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Dr. Sharon Stemley  has worked in the veterinary field for almost 30 years- first as a receptionist, then as a technician, and then as a doctor since 1993.  After completing her B.S. from Purdue University, Dr. Stemley attended graduate school at New York University and completed her DVM degree from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine.  Upon graduation she moved to Washington DC to pursue an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Friendship Hospital for Animals.  She then worked for many years in NJ and moved to Maryland after marrying her husband.  Dr. Stemley's medical interests include soft-tissue surgery, endocrinology, and emergency medicine.  She enjoys photography, gardening, horseback riding, and spending quality time with her 2 children.

Dr. Angelyn Givens graduated from Purdue University in 2002 and has worked in emergency medicine her entire career.  She started at EVC in 2003 and has acted as Chief of Staff since 2005.  Her veterinary interests include surgery and challenging critical care cases.  She enjoys travel, yoga, biking, and traveling with her family when not working long hours at EVC.

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Dr. Kristen Brennan  

Dr. Cheryl Gruver graduated from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine  (Virginia Tech...go Hokies)  in 2002.  She joined EVC in 2004 following completion of an internship with Garden State Veterinary Specialists. Special interests include endocrine emergencies, hematology,  and managing ICU cases.  Outside interests are gardening, reading, and generally learning about just about anything. 

Dr. Steve Kurtz graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary College in 1980.  After graduation, he practiced emergency medicine in Milwaukee and then Minneapolis before moving to Maryland to help establish the Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Inc.  Dr. Kurtz has continued to practice emergency veterinary medicine at EVC for almost 30 years and is the Hospital Director.  

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