Dr. Franklin, our highly-energized, progressive and practical hospital owner, knew from the age of 5 that HE WAS 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 Philippines.
That tremendous 4-year experience ended in 1980 when he returned to the US with his degree and his beloved late 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.
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 beginning on our PetCare Team, then Tech Support, and now happily remains part of the MAVH family as a veterinarian.
Dr. Sollenberger graduated from St. George’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, in 2007; but she grew up in Hagerstown and is honored to be practicing in her hometown!
Even though Dr. Sollenberger enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine, including surgery, 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. Altendorf always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian and is excited to be living her lifelong dream here at Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital!
Following graduation from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and having enjoyed life on the west coast, Dr. Altendorf found she really missed east coast living, originally being from East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania, so she joined the MAVH family in 2010.
Since Dr. Altendorf’s special interest is feline medicine, she is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She focuses her continuing education efforts attending lectures, in order to stay up to date on the lastest information and techniques in feline medicine. One of her favorite learning topics is senior feline care and pain management. Her pets are definitely members of her family and Dr. Altendorf knows many petparents feel the same way so she wants to help maximize the time and quality of life that they are able to share with their pets.
When not working, Dr. Altendorf enjoys spending time at home with husband, Kyle, her Shetland Sheepdog, Rigby, and 11 (!) cats, including JC, Emmy, Riley, Tobey, Polly Pocket, Annie and Dewey. She also likes to hike, watch movies, and of course, dress up her cats.
Dr. Izer’s passion for veterinary medicine began on her family’s farm in Greencastle, PA. Her earliest memories are running to the barn to play with the animals, and she continues to follow her passion here with hands-on, heads up care! graduate of Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Izer has a very special interest in rehabilitation and pain management and is completing certification through the University of Tennessee in both of those disciplines.
Her main goal is to give petparents as much quality pain free time with their pets as possible, especially as they are aging.
When “off-duty”, Dr. Izer enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets as well as work on her farm with her cattle. She also loves gardening and crafting.
Dr. Turfle graduated from the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. After a brief stint working in Columbia, Maryland, he moved to the Hagerstown area and practiced at Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital from 2004 to 2010. Since 2010 he has been serving as a Veterinary Medical Officer at the Food and Drug Administration, where he helps ensure animal drugs are safe and effective before they are marketed. Dr. Turfle rejoins MAVH to help petparents care for their beloved furry family members.
When not involved with veterinary medicine, Dr. Turfle enjoys spending time with his wife, their three children, their dog and cat, reading, playing games with the family, and listening to music.
Amanda Kline, DVM, grew up in nearby Sabillasville and is excited about “coming home” to begin practice! Dr. Kline, a 2019 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, wants to excel at providing great, on point care for your amazing cats and dogs.
When away from MAVH Dr. Kline loves to stay active! From CrossFit to hiking and traveling, she is always ready for a new adventure. Now that Dr. Kline is back in her hometown she also enjoys spending time with her friends and family–including her three cats-Annie, Fraser and Briggs.