Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital
Voted “Best Vet in Howard County 2014,” Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1976 by Dr. John O’Mara to provide quality medical and surgical care for Ellicott City and the surrounding area. We are a full service hospital for dogs, cats, and small mammals equipped with the latest technology available: ultrasound, digital X-ray, electrocardiogram, blood pressure monitor, pulse-oximeter, a full-service lab for analyzing blood samples, and a ultrasonic dental scaler and polisher.
Our goal is to provide outstanding veterinary care for your pet. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership and preventative health care. We hope the information available on this website is helpful to you, but would be happy to answer any questions during our normal business hours listed above. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
Dr. Laura Holland, DVM
Dr. Holland grew up in Catonsville, MD. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from UMBC in 1991. While in college at UMBC, she worked part-time as a veterinary technician at Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital. She graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA in 1995.
After practicing at a small animal hospital in Charleston, SC for 1 year, Dr. Holland decided to return to MD and has been working at Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital since 1996. Dr. Holland currently lives in Catonsville with her husband, 2 sons and a Pug named Lucy.
Dr. Rikki Kane, DVM
Dr. Kane grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. She earned her bachelor of Science in Animal Science at the University of Maryland College Park.
After working and studying abroad for two years, Dr. Kane attended veterinary school at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. Upon graduating in 2001, Dr. Kane joined the team at Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital, where she has been practicing ever since.
Dr. Connie Gibbons, DVM
Dr. Gibbons grew up in Fredericksburg, VA with her two veterinarian parents, her younger brother, and a house full of cats, dogs, parakeets, hamsters, and tropical fish. She studied Biology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and graduated in 2008. She then moved to Blacksburg, VA to study veterinary medicine at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
After graduating veterinary school, Dr. Gibbons participated in a 1 year rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C. At her internship, she was able practice and gain experience in a variety of aspects of veterinary medicine including primary care, emergency medicine, dentistry, surgery, and she had the opportunity to work with several veterinary specialists.
Dr. Gibbons has loved being part of the Dunloggin family since 2013. She currently lives in Ellicott City with her husband, Jac, and their two spunky kitties, Ahi and Poke. In her free time, Dr. Gibbons enjoys musical theater, finding fun new places to eat, and traveling (with her goal being to make it to every Disney theme park worldwide!).
Dr. Michael Shulkin, DVM
For over 26 years, Dr. Michael Shulkin has been practicing at Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado he graduated from Colorado State University of Veterinary Medicine and joined the Dunloggin Staff in 1982. Dr. Shulkin has traveled to Nicaragua, Belize, and Honduras to provide complimentary care under the auspices of World Vets, a non-governmental organization active in third world countries.
He has assumed a leadership role planning educational conferences for the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association and the Greater Baltimore Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Shulkin enjoys hiking, scuba diving and snorkeling. He has raised two sons, resides with his wife and golden retriever, Emma, and is actively involved in a number of community service organizations.
Melinda has worked at Dunloggin off-and-on since 1986. Over the years, she has been a receptionist, a technician, and now is our office manager. We have been very fortunate to have her back on our staff.