Meet Our Veterinarians

Huffard Animal Hospital has been proudly serving the Pasadena, Glen Burnie, and Severna Park areas since 1965, and has been a trusted resource for pet owners ever since. We treat our clients and patients as part of our family, and whether you are new to the community, or just new to Huffard Animal Hospital, we look forward to meeting you and your fur babies!

Please call us at 410-768-3620 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

MANAGING DVM, VETERINARIAN

Dr. Colleen McCafferty

Dr. McCafferty was born in the Galapagos Islands, working as a migrant pearl diver and leading shark tours to travelers from around the world, when she came across a sick dolphin one day and found her porpoise.

Dr. McCafferty was born in the Galapagos Islands, working as a migrant pearl diver and leading shark tours to travelers from around the world, when she came across a sick dolphin one day and found her porpoise.

Dr. McCafferty was actually born and raised in Alexandria, VA, where she developed a passion for science and animals that led her to pursue a biology degree from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. This path was originally supposed to culminate in a Ph.D. in Marine Biology focusing on research, which landed her in two internships at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL where she spent time rehabilitating sea turtles, manatees, and pygmy sperm whales. It was during these internships working alongside veterinarians who volunteered in the lab that her true calling became apparent.

Dr. McCafferty subsequently attended and graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She has worked at Huffard Animal Hospital since 2001 and has been Chief of Staff since 2006.

She was married in October 2004 on the same weekend Huffard’s new hospital building opened. She and her husband enjoy scuba diving and many other sports. Her husband has helped her train for over 20 marathons, including 3 in Boston, and her first Ironman Triathlon in Wisconsin in September 2012. They have two sons, Liam and Rees, who are almost as much work as their Norfolk terriers. She is not only a veterinarian but a loving wife and mother, an accomplished runner and triathlete. Dr. McCafferty continues to challenge herself in every aspect of her life. She feels blessed that she has a loving family and a wonderful career. Come visit and share in her passion for animals and for life.

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Helen Hu

Dr. Helen Hu grew up in Oklahoma, home to fantastic skyscapes and plentiful wildlife, where both farm and companion animals are an important part of daily lives.

Dr. Helen Hu grew up in Oklahoma, home to fantastic skyscapes and plentiful wildlife, where both farm and companion animals are an important part of daily lives. From a young age, she has been fascinated by every creature that is non-human and has always had a special love for her family pets. As an undergraduate, her interests in science and biology led her on research expeditions scouring fields for spiders, nurturing hordes of fruit flies in science labs, and finally, fatefully, student interning at a veterinary hospital. It was here where she realized that she wanted to advocate and help care for our non-human companions through veterinary medicine.

After graduating with a degree in Evolutionary Biology from Brown University, Dr. Hu returned to her home state and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. She joined the Huffard Animal Hospital family in 2004 and has since found joy in

helping to strengthen the human-animal bond and help care for our four-legged family members. She has a special heart for our geriatric companions and the delicate balance necessary at this stage.

When not in the hospital, Dr. Hu thrives on spending time with her husband, Frank, and their three children, Audrey, Nate, and Connor. The children keep Dr. Hu and Frank pretty busy with their side gigs as chauffeurs. They also run interference at home, keeping their silly, food-crazy cat, Nutmeg (aka Nutty), from diving into the dog food bag or onto dinner plates. Luckily, their Australian Cattle Dog Mix, Autumn, has more decorum and can be found curled up next to their sides or eagerly joining them on runs. Come visit and share the stories of your loved pets as we work together to provide the best care possible!

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Kathryn Bell

Dr. Bell first joined Huffard Animal Hospital in 2016 after graduating from her undergrad program at Frostburg State University. She started and grew her skills as an exam room technician

Dr. Bell first joined Huffard Animal Hospital in 2016 after graduating from her undergrad program at Frostburg State University. She started and grew her skills as an exam room technician, where she was able to learn from the Doctors whom she now calls her colleagues. Dr. Bell ventured out to the mountains of Colorado for vet school, where she attended Colorado State University. But, she couldn't bear to stay away from Huffard for too long, so she came back during summer breaks in school to rejoin the Huffard family.

Dr. Bell dreamed of returning to Huffard as a Veterinarian because of the fantastic care we give for every patient ranging from routine appointments to emergency situations, and she is thrilled to be a Doctor within these walls. Dr. Bell looks forward to building strong relationships with clients and their furry friends and helping them in every situation.

When not at work, Dr. Bell spends time with her wonderful husband, Matt, where they were happily married just a day after graduation in 2021. They have quite the menagerie of animals with three dogs (Marley, Koda, Sammy), three cats (Aziraphale, Crowley, Tuna), and a newly added ball python (name TBD). She enjoys working on puzzles, spoiling the animals alongside her husband, boxing, and rock climbing (courtesy of her many adventures in Colorado).

CHIEF OF STAFF, VETERINARIAN

Dr. Shanna Plitt

Dr. Plitt has been a member of the Huffard Animal Hospital family since 2001.

Dr. Plitt has been a member of the Huffard Animal Hospital family since 2001. As a college student at UMD, she began with us as a receptionist, then shifted to the position of veterinary assistant, and eventually became a registered veterinary technician (RVT). Following her acceptance to the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, she completed her DVM in 2010.

As a veterinarian, she was drawn back to our Huffard family by what she considers our “unique ability to provide quality medical care in a multi-doctor advanced general practice, while still maintaining that ‘family doctor’ vibe.” Since her reunion with our hospital, Dr. Plitt has developed professional interests in the areas of surgery and dentistry and also thoroughly enjoys engaging our medical support staff in additional learning and hands-on experience.

A self-proclaimed nerd, she regularly participates in continuing education programs herself to keep her approach to medicine strong and current. Even on the toughest of days, she maintains that the veterinary world is where she is meant to be! In her free time, though, she enjoys balancing her life by spending time with family and friends, traveling, SCUBA diving, and dancing (ballet and competitive ballroom).

Although Dr. Plitt has counted fish, frogs, cats, birds, ferrets, and rabbits among her critters in the past, her current family members include an incredible son and a gentle but fun-loving “box-of-chocolates” pupper she calls Pita. She can’t wait to meet your family and all your fur babies, too!

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Laura Carpenter

Dr. Carpenter grew up in Cambridge, Maryland, surrounded by a multitude of family pets and local wildlife. She knew she wanted to become a veterinarian at an early age and began working at a veterinary hospital at the age of 16.

Dr. Carpenter grew up in Cambridge, Maryland, surrounded by a multitude of family pets and local wildlife. She knew she wanted to become a veterinarian at an early age and began working at a veterinary hospital at the age of 16. Dr. Carpenter received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. She then attended the University of California, Davis, and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduation, Dr. Carpenter completed a 13-month rotating internship at Encina Veterinary Hospital/East Bay Veterinary Specialists in Walnut Creek, California. This wonderful opportunity enabled her to work side by side with veterinary specialists in many disciplines including internal medicine, oncology, and dermatology.

Dr. Carpenter has since moved from coast to coast and in-between, thanks to her husband’s pursuits as an academic. She has practiced in California, Pennsylvania, and most recently the gorgeous state of Utah where they don’t have any fleas! In 2015, Dr. Carpenter jumped at the chance to come home to Maryland when her husband landed a job with UMBC. She joined the Huffard Animal Hospital team in January of 2016.

Dr. Carpenter shares her home with her husband Adam, daughter Emilia, a golden retriever (Tessie), a Llewellyn Setter (Abbey), two cats (Pants and Satellite), and 5 chickens. Though she dabbles in a lot of different pastimes, her most consistent hobbies include gardening, raising chickens, running (but not nearly as fast as Dr. McCafferty!), and chasing a toddler.

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Adrienne Greenwood

Dr. Greenwood was born in Georgia and raised in Washington state. She decided she wanted to be a veterinarian during a 2nd-grade career fair and has pursued this goal ever since.

Dr. Greenwood was born in Georgia and raised in Washington state. She decided she wanted to be a veterinarian during a 2nd-grade career fair and has pursued this goal ever since. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Linfield College and attended Washington State University (Go Cougs!) for veterinary school. Upon graduation in 2016, Dr. Greenwood spent 4 years as a Captain in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, where her main duties included care of military working animals, conducting food safety and food defense inspections, and care of Soldiers’ privately owned animals. Dr. Greenwood enjoys helping owners strengthen their bonds with their animals and looks forward to building long-lasting client and patient relationships at Huffard Animal Hospital.

When not working, Dr. Greenwood enjoys spending time with her husband, Nathan, and their two daughters. She has 1 dog (Lilly) and 2 cats (Lola and Leila), though she would probably own several more if she could get Nathan to agree. She is excited to join the Huffard family and provide the best care she can to your animals!

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Adina Mosby

A graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mosby joined the Huffard Animal family in 2004.

A graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mosby joined the Huffard Animal family in 2004.

She has grown to love the clients and becomes attached to her regular patients. She looks forward to coming to work and getting a high from being able to help someone’s animal to live a healthier, happier life. She believes medicine should be individualized to the patient’s specific needs and tries to listen carefully to address all her client’s concerns.

When not at the hospital, Dr. Mosby enjoys spending time with her family, husband Koby, and daughter Kallista. She enjoys watching movies and getting lost in a good book. Physical fitness is important to her and she tries to fit exercise into her busy schedule.

Dr. Mosby looks forward to seeing your pet and providing the best care possible.

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Kristen Archambault

Dr. Kristen Archambault grew up in Richmond, Texas, and started her veterinary career while volunteering with the animal refugees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in College Station, Texas.

Dr. Kristen Archambault grew up in Richmond, Texas, and started her veterinary career while volunteering with the animal refugees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in College Station, Texas. She became a veterinary technician while completing her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M in Biomedical Sciences. She went on to graduate with honors from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.

In her free time, Dr. Archambault enjoys rollerblading and horseback riding. Her favorite activity is spending time with her husband, Nick, and their amazing son, Mason. She and Nick have a small zoo at home which consists of three dogs- Pickles, a Dachshund, Dixie, an English Setter, and Moose, a Golden Retriever- and three (very naughty) orange cats- Newton, Keebler, and Wilbur.

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Dana Kozlowski

Dr. Kozlowski grew up in a small town outside Buffalo, New York. Her grandfather was also a Veterinarian, and she grew up helping him in his rural country clinic.

Dr. Kozlowski grew up in a small town outside Buffalo, New York. Her grandfather was also a Veterinarian, and she grew up helping him in his rural country clinic. She knew she wanted to be a vet when she assisted her grandfather in her first surgery of a goat c-section at ten years old. Dr. Kozlowski received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Cornell University. She then attended Ross University in St. Kitts and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. After graduation, Dr. Kozlowski completed a one-year emergency and rotating specialty internship at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT, and continued to practice veterinary medicine in Connecticut for seven additional years. She joined the Huffard Animal Hospital team in October of 2020.

When Dr. Kozlowski is not at Huffard Animal Hospital taking care of your furry loved ones, she enjoys boating with her husband Brad, son Reese, and Golden Retriever Buddy. She also enjoys trying to keep her cat Trojan off the counters and out of the food pantry and riding her Peloton bike, and paddleboarding.