Hospital ManagerJessica Martin
Jessica was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Howard County, Maryland. During her childhood, Jessica and her family were involved in showing and breeding German Shepherd dogs. They were also involved in raising goats and rabbits and rescued and adopted cats. Jessica began her veterinary career in 1995 as a kennel assistant and moved on to become a technician and then a supervisor. She has been with VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge since May 2006. Away from the hospital, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and cheering for the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.
"Animals have always been a part of my life, but it wasn't until my early twenties that I began working in the veterinary field. The moment I stepped into my first job as a kennel technician, I knew where I would spend my life. Over the years I have learned so much about medicine and the positive impact we make in pets and pet parents lives. As a hospital manager, I have the extraordinary opportunity to see my staff learn, grow and blossom in their positions. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to say, 'I love what I do.'"
Office ManagerKristina Lewis
Born and raised in the Baltimore area, Kristina joined our VCA family in 2005 as a kennel technician. She then moved into our Client Services Department where she thrived on building meaningful relationships with our clients and their pets. In 2011, Kristina was promoted to the Office Manger position where she oversees our Client Service Department. Kristina's special interest is reaching out to help people in our community so they can better help their pets. Out side of VCA Kristina enjoys spending her free time with her furry best friend Mac, playing video games, and spending time with her friends. "I love doing what I do and where I work for many reasons. I love being able to interact with animals and watching them grow throughout their lives. I love building relationships with our clients and their pets. The most important thing to me about this field is knowing that we are helping animals since they cannot tell us what is wrong. Then we are with the pet parents every step of the way so they know we are ALWAYS here for them and their pets."