Jill Ausenbaugh, DVMDr. Jill Ausenbaugh, our Chief of Staff, is a 1991 graduate of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Since completing her internship at North Carolina State University, she has practiced throughout the country. Following her husband's retirement from the US Navy, Dr. Ausenbaugh has settled in the Southern Maryland area. She joined our veterinary team in October of 2008.

Her areas of interest include behavior, ophthalmology and oncology. Dr. Ausenbaugh has a soft spot for beagles, which make up her family of two dogs.

Dr. Tabitha Buyert, DVMDr. Tabitha Buyert grew up in Joilet, Illinois and currently resides in Great Mills, Maryland. She received an undergraduate degree in Zoology from Iowa State University and earned a DVM degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to becoming a doctor and joining the Solomon Veterinary Medical Center team, Dr. Buyert worked as a veterinary technician in Illinois for five years. Her special interests include anesthesia, nutrition, and exotic pets.

In her spare time, Dr. Buyert enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter on family outings and walks, while occasionally finding time to knit, sew, and do puzzles. She also shares her home with two dogs, a Husky/Weimaraner mix named Zeeva and a Siberian Husky named Gryffindor.

Dr. Buyert is looking forward to making southern Maryland her new home.

Dr. Emily Hurley, DVMDr. Emily Hurley grew up in Mechanicsville and currently resides in California, Maryland. She received two undergraduate degrees from Virginia Tech and earned a DVM degree from Midwestern University. Her special interests include surgery, Eastern medicine, and pocket pets.

Outside of the practice, Dr. Hurley enjoys hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, knitting, and sewing. She also has a three-year-old rescue dog, named Bane and a 10-year-old, Belgian/Thoroughbred/Morgan cross horse, named Jazz.

Nancy Ball, DVMDr. Nancy Ball founded Solomons Veterinary Medical Center in 1993. A 1983 graduate of the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, she has practiced in Southern Maryland since graduation. Her areas of interest include dermatology, gastrointestinal disease, and endoscopy.

Dr. Ball's animal family includes three cats and two dogs.