The History of Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital
Winner of Frederick’s Best Vet—2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011!
Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital first opened its doors on November 1, 1989. The hours were limited to evenings (Monday–Friday from 6:00–9:00 p.m.) and some Saturdays, since Dr. Miller and her husband, Terry Sewell, had to work first at their “regular jobs, down the road” each day. The only paid employees were two high school freshmen, who worked part-time (our current Office Manager, Lori Fields, was one of them!).
By April 1, 1990, Dr. Miller left her former job to devote herself to full-time practice at Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital. Terry still worked full time for a steel company and helped out at the hospital in the evenings and on weekends. At that time, one registered veterinary technician was added to the payroll.
Over the next 10 years, the doctors and support staff grew steadily. By 2000, Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital had three full-time DVMs, one part-time DVM, and 22 technicians, receptionists, and kennel helpers, all working in the original 1,800 square foot building—the practice was bursting at the seams!
Construction of the new hospital began in August 2001, and the staff moved into the finished building August 22, 2002.
Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital owner, Dr. Karen Miller, tells us, “The extra space is wonderful and has allowed the practice to meet all the needs our diverse clientele demands: boarding, grooming, surgery, medicine, dog training, and now rehabilitative services.”