Our team


Meet our experienced team of
veterinary professionals

With 30 years of combined veterinary experience, we’re pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary care for your pets.

Dr. Jennifer Mosier

DVM, Owner

Dr. Mosier graduated MIT in 1996 with degrees in biology and archaeology. After a few years in research as a cell biologist, she changed focus and graduated from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.

Since graduation her time has been split between small animal general practice, shelter medicine and emergency medicine.  She purchased Hanover Veterinary Hospital in September 2022 looking to create a practice culture that is welcoming and non judgmental. Dr. Mosier is also a fear Free Certified practitioner and believes in making medical care positive for both the patient and the humans.  When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, competing in powerlifting and trying not to kill her plants.  She has been a faithful follower of Taco Tuesday for decades and is a lover of both good whiskey and craft beer.

Dr. Anna Dechtiaruk


Dr. Anna grew up in Baltimore County where she was always trying to convince her parents to let her keep yet another animal. She graduated from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.  Her professional interests include wound care, geriatric care for cats, dogs and exotics.  In her free time, she enjoys camping, crocheting and taking care of her dogs, cats, guinea pigs and one tough bunny rabbit who may dominate the world someday.

Dr. Dakota Melton 


Dr. Melton grew up in Hanover, where he always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. He graduated from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2023. His professional interests are general medicine for cats and dogs, as well as emergency medicine. He also wants to start learning more about pocket pets. In his free time, he enjoys taking care of his dog, Quiche, going to the gym, and playing video games with friends.



Olive showed up as a tiny kitten in August 2004 and has lived here since.  She enjoys taunting dogs and flirting with tomcats.  Her favorite things include holding down blankets and eating churu.


PRACTICE MANAGER AKA the one who keeps the monkeys under control

Julie has been with HVH long enough to remember before Olive took over ownership as a kitten in August 2004.  She attended Essex Community College Veterinary Technician program in 1992 and has been working in the field since.  She has an interest in nutrition and holistic medicine, but truly is the one who holds this place together.  She is a board member for our non profit #HVHCares.   When not at work, she loves hiking with her german shepherd Raina, and spending time with her husband and daughter.


Front End Manager

Elyse has been working with animals since 2012, from kennel attendant, to veterinary assistant, to running our front end here at HVH.  She is always looking to help both the pets and their humans and works hard to accommodate your schedule needs.  When not at work, you can find her outside with her husband and their two fur children (Kahlua the shihtzu and Rza the golden).  She also enjoys curling up with a good book.



Rebekah graduated from the YTI Veterinary technician program.  She’s a bit of a ninja and loves to travel while keeping herself a mystery to us mere mortals.  She does admit to having two amazing dogs, Raven (mixed breed) and Cleo (chocolate lab).


RVT Veterinary Technician

Ailene grew up on the west coast and has degrees in biology and veterinary technology.  She enjoys spending time outside exploring with her two kids and husband. 


VETERINARY ASSISTANT AKA the life of the party AKA professional goober

Casey has been working with animals since 2013. She is an outgoing, passionate and quirky individual who really enjoys entertaining everyone with jokes, singing, and sarcasm. She has a BS in animal science and is currently working on her MS in animal behavior and training.  

She has a sweet spot for pigs, but loves all animals. She is our go to for training advice.   When not at work, she prefers to be on a porch swing with a blankie, a book and an alcoholic beverage but is regularly interrupted by her crazy canine crew.



Faith grew up in Hanover and is currently in school to become a licensed vet tech. She loves working with all kinds of animals and enjoys time with her rabbit Bubby. Outside of work, she spends time with her son and husband.



Holly graduated from Mount St Mary’s University with a BS in Biochemistry and Biology and is finishing her Masters degree in Healthcare administration.  She has been with us for almost a year and recently moved to Hanover to be closer to us. Her favorite work activity is giving cats mani/pedis.  She played 5 years of Division 1 college rugby for MSMU so she’s a tough cookie.  She enjoys long walks through Hanover with her dog Zero and napping with her cats Goose and Poppy.


Veterinary Assistant

Jessica graduate from YTI Veterinary technician program and will be promoted to a credentialed tech soon after taking the exam.  She enjoys working will all animals, especially exotics.  It is always Halloween in her world and she loves going to horror conventions.  When not at work, she spends time with a crazy crew of pets and her family.

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