Damascus Veterinary Hospital

24939 Ridge Road
Damascus, MD 20872



ABBY O'DONNOGHUE, Office Manager

Abby has been with Damascus Veterinary Hospital for 23 years. She was born in Washington, DC, lived the majority of her life in MD and graduated from Northwood High School in Silver Spring. Abby has 2 children and 5 grandchildren. At one time, her house was occupied by six cats and two dogs. She is now down to two Chihuahuas named "Baby" & "Mini", and 2 cats named "Snowball" & "Feisty".  She owned German Shepherds most of her life, but decided to go with the lap dogs as she got older!   Abby loves working with the clients and being with the animals that she sees on a daily basis and has loved every day she has been at Damascus Veterinary Hospital!!
JO BARRETT, Head Veterinary Technician

Jo has been with Damascus Veterinary Hospital since July, 2008. She was born in Washington, DC and has lived all her life in Maryland. She met and married her high school sweetheart, Kenny. Jo has been married for over 33 years. She has two sons, Johnny and Nicky and a granddaughter named Eve. Jo has loved animals all her life. Over the years she has had many different pets, including dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, gerbils, rabbits, ferrets, birds, ducks, chickens, fish, hermit crabs, iguanas and horses. Currently she has a cat, three horses and four dogs. If you ask her husband, she is working to cover her animal costs -- but actually, this is her dream job!



Sheila was born in Dublin, Ireland but grew up in Maryland. She graduated from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, MD. After marrying her husband Rob in 1988, they moved to Damascus the following year and she has been here ever since. They have two daughters, Stephanie and Katie and one son, Brendan. She has had pets all her life, from cats and dogs to birds and gerbils. She is currently the proud owner of a lab/chow/red-boned coonhound named Chance. Sheila has always loved animals and knew she would one day find a job she truly enjoys. It's not everywhere you get paid to smile at the customers and swoon over adorable animals. She has been with Damascus Veterinary Hospital since May, 2009 and couldn't be happier!


Sandy has been with Damascus Veterinary Hospital since 2005. She was born in Washington, DC and has lived all her life in Maryland. Sandy graduated from DuVal High School in Prince George's County. She has a daughter and a son as well as a grandson who is a very special part of her life. She also has a full-time job with Frederick County Public Schools. Sandy loves interacting with all the animals that come into the hospital, especially since her own dog of 13 years, Freckles, is no longer around. Seeing the animals fills that void. In her spare time, Sandy enjoys spending time with her grandson and just relaxing.