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Consistent winner of Frederick's Best Vet 2007-2022!

Meet Our Staff


Jonathan Fear

Dr. Jonathan Fear
DVM, Medical Director

Dr. Jonathan Fear joined the Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital team as Medical Director in September 2022. He graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and has experience with other rural mixed animal practices.

Dr. Fear primarily sees dogs, cats and ruminants and has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery, prevention and production management. He has a skill for explaining medical problems and solutions to clients in a way they can understand, so we are happy to have him onboard here in Buckeystown.

In his free time, Dr. Fear enjoys working on his home and yard, going to the gym and anything outdoors-related! He has one cat of his own named Pes.

Mary Ann McKissick

Dr. Mary Ann McKissick

A native of Harrisburg, PA, Dr. McKissick has always had a passion for animals and science, so a career in veterinary medicine was a natural fit for her. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University, she went on to earn her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital in 2016, Dr. McKissick gained experience working at another mixed animal practice in York, PA.  She specializes in internal medicine and farm animal ambulatory work. Dr. McKissick loves working with multiple species of animals every day and enjoys helping pets live their happiest lives with their families.

Dr. McKissick enjoys being active outside of the hospital too, spending her free time traveling, hiking, wine tasting and jogging. She has two pets at home - a Greyhound named Autumn and a cat named Nittany.

Cathy Emery

Dr. Cathy Emery

Dr. Emery grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1999, with a major in biology and a minor in English. While in college, she was captain of the varsity equestrian team and a founding member of the Dartmouth chapter of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key National Honor Society.

Dr. Emery graduated from veterinary school at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. While in school, she was a member of Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society and served as president of the veterinary fraternity Omega Tau Sigma. She joined Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital in 2003. Dr. Emery has special interest in exotic animal medicine (pocket pets and zoo animals), surgery, equine medicine, and neonatology.

When not working, Dr. Emery enjoys riding Merit (her thoroughbred mare), brewing homemade beer and mead, reading voraciously, and writing. She lives with three cats, Max, Stevie, and Anabelle and a hound mix named Milo.

Karen Miller

Dr. Karen Miller
DVM, Retired

We thank Dr. Miller for her many years of service to the animals and pet parents in Buckeystown and the surrounding area. She grew Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital into the thriving business it is today and has truly made a difference in this community. We wish Dr. Miller all the best in her well-deserved retirement!


Erica Raum

Erica Raum
Practice Manager

Maryland native Erica Raum became Practice Manager at Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital in September 2022. Prior to that, she was Practice Manager at our sister hospital, Mount Airy Veterinary Associates and Director of Rescue Operations for 8 years at Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue.
Erica has always had a passion for animals but also loves working with people. A career in the veterinary industry gives her the best of both worlds. She values supporting the growth and development of the people on her team, which in turn helps them provide better care to our patients. 
A foodie who also enjoys knitting and kayaking, Erica's favorite thing is spending time with her young son. Also part of her family are a pitbull mix named Piper, cats Peter, Norbit, Tyrion, Peaceful and Arie as well as five horses.