Thrush is a bacterial infection, and one of the most common diseases, affecting horses’ hooves. You will likely know it when you see — and smell — it. The pungent, tar-like black discharge c ...View Article
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Dr Fox has been on the forefront of emergency veterinary medicine for almost 20 years. He and his wife Valerie, opened their first hospital, Veterinary Emergency Treatment Services (VETS) in Waldorf in 1996 and the first 24hr veterinary hospital- the Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center- in the state Maryland. Dr. Fox’s focus at WECARE is on caring and compassionate state of the art veterinary medicine as well as friendly, communicative relationships with pet owners and family veterinarians.
Dr. Fox is also the past owner and veterinarian of the Glymont Animal Hospital in Indian Head MD providing comprehensive preventive care medicine. His professional interests include surgery, ultrasound, endoscopy and complicated critical patients Dr. Fox, his wife Valerie, and their 12 year daughter live on large horse farm in southern Maryland. They breed and show Hanovarian sport horses. This year they had 2 horses competing in the pentathlon world championships. When he’s not at the hospital Dr Fox enjoys the horses but does not ride, he plays golf, bikes, and scuba dives.
Dr. Nancy C. McGuire has lived and practiced veterinary medicine in the Southern Maryland area for 16 years. Dr. McGuire graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. She then completed an internship in at Louisiana State University in small animal medicine and surgery. Following her internship, she completed a 3-year residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois. While at Illinois, she published a retrospective article in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. Upon finishing her residency, she successfully completed several days of examinations to become board certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine.
After her residency, Dr. McGuire relocated to Waldorf to work with Dr. Kenneth Fox at Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center (SMVRC). For 15 years, she worked in internal medicine, emergency medicine and oncology at SMVRC. Her main case load consisted of ultrasound exams with internal medicine consult for sick patients. Dr. McGuire will be working at WECARE with Dr. Kenneth Fox again in Waldorf staring in mid- February. She will offer complete Internal medicine, Oncology and Emergency services. Internal medicine cases including regulating diabetics and other endocrine case; working up and diagnosing chronic disease such and vomiting, diarrhea and cough or asthma. Diagnostics may include ultrasound of the chest and / or abdomen, endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract or lungs.
Many patient with cancer visit Mr. McGuire for diagnostics, staging cancer and chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is often very successful in extending a good quality of life in many cancer patients, such as those with lymphoma.
Dr. Mcguire keeps current in internal medicine, attending the specialty conference American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine every year. She is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. In the community Dr. Mcguire assists many rescue groups including Rescue Angels of Southern Maryland. She has volunteered time helping with spay neuter clinic, rabies clinics and vetting rescue patients.
Dr. Johnson is a native Washingtonian. Her interest in veterinary medicine began early in life. After graduating from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, she returned to the Washington area to start her career. She enjoys radiology, wellness, and preventative care. Client education is one of her top priorities. Dr. Johnson currently enjoys raising her twins Perri and Joshua, and watching their budding interests in animal medicine.