Mid Atlantic Cat Hospital

201 Grange Hall Rd.
Queenstown, MD 21658

(410)827-7788

www.midatlanticcathospital.com

Your Mid Atlantic Cat Hospital Team

Renee Rucinsky, DVM, Dipl., ABVP (Feline Specialty)

Our fearless leader Dr. Renee Rucinsky, aka "Dr. R", earned her DVM degree from the University of Missouri and went on to spend several extra years becoming board certified in feline medicine by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners so she could offer a higher level of care to her patients and clients. She now participates in the approval process for other veterinarians hoping to earn feline specialist diplomate status, and contributed to the guidelines for hyperthyroid and nursing care for the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and diabetes care and fluid care for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Dr. R is a Fear Free Certified Professional.

Dr. R loves getting to know our clients and patients and it's not unusual at all to hear laughter emanating from our exam rooms during her appointments. She's owned by one cat named Jules and two dogs, Marla Pooch and Darbie. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, and visiting local breweries. 

Dr. R also believes that no home should be without an orange cat.

Meghan M. Dail, DVM

Dr. Meghan Dail joined us in 2016 after relocating from Atlanta, Georgia. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri but also called Alabama home for many years. She is a graduate of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine earning her DVM in 2010. Prior to veterinary school, she earned her B.S. in Zoology also from Auburn University. Since a young age, Dr. Dail has had a special love for cats (despite her allergy to them!) and always dreamt of becoming a feline veterinarian. Upon graduation, she was able to fulfill her dream and joins us having worked exclusively with cats since graduating from vet school.

Dr. Dail’s special interests include feline behavior and environmental enrichment, anesthesia and pain management, abdominal ultrasonography, and internal and geriatric medicine.

In 2016, Dr. Dail became a Fear Free Certified Professional by completing a comprehensive 8-part educational course and exam. Fear Free is a training and certification program that helps veterinarians modify their procedures, handling, and facilities to reduce stress and anxiety for pets (and their owners) and help pets feel safe and comfortable while receiving the medical care they need.  In 2019, Dr. Dail reached the highest level of certification and is now an Elite Fear Free Certified Professional. Dr. Dail has also attended several continuing education conferences focusing specifically on feline behavior. She is happy to offer both in-clinic behavioral consultations as well as in-home consults for issues such as aggression, house-soiling (out of box urination or defecation), inappropriate scratching or marking, and strategies for enriching your cat’s environment. Dr. Dail is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). She is currently pursuing board certification in the feline medicine specialty through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP).

Dr. Dail shares her home with her husband, CJ, and their four cats - Dane, Skoshi, Freddy, and River. In her spare time, Dr. Dail is an avid follower of her Auburn Tigers.

Dawn, RVT

Dawn is the backbone of nursing care at our practice. A registered veterinary technician (RVT) with over 25 years of experience, Dawn is the veterinary equivalent of an RN. Dawn helped to design the guidelines for feline nursing care for The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).  Dawn's commitment to our patients comfort is further demonstrated by her continuing her education and knowledge and being our very first technician to be Fear Free certified! She has now completed Level 2 of the Fear Free certification program.

Dawn is a complete, well, smitten kitten when it comes to our patients. Her love for cats shines through her work in her gentle touch, her endearing "cat voice" she uses to talk to them, and her ability to read and understand their body language. Dawn and her husband Rob cohabitate with three darling felines and enjoy travel, a good wine, birding, learning Italian, and just about anything that takes them outdoors. 

To learn more about the crucial role of registered veterinary technicians in a veterinary practice, click here.

 

 

Kate, Veterinary Assistant

Kate joined us in 2019. She is a graduate of Chesapeake College's Veterinary Assistant Training Program and a Fear Free Certified Professional. Prior to falling in love with veterinary nursing, she earned BA and MA degrees in English literature, worked in arts administration, and served as the Director of Marketing/Finance Manager for The Humane Society of Kent County. She is thrilled to be a part of MACH's feline-centered team after working in mixed species practices. She plans to pursue her RVT license and lives in Chestertown with her cats, Bella (small, black, & angry) and Rigel (round, orange, & tail-less).   

Carly, Head Caretaker

Carly has been with MACH since September of 2015. She has a special interest in connecting with high anxiety patients as well as hospice and end of life care. Carly has pursued advanced training in these areas by going on to become a Fear Free Certified Professional in 2019 as well as completing the AAHA Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certificate Program in 2018. Carly works hard to make sure our boarding patients all receive the exceptional care and love that they need while they are with us. She also helps in many areas of the hospital. You may also see her smiling face at the front desk from time to time or assisting in rooms.  When she isn't working at MACH, she enjoys spending time with her cat, Hitch, and also hiking. 

Caitlyn, Caretaker 

Bio coming soon!

 

Mallory, Caretaker

Picture and Bio coming soon!