Dr. Thomas McMichael, our Chief of Staff, has been a licensed veterinarian for over 30 years at College Park Animal Hospital. He graduated from Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979, after completing a Bachelors of Science in Zoology and Masters in Physiology. Dr. McMichael has a special interest in surgery, internal medicine, endoscopy, ultrasound and dentistry.

Dr. McMichael is married and has three children. He enjoys golfing, fishing, sports, and bee keeping.

Dr. Kim Beck has been treating patients at College Park Animal Hospital since 2005. She joined the practice shortly after moving to the area from Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Beck obtained a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science from Northwestern University before attending the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

She enjoys the challenges of pathology, dermatology, and internal medicine. On weekends Dr. Beck spends her time hiking, sewing, and eating sushi. She lives in Silver Spring with her son, husband, Greg, and beloved dog, Olive.

Dr. Elizabeth Berndt has been working at College Park Animal Hospital since June 2012. She graduated from veterinary school at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and previously obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology in 2002. Dr. Berndt joined our team shortly after moving to Maryland from Indiana. Her interests include diagnostic imaging, pathology, and behavior modification.

Dr. Berndt currently lives in Laurel, Maryland with her fiancée and their variety of pets: two skinks named Juan and Andrew, a crested gecko, Spike, three White’s tree frogs, and their cat, Izzy. She enjoys hiking, reading, watching British comedies, and learning to play guitar.