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Dr. Brooks A. Ahalt, DVM

Dr. Ahalt was born and raised in Frederick county, Maryland.   He grew up in Jefferson MD, attending school at Middletown elementary, middle and high school.  He has practiced at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital since 1999 and became the owner of the practice in 2004.  Dr. Ahalt was awarded his BS in biology from Elon College, North Carolina, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following his graduation, he followed his passion and completed an intensive 12-month small animal medicine and surgery internship at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Ahalt enjoys all aspects of practice but has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and oncology (the medical and surgical treatment of cancer). He strives to be the best advocate for your pet’s health and provide the best services for both you and your pet.

Dr. Ahalt lives on a small horse farm in Frederick MD where he raises his five children Cole, Zeb, Luke, Cade and Isla and cares for his dogs and cats.  He is an avid sports fan (go Terps, Caps, O's and Skins!) and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.  

Dr. Kelly L. Kalf, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Best Frederick MD Veterinarian

Dr. Kalf graduated from  Tuskegee University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and spent her first year of practice performing a rotating medical, surgical, and anesthesia internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY.  To further her education to become a specialist, she then performed a three year residency in large animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Kalf was granted Diplomate status by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal) in 2009, and later began practicing on small animals as well. Although Dr. Kalf enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, some of her special interests include gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, and preventative medicine.  Dr. Kalf lives in Jefferson, MD.  Outside of work, she loves spending time with her boyfriend Rob and their two children, Camden and Hayden.  She also enjoys taking care of the sheep they raise, going to the beach, watching Kentucky basketball, and the New England Patriots.

Dr. Jennifer Horman-McDonald, DVM

Dr. Jennifer McDonald attended Ross University, where she was awarded her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2003.  Prior to her acceptance into veterinary school, Dr. McDonald received a Master’s Degree in Zoology from Clemson and a B.S. Degree in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston, located in Charleston SC.  Her professional interests include veterinary dentistry and farm animal medicine and surgery.  Dr. McDonald is heavily involved with 4-H around Frederick county, MD and resides in Jefferson, MD.  Her other interests and hobbies include horseback riding, gardening, fishing, playing volleyball, skiing, scuba diving and just about anything that involves being outdoors. Dr. McDonald is married to Jason, a sales manager, and they have two daughters, Caroline and Ella. Their family also includes 3 dogs, Sammy, Pip, and Attila, 2 cats; Sugar Bee and Yoyo, and several farm animals.