Meet Our Staff
Dr. Kelly Anderson
Dr. Anderson grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in 1997. After working as a veterinary technician and research assistant for 2 years, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Virginia–Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 2003. She was inducted into the National Veterinary Honor Society, Phi Zeta, in her senior year, and was also the recipient of several scholarships throughout her years of veterinary school. After receiving her doctorate, she devoted a year to an internship at Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic, and then joined Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital in 2004. Her special interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine, and ultrasound.
Dr. Anderson currently resides in Edgewater with her husband, daughter and their lab mix Crumpton, their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Einstein and two cats named Oliver and Louie. She enjoys traveling, SCUBA diving, biking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Julie Benson
Dr. Julie Benson was born and reared in Raleigh, NC. She went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 2003 with a B.S. in Biology and minor in Social and Economic Justice. After working as a veterinary technician in Chapel Hill for two years, she went on to earn her DVM from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a focus in small animal medicine.
Dr. Benson is particularly interested in internal medicine, feline medicine, pain management, cardiology, clinical pathology and radiology. She also enjoys working with goats and hopes to have a few of her own one day.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Benson enjoys reading, hiking, photography, gardening and collecting vintage costume jewelry. She lives in Annapolis with her cats.
Dr. W. Chase Coale III
Dr. Coale, a long-time resident of Anne Arundel County, worked at Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital during summers before graduating from the University of Maryland in 1978. He then earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1981 and came back to Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital full time. As a partner now, he plays a management role as well as demonstrates continued expertise practicing veterinary medicine. After 23 years of general medicine, Dr. Coale has now limited his practice to surgery. As Director of Surgical Services, he devotes his clinical time in the pursuit of surgical-based problems — general, soft tissue, and orthopedic surgery; lameness evaluations; surgical oncology; and trauma, plastic, and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Coale is a member of and office holder in numerous local, state, and national veterinary medical organizations, including being a past president and current office holder in the Anne Arundel County Veterinary Medical Association. With a wife and two daughters to vie for his attention, he also enjoys sailing, skiing, and SCUBA diving. As with all Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital doctors, continuing education is a priority for Dr. Coale.
Dr. Elizabeth Daher
Dr. Daher was born in Detroit, Michigan but traveled domestically and abroad with her military family before settling in Annapolis. Her first career was in interior design, during which she designed spaces in the Washington, D.C., area. After losing a favorite pet, she returned to school to become a veterinarian. She joined Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital shortly after completing her studies at Kansas State University in 2001.
Her compassion for animals extends to her personal life. Like many animal lovers, Dr. Daher has adopted a number of abandoned pets including Calvin, an American Eskimo dog with heart disease, and Kolu, a three-legged kitten, as well as many others.
Dr. Alison Edge
Dr. Edge grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Chatham, Massachusetts. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physics at Connecticut College in 1995, and then went on to pursue a master’s degree in engineering physics at the University of Virginia. It was during her time there that she adopted her first dog, Jefferson, and began volunteering at a small animal hospital as well as an equine hospital. These experiences led to her decision that her true calling was veterinary medicine. She earned her DVM degree from the Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 2003. During her senior year, Dr. Edge was inducted into the national veterinary honor society, Phi Zeta, and was honored with several awards including the American Animal Hospital Association senior student award for excellence in small animal medicine and surgery.
Also during her senior year, Dr. Edge spent a 4-week clerkship at Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital. Shortly after graduation, she joined the staff full time. She loves living and working in Annapolis and feels very fortunate to have developed so many wonderful relationships with her clients and patients over the years. Dr. Edge sees exotic mammals in addition to dogs and cats. She has a special interest in ultrasound and through continuing education has earned certification in advanced abdominal ultrasonography.
Since the birth of her daughter in 2007, Dr. Edge is on a part-time schedule. She currently resides in Annapolis with her veterinarian husband, as well as their daughter, son and 2 cats. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, sailing, and the occasional round of golf.
Dr. Lisa Gerity
Dr. Gerity was born in Summit, New Jersey. She attended Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and earned a BS in animal science. During her summers, she often participated in internships at a variety of pharmaceutical companies such as Merck, Johnson & Johnson, and Upjohn. She went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in 1996. She practiced in New Jersey for a year and a half before moving to Maryland. Currently, she lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband; their three daughters; her two cats, Ophelia (a special needs deaf cat) and Othello; her pointer dog, Monte; and her Shorkie puppy, Trixie.
Dr. Gerity is employed part-time at Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital. Her veterinary interests include orthopedics, ultrasound, exotics, and sharing ideas on her associates’ cases. In her spare time she likes to focus on reading, gardening, teaching Sunday school, helping at her daughters’ school and exercising when she finds the time.
Dr. David Hickes
Dr. Hickes was born and raised in central Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree from Penn State in 1966 and was awarded his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from t the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. He is a co-founder of Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital, where he has practiced as an owner/partner since the hospital was built in 1973. Dr. Hickes and his wife Susan have lived in the Annapolis area since 1973. Their children are grown now, with children of their own, living in Delaware and Massachusetts.
After enjoying many years of full-time practice, Dr. Hickes now works on a part-time basis, providing him with the opportunity to devote more time to his family, including his five grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 18, as well as to traveling, fishing, reading, gardening, and church mission trips. He enjoys staying current with continuing veterinary education by attending local and national continuing education meetings and seminars. He is a member of the Anne Arundel County Veterinary Medical Association, the Maryland and American Veterinary Medical Associations, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the Greater Baltimore Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Jane Keegan
Dr. Keegan was born and raised in central New York. She has always had a passion for science and animals, and pursued a BS in biology and marine science from the University of Miami. She received her veterinary degree from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. During her summers in veterinary school she volunteered in Central America at vaccination and spay/neuter clinics and also worked in research. As a senior at Michigan State, she was the recipient of the Novartis/Ethicon award for small animal surgical excellence, and completed the VEO clinical small animal dentistry modules. After completion of her veterinary degree, she pursued a one year small animal rotating internship at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, Massachusetts.
Dr. Keegan's husband's family are long-term residents of Maryland. She has special interests in dermatology, neurology, internal medicine and endocrinology, surgery, and preventative medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association and the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, her retired racing greyhound, Flyer, and her two cats. She also enjoys traveling, running, gardening, cooking, boating, and skiing.
Dr. Eileen Manyin
Dr. Manyin earned her undergraduate degree in biology and pre-med in 1986 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. After a year of pharmacology research at Cornell University, she entered the Cornell Veterinary School and attained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She completed externships in avian and zoo medicine at the San Francisco Zoo and aquatic medicine at Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Dr. Manyin has been practicing at Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital since 1992 and shifted to a part-time schedule since the birth of her children. She especially enjoys working with exotic patients, such as birds, reptiles, and pocket pets. Dr. Manyin also has a lot of experience with wildlife medicine. She is the consulting vet for the Terrapin Connection program, offered as a part of the Anne Arundel County Public School/Arlington Echo’s Chesapeake Connections program. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Her husband, Mike, works as a graphics programmer at NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Manyin, her family, and their four cats enjoy living in Annapolis and especially like summertime at the community beach.
Dr. Kristy Meivogel
Dr. Meivogel was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Pets were a large part of her childhood and inspired her dream to become a veterinarian. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Florida State University in 2003 then went back to Ohio to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 2007. During her senior year, she was inducted into the national veterinary honor society, Phi Zeta.
Dr. Meivogel practiced in Fairfax, VA for 4 years before moving to Annapolis to join Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, dermatology, oncology, and preventative medicine. She is a member of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
In her personal time, Dr. Meivogel enjoys live music, reading, cooking, attending football and baseball games, and spending time with her loved ones, including her English Bulldog, Zeke.
Dr. Harrison Monk
Dr. Monk grew up in Darien, Connecticut, earned his BS degree in biology at Colby College in Maine in 1966, and was awarded his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. A resident of Anne Arundel County since graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Monk is a co-founder and partner of Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital. Keenly interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine, surgery, and administration, Dr. Monk loves being “a true general practitioner.”
The first president of the Anne Arundel County Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Monk enjoys continuing education and goes to as many meetings as possible. He currently belongs to the Maryland and American Veterinary Medical Associations, as well as the American Animal Hospital Association and the Greater Baltimore Veterinary Medical Association. He has been the veterinary advisor to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and a member of the Anne Arundel County Animal Control Board.
Dr. Monk is married to his college sweetheart, Linda, and is an active resident of Sherwood Forest, where they raised two children. Whenever possible, he enjoys spending time with family, skiing, boating, crabbing, making local maple syrup, and tending his dozen or so beehives.
Dr. Jennifer Phillips
Dr. Jennifer Phillips grew up in Beaufort, North Carolina, and received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from North Carolina State University in 2000. She went to the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign for veterinary school, receiving her DVM degree in 2004. While a student there, Dr. Phillips developed an interest in holistic medicine and was president of the student holistic club. After graduation, she worked at a small animal clinic in Lombard, Illinois, for 5 years. Pursuing her interest in holistic medicine, she took the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society’s acupuncture course and became certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2009. Currently Dr. Phillips is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture.
Dr. Phillips moved back to the East Coast and lives in Catonsville, Maryland, with her husband and daughter, two dogs, and one cat. Apart from veterinary medicine and chasing her daughter around, she enjoys traveling, running, knitting, and crocheting when she has extra time.
Dr. Christina Wiles
Dr. Wiles was born outside of Philadelphia and grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and still bleeds orange and maroon (Go Hokies!). She went on to attend Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine and earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. While at Purdue, Dr. Wiles was president of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association and was the recipient of several leadership and scholarship awards throughout her years in veterinary school. Dr. Wiles joined Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital in May of 2014. Her special interests include internal medicine and feline medicine. Dr. Wiles is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
When Dr. Wiles is not practicing veterinary medicine, she enjoys living in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband and their precocious cat Riley. She also enjoys camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains, traveling, cooking, yoga, and cycling in her spare time.
Dr. Duane Woodburn
Dr. Woodburn was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He obtained his BS degree in animal science from the University of Maryland at College Park. In 1980, he earned the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia, where as a senior he received the Merck Veterinary Award for proficiency in small animal medicine. Dr. Woodburn became a partner at Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital in 1984. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, particularly internal medicine. He is a two-term past president of the Anne Arundel County Veterinary Medical Association, a former chairman of the Anne Arundel County Animal Control Commission, and a former chair of the Indian Creek School Board of Trustees.
Dr. Woodburn is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, Anne Arundel County Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Avian Veterinarians, and the Mid Atlantic States Association of Avian Veterinarians. He, and his wife Norma, also a veterinarian at Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital, live in Anne Arundel County and enjoy many activities, including visiting their two sons, boating, fishing, skiing, and baseball.
Dr. Norma Woodburn
Dr. Woodburn was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Anne Arundel County. She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. Dr. Woodburn joined the staff of Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital in 1985 after the birth of her first child. She enjoyed the flexibility of working part-time while raising her two sons, but now that they are off at college, she has returned to practice full time.
While Dr. Woodburn enjoys all areas of veterinary practice, she has special interests in surgery and abdominal ultrasound. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Greater Baltimore Veterinary Medical Association, and the Anne Arundel County Veterinary Medical Association. The Woodburn household has had a wide variety of animal friends over the years. Currently the menagerie includes three rescued terriers, a labrador retriever, frogs, doves, and a very interesting cat.