Our team of veterinary support professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets!

Patty McLaren, Westminster Veterinary Hospital ManagerPatty completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland and has been part of the Westminster Veterinary Hospital (WVH) team since 1997, starting as an emergency veterinary technician. She is married and has two terrific children. Patty lives in Westminster with her dog, Biscuit, and four cats — Posie, Boots, Rufus and Mabel. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, camping, hiking, biking and traveling with her family.

Veterinary Technician Kim HaschertKim was born in Maryland and has lived in Westminster for over 40 years. She joined Westminster Veterinary Hospital in 1998 as a volunteer and started full time in 1999. She is married with two children. Kim has five cats — Meka, Harley, Clint, Trigger and Isabelle — and a handsome Silver Labrador, Knox. She loves to snow and water ski, bike ride, camp, and most of all, travel to tropical islands with friends and family.

Veterinary Technician Trudy MooreTrudy is originally from Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia. She joined Westminster Veterinary Hospital in August 1994 after her husband was transferred to Maryland. She has two grown children and four grandchildren.


Veterinary Technician Kristy LinkKristy was born and raised in Hanover, Pennsylvania. She joined the WVH team in 2006 as an overnight emergency veterinary technician. She got married in 2007 and had a beautiful baby boy in 2008. She also has six cats. Outside of work, Kristy enjoys boating, fishing, and having a good time with family and friends.

Veterinary Technician Evelyn BakerEvelyn has been part of the WVH team for over eight years and has started her own pet-sitting service on the side. She has a fat cream and white tabby cat that she spoils rotten and is more like a dog than a cat! In her spare time, Evelyn loves to read and spend time with her niece and nephew.

Vet Tech Emily VelazquezEmily joined the WVH team in 2015 and absolutely loves working with animals! She was born in Florida, grew up in Georgia, and now resides here in Westminster, MD. She has a zoo at home, consisting of four furry creatures, over ten scaled reptiles, and six things with gills! She enjoys hiking, running, reading, and anything animal related. She hopes to go to vet school and become an exotic veterinarian to pursue her love of reptiles and follow in her mother’s footsteps.

Veterinary Receptionist Liz SwannLiz recently joined the Westminster Veterinary Hospital team as a client care specialist with 9 years of veterinary receptionist experience. She is a retiree and enjoys spending time with family, friends and her Chihuahuas!