Meet The Old Farm Veterinary Staff

The Old Farm Veterinary Hospital team consists of caring professionals, all of whom are proud pet owners in their personal lives. Our expertly-trained staff works collaboratively to provide top-notch care to your pets.

Derek Wilson, DVM: Frederick Veterinarian
Derek Wilson, DVM
Donald 'DJ' Hiltner, DVM: Veterinarian at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
'DJ' Hiltner, DVM
Elizabeth McGee Old Farm Veterinary Hospital Office Manager
Elizabeth McGee:
Office Manager
Marney Vangarven: Registered Veterinary Technician at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Marney VanGarven, RVT
Technician
Kailee Klipp: Veterinary Technician at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Kailee Klipp, RVT
Technician
Joni Carpenter: Veterinary Technician at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Joni Carpenter, RVT
Technician
Kara Heinzl: Veterinary Technician at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Kara Heinzl, RVT
Technician
Receptionist at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Briana Greer
Receptionist
Debi Coleman: Receptionist at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Debi Coleman
Receptionist
Katelyn Giganti: Receptionist at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Katelyn Giganti
Receptionist

Gabrielle Mongeau: Technician Assistant at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Gabrielle Mongeau
Tech Assistant

Eric Blankenship: Receptionist at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Eric Blankenship:
Receptionist

Ashley Marshall: Kennel Manager at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Ashley Marshall
Kennel Manager

Cori Mekkelson: Kennel Assistant at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Cori Mekkelson
Kennel

Delaney Shifflet: Kennel Assistant at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital

Kennel

Letecia Arguera: Kennel Assistant Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Letecia Arguera
Kennel

Emily McAuliffe: Kennel Assistant Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Emily McAuliffe
Kennel

Karla Davison: Kennel Assistant Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Karla Davison
Kennel

Allison Kraynak: Kennel Assistant Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Allison Kraynak
Kennel/Tech Asst.

Megan Oberer: Kennel Assistant Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Megan Oberer
Kennel/Tech Asst.

Hannah Pause Kennel Assistant Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Hannah Pause
Kennel

Kelley Delacey: Kennel Assistant Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Kelley Delacey
Kennel/Tech Asst.

Bobbie Hogan: Kennel at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Bobbie Hogan
Kennel

Isabella Kukor: Kennel Assistant at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Isabella Kukor
Kennel/Tech Asst.

Dr. Derek Wilson

A passionate pet-owner and advocate, Dr. Derek Wilson has nurtured Frederick area pets since 2008, when he purchased Old Farm Veterinary Hospital.

A Maryland native, Dr. Wilson developed a love and curiosity for animals at a young age. He studied Physics and Biology at Cornell University, and matriculated to veterinary school at Virginia Tech. In 1998, he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with a focus on small animal practice.

Fifteen years into his veterinary career, Dr. Wilson brings an unmatched combination of compassion, knowledge and experience to patient care.

When he's not advancing your pet's health at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Wilson enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Kija, and their children, Tristan and Adelayna.

Dr. Donald 'DJ' Hiltner

This Frederick native previously worked as a technician before leaving in 2010 for school. Dr. Hiltner earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.  In his spare time, Dr. Hiltner enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends,and spoiling his pitbull, Echo. 

Elizabeth McGee Old Farm Veterinary Hospital Practice Manager
Elizabeth McGee:
Office Manager

Elizabeth, office manager at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital since 2005, delivers superb customer care at every visit. Her love of pets began at a young age and inspired her to pursue a career in the field. Over the years, Elizabeth's personal menagerie has included rabbits, lizards, birds, and most recently, a young pit bull mix adopted from a local shelter named Zigaboo.

Marney Vangarven: Registered Veterinary Technician at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Marney VanGarven:
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Marney, a knowledgeable caregiver, earned her BS in Veterinary Medical Technology from Wilson College. Boasting three years of emergency medical training, she cares for your pets with capable hands. The proud owner of two rescue dogs, she works closely with both doctors to deliver excellent patient care.

