All our veterinarians are skilled general practitioners, which means they have a wide range of experience in many areas of medicine and surgery. They can serve as your pet's pediatrician, family practitioner, dentist, radiologist, general surgeon and gerontologist! Of course, should your pet require services beyond what we offer, we can refer you to one of the many area board-certified specialists in every field imaginable. All this means that you and your pet can have access to the best possible care that veterinary medicine has to offer.
Tom Armitage, DVM — Co-Chief of Staff
Dr. Tom Armitage, Co-Chief of Staff, is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. A native of Ohio, he also attended Miami University of Ohio and Ohio State for his undergraduate education. Dr. Armitage moved to the area upon graduation in 1980 and started his career as an associate in the practice. He finds the problems presented to him every day in veterinary medicine fascinating and challenging, and has a particular interest in surgery.
Dr. Armitage is a member of the Western Maryland Veterinary Association (MVMA) and through 2011-2012 was served as president. He and his wife, Dr. Jan Rubenstein, have two children and several pets. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, hiking, and the occasional golf round.
Allen Holden, DVM — Co-Chief of Staff
Dr. Allen Holden, Co-Chief of Staff, is a Cleveland, Ohio native. He attended the Ohio State University for both undergraduate and veterinary education. After practicing equine medicine in Indiana for a year, he moved to Maryland and joined Country Veterinary Hospital in 1982. Dr. Holden enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially helping new pet owners with the challenges of introducing a new puppy, kitten, or rescued adult dog or cat into their household.
In his spare time, Dr. Holden enjoys fly-fishing, picking the banjo, and listening to bluegrass music. He and his wife also enjoy hiking, kayaking, and spending time with their grandchildren. They share their home with Brody and Elle, their two Golden Retriever-Labrador crosses.
Michael King, DVM
Dr. Michael King is a 1990 graduate of the University of Maryland with a BS in Accounting. He then attended Purdue University's School for Veterinary Medicine, obtaining a DVM degree in 1997. Originally from Maryland, Dr. King returned to the area and has been a small animal practitioner in Frederick. He comes to us with extensive experience in small animal medicine and surgery.
Dr. King lives on a farm in New Market with his wife and two children, and they are active in their church and 4H. He has four cats and a 6-year-old Australian Shepherd and says he also has "a thousand dogs and cats for pets that I take care of every day." He is a huge Maryland Terrapins sports fan, especially football — Go Terps!