Lance Brody, DVM, Medical Director, Owner
Dr. Brody began his veterinary career at Pet Dominion in June 2019. He attended The University of Maryland where he earned his B.S. in Animal Science then went to veterinary school at The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. Dr. Brody enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine but is particularly passionate about surgery, dentistry, preventative medicine, and working with new pet owners. As a firm believer in the importance of the human-animal bond, Dr. Brody is dedicated to providing high-quality and individualized care. He believes that good client communication is necessary to provide patients with the best care. He lives in Frederick with his wife Kristen, daughters Brooke and Claire, and cat Leo. In his free time he enjoys playing hockey, basketball, and paintball.
Michael Bassett, DVM, CCRT
Dr. Bassett was born and raised in Ocean City, MD. He received his BS and MS in Animal Science at Virginia Tech, and his DVM at Tuskegee University. His special interests include canine rehab, senior pets, preventive health care, and improving the quality of life for patients and their owners. He has served as president of both the Northern Virginia and Montgomery County Veterinary Associations. His son, Justin, also works at Pet Dominion as a canine rehab assistant. He and his wife Lynda are proud owners of Jameson, a fun-loving Golden Retriever.
Andrea Franco, DVM
Dr. Franco was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. From a young age she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian and in high school she started shadowing at various animal hospitals. She obtained her B.S. in biology from the Catholic University of America and her DVM from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Caribbean island Grenada. She has a special interest in internal medicine, cardiology, and preventative health. Dr. Franco is a self proclaimed cat lady and lives with her two island cats, Nina and Peppi, who she adopted in Grenada, her one-eyed cat Mickey, and Lola her golden retriever.
Lauren Houston, DVM
Dr. Houston was born and raised in Brighton, Michigan. Growing up she spent most of her time riding and showing horses in hunter/jumpers. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Michigan and went on to earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. Dr. Houston is a certified Fear Free Professional and fosters a comfortable and stress-free environment for all patients during their visit. She has special interests in dermatology, behavior medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Houston enjoys riding horses, golf, traveling, and attending baseball games with her wife, Jen. She has a mixed breed dog named Izzy and a cat named Mimz.
Anthoni joined the Pet Dominion team in 2011. He is our lead technician, and highly knowledgeable in all aspects of veterinary medicine especially surgery, in-patient care, and wellness. He has always had a passion for caring for animals, even as a young man growing up in rural Va. with many different animals. Anthoni is a “Cuisine Expert” and enjoys fishing, outdoor activities and hiking with his dog Kai in his free time.
Davon joined the Pet Dominion team in 2015. He started as an animal care technician in our lodging facility and more recently became a technician assistant in the hospital. He was born and raised in Montgomery county where he lived and attended school. His dogs Achilles and Wilhelmina “ Mina” barker enjoy coming to work with him each day to play in daycare. Aside from building computers, he loves to cook and is an avid gamer in his free time.
Princess has been in the veterinary care field for over 15 years. She joined the Pet Dominion team in 2019 as a part time veterinary technician. Princess has always had a strong affinity for animals. Princess has 5 fur babies of her own. Princess has 2 dogs and 3 cats. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hikes and any outdoor outings with her fur babies and daughter.
Kelsey joined the team in 2019. She grew up in Gaithersburg MD, attended Montgomery County schools and went on to Salisbury University to achieve her bachelors degree in English and Biology. She has worked with a variety of animals ranging from large raptors to tiny insects and has a deep appreciation for all creatures. She lives at home with her husband Dustin, their pug Xander and cat Vincent.
Connie is a Maryland native, having grown up and residing in Montgomery county her entire life. Her passion for animals started with her childhood dog, a special needs Rottweiler named “Niko,” and eventually led her to her veterinary field beginnings as a Client Service Representative. From there, Connie knew this was what she wanted to do with her life, and eventually worked her way up to veterinary technician, being a part of our team now since 2021. Connie’s special interests surround preventative care, dentistry, and client communications. You’ll likely find her dancing with dogs in the lobby, soothing anxious patients, or helping clients feel comfortable in care making decisions. In her free time, she loves to bake, make jewelry, snuggle with her cat “Sophie,” or work on her journey to veterinary school!
Alexis has always loved animals and got to grow up taking care of all kinds of animals big and small. She began her career in veterinary medicine working at an emergency clinic where she gained a wealth of knowledge in surgical and urgent care. Alexis joined Pet Dominion in 2023 as a veterinary technician. She currently has multiple fur babies at home and enjoys pampering them in her spare time.