Kailee Klipp: Veterinary Technician at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Kailee Klipp:
Registered Veterinary Technician

From a young age Kailee has had a passion for animals, leading her to seek a career where pet care and comfort was a primary focus. A veterinary technician at Old Farm since 2009, Kailee earned her degree in Veterinary Technology and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2014. At home she cares for her cats, Chloe, Luna, Ziggy, and Kitten.

Joni Carpenter: Veterinary Technician at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Joni Carpenter:
Registered Veterinary Technician

After a previous career as a comptroller, Joni went back to school to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2014. Enamored of all creatures from a young age, Joni's animal friends have included horses, dogs, cats, goats, chickens, guinea pigs, rats, and various reptiles and amphibians. Outside of work, Joni enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, gardening and raising chickens.

Debi Coleman: Receptionist at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Kara Heinzl:
Registered Veterinary Technician

Kara graduated in 2013 from the Vet Tech Institute and became registered that same year. She joined the Old Farm Vet team in 2016. She is passionate about all creatures but especially senior pets. She adopted Heidi, a 10 year old Lab mix about 2 years ago.

Briana Greer
Receptionist

Briana, has been a receptionist at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital since 2010. She received her business degree from Hood College in 2015. Briana enjoys being a liaison between clients and doctors. When she is not helping clients at Old Farm, she cares for her two cats at home.

Debi Coleman
Receptionist

After several years of managing a landscaping company with her husband, Debi decided to explore her long-time interest in animals by joining the Old Farm Vet Hospital family in 2014. In her spare time, she is heavily involved with her church, Living Hope Community Church, and her real estate endeavors. At home, she is entertained by her tropical fruit trio of canines: Kiwi, a West Highland Terrier mix, Coconut, a Havanese, and Fig, a Yorkie mix. She is known at Old Farm for being the little dog-lover, especially the cute, wirey-haired ones :-)

 

 

Katelyn Giganti: Receptionist at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Katelyn Giganti: Receptionist

Gabrielle Mongeau: Technician Assistant at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Gabrielle Mongeau: Technician Assistant

Eric Blankenship: Receptionist at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Eric Blankenship:
Receptionist

 

Ashley Marshall: Kennel Manager at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
 
Ashley Marshall
Kennel Manager

Ashley Marshall has been a part of Old Farm's kennel team for the past three years. While she is working she loves getting to spend time with the boarders. When she is not at work she loves spending time with her own pets. Over her life time she has had a variety to different animals, from fur babies to scaled and feathered babies. This past year Ashley has been promoted to kennel manager and looks forward to overseeing the boarders staying with us.

Cori Mekkelson: Kennel Assistant Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Cori Mekkelson
Kennel

Delaney Shifflet: Kennel Assistant Old Farm Veterinary Hospital

Kennel
Letecia Arguera: Kennel Assistant Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Letecia Arguera
Kennel

Emily McAuliffe: Kennel Assistant at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Emily McAuliffe
Kennel

Karla Davison: Kennel Assistant at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Karla Davison
Kennel

Karla has been with Old Farm since the Summer of 2014. She is an avid Bassett Hound lover, sharing her home with Max and Ernie, her two rescued Bassetts, as well as 20 year old cats Minnie Mouse and Alex.

Allison Kraynak: Kennel Assistant at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Allison Kraynak
Kennel/Tech Assistant
Megan Oberer: Kennel Assistant at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Megan Oberer
Kennel/Tech Assistant

Hanah Pause: Kennel Assistant at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Hannah Pause
Kennel

 

Keley Delacey: Kennel Assistant at Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Kelley Delacey
Kennel/Tech Assistant

Bobbie Hogan: Kennel Assistant at old Farm Veterinary Hospital
Bobbie Hogan
Kennel
Isabella Kukor
Kennel/Tech Assistant

Isabella joined Old Farm in 2013 as a Kennel attendent. She has completed a two semester internship and most recently been elected as an officer to the Maryland State FFA.

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