About Us

CVH is a full service veterinary facility. We offer comprehensive preventative “well patient” care, as well as complete medical, surgical (including laser surgery), digital X-ray, dental, reproductive, laboratory and geriatric services.

Our staff is trained to give your pet the best quality care. We encourage you to call our office with any questions concerning the care of your pet: (410) 643-3101

Our Staff

Dr. Marian Shaw, Practice Owner

Dr. Marian Shaw is a graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary medicine at Virginia Tech. Her undergraduate studies were at Tufts University where she studied animal behavior.  Dr. Shaw’s main interests in veterinary medicine are laser surgery, sports medicine, pet birds, and exotic pets. She does volunteer work in wildlife medicine. She has worked with veterinarians at The National Zoo and Sea World.

Dr. Shaw lives on a farm with her husband, Doug Dobbin, her sons Travis and Nate, and her dogs and llamas.  Her hobbies include being a 4H leader, teaching the Llama Project, and dog agility.  She raises, trains, and shows Labrador Retrievers and Norfolk Terriers.

Dr. Jenifer Russell, Practice Owner

Dr. Jenifer Russell is a graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.   She also earned a BS degree in Biology and Chemistry from Lynchburg College in Virginia. Dr. Russell still enjoys field biology, especially ornithology, and enjoys spending time birding here on our Eastern Shore.  She also enjoys hiking, traveling, boating, fishing, biking, and spending time with her family and friends, especially outdoors.

Dr. Russell and Dr. Shaw have owned CVH since 1993.

Dr. Matt Busick

Dr. Matt Busick joined the practice in 2012. He is happy to be back with CVH after getting his start as a technician here many years ago. Dr. Busick earned his veterinary degree from St. George’s University, and spent time in Oregon and Virginia prior to joining CVH. He enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, but has a strong interest in surgery and dentistry. During his time away from the hospital, he enjoys the outdoors, cycling, and travel.  Dr. Busick lives in Centreville with his wife and two children.

Dr. DexterDr. Carly Dexter

Dr. Carly Dexter joined the practice in 2013. She earned a degree in Animal Sciences from Penn State University and her DVM from Ross University.  She completed training at Oklahoma State University before returning to her home state of Maryland.  Dr. Dexter enjoys all areas of small animal medicine, and has special interest in dermatology.  She recently welcomed a little girl in June 2016, adding to a household of four dogs and two cats!

Dr. Madeline (“Maddie”) Scofield

Dr. Scofield was born and raised in Odessa, Texas.  She attended Texas Tech Univ. for an undergraduate degree in Zoology and earned her DVM from Oklahoma State Univ. in 2010.  Dr. Scofield worked in Colorado and Wyoming, where she received certification in veterinary acupuncture from Colorado State Univ. prior to moving to the Eastern Shore with her husband.  She enjoys all areas of small animal practice, but feels special satisfaction treating senior patients and hospice, performing soft tissue surgery, and building relationships with clients.  Dr. Scofield grew up with gun dogs and enjoys watching any sporting breed in action.  When not working, she enjoys trail running with her dogs, outdoor sports, fishing, cooking, gardening, and traveling with her husband.

Kim, Veterinary Technician

Kim has worked as a veterinary technician since 1999 and has been with CVH since 2005. Prior to that, she worked in the human health field.  Kim has special interests in surgery and dentistry.  Kim has two sons and grandchildren whom she enjoys spending time with. She also enjoys music and outdoor activities, especially during the summer.

Miranda, Veterinary Technician

Miranda has been with Chesapeake Veterinary Hospital since 2012.  She has been in the veterinary field since 1997.  After graduating from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania in 2001, she became a Registered Veterinary Technician in Maryland. Miranda enjoys many aspects of her job, but has special interests in surgery and dentistry. She and her husband, Jason, live in Queenstown with their German Shepherd, Gus.

Anne Marie, Client Care Specialist

Anne Marie has been employed at CVH as a client care specialist for nearly 20 years.  She is always greeting our clients with a cheerful smile.

A Kent Island native, Anne Marie enjoys spending time with her animals which include dogs, cats, chickens, sheep, miniature horses, birds, rabbits, and fish. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 5 children, and the rest of her large family–especially her 2 granddaughters, Riley and Naomi.

Donna, Client Care Specialist

Donna has been employed at CVH since 1993 as a veterinary assistant and now primarily as a client care specialist.  She enjoys meeting and greeting clients and their pets.  Donna lives on Kent Island with her husband, 2 children, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time at home reading and watching movies.


Leah, Veterinary Assistant

Leah has been with CVH since 2013. She comes to us from the Annapolis area, where she lives with her dog, Gabby.

MeMelissalissa, Veterinary Assistant

Melissa has been with CVH since 2013. She lives in Stevensville with her dog Tucker.  In 2013, Melissa completed the veterinary assistant program at Chesapeake College, and received her certification.  She is currently studying at Anne Arundel Community College to further her education in healthcare.

Cindy, Veterinary Assistant

Cindy started working at CVH in 2014. She lives in Grasonville with her husband, son, and two cats. She is also expanding her pet owner horizons by recently acquiring a flock of five chickens.


Sarah W., Veterinary Assistant

Sarah has been at CVH since 2013. She is from Centreville and is currently studying at Chesapeake College with the intention of going into the health care field. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her dog, Remi, and anything that involves the outdoors.

Sarah C., Veterinary Assistant

Sarah has been with CVH since Jan. 2015, and worked as a veterinary assistant since 2001.  She lives in Easton with her two children, two cats, and a dog.  When not working, she enjoys spending time with them and honing her artistic skills as a painter.


Alison, Veterinary Assistant

Since August 2015, Alison has worked as a veterinary assistant at CVH.  Before joining our team, she worked for 2 years at an emergency veterinary hospital in Annapolis.  She has obtained her certification as a veterinary assistant from Chesapeake College and is continuing her studies there.  She loves working with animals and enjoys her work at CVH.

Jamie, Client Care Specialist & Veterinary Assistant

Jamie joined CVH in 2015.  While starting out as a client care specialist, Jamie’s growing interest in hands-on work with our patients has led her to also serve as a veterinary assistant.  She enjoys daily interaction with our clients and their pets, and plans to further her career in the veterinary field.  She lives in Stevensville with her her pup, Bailey.  In her free time, she enjoys the company of family and friends and being in the outdoors.

Shelley, Veterinary Technician

Shelley is one of the newer team members, joining CVH in 2017.  She has worked as a veterinary technician for well over 15 years.  Before that, her four-legged friends kept her busy as a trainer.  Animal behavior is her passion.  She also enjoys fishing, crabbing, and cooking for her family.  Shelley lives in Chester with her 3 dogs, all of which make her smile daily.