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Dr. Suzanne Robbins is the owner of Briggs Chaney Animal Hospital and the primary doctor. She is a 1992 graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and has been in small animal practice since graduation. She came to Maryland by way of Nashville, Tennessee, where she worked for three years in a busy small animal practice. Since moving to Maryland in 1995 she has worked in several practices around the Rockville and Silver Spring areas until finally establishing herself in Briggs Chaney Animal Hospital. She started working at Briggs Chaney in 1998 and purchased the practice in August of 2004. Growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, Dr. Robbins was always surrounded by pets, and was always taking care of them. She has two cats of her own, Grace and Maurice and in 2003 added a Boston Terrier, Isabelle, to her pet family.
Vanessa has been with us since December 2005. Her love of animals has caused this to be a career path for her, for which we are very happy. She is more integrated with the administrative, behind to scenes aspect of our practice, and she plays a supervisory role with the other staff members. When not working, she enjoys arts and crafts, spending time with her three cats, and two dogs and is very involved with her Kingdom Hall.
Rori joined our staff as an intern in Spring 2014, and has been an asset to us. When he is not focusing on his studies at University of Maryland, he enjoys working out at the gym, playing basketball with his friends and tinkering with his car.
Laura joined our staff as a vet assistant/technician in spring 2011. Her warm, friendly personality has made her an asset to our practice, and her love for animals has inspired her to pursue her dream becoming a veterinarian. While she is not working, her hobbies are listening to music, dancing and spending time with her dogs Gitana and Barbie.