Dr. Robert G. Etter
Dr. Robert Etter was born in Maryland and has been a practicing veterinarian in Anne Arundel County for over 30 years. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Shippensburg University in 1976. After graduation he worked at the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland in the immunology department. Dr. Etter began his veterinary medical education abroad where he received his DVM degree. He continued his veterinary education with an externship at the Baltimore Zoo's veterinary medical department in collaboration with the comparative pathology department of Johns Hopkins University where he worked with various exotic animals. Dr. Etter completed a clinical year at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine finishing his academic training.
Having grown up in a medical family and then his reading of James Herriot's books about an English country vet and his daily interactions with patients helped to shape his career path. His love of sciences, nature and the natural world led him into a career in veterinary medicine
Following his time at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Etter began practicing veterinary medicine as an associate and then director of an animal hospital in Pasadena, Maryland. Dr. Etter founded Pasadena Animal Hospital in February of 1986 and has remained an active member of the community.
In his free time, Bob is an avid sportsman and outdoor enthusiast. He and his wife, Jo Ann, have raised two sons, Sean and Kevin, in Severna Park and are currently enjoying being grandparents to their 2 grandchilden.
Dr. Sean Etter
Dr. Sean Etter grew up in Severna Park, Maryland, working for his father at Pasadena Animal Hospital where he developed his passion for the profession. Dr. Etter attended Pennsylvania State University where he played lacrosse and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006. He then attended the University of Glasgow Veterinary School in Scotland. After the second year, he transferred to the University of Illinois, where he graduated with honors in 2012. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a DVM degree he completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, one of the busiest and biggest hospitals in Manhattan. After his internship he stayed in New York City and worked in general practice for one year on the Upper West Side. Dr. Etter left NYC and began working at Pasadena Animal Hospital in June 2014.
In his free time, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and their dog. He also enjoys hiking, fly fishing and participating in triathlons. He completed his first Ironman distance triathlon in 2013. The Etter family currently lives in Millersville, Maryland.
FRONT OFFICE STAFF
Lisa began working with Dr. Etter in 1984 as a receptionist at an animal hospital in Severna Park. In 1986, Lisa joined the staff at PAH. According to Dr. Robert Etter, "Lisa has always been a vital and integral part of this practice." She enjoys the day to day connection with the clients and their pets. Lisa grew up in Pasadena where she lives with her son, Joseph, and four cats.
Stephanie has been working at Pasadena Animal Hospital since September 2003 as a veterinary technician. "The reason I became a veterinary technician is because I enjoy working with animals. My husband and I have three cats (Kingston, Spencer and Mali) and one dog (Annabelle) who is almost 3 years old."
Diane currently lives in Elkridge with her three dogs Pnut, Bree and Marvin. As a child she grew up with many different pets and always aspired to work with animals. Diane has an AAS Degree in Veterinary Technology. Her training is an asset in her work at PAH. Currently, Diane is employed at PAH as a surgical and lead technician. Her favorite part of her job is assisting in both general and dental surgeries.
Kristin had always enjoyed animals and the outdoors as a small child. She developed her true passion in 8th grade because of her science teacher's love of horses. Kristin began working with small animals in 2009 as an assistant/receptionist at an animal hospital in Anne Arundel County after completing the "Certification of Veterinary Assisting" through Anne Arundel Community College. She has assisted with dental procedures, routine spays/neuters and more complicated surgical procedures.
She currently attends Stevenson University, majoring in Biology and plans to apply to veterinary school. In addition to her studies, Kristin is also an artist and musician. Kristin lives in Hanover with her family and her two sweet American Pit Terriers.