Our Careteam

Lead Veterinary Technician
As a Veterinary Technician at Howard County Animal Hospital, Ashley truly gets to enjoy the best of both worlds. Not only does she get to work with cute, furry animals all day long, she also gets to be around an amazing team!

Ashley has remained near her roots over the years; she grew up in both Catonsville and Ellicott City, and still lives there today. She is the proud dog mom of a Great Dane named Doc, who is a mommy’s boy that’s obsessed with unicorn-stuffed animals. She also has a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever mix named Waylon, who she named after legendary country musician Waylon Jennings.

On a daily basis, Ashley gets to help animals by nursing them back to health. She also assists them with surgery and rehab. All of this is done in hopes of making their lives better. She has chosen to also help animals by being an active board member for the Great Dane Club of Maryland. In addition to this, she’s a certified Trick Dog Evaluator and Puppy S.T.A.R. Trainer. Ashley takes pride in showing her well bred dogs to the world.

She has earned numerous awards for breeding her dogs, including the coveted BISS and BISSOH. These stand for Best in Specialty Show and Best in Specialty Show Owner Handler, awards of which she is most proud. To top it off, she also has her GDCA Versatility, because she believes that any working breed dog should be well-rounded and have the ability to succeed both in the ring and in performance events!
Veterinary Technician
To Alexa, there is no time better spent than time spent with animals – caring for them, helping them, or even just snuggling them! From the early age of just five years old, Alexa knew she wanted to work in veterinary medicine. In fact, every job she’s ever held has somehow involved animals!

Before joining the Howard County Animal Hospital in December of 2017, Alexa spent 10 years in pet retail. Now, as part of our team, she says she never wants to leave, which is great news for us as well as our clients!

While Alexa particularly enjoys performing surgery, she especially appreciates dental procedures because the near instant improvement in a pet after their sore, painful teeth are pulled is so satisfying! Nothing makes her happier than to hear a pet owner say "He acts like a puppy again! It's like he's years younger and he feels so much better!"

Outside of the clinic, Alexa lives with her husband and their menagerie of pets, including: two dogs, a cat, a rabbit, four rats, and two snakes. Kita is a rescued pit bull, and Panzer is a German Shepherd who is technically her husband’s dog, but is really a momma's boy.
Alexa’s hobbies include doing sports with her dogs, sewing and crafting. She’s also an avid collector of houseplants.
Veterinary Technician
Growing up in Egypt, Mostafa – or Max, as he prefers to be called – always knew he wanted to take care of animals. In fact, as a child, he was the only one of his friends who owned a cat. It came as no surprise, then, that Max would eventually end up in a career in the veterinary field.

As a Veterinary Technician at Howard County Animal Hospital, Max is one of the key members of the team. He is well-liked by his colleagues, clients and patients alike. Professionally, Max has a particular interest in working with larger breed dogs.
Veterinary Technician
Bio coming soon!
Veterinary Assistant
Helping animals is something that has always come natural to Johara. She recalls a particularly harrowing story during which she noticed a European starling that was stuck in a cable cord, hanging upside down by its foot. Without hesitation, Jo-Jo quickly grabbed a ladder, donned a pair of gloves and got to work. After successfully freeing the frightened bird, Jo-Jo knew a career in animal care was the right path for her!

In her role as one of Howard County Animal Hospital’s most beloved Veterinary Assistants, Jo-Jo gets to participate in the two things she loves most in life: meeting new people and working with animals. Professionally, she appreciates the opportunity to assist with surgical procedures, which she defines as ‘very satisfying.’ Jo-Jo was born in Baltimore, Maryland where she was raised by her Mom and Dad, along with her two sisters.
Veterinary Assistant
Bio coming soon!