Abbey Animal Hospital

Abbey Animal Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland provides vet care for your dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. We are located in Perry Hall on Belair Road. We are currently NOT accepting new clients.

If you are in the Perry Hall area and need a skilled Vet we hope you will consider Abbey Animal Hospital on Belair Road. Our veterinary hospital has been treating dogs, cats, puppies and kittens since 1981. We have many services to offer that can help your pet live a long and healthy life.

Your Family Vet on Belair Road in Perry Hall / Baltimore

Abbey Animal Hospital is conveniently located at 8858 Belair Road in Baltimore, Maryland. Our vet hospital is in Perry Hall, near the intersection of Joppa Road and Belair Road. We are close to the Baltimore communities of White Marsh, Carney, Parkville and Nottingham.  Maps & Directions.

  • Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am-12 pm
  • Dr. John (Jay) Kluttz, BVSC


    Dr. John (Jay) Kluttz, BVSC, a Baltimore native from Middle River, has been in practice since 2008.  He initially completed his undergraduate Biology degree at St. Mary's College in southern Maryland, then moved down under to New Zealand to study veterinary medicine at Massey University.  After graduating from vet school, Dr. Jay spent 4 years working as a mixed animal veterinarian in the picturesque New Zealand countryside, treating cows, sheep, dogs, cats and the occasional horse.  He met his wife a New Zealand native, and adopted 2 rescue cats (Claus and Alex).  In 2012, the four of them returned to Baltimore to lay down roots, added a canine family member (Penny the rambunctious standard poodle), and Dr. Jay began exclusively treating small animals at a practice in Dundalk.  He joined the Abbey Animal Hospital team in November of 2015.  He soon knew that he had found his home, and became the practice owner the next year.  Dr. Jay is beloved by staff, clients, and patients, for his thoroughness and seemingly endless patience.  When Dr. Jay is not tending to animals at the hospital, he enjoys working on classic cars, watching classic movies, and playing with Penny

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Education:
    BVSC from Massey University
    Interests:
    Soft tissue surgery, Classic cars
  • Dr Tracy Kroll

     

    Dr. Tracy Kroll is a 1997 graduate of The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.  She then completed a residency in behavior also at Cornell.  She and her husband live in Harford County with their 2 teenaged children, 2 dogs, and a cat.  She is a crocheter, cross stitcher, lacrosse mom, and Ravens, Star Wars, and Marvel fan.  Not unusual to catch her singing while she works! 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1997
  • Nicole Russell, Practice Manager


    Nicole has been working at Abbey Animal Hospital since May of 2018.  Majority of her experience is with small animal veterinary service, as well as a background in Agriculture.  She has worked in the industry since 2000 and started as a kennel technician and has worked her way up to Veterinary Management.  Nicole continues to learn and enjoys being able to teach other staff new knowledge and skills.  When not at Abbey Animal Hospital, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Savannah.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Interests:
    Family, Reading, Baking
  • Franny Hearn, RVT, Tech Supervisor


    Franny started at Abbey Animal Hospital when she was just 17 years old.  She fell in love with the work  and decided to become registered Veterinary technician. In 2019 Franny completed her program and is a RVT.  With her qualifications, she has stepped up and become the technician manager and does the bulk of training other staff. She very much enjoys the connections she has built with the other staff and is well respected for her vass amount of education and skill set.  She enjoys working at Abbey Animal Hospital and the diversity of each day.  She is currently a mother to two dogs, 1 cat, and 3 adorable rats.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology at CCBC
  • Tiffani


    She became part of the Abbey Animal Hospital team in 2017 as a receptionist and has worked her way to becoming a technician. Tiffani is now currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program to become a RVT!. She loves how great the client/patient relationships are built at Abbey and adores all the pets she gets to encounter. Outside of school and work she enjoys spending time with her family and going hiking with her dog Goose.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Madyson


    With a love for animals since childhood, Mady began her veterinary field career in late 2017 as a receptionist at Abbey Animal Hospital. Pets ranging from dogs, cats, reptiles, and rabbits through out life have kept her on her toes. While loving customer care and educating clients about food or the latest products, Mady wanted to be more hands on with the patients and has been training as a vet assistant/technician since 2019. Mady graduated with a psychology degree from CCBC in 2018. With interests in dermatology, biology and anatomy, she will be going back to school to become a RVT to continue her passion in this field.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Sammie

    Sammie was hired as a receptionist for Abbey Animal Hospital in 2018. She had recently left a job at a pet retail store, and was looking forward to working in a place where she could help animals directly. Since then, she has started learning the ways of the veterinary assistant whenever she gets a chance. Sammie has two long haired Chihuahuas and a cat, and she would love to tell you everything about them!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Jenn


    Jenn grew up in Essex, Maryland and has always wanting to work in the veterinary field. In 2017, she started her career in the veterinary world as an assistant and started with our Abbey family as Vet Tech in 2018. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and her pets. She has two cats Nutmeg and Fiona as well as one dog, Chewey. Her favorite part of working at Abbey is getting to know the patients and how we treat each pet like it is our own.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Heather


    Heather is the newest member of our team. Coming to Abbey Animal Hospital with no previous veterinary experience, but plenty of human hospital customer service experience under her belt. She dove in, head first, quickly soaking up all the training given to her by our staff. Heather has always had a love for animals, she wanted to be a Marine Biologist growing up because her favorite mammal is the humpback whale. Why you ask because they are mysterious, playful and have magical songs. Heather is currently finishing up her Veterinary Assistant Certificate at CCBC and her future plans are to pursue a degree Veterinary Technology/Biology. Heather has three fur babies, a dog named Cookie and two cats Penelope and Sesame.

    Years in Practice:
    May 19, 2020
    Education:
    Veterinary Assistant Certificate, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Associates of Applied Sciences
    Interests:
    Traveling, Crafts, Cooking, Movies, Hiking, Gardening
  • Autumn


    This is Autumn! She has been working at Abbey Animal Hospital for just over 2 years. Autumn loves working as a Receptionist for the clinic because it allows her to put her degrees in both English and Psychology to work in order to help our clients in the most efficient way possible. She likes to step-in to help the technicians and assistants in the treatment room and even assists the Drs when necessary. As a Receptionist, Autumn understands and flourishes in the responsibility that comes with being the first and last person our clients interact with during their visit at Abbey. When not in the clinic, she enjoys reading and making memories with her friends, family, and fur-baby Margo

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Meredith


    Meredith has been with Abbey Animal Hospital for about three years. She’s currently a student at Towson University earning a degree in Environmental Education. She believes in conservation through education, and uses this belief towards her dealings with clients too. Always willing to play the educator in proper care of our animal companions and pass along any little bits of knowledge picked up along the way. Meredith is a true animal lover, which includes even the creepy crawlies, maybe those even more so! A true insect lover by nature, Meredith will gladly care for a dog or cat to tend to as well. Meredith is owned by a temperamental calico cat named Constance; whom Meredith will gladly regal you of her exploits. She is a smiling face, always willing to help wherever needed. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017