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Maryland Avian & Exotics Veterinary Care


Charlotte grew up in California. She has a B.A. in English from UCLA with minor studies in Biochemistry. She worked for a Beverly Hills dermatologist, and then the American Heart Association, before finding a career as a research manager for a national news organization. Charlotte spent years helping her grandparents with the family farm, where they raised horses, a milk cow named Pearl, hundreds of chickens, and a variety of dogs and cats. She and her husband have three children and a betta fish named Princess Kate.

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Basha joined MAEVC as a client care specialist. She hails from Chicago, where she spent most of her teen years caring for two dogs (Midi, Madison) a cat (George) and her extended family’s various chickens. She studied English and Psychology at the University of Chicago, where she met friends that would eventually lead to a life in Maryland.

Outside of her early start working at a small TV station, most of her professional career has been caring for clients and their animals, whether it be dog and cat boarding services or providing nutritional information to small animal owners. She has a passion for meeting people, hearing their stories, and finding the best ways to help them.

Currently, she has a feisty rabbit named Nasty Gal and two guinea pigs (Grendel, Ginzo.) Given the chance, she would take in many more pets! She spends her down time hiking with her fiancé and tending to her growing plant collection.

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Michael, Veterinary Assistant

Michael was born and raised in Maryland and grew up with a love of animals. Starting with the companionship of his family dog, Sandy, Michael forged a strong connection with a variety of animals by raising dogs and cats, designing aquascapes for his fish and shrimp, and caring for guinea pigs, hedgehogs, and a variety of reptiles and poultry. Though his plans to attend Veterinary School in California were thwarted due to the global pandemic, his work with animals was not. Besides his passion for wildlife and conservation, Michael is also a musician and song writer who thoroughly enjoys meeting people and animals alike, and desires to see the sick and weary in both realms restored.

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