Dr. Tyson, DVM
I am one of those people who knew at the age of four that I wanted to be a veterinarian. It was not until many years later that I realized that it was much bigger than a desire or a wish, it was a calling. It is what I was put on this earth to do. I recognize that I was given the gift of communication and connection with animals, and am blessed to be able to apply the knowledge and skills that I have learned to have such a meaningful impact on the lives of animals. As a former owner of Veterinary Medical Center, I helped assemble an exceptionally talented and dedicated team that inspire and amaze me every day. What I know for sure is that I am living my authentic life, I have found my place, and that I am supposed to help people and their animals.
Dr. Tyson grew up on a dairy farm in northeastern Maryland. He attended the University of Maryland at College Park for undergraduate studies and graduated from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He enjoys the challenges and rewards of veterinary practice and has a special interest in surgery. He joined the VMC team in 1996. He has a passion for gardening, historic restoration, and a variety of outdoor activities.
Dr. Bruce, VMD, DACVIM
Dr. Bruce spent her formative years in New Jersey, Nantucket, and Vermont. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in 1992 and completed an internship and residency at the University of Georgia. Liz joined the VMC team in early 1999. She is board certified in large animal internal medicine, and has advanced training in small animal dentistry and pain management. She is especially interested in gastroenterology, feline medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice care; but really any internal medicine problem is her favorite. Liz was the Medical Director of VMC for many years, and has now stepped down from that role to focus on other interests, including education and mentorship of the team, and hobbies at home. When she is not working, Liz is with her family (4 and 2 legged), gardening, painting, or kayaking/swimming in the ocean. Given the option, Liz hopes to continue to practice veterinary medicine for many more years, as this is the most fun job on the planet, and only getting better. If it isn’t fun, it’s not worth doing!
Dr. Beck, DVM
Dr. Beck is originally from Ellicott City, Maryland but has lived in many places and countries ranging from Virginia, Kansas, and North Carolina to Ireland and Grenada where she completed her veterinary degree at St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in the West Indies. She is primarily interested in all aspects of small animal surgery including soft tissue, orthopedic and dentistry as well as urgent care, dermatology, exotics and senior pet welfare. In her free time Dr. Beck enjoys running, gardening, traveling (especially to the beach!), caring for her chickens and ducks and spending time with her awesome husband, three beautiful children, four wild dogs, one old cat and one cute little guinea pig.
Dr. Maltby, DVM
Dr. Kathleen Maltby is a senior small animal veterinarian who originally started on the western shore gaining 30+ years of experience in small and mixed animal practice as well as a tenure with NIH. She completed two equine internships prior to entering companion animal practice and continued her career in private practice in Prince George’s County Md prior to joining us on the Mid shore. She has been an internship mentor at Queen Anne County High School and taught in the Veterinary Assistant program at Chesapeake College.
Her primary focuses in practice are small animal general practice and has a special interest in behavior.
Dr. Ware, DVM
Dr. Ware has practiced veterinary medicine in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and, for almost the last 30 years, in Maryland, where she was born and raised. She has been a medical director and an owner of her own practice prior to joining VMC Easton as an associate in March of 2023, where she hopes to continue helping people and their pets for years to come. Dr. Ware’s special interests include dermatology, dentistry, internal medicine, and exotics. When she is not at work, Dr. Ware enjoys riding her gaited horses, playing with her crazy Vizslas, and talking to her Eclectus parrot. If she is not with her animals, she is out on a boat or traveling with her husband, often visiting her twin girls wherever the Navy and school may take them.
Dr. Annand, VMD
Jane dreamed of becoming a veterinarian starting at a very young age. She was strongly influenced by her mother, a horticulturalist who taught her to care for all living things, and her father, an engineer who taught her how all things work. Her grandfather, a large animal veterinarian, taught her what it meant to be a doctor and inspired her to follow in his footsteps.
She found her way to the beautiful state of Colorado for college where she studied Biology and began her journey towards becoming a veterinarian. She landed back home to begin veterinary school at her grandfather’s alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, in 2014.
Jane and her husband Jonathan (married November 2018) are thrilled to be on the Eastern Shore where they are surrounded by water and close to family. Shortly after buying a home in Denton they adopted a black lab named Kelce to fit the Eastern Shore stereotype. Kelce quickly became an important family member and soon demanded a large river toy, so now you can find him aboard their 17′ Whaler somewhere along the Choptank on Jane’s days off. Jane also has two cats that she absolutely adores, Dave and Banjo. Jane enjoys spending time outside with her dog, fishing on their boat, cooking, gardening, and going to the Delaware beaches to visit family.
Jane has a strong interest in both large and small animal medicine as well as small animal surgery. She is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Veterinary Medical Center family and is looking forward to nurturing strong relationships with clients old and new for many years to come.
Dr. Littleton, VMD
Dr. Abigail Littleton was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. At three years of age, she proclaimed that she would become a veterinarian, after she rescued a chipmunk from her family cat. She determined that the chipmunk’s bite was indeed a “thank you,” and has dedicated her life to helping animals in need ever since. One could say she fashioned herself to be a “Dr. Doo-littleton.”
In 2018, Dr. Littleton graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Global Health. While she obtained her degree, she studied abroad in Korogwe, Tanzania, researching the effect of livestock presence on mosquito species variability. Her passion for global health continued into veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the president of the school’s One Health Club during her second year. Two years later, in 2023, she obtained her VMD.
Dr. Littleton has already found a home in the Eastern shore, and is eager to explore the area on her long runs, as she trains for the 2023 Marine Corps Marathon. In addition to running, her favorite past times include spending time with her Great Dane, Schuyler (named after the Schuyler sisters from “Hamilton”), baking, singing, and painting pet portraits.
Dr. Littleton is excited to begin her career as a veterinarian at Veterinary Medical Center. Her interests include cardiology, neurology, reproduction, and even exotics. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets, and cannot wait to become a part of this wonderful community. Thank you for helping her achieve her life dream; taking care of your animals (maybe even chipmunks) as if they were her own.