Dr. Zimmerman is Ruxton Animal Hospital’s owner and full-time veterinarian. Born and raised in Anne Arundel County, she is happy to have established firm roots in Maryland! Her undergraduate studies were completed at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry in 2001. She then attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and became “Dr. Z” in 2005. After gaining experience in a variety of Baltimore area veterinary hospitals, Dr. Zimmerman settled in at Ruxton permanently in 2015! Her zeal for veterinary medicine shows, with a strong focus on client education and fear-free practice techniques. Special clinical interests include internal medicine, geriatric care, canine/feline behavior, and cardiology. Dr. Z resides in Middle River with her boxer Huxley, a Dogue de Bordeaux named Libby, and four cats (Skrat, Pavo, Saffron, and Caper). She also has two Morgan mares, Casey & Jolie, who happen to be mother and daughter and whom she boards in Fallston, MD.
Lisa Perez, RVT
Lisa is one of our registered veterinary technicians and has been with Ruxton Animal Hospital since its opening in 1996. She grew up in Baltimore and received her RVT degree from CCBC. Lisa enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and remains dedicated to expanding her knowledge in new and imminent developments within her field. She resides in Bowley’s Quarters with her two daughters as well as her border collies, Jenny and Fergus. When not tending to our patients, Lisa enjoys biking and walking/hiking.
Erin Tucker, Veterinary Assistant
Born and raised in Dundalk, Erin began her adventure in veterinary medicine in 2008. She brings a vibrant, positive energy to Ruxton Animal Hospital and truly enjoys her time spent caring for our patients. Erin’s enthusiasm for learning makes her an invaluable member of our team and she eagerly accepts each new challenge presented. She shares her household with a German Shepherd named Dexter and a Husky named Zuri, and when not occupied at work, enjoys walking with her dog, watching football (go Ravens!), and relaxing on the beach.
Customer Service Representative
Kelsy was born and raised in the Baltimore area (Go Orioles!) and joined the team at Ruxton Animal Hospital in November 2018. She is new to the veterinary field but not to serving clients in her community. 3 rescue dogs make their home with Kelsy – Billy, an 8 year old beagle; Hercules, a 4 year old Puggle; and Sunny a 3 month old coonhound/beagle mix. She has a passion for dogs and is eager to learn all she can! You can find Kelsy attending Orioles games, visiting friends and family in the Frostburg area, and going to concerts in her spare time.
Isabella MacArthur, Veterinary Assistant
Isabella has loved animals since birth. Originally from NJ, she grew up with 8 animals (3 dogs, 4 cats, and a bird). Isabella came to MD to go to college, only to realize her true passion was in animal care and decided to work at a local animal shelter here in MD instead! During her time there, she found she loved the veterinary side of animal care and is currently enrolled in Penn Foster to become a RVT. Although new to the veterinary field, Isabella joined Ruxton Animal Hospital with an eagerness to learn and serve her community’s fur-babies! Isabella currently resides in Towson with her 3 dogs and her cat. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching hockey (go Caps!), and playing piano.
Sara Duda, Kennel Assistant
Sarah grew up in the Sparrows Point/ Dundalk area of Maryland and graduated from Patapsco High School in 2018. She has always been interested in veterinary medicine and is excited to be a part of Ruxton’s team as their first ever full-time Kennel Teach. She plans to pursue a vet tech license and is looking forward to continuing on her journey in veterinary medicine with Ruxton. Sarah has always had a love for animals and is the proud mom to three cat fur babies, Cali, Carmellow, and Cora.
Kimberly Wallander, Practice Manager
Kimberly is a seasoned Practice Manager and has a passion for building relationships, caring for others, and providing quality experiences to our clients and their furbabies. Entering the veterinary field in 2012, she quickly grew into a multifaceted leader, coaching a diverse number of teams in the DMV area. Dedicated to learning and development, she has acquired skills as a client advocate, veterinary assistant, operations specialist, trainer, and mentor. Kimberly proudly claims Charm City as her place of residence and is always looking for ways to serve the Baltimore community. Raised on Oahu, Kimberly loves taking in lots of sunshine. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the outdoors and taking trips during the warmer months but prefers spending colder times of the year snuggled up on the couch at home with her cats, Monty and Lando.
Jessica Loudenclos, RVT
Jessica has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Wilson College’s Veterinary Medical Technology program. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA (Fly Eagles Fly!), she has lived in MD, TX, and AL. Jessica recently moved up from the deep south and is once again enjoying her snowy cold winters. Her furbabies (all rescues and some special needs) include 3 cats, 2 dogs, and 1 horse – and possibly chickens in the future. Her hobbies include horseback riding, reading, camping and a long term crochet project that never seems to end. Jessica is also a big supporter of her son’s Boy Scout troop. Adopt, don’t shop, and support your local animal shelter!
Sandy Wolbert, Veterinary Assistant
Sandy’s long love affair with vet med began in 2001! A Parkville native, she has spent most of those years at Ruxton Animal Hospital. Since a toddler she’s felt a special connection with the furry sort, and is happy to have ended up in her “dream job”! She enjoys all aspects of the veterinary field and her enthusiasm and energy brighten our exam rooms! Sandy’s own fur-kids include a Golden Retriever named Beaker, a pitbull named Beckett, and two cats (T.G. and Calista). Her personal hobbies include hiking, target shooting, riding horses (dressage specifically), and reading.
Customer Service Representative
Amanda was born and raised in Pasadena, MD. She has been in the animal care field since 2016. Before joining the Ruxton Team, she worked at a boarding and doggy daycare facility for 3 years as a kennel technician. She is passionate about keeping pets happy and healthy and enjoys building relationships with our furry patients! Along with her cat, Whis, Amanda has adopted 2 dogs - a pit bull named Hazy and a yorkie named Teddy. While not at work, she enjoys spending time with her nieces, watching movies/TV shows with her partner, Derek and though she is from Maryland, Amanda was inspired to become a Pittsburgh fan by her favorite aunt (go steelers!).
Holly Dieter, Kennel Assistant
Born and raised here in Baltimore, Hollie has a special place in her heart for both our geriatric patients and boarders that stay with us. She works hard to ensure each boarder and patient get the comforts of home while in our care! She herself has a 14 year old American Bulldog named Jasmine. Hollie LOVES watching and attending Ravens games, playing tennis, and cooking, grilling, and baking treats for her husband and furbabies! Her considerate care since joining Ruxton in 2015 is very much appreciated by our patients and their parents.