8858 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21236

Clinic Number

(410) 256-0742

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Dr. John (Jay) Kluttz, BVSc

Owner & Senior Veterinarian

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 before moving ‘down under’ to New Zealand to study veterinary medicine at Massey University.

After graduating, Dr. Jay spent four years working as a mixed animal veterinarian in the picturesque New Zealand countryside, treating cows, sheep, dogs, cats, goats, and the occasional horse. He met his wife, a New Zealand native, and adopted two 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 2015. He soon knew he had found his home and became the practice owner the following year. In 2018 Dr. Jay and his wife welcomed a beloved daughter, followed by another rambunctious standard poodle (Moss) because one is never enough.

Staff, clients, and patients adore Dr. Jay for his thorough attention, caring heart, and endless patience. When he’s not tending to patients at the hospital he enjoys watching movies, (Dr. Jay and Dr. Travis are both avid movie buffs), working on classic cars, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Travis Kuhlman, DMV


Travis is a proud graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and spent his clinical year in the charming city of Dublin, Ireland in 2021. Although originally from Pennsylvania, his deep-rooted family connections in Maryland led him to make the natural choice of joining the dedicated team at Abbey Animal Hospital. Travis is currently welcoming new clients and is excited to provide exceptional care for our valued pet families. Having served as a Peace Corps volunteer, Travis dedicated three years of his life to a small community just outside of Esteli, Nicaragua. His meaningful contributions spanned a range of projects, from crafting homemade insect repellents and nurturing a school garden to planting corn and beans. He also played a vital role in vaccination projects, ensuring the well-being of chickens and supplementing piglets with essential nutrients. Beyond his dedicated work with your cuddly cats and dapper dogs, Travis is an avid writer, reader, and film enthusiast. He has self-published several novels and earned recognition in the world of science fiction by being featured in a few reputable magazines. Travis’s voracious appetite for literature covers a wide range of genres, including science fiction, horror, and historical fiction/non-fiction.

Interesting Facts:

On top of vaccinating over 400 chickens during his time in the Peace Corps, Travis also vaccinated a very large and unfriendly swan.

He has lived in more than ten states, and has visited Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and Ireland.

Dr. Tracy Kroll, BVM, CCMT

Veterinarian & Behaviorist 

Dr. Tracy Kroll, (pictured here with her son Ethan), originally from Albany, New York, is a 1997 graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a residency in Clinical Behavior in 2002, also at Cornell.

She and her husband live in Harford County with their special needs daughter, Cockapoo Katie, and their elderly Chihuahua Buster. Their son is a college student studying to become a veterinarian like his mom. The Kroll family are Disney annual pass holders and love Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel. She is a Ravens fan and supports the Transylvania University lacrosse team, where her son is a goalie. In her spare time Dr. Kroll loves to crochet and build Lego.

She is ‘Fear Free’ and CCMT certified, and likes to integrate those techniques into medical practice. 


Practice Manager 

Nicole embarked on her journey in the veterinary industry as a kennel technician in 2000. In 2003, she graduated from Harford Tech High School, earning her Veterinary Assistant certification. Nicole also brought teaching and agricultural business management experience with her as her career progressed into a management role in 2015. 

Outside of work, Nicole leads a vibrant life filled with diverse interests. A competitive bowler, she enjoys the thrill of the game and participates in local tournaments. Nicole and her husband Steve are avid baseball fans, and come spring and summer they can be found cheering on anyone playing on the pitch, especially the Baltimore Orioles.

Nicole adores anything related to the water, whether it’s spending a day at the beach, or simply relaxing by the pool. 

Nicole loves to read, diving into captivating novels to unwind after a long day. Most importantly, she cherishes quality moments spent with her husband, Steve, and their beloved dog, Savannah.


Veterinary Assistant 

Amanda has been in the veterinary medicine field for eight years and holds a Veterinary Assistant Certification. She has a background in both general practice and emergency medicine. She is particularly interested in endocrine diseases, radiology, surgery, