check, she jumped up on the doctor and licked his face.  That was when I decided to become a veterinarian and I have never looked back."

"My goal is to have the finest hospital in the area.  I am continually upgrading our equipment so that we can have the best diagnostic facility, the safest anesthetic equipment, and the most advanced surgical equipment that can be found anywhere.  I insist that all of our veterinarians attend continuing education conferences to stay on the cutting edge of Veterinary medicine and surgery.  Equally important to me is that we have a super friendly, well trained staff to make your visit to our hospital a pleasant experience.  I have been here for 42 years and the best part of my day is coming to work and taking care of your pets!"

Dr. Neuman did his undergraduate work at Cornell University and then went to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduating with highest honors, he did a rotating medical and surgical internship at the Ontario Veterinary College.  Dr. Neuman is Board Certified in Canine and Feline Practice and is proud to be the founder and Medical Director of St. Charles Animal Hospital.

 

 


 Dr. Farrah Siskovich

Dr. Siskovich graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1999 and joined St. Charles Animal Hospital in February of 2002 after working in Annapolis.

Dr. Siskovich's interests are small animal medicine and surgery.

Outside of work, Dr. Siskovich enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her four year old Labrador (Jade), horseback riding, and working out at a gym.

 

 


Dr. Carolyn Davis

Dr. Davis always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. This dream was realized when she graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 2007. She is passionate about helping her patients and dedicated to offering high quality medicine to her clients.

Dr. Davis joined St. Charles Animal Hospital in Spring of 2014. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and nutrition.  In her personal time she enjoys ceramics, fiber arts, and refinishing furniture.

Dr. Davis shares a home with Adam, their beloved dogs Clyde and Fiona, and their new addition, Penny, the awesome angora rabbit.

 

 


Management Staff


Debra
Hospital Manager

Hi!  My name is Debbie. I am the Hospital Manager at St Charles Animal Hospital.  I am mom to 3 Pomeranian's, 1 Chihuahua and 1 Kitty.  I have been here at St Charles Animal Hospital for 12 years, and I can say, without a doubt, we do treat your pet like a family member. We look forward to meeting you and your fur-babies. We strive to make you and your pet's visit a pleasant one. 

Please stop by, have a free cup of coffee or tea and meet us! I promise you won't be disappointed! 


Dr. Neal B. Neuman
Medical Director

As the Medical director of St. Charles Animal Hospital, I am ultimately responsible for all of the medical and surgical procedures performed in our hospital.  However, the doctors and our great hospital manager share their opinions with me and we always discuss any new procedures, medications, or treatments as a team.

Our clients are always welcome to reach out to me by email to discuss any issues.  My personal email is drnbn@comcast.net
Please be aware that I ALWAYS answer client email, but I do not carry my cell phone while on duty, so give me one full day to get back to you!  If you ever need to talk to someone right away, PLEASE use the phone, not my email.

I look forward to working with you!


Receptionists


Debbie
Head Receptionist

Hi!  My name is Debbie. In addition to being the the Hospital Manager, I am also the Head Receptionist at St. Charles Animal Hospital.  I am mom to 3 Pomeranian's, 1 Chihuahua and 1 Kitty.  I have been here at St Charles Animal Hospital for 12 years, and I can say, without a doubt, we do treat your pet like a family member.  We look forward to meeting you and your fur-babies.  We strive to make you and your pet's visit a pleasant one. 
Please stop by, have a free cup of coffee or tea and meet us! I promise you won't be disappointed! 

Ciara
Receptionist
My name is Ciara,

I’ve been working for St. Charles Animal Hospital since July of 2017.  In total I have worked with and around animals since March of 2016.  I love cats and have two of my own named Rayne and Storm.  When I’m not working or spending time with my cats, I like to try and make time for self care.  I enjoy online shopping, getting manicures/pedicures, going on jogs around the neighborhood and furthering my education as much as possible.

Please stop by and share your fur babies with us, I look forward to meeting your kittens and puppies!

Ellen
Receptionist

Hi, my name is Ellen.

I have been with St. Charles Animal Hospital since April 2021. I have always had a passion for animals. I have 2 cats that are my children and love them to the moon and back. I am truly excited to be apart of this wonderful hospital.


Brenda
Receptionist
My name is Brenda, I have been in the veterinary field for 10 years. I really love working at St. Charles Animal Hospital. The entire staff is friendly and the doctors are very knowledgeable. I am fortunate to be part of a team that takes pride in giving the best possible care for your pets and their families. In my spare time I enjoy training and playing with my two budgies Oliver and Baby.
Brittany
Receptionist
Hi, I'm Brittany.  I have worked in the animal field on and off since I was 18 years old.  I love working with animals of all sizes.  I currently have a crew of 4 dogs, 3 cats, and a bunch of ducks and chickens.  When I am not working, I am out on the boat fishing.  I also like to go snowboarding and camping.

Cathy
Receptionist
Hi, I’m Cathy Reigle, one of the newest receptionists here at St Charles Animal Hospital.  I can say that caring for and working with animals is the Chicken Soup for My Soul. I was a Federal Govt employee for over 16 years and then I was a Kennel Manager for an Animal Rescue.  I have found my calling, there’s nothing better than to be able to “Talk to the Animals” every day.  Working here at St Charles Animal Hospital has been a wonderful experience.  The entire staff is so friendly and your pets always come first.  We love all of the animals that come through our doors every day. 
Nancy
Receptionist
Nancy has been with St. Charles Animal Hospital since 2006.  She was a client first before she became a receptionist, so she knows first hand the quality of the St. Charles Animal Hospital doctors and staff.  "Our animal patients and our clients are our first and top priority.  We treat all our patients like our family.  You are truly in good hands with our hospital".



Technicians


Angie    
Head Technician  

My name is Angela, I have a bachelors degree in Marine science and biology. I have been working in the veterinary field since January of 2011. In this time I have worked many positions in a veterinary hospital. I started out working client service and quickly became trained as a technician and shortly after that I was trained as a surgical technician. I have 2 fur babies of my own, Tiger who was a rescued feral cat that I have had since he was estimated at 5 weeks old, and DaVinci my black lab. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have received while working at SCAH. I look forward to working with our doctors and picking their brains every day for more knowledge to fill my own and to continue to progress and perfect my skills as a technician. I have always thought that there is something very challenging about taking care of patients that cannot verbally express hurt or distress, but that is why I love my job and it is something I take pride in. Everyday as a technician is challenging and rewarding at the same time, and I would not change it for the world!

Stephanie
Technician
Training Coordinator

I am honored and happy to be a technician and the Training Coordinator at St. Charles Animal Hospital.  I grew up having a passion for animals and could not imagine my life without them.  I have been a vet tech for over 12 years.  In September, 2005, I became a part of the St. Charles Animal Hospital family and have enjoyed every minute of it.  The doctors here have helped me gain so much knowledge, and I am continuing to learn every day.

I am here to give your pet love, attention, and the care that it needs and deserves.  I am also here to give you, the owner, the knowledge you need to give your pet the best care possible.  Please let me know if I can do anything to help you! 


Missy
Certified Technician

     My vet career started in 1997 as a kennel assistant.  I attended Harcum College in Pennsylvania from 1998-2001 where I graduated with an Associates Degree in Science.  I completed an internship at the University of Pennsylvania Small Animal Hospital in Philadelphia, as well as a large animal at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA.  After graduation, I went to work for a surgical practice and prepared for my  national boards exam (VTNE).  In 2001, I became a Registered Veterinary Technician. 
     After 20 years in the profession my passion continues to grow.  I have had the privilege of caring for many pets from young and healthy, to critically ill, to geriatric.  I am always learning something new.  I especially love to educate clients on having new puppies/kittens, nutrition, and behavior.
     My furry family consists of a 5 year old Pit Bull named Abby, and a 13 year old cat named Barnaby.  I have been at St. Charles for 2 years now and I look forward to meeting you and helping your pet with everything they need for the best possible care!


Katelyn
Technician
 

I can say that I have never been so happy to work with such a devoted, friendly, and caring team of individuals. The entire staff truly makes the care and well being of every furry patient that comes in their highest priority.  This is a standard that I also promise to provide for our clients and their pets.  St. Charles has provided the opportunity for me to learn many new things everyday and to meet so many wonderful pets and their families!
I have grown up around many animals and have worked with them for many years. I have been in the veterinary field as a technician for 2 years.  Animals have always been a huge part of my life and I have always known that I wanted a career caring for them.  Achieving that goal in my life has been amazing!  Outside of work I am blessed to share my home with many creatures great and small, including dogs, cats, snakes, lizards, fish, chinchillas, degus, axolotls, and a hedgehog.  My non-animal related interests include spending time with my significant other, and my awesome friends, watching Dr Who, and Marvel superhero movies/tv shows, and arts and crafts.


Renae
Technician

Hey! My name is Renae. I started working and volunteering in the animal field at 17.  Being a Veterinary Technician has always been a dream of mine.       I graduated and became an Approved Veterinary Assistant in 2019 and I am currently enrolled online to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. The military moved my husband and our 4 pets here from Montana.  I am so glad they did because I truly love working here at St. Charles Animal Hospital.  I can't wait to meet all of your furry friends!

Kristina
Technician

 

Hi my name is Kristina. I began working with animals in 2011 and rose through the ranks, reaching a management position at my previous job. After taking my own four fur babies to St. Charles animal hospital in 2019, I knew I wanted to join the team. I am thankful to work beside a group of doctors who have helped me gain so much knowledge. Everyday is a new experience and very rewarding. I look forward to meeting you and your pets and providing the quality of care I would give to my own.


Jessica
Technician
My name is Jessica, I started my career in the animal field back in 2013 working for almost 4 years at a shelter before starting at SCAH and have loved it here. I completed my schooling at CSM for my Veterinarian Assistance certificate in June of 2020 and look to continue my education. I take care of 19 cats who I love dearly and would do anything for. I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies and help keep them healthy!

Savannah
Technician
Hello, My name is Savannah, and I would love to be your veterinary nurse.  I love all animals big and small and can tell you some interesting stories about my own adventures with them.  Working here is an amazing opportunity to grow in the veterinary field.  I hope to thrive in this professional and family like environment.  If you can’t find me here I’ll be out training my own animals.


Josie
Professional Groomer

To Josie, snuggling your face into the clean and soft fur of your best friend is one of the greatest parts of owning a pet. That's Josie's specialty making your pet specially soft and clean.  She has been grooming for over five years and loves growing relationships with dogs and owners every 6-10 weeks. Josie has three dogs: Clover the collie, Jigi the sheltie and Mark the bulldog, as well as her mother's three Yorkies who she considers her own.  Josie enjoys spending time with her family, going to the movies and teaching her daughter to love animals. 

Debbie
Kennel Technician
Hello, I am your kennel tech. I am here to help look after your pets, talk to them and feed them. I make sure they feel safe by leaving night lights and the radio on for them. I like to think of them as my own kids. I have been a kennel tech here for 25 years now and more to come. The team here are great and I wouldn't change a thing.