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Our Founders

The founders of Airpark Animal Hospital have deep ties to the Carroll County community and share a common link from their past. Dr. John Kable, son of Dr. Charles H. Kable (“Doc”) grew up going to farm calls beginning at the age of 1. His father had a veterinary career that spanned 50 years in the area. After vet school graduation from Virginia Tech in 1986, Dr. Kable returned to Westminster to open Kable Animal Hospital.
Dr. Nicholas Herrick, a graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine owned Bond Street Veterinary Hospital, a business originally established by Dr. Charles Kable. Dr. Arthur Peck joined Dr. Kable in 1950 and later formed the partnership “Kable and Peck” whose primary focus was farm animal work, but also treated pets at the Bond Street office. Dr. Kable retired around 1975 and Dr. Peck became the sole owner. Dr. Herrick joined Dr. Peck in 1979 and then purchased the practice when Dr. Peck retired in 1985.
 
In 1997, Dr. Kable and Dr. Herrick decided to merge their businesses and form Airpark Animal Hospital, a practice which would specialize in small animal medicine.

Our Mission

Airpark Animal Hospital’s history of superior pet care is the result of the high standards our founders set fourth years prior to the inception of Airpark Animal Hospital. Today we strive to honor our legacy by providing the best possible experience and care for you and your pet. We are very proud to be the only AAHA accredited practice in Carroll County. This accreditation ensures that our practices and facilities are at the forefront of veterinary medicine.

As we’ve grown, we’ve expanded our services to become a full-service veterinary hospital offering urgent and emergency care, routine wellness care and surgical services ranging from routine spays and neuters to advanced, highly specialized procedures. This wide range of services allows our clients to confidently rely on us when we’re needed at every stage of a pet’s life.

Our History

1932
Dr. Charles H. Kable aka ‘Doc,’ (second from the right) graduated from the University of Toronto, Guelph campus, in 1932. After graduation he returned home in 1933 and served the Carroll County community for over 50 years.
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1933
In 1933, Dr. Charles Kable began practicing from his home on W Green Street and continued to do so for nearly 20 years.
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1952
In 1952, Dr. Charles Kable established Bond Street Veterinary hospital where Dr. Arthur Peck became a partner in 1953. They practiced together until 1976.
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1979
Dr. Nicholas Herrick joined Bond Street Veterinary Hospital in 1979 as an associate veterinarian and later purchased the practice from Dr. Peck in 1985 when he retired
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1988
Dr. John Kable opened Kable Animal Hospital in 1988.
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1997
Dr. Kable and Dr. Herrick decided to merge their two clinics and create Airpark Animal Animal which opened its doors in 1997.
1997
2023
Today, Airpark Animal Hospital is owned and operated by Dr. Laura Owens, Dr. John Kable and Dr. Ben Kable.
2023

Our Values

We strive to be the leading veterinary hospital providing the highest quality care to our clients and patients through technology, education, compassion and teamwork.

Community

Quality

Integrity

We Care about Our Carbon Pawprint

In 2014, Airpark Animal Hospital became the first fully solar powered veterinary hospital in the state of Maryland. Today, this solar array powers 100% of our clinic’s electrical needs.

Our Team

Dr. Brooke Ridinger

Dr. Brooke Ridinger was raised on a dairy farm in Frederick County and graduated from Catoctin High School. She received a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2005 and earned her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She worked in mixed animal practice for 7 years in Frederick County before becoming a field Veterinary Medical Officer for USDA APHIS Veterinary Services in 2016. In 2019, she returned to small animal private practice in Frederick County. She currently resides on a farm in Emmitsburg with her husband, Jason, their son and daughter, Dylan and Morgan, as well as their Border Collie, Beagle, barn cats, pigs, and lots of chickens. 

At home, she enjoys working outside in the flower beds and vegetable garden, baking, canning, various renovation projects around the farm, and campfires and smores with the kids.

Dr. Jonathan Gibson

Dr. Jonathan Gibson was born and raised in Carroll County, having attended Westminster High school. He received an undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College and received his veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, located on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. He has been practicing at Airpark Animal Hospital since 2004. In his free time, Dr. Gibson enjoys fishing, golf, and lacrosse.

Dr. Grace Kennedy

Dr. Grace Kennedy was born and raised in Carroll County, graduating from North Carroll High School. She received a degree in Animal Biotechnology and Conservation/Small Animal Science from Delaware Valley College (now University). After working for a year, she then went to St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of Grenada to get her DVM, finishing her clinical year at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation in January 2019, she matched into a small animal rotating internship in Bowie, Maryland. Through the internship, she gained experience in surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, and radiology. Her interests are soft tissue surgery and anesthesia/pain management. When not hard at work, she enjoys running, gardening, baking, and spending time with family, including her pup, Ryley (not pictured). 

Dr. Kristin Marciszewski

Dr. Kristin Marciszewski grew up around Upperco, MD and brought her family pets to Airpark Animal Hospital. She received her B.S. in Biology at UNC Wilmington in 2014 and master’s in laboratory animal science in 2016 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She obtained her DVM degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2020 in Canada. After graduating veterinary school, she moved to Tampa Florida, practicing at a small animal general practice before moving back to Maryland to be closer to family. She had the chance to work alongside a boarded veterinary anesthesiologist in Tampa, enhancing skills and knowledge and a special interest in anesthesia. Her other professional interests include cardiology, reptile medicine, and mental health in the veterinary profession. She is also passionate about making visits to the hospital less stressful for pets, especially our feline patients. Her interests outside of work include playing and writing music, musical theatre, dance, painting, and studying history. She has a cat named Henry and a 12-year-old hermit crab named Juan Dixon. 

Dr. Jaime Superczynski

Dr. Jaime Superczynski grew up in Arnold, Maryland and attended Broadneck High School. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Biology in 1998.  She then earned her DVM from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She was an associate in a mixed animal practice in Howard County, MD for five years prior to joining Airpark Animal Hospital in 2007. Dr. Superczynski resides in Southern Carroll County with her husband, 3 children, a lab mix, and chickens.  In her spare time, she enjoys snow skiing, traveling, and cheering her kids on in lacrosse, football, horseback riding and ski racing.  

Dr. Katelyn Mazzochette

Dr. Katelyn Mazzochettegrew up in Annapolis, Maryland and attended Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, MD. She graduated with a BS in Biology from the University of Maryland in 2011 and obtained her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She lives in Hampstead in a home her husband, Mark, lovingly built with the help of family and friends. She and Mark have three children (Paul, Louie, and Rosie), one dog (Grizzly), and two cats (Blaze and Bolt). Her personal interests include her faith, spending time with loved ones, gardening, and singing. Her professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine, pain management, and the human-animal bond.  

Dr. Laura Owens

Dr. Laura Owens is a native of Carroll County, and graduated from Liberty High School. She received a biology degree at Villa Julie College, and attended the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary school in 2009, she lived in Christiansburg, Virginia for four years before moving back to Maryland to be closer to family and friends. She has been working at Airpark Animal Hospital since 2018 and became an owner of the practice in 2023. She has experience in emergency medicine and surgery, and her professional interests include dentistry, pain management, and internal medicine. She spends her free time with her husband, Ryan, and her two sons, Chase and Luke. She also enjoys gardening and taking care of her myriad of pets.

Dr. Ben Kable

Dr. Ben Kable was born and raised in Westminster and graduated from Loyola high school in Baltimore in 2005. He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Tech in 2014.  He has practiced at Airpark Animal Hospital since graduation and became an owner of the hospital in 2020.  He lives in Westminster with his wife, two children, two trained truffle-sniffing dogs (Daisy and Q) and one particularly uncooperative cat, Augustus. Outside of work Dr. Ben enjoys caring for the Kable’s ten-acre truffle orchard where he is working to bring wild native North American truffles under cultivation.

Dr. Nicholas Herrick

Dr. Nicholas Herrick grew up in New Martinsville, West Virginia and received his BS in animal science from West Virginia University. He then attended Purdue University and graduated from
the school of veterinary medicine in 1979. His first job was with Dr. Arthur Peck at Bond Street Veterinary Hospital in Westminster. It was there he met the love of his life, Beckie, when she
brought her sick cat to the office. They married and raised their four children in the house on the property while he continued to care for pets, farm animals, and wildlife. He purchased the
practice from Dr. Peck after his retirement in 1985. Dr. Herrick and John Kable merged their practices in 1997 to form Airpark Animal Hospital. As he eases into retirement Dr. Herrick
continues to raise sheep and tend his garden and farm. His hobbies include fly fishing and raising/training Brittanys.

Dr. John Kable

Dr. John Kable, son of Dr. Charles H. Kable (“Doc”) grew up going to farm calls beginning at the age of 1. His father had a veterinary career that spanned 50 years in the area. After vet school graduation from Virginia Tech in 1986, Dr. Kable returned to Westminster to open Kable Animal Hospital. In 1997, Dr. Kable and Dr. Herrick decided to merge their businesses and form Airpark Animal Hospital, a practice which would specialize in small animal medicine.

Dr. Michelle Kluchurosky

Dr. Michelle Kluchurosky grew up in western Pennsylvania, graduating in 1989 from Purchase Line High School. She then attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she graduated in 1993 with a B.S. in biology. She earned her veterinary degree in 1997 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she practiced small animal medicine and surgery for 4 years at Centre Animal Hospital in State College, PA. In 2001 she relocated to Maryland and practiced in Howard County for 6 years and then at a small animal practice in Frederick for the past 16 years. She has a special interest in feline medicine, dentistry, and dermatology. Dr. Kluchurosky currently resides in Frederick County with her husband, 2 children, 2 cats, 2 Golden Retrievers, a horse, and a donkey. She enjoys reading, traveling with her family, watching Buckeye football games, volunteering for 4H, and being a “horse show mom”.

in memoriam

Dr. Margaret Knoll passed away April 14, 2012. The Airpark family is deeply saddened by the loss, and we will miss her easy smile. Dr. Knoll was very dedicated to her patients care and to educating her clients about their pets. We will greatly miss Dr. Knoll ~ her star will be shining very brightly. If you would like to honor Dr. Knoll’s memory with a charitable donation, you may send it to Virginia Tech (her alma mater), where a scholarship for veterinary students has been created.

Please be sure to notate your gift “In Memory of Dr. Margaret A. Knoll” and mail to: Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. Gift Accounting Virginia Tech University Development (0336) University Gateway Center 902 Prices Fork Road Blacksburg, VA 24061

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