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."
Maggie joined Pasadena Animal Hospital in December of 2017. She has been working with animals since she was 12 years old. Maggie began working as a part time receptionist at PAH when she was in middle school. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Salisbury University, with a minor in chemistry. In her free time she participates in athletic events that benefit non-profit organizations.
Melissa joined Pasadena Animal Hospital in the winter of 2018. She was born and raised in Germany. Upon returning to the States, Melissa pursued a degree in criminal justice. After 5 years of working in the criminal justice system, she realized her heart was in the wrong place so she is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program. In her free time, Melissa enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping and playing soccer. She is an avid equestrian showing her beloved quarter horses, Ace and Hallie, locally and nationally. She currently lives in Glen Burnie with her boyfriend and recently adopted Australian Cattle dog, Ellie.