Glade Valley Animal Hospital is proud to serve the pets of Frederick, MD.
Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Glade Valley Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
Dr. Jeffrey Head
Dr. Head began his work at Glade Valley in 1983 and became a co-owner in 1986. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Maryland and graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. He and his wife Kim have raised six children – two boys and four girls along with a Noah’s Ark menagerie which has included numerous litters of Golden Retrievers and Shelties. Dr. Head’s Christian faith was instrumental in his choice of Veterinary Medicine as a profession, and he feels blessed to serve God in his career. He and his family are active members of Thurmont United Methodist Church where they help lead worship and sing as he plays his guitar. Kim can be seen helping out as a part time technician around the hospital.
Dr. Stephen Derrenbacher
Dr. Derrenbacher joined Glade Valley in 1986 after earning both his undergraduate and DVM degrees at Virginia Tech (Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine). He became co-owner in 2003. He is originally from Frederick and now lives with his family in Johnsville on the farm where he grew up. He and his wife Ruth Ann have two boys along with a dog and a cat. Also, they own an Angus and Hereford herd, and they raise and sell grass-fed freezer beef under the name, “Ruth Ann’s Garden Style Beef.” Dr. Derrenbacher serves as the worship leader at Grace Bible Church where the entire family serves the Lord in various ministries. Ruth Ann handles payroll and other administrative tasks at the hospital.
Dr. Lori Landis
Dr. Landis, who joined Glade Valley in 2009, completed her undergraduate degree at Hood College then earned her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She has lived and practiced in Virginia for several years before returning to Maryland in 2000. She lives in Middletown and enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening, hiking, camping, and swimming. Dr. Landis is also an active member of the Middletown United Methodist Church where she teaches Sr. High Sunday school. She views her career as an opportunity to minister to people and animals and to serve the local community.