Teaming Up With You To Give Your Pet Better Health…and A Better Life!
YOU MAY ONLY SEE ONE OF THEM AT A TIME BUT YOUR PET WILL BENEFIT FROM OVER 43 YEARS of veterinary experience, literally! Our Doctors come from all different educational backgrounds and together, have a VERY wide range of interests and expertise. Our team of Veterinarians is just that! A TEAM! Any case can involve the opinions of several of our doctors because we’re all in this together—YOU and MAVH—to enable your pet to live a healthier, happier life. We appreciate your confidence and trust. Thank you.
Dr. Daniel Franklin
Dr. Franklin, our highly-energized, progressive and practical hospital owner, knew from the age of 5 that HE WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE A VETERINARIAN!
Due to the lack of openings available in US veterinary schools in 1976, his sheer determination to become “Dr. Franklin” propelled him to study veterinary medicine in the Philippine Islands.
That tremendous 4-year experience ended in 1980 when he returned to the US with his degree and wife, Corazon, also a veterinarian. They began their lives here in Hagerstown and welcomed daughters Danielle and Katie to their family. For 16 years Dr. Franklin was part of and partner in CVVC before founding MAVH in 1996.
In his own words:
I’ve had a really blessed journey in my career. After over 30 years I’m still excited about tending to your pets— especially in my surgery room! I want to help both of you and I consider my ability to do so a Divine Gift.
I also joyfully embrace my beautiful granddaughter Ava every chance I get; wholeheartedly support great causes like America’s VetDogs and Family Flock; and constantly get recharged by the latest advances in veterinary medicine!
Dr. Grace Sollenberger
Dr. Sollenberger graduated in 2007 from St. George’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Grenada, West Indies. She grew up in Hagerstown and is excited to be practicing in her home town!
Surrounded by all types of animals since childhood, Dr. Sollenberger developed her real passion for veterinary medicine at the age of 16 right here at MAVH and happily remains part of the Mid-Atlantic family now as an associate veterinarian.
Dr. Sollenberger enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine but her special interest is oncology. After personally experiencing cancer with her beloved Bubba dog as well as some family members, her goal is to provide the best options for Pets that are diagnosed with this terrible disease.
In her leisurely moments, Dr. Sollenberger enjoys the great outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her husband Scott, children Anderson & Caroline, 3 dogs, 6 cats, and turtle.
Dr. Cheryl (Seroka) March
While growing up in Virginia, Dr. March knew she wanted to care for animals at a very young age.
She went on to graduate from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and has been part of the MAVH family since 2009.
Dr. March’s special interests include Internal Medicine and Ultrasonography, which both complement her inquisitive, systematic practice style. She carefully considers all aspects of your Pet in order to arrive at a timely, informed diagnosis focused on an optimum outcome.
In her spare time, she loves to bake and play tennis. Dr. March also enjoys traveling, hiking and biking the C & O Canal, and, of course, playing with her two lively cats—Oliver and Chase.
Dr. March has been a full time veterinarian at MAVH since 2009. Many of you may know her as Dr. Seroka- as of April 6, 2013, Dr. Cheryl Seroka married her soul mate and best friend, Christopher March. After practicing veterinary medicine for over 4 years at MAVH she has opted to drop her maiden name and go by Dr. Cheryl March.
Dr. Kelly (Dickinson) Altendorf
Dr. Kelly Altendorf is originally from East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania. After completing her BA in biology and chemistry at Immaculata University, she moved to Oregon and completed her veterinary medicine education at Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation in 2010, she missed living on the east coast, and upon moving back, she joined Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital.
While she loves treating dogs of all shapes and sizes, she has a truly special interest in feline medicine. Dr. Altendorf is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and focuses her continuing education efforts attending feline lectures in order to stay up to date on the latest information and techniques in feline medicine. A few of her favorite learning topics are senior feline care and kidney/urinary tract health.
When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Kyle, her Shetland Sheepdog Rigby, and six cats, Josie Cora (aka JC), Emmy, Riley, Tobey, Polly Pocket, and Dewey. She enjoys hiking, watching movies, and of course dressing up her cats.
Dr. Crystal Lock
Dr. Crystal Lock is from Port Royal, PA. After completing her undergraduate studies at Penn State University she went on to pursue veterinary medicine at St. George’s University in Grenada. She spent her clinical year at North Carolina State University.
Dr. Lock’s special interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology. Actually, it was her interest in pets’ skin problems that led her to rescue a West Highland White Terrier named “Scrappy”. Unfortunately, Scrappy was about to be euthanized due to his chronic, unmanageable atopic dermatitis and Dr. Lock seized the opportunity to help improve his quality of life. Scrappy is now completely rehabilitated and has a full haircoat once again!
When she is not practicing veterinary medicine she enjoys photography, hiking, and cooking.