dvm kim beck 200pxDr. Beck, our Chief of Staff, has worked at College Park Animal Hospital since 2005. She grew up in Chicago and attended Northwestern University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science. She always knew she wanted to work with animals in some capacity. After volunteering at an animal shelter, working as a zoo keeper and doing wildlife rehabilitation, she was accepted into veterinary school at the University of Illinois. She received her DVM degree in 2004, graduating near the top of her class.

Because she strives to be the best doctor she can possibly be, Dr. Beck pursued board certification to specialize as a veterinary practitioner. In 2012, she was certified as a diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), specializing in Canine and Feline Practice. She was recently Fear Free Certified and has implemented techniques to make veterinary visits less stressful for her patients and their family members. She enjoys difficult dermatology cases, internal medicine and surgery. She especially enjoys working with rescue groups to help get dogs healthy and ready for adoption.

dvm elizabeth berndt 200pxDr. Liz Berndt graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in May of 2012. She joined the College Park Animal Hospital team in June of 2012. Her special interests include ultrasonography, internal medicine, and animal behavior.

Outside of work, Dr. Berndt enjoys spending time with her husband and young son, along with their cat, Izzy, and their pet room full of various lizards and frogs. She especially enjoys hiking with family and friends, and finding different creatures and plants on walks.

dvm kathleen phillips 200pxCollege Park Animal Hospital would like to welcome Dr. Kathleen Phillips!

Dr. Phillips grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland. She graduated from the University of Delaware and then went on to Kansas State University for veterinary school. Dr. Phillips grew up always wanting to be a veterinarian. She graduated from Kansas State in 2001. She went on to do a internship in medicine and surgery at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington DC. After a year in general practice, she spent the next 7 years at Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Bowie, MD. There she worked closely with specialists and helped manage ICU, Internal Medicine, and ICU patients. She also ran the Intern Program. Dr. Phillips yearned for the client and patient relationships so she left referral medicine to go back to general practice.

College Park Animal Hospital would like to welcome Dr. Nancy Ruth!

Dr. Ruth grew up in New Jersey. She attended the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated with honors.
Her love of veterinary medicine and animals is as strong as ever. She attends several veterinary conferences every year. Rescue work is important-she helps with transport, medical cases, fostering and old dog hospice. Her free time is spent cooking and caring for the garden and animals (dogs, cats, fish, chickens, goats, peacocks, mini horse, pigeons...) on her mini farm.