Dr. David Handel attended Cornell University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree, and Auburn University, where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 1991, he completed a rigorous internship in small animal medicine and surgery. He has extensive experience in surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, animal behavior, dental care, and exotic animal medicine. Dr. Handel is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and Veterinary Chiropractor as well as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. He received acupuncture certification by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in June 2007. Dr. Handel is certified in Veterinary Chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. He successfully completed a 210-hour intensive course at Options for Animals. He received his certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee. In 2009, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed Dr. Handel to serve on the Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. In 2016, Dr. Handel was appointed as President of the State Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Handel is also President of the Montgomery County Veterinary Medical Association and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, and the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. In his free time, Dr. Handel enjoys gardening and spending time with his family, including his wife, three children, and his cockapoo Penny. He is also an avid runner, having completed many marathons including the Marine Corps Marathon, The Boston Marathon, The Baltimore Marathon, The San Francisco Marathon, The Disney Marathon, Steamtown Marathon, and the Chicago Marathon. If you live in the area, you have probably seen him out running!
Dr. Stephanie Reitz, DVM Veterinarian
Dr. Stephanie Reitz attended Longwood College, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 2002, she practiced small animal veterinary medicine in Virginia Beach, VA where she was born and raised. Dr. Reitz enjoys seeing all small animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, small mammals, and reptiles. Her interests include nutrition, exotic animal medicine, and sports medicine. In her free time, Dr. Reitz enjoys spending time with her partner, Val, three border collies – Seamus, Gus, and Fly and two shelties – Chloe and Carly. They are all active in agility and herding.
Jessica, CCRP, RVT Rehabilitation Practitioner
Jessica attended Penn State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Bioscience. Jessica is certified in Canine Rehabilitation by the University of Tennessee and has been a part of the Kentlands Veterinary team for over 10 years. She is passionate about physical rehabilitation and has helped numerous animals toward successful recoveries. Improving an animal’s quality of life is the most rewarding part of her job. Jessica enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends. If she’s not chasing around her two daughters, Ava and Ella, you can definitely find her with her husband, Ryan or her dog, Nittany, watching a Golden State Warriors bball game or a Penn State football game!.
Natasha Office Manager
Jenny, RVT Veterinary Technician
April Veterinary Assistant
Heather Office Manager
Emma Veterinary Assistant
Andrea Veterinary Assistant
Monday 8 am - 7 pm Tuesday 8 am - 7 pm Wednesday 8 am - 7 pm Thursday 8 am - 8 pm Friday 8 am - 7 pm Saturday 8 am - 1 pm