Family Veterinary Clinic

1413 Defense Hwy #100
Crofton & Gambrills, MD 21054



Our Staff - Family Veterinary Clinic - Crofton & Gambrills, MD




Dr. Kristin Varner-Maslar - Family Veterinary Clinic - Crofton & Gambrills MD

Kristin Varner-Maslar, DVM


Dr. Kristin Varner is the co-owner and medical director of Family Veterinary Clinic, in Crofton Maryland, along with her husband, Patrick Maslar, who runs the business end. They have owned FVC since 05/02. Dr. Varner was born and raised in Waterloo, IA and graduated in 5/91 with a DVM and BS degrees from Iowa State University. She moved to MD, after graduation, to work with horses. She practiced primarily equine medicine for 3 years before changing to small animals. Dr. Varner and her husband had a son Joseph in May 03 and a daughter Charlotte in May 05 who keep them busy. However, in her free time she enjoys horses, horseback riding, outdoor activities like hiking, biking, water sports and reading. They have 2 dogs, and 3 horses that share their lives.  



Dr. Christine Yates - Family Veterinary Clinic - Crofton & Gambrills MD

Christine Yates, DVM


Dr. Yates was born and raised in upstate New York. She attended SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. Afterwards, she worked for two years as a veterinary assistant and then attended veterinary school at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Yate’s hobbies include hiking, playing piano, guitar, and spending time with her two best pals Charlie and Hunter. I am very pleased to be working at Family Vet clinic and I look forward to continuing to care for you and your pets. 



Dr. Chaundra Schofield - Family Veterinary Clinic - Crofton & Gambrills MD

Chaundra Schofield, VMD


Dr. Schofield was born and raised in Indiana, where she began her career in veterinary medicine working a veterinary technician in high school. She graduated with a BA in Biology from Earlham College in Richmond, IN. After graduation, Chaundra continued to work as a veterinary technician for several years and as a marine biologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Edgewater, MD). Dr. Schofield attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship “ focusing in emergency and critical care at a specialty referral hospital in northern Virginia. Dr. Schofield was very happy to join the Family Veterinary Clinic team in the fall of 2013. Her hobbies include horseback riding, Middle Eastern dancing, photography, playing guitar and making jewelry. She and her husband share their home with their dog Teka, and 2 cats, Josie and Sera.

Dr. Heather Hendler - Family Veterinary Clinic - Crofton & Gambrills MD

Heather Hendler, VMD



Marcie Baer, Holistics - Family Veterinary Clinic - Crofton & Gambrills MD

Marcie Baer, Holistics


Marcie Baer provides acupuncture and herbal treatments, in Crofton, at Family Veterinary Clinic. She completed a Master’s degree program at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, MD after which she was selected by Cyrie Barnes to take over her human and animal acupuncture practice in Columbia. They worked together there for more than a year. Other professional training includes Chinese and American herbs, homeopathy, NAET allergy elimination, animal acupuncture, and biomeridian/computer-based meridian testing. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Elmira College with a triple major and later completed her pre-med/vet requirements. She has worked extensively with vets in large and small animal practices as well as with specialists in veterinary surgery and internal medicine, and in the pharmaceutical industry. Marcie has owned, bred, and trained Labrador Retrievers since 1970. She is currently an AKC Judge for Hunting Retriever Events, competes at all levels with her dogs, and has earned obedience titles with them. Holistic Wellness and Acupuncture. Holistic Wellness and Acupuncture

Office Staff


Alyssa Carman, Office Manager




Sharon Hughes - Family Veterinary Clinic - Crofton & Gambrills MD

Sharon Hughes, Receptionist


Sharon Hughes has been with our clinic since 1993. She is the mother of 4 sons and grandmother to a 11-year-old granddaughter. She shares her home with her husband of 21 years and one very spoiled pitbull named Sage. She is an avid teddy bear collector. She enjoys her interaction with our clients. Her knowledge of pet health issues and customer service are an asset to Family Veterinary Clinic.



Pam Zangardi - Family Veterinary Clinic - Crofton & Gambrills MD

Pam Zangardi , Receptionist


After serving over 10 years on active duty in the U.S. Army I settled here, in the greater Crofton area, with my husband Paul to start our family. We are the proud parents of two girls, Emily and Anna. Though I live here in Maryland, I still consider myself a Pittsburgh girl, always rooting for my Black and Gold (Steelers, Pirates and Penguins). I also have a deep love for cats and always have at least one (if not more) that share my home.



Shenna Washington - Family Veterinary Clinic - Crofton & Gambrills MD

Shenna Washington, Receptionist


Shenna was born and raised in the beautiful country in Maryland. She has a strong love and passion for animals which comes across to all the animals she meets. She is the social butterfly of the office and is always quick to lend a hand to help. Sheena has a particular interest in exotic animals and has experience in exotic medicine and education. On her days off she likes to spend her time at the zoo. She and her husband share their house with three bearded dragons named, Thor, Flash, and Kingston.

Gina Pilli, Receptionist/Technician

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Eve Laurange - Family Veterinary Clinic - Crofton & Gambrills MD

Eve Laurange, Technician


Eve, our most senior employee, has been working as a technician since 1984, but here at FVC since 1991. You can most often find Eve drawing blood, bathing dogs and cats, assisting the doctors in surgery and dental procedures, doing nail trims or showering love on the dogs and cats who are in the hospital. Eve loves animals so much she also does pet sitting in her off time from FVC. She shares her home with two dogs, Summer and Tiki, one wonderful cat named Clarence that came to FVC as a stray and her husband, Daryl.  



Debi Persing - Family Veterinary Clinic - Crofton & Gambrills MD

Debi Persing, Technician


Debi Persing has been a veterinary technician since 1991. She had previously worked with Dr. Varner for several years. She has been with FVC since April of 2003. Debi has experience working with exotic pets, as well as in animal eye care. Debi and her husband volunteer for Greyhound Pets of America. Debi shares her life with a greyhound, 5 Boston terriers and 2 birds. 



Keila Alvarado, Technician




Karen Derby, Technician-Inventory




Vivian Cooper, Technician

Aleigh Consoli - Family Veterinary Clinic - Crofton & Gambrills MD

Aleigh Consoli, Technician

Aleigh is a current student at UMBC working on her degree in Pre-Veterinary Biology. Her biggest dream is to go to Vet School once finished with her undergraduate career. If you ask Aleigh what her favorite thing in the entire world is, she would respond with her dog, Milo. Milo is an Australian Shepherd and her very best friend. She and Milo enjoy spending time doing things like hiking, playing frisbee, learning new tricks, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding (yes - Milo loves to paddle board). Besides her dog, Aleigh is also very enthusiastic about guinea pigs and other small animals; her guinea pig is Francine. She also has two white bottle baby kitties that she raised from birth, named Eevee and Fifi. Eevee enjoys hiking and adventures, too!

Tonia Swavely, Technician

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Katie Arnold, Technician

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Jamila Hewitt, Technician

Technician Assistants


 Paige Spencer, Tech Assistant




Elena Beall, Tech Assistant