John Shontz, DVMDr. John Shontz ("Dr. John"), was raised in a suburb on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio known as Mayfield. That's right, the same as Beaver Cleaver! His college education started in electrical engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Knowing that engineering was not for him, Dr. John transferred to The Ohio State University into the College of Agriculture, where he studied Animal Science/Nutrition. He then then gained entrance into the College of Veterinary Medicine receiving his DVM degree in 1978.

Dr. John admits that the best thing to come out of the years he spent in Columbus was meeting Katherine Settle, first a classmate, now a wife. Marrying shortly after graduation, they spent a year working in private practice in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area of Florida.

ashley-hampton-dvmDr. Ashley Hampton, our Chief of Staff, grew up in Lewisburg, West Virginia and currently lives in Durham, North Carolina. She received an undergraduate degree from Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV and a DVM degree from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Hampton boasts years of experience practicing at many veterinary hospitals, including: Seventy-First Animal Hospital in Fayetteville, NC; South Arundel Veterinary Hospital in Edgewater, MD; Loudoun Veterinary Service in Purcellville, VA; Green Valley Animal Hospital in Ijamsville, MD; and Falconbridge Animal Hospital in Durham. Her special interests include dermatology, senior pet care, and internal medicine.