Adriane Shell, DVM

Dr. Shell, Veterinarian/Owner, grew up in Frederick County dreaming of being a veterinarian. Her youth was largely spent participating in 4-H exhibiting dairy cattle. She attended Hood College for her undergraduate studies.

Background

Dr. Shell grew up in Frederick County dreaming of being a veterinarian. Her youth was largely spent participating in 4-H exhibiting dairy cattle. She attended Hood College for her undergraduate studies. She loved her Hood College experience and was very active on campus and the student government association. Throughout high school and college Dr. Shell worked in kennels, on farms, as a veterinary receptionist, and as a veterinary technician to gain knowledge and experience within the veterinary field and to follow her true love—being surrounded by animals. Following college graduation Dr. Shell enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves as a 91 Tango. She was a veterinary technician for the US Army working with Military Working Dogs and participating in good will deployments vaccinating and deworming animals in South American countries. Dr. Shell attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her clinical studies at University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2007. Since graduation she has worked as an Associate at a primary care veterinarian and as a Clinician and Director of an ER service in an emergency and critical care hospital. She has a wealth of experience providing wellness and preventative care as well as treating the sick and injured. She is excited to become your choice veterinarian for your beloved companions. In her free time Dr. Shell enjoys spending time with her high-school sweetheart, ultra-supportive, and funny husband and her adorable, active, and fun-loving children. She enjoys hiking, reading, and good TV.


Brooke Loewenstein, DVM

Dr. Brooke, Veterinarian, practiced mixed animal medicine and surgery in Frederick County for ten years and then spent a few years in practice in Baltimore County, and is thrilled to be back in Frederick County! She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and also has a special interest in dentistry.

Background

Dr. Loewenstein, or just Dr. Brooke, is originally from Wisconsin. Dr. Brooke practiced mixed animal medicine and surgery in Frederick County for ten years and then spent a few years in practice in Baltimore County, and is thrilled to be back in Frederick County! She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and also has a special interest in dentistry. Outside the hospital, Dr. Brooke shares her life with her husband Dave and their son Thomas, as well as two mischievous cats, Phineas and Gus, and two energetic dogs, Piper and Murphy. Together, they enjoy hiking, wading in the creek near their home, and taking trips to the beach. Dr. Brooke is also a huge Green Bay Packers fan.

Education

She completed her undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and then returned home to attend veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin.


Kristine Cox – Hospital Manager

Kristine, Hospital Manager, has been working in the veterinary industry since 1999, including managerial roles as a Veterinary Technician Supervisor and Research Manager.

Background

Kristine has been working in the veterinary industry since 1999, including managerial roles as a Veterinary Technician Supervisor and Research Manager. After rising from Kennel Technician to Veterinary Technician at Huffard Animal Hospital, she joined a research team at Johns Hopkins University to study the effects of various Class C drugs on primates. She then worked for the United States Army as Veterinary Technician and canine handler before diving back into research at Thomas D. Morris, Inc, a state-of-the-art research and biomedical training facility in Reisterstown, MD. There, she worked as Veterinary Technician Manager, Research Study Coordinator, and Director of Operations. With her all-encompassing knowledge of the veterinary industry and tireless work ethic, Dr. Shell knew Kristine was the perfect choice to join our team as Hospital Manager. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities with her partner and three young kids.


Juliann Guiffre – Practice Manager

Juli, Practice Manager, grew up in Frederick County and attended Walkersville High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD in 2010, majoring in Communications and Marketing.

Background

Juli grew up in Frederick County and attended Walkersville High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD in 2010, majoring in Communications and Marketing. She also completed minors in writing, journalism, and film & video studies, graduating Summa Cum Laude. During her undergraduate studies, Juli worked for the Discovery Channel and as production assistant for several independent films. Following graduation, Juli worked for McDaniel College as an Office Manager and Public Information Assistant. She was responsible for coordination of special events to include commencement, presidential inauguration, and special lectures. She assisted in the development of website content and maintained the historical databases of the college. Prior to joining Compassion Veterinary Center Juli worked for Experient, Inc. as a registration specialist. She developed skills in website management, client services, data analyzation, and technical solutions. We are thrilled to use her diverse knowledge and skills to build and grow our veterinary practice. In her spare time Juli enjoys reading, outdoor activities, movies, and spending time with family and friends.