Alana Velázquez, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Velázquez joined Westminster Veterinary Hospital as Chief of Staff in February 2013. She grew up in south Florida and is a 1993 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent her first ten years practicing small and exotic animal medicine and surgery in West Palm Beach and then became Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of the Veterinary Technology Program at Miami-Dade College. Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Velázquez practiced medicine and surgery at a "cats only" veterinary hospital in Montgomery County and enjoyed honing her skills at geriatric feline medicine.
Lauren Hall, DVM
Dr. Hall grew up in Baltimore, MD and currently resides in Mt. Airy, MD. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and earned her DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Before joining the Westminster Veterinary Hospital team, Dr. Hall practiced at the Fulton Animal Hospital in Fulton, Maryland. Her special interests include preventative medicine, internal medicine and behavior.
Dr. Hall shares her home with three dogs and two cats. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, John and their daughter, Kate, reading, and horseback riding.
Erin Hendricken, DVM
Dr. Erin Hendricken grew up in Ashton, MD and currently resides in New Windsor, MD. She received an undergraduate degree from Washington College and earned a DVM degree from the University College of Dublin, Veterinary College of Ireland. Prior to joining the Westminster Veterinary Hospital team, Dr. Hendricken practiced at Ridgeview Veterinary Practice in Mount Airy. Her special interests include preventive care, internal medicine, behavior, and allergy management in pets.
In her spare time, Dr. Hendricken enjoys a variety of outdoor activities with her husband, including running and hiking, trail-riding, traveling, reading, and trips to the beach. She also has two dogs, Tara, an energy-filled Jack Russell Terrier, and Brodie, an incredibly loving shepherd mix adopted from Tennessee.