Hugh Matthews, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Hugh Matthews became employed by Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital in 1985, working with EVH founder, Dr. William Carr and Dr. Patrick Favret. He and his wife were able to purchase the practice in 1989. Having grown up in San Antonio, Texas, he graduated from Texas A&M in 1979 with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science.
With professional interests in surgery, dermatology and ophthalmology, Dr. Matthews attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1985.
Enjoying anything that has to do with being outdoors, Dr. Matthews particularly likes fishing, hiking, and sailing.
Jan Wimer, DVM
With professional interests in feline medicine, Dr. Jan Wimer brought her veterinary talents to Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital in 1998. Having grown up in McLean, VA, she attended Virginia Tech and received her BS degree in Animal Science. She graduated in 1992 having achieved deans list and membership in the Alpha Zeta Agriculture Honor Society.
Following undergraduate studies, Dr. Wimer attended Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1998 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
Jennifer McDonald, DVM
Dr. Jennifer McDonald joined the Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital team in the spring of 2004, She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she was awarded a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2003.
Prior to veterinary school, Dr. McDonald received a Master's degree in Zoology from Clemson University (Clemson, SC) and a BS degree in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston (Charleston SC).
In her free time, Dr. McDonald enjoys horseback riding, gardening, fishing, playing volleyball and anything else that has to do with being outside. She lives in Frederick with her husband Jason, a sales manager, and their two daughters, Caroline and Ella. Their family also includes three dogs, Teenie Weenie, Pip, and Attila; two cats, Suga Bee and Yoyo; and several farm animals.
Kate Allison, DVM
Dr. Kate Allison grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and was determined from the age of three that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a minor in Equine Production and Education from Berry College in Rome, Georgia and then a DVM degree from the University of Tennessee.
After moving back to Chattanooga, Dr. Allison practiced as both a general practice small animal veterinarian and as an emergency veterinarian, seeing mostly companion animals, but also the occasional zoo animal. Her professional interests include public health, emergency and critical care, and physical rehabilitation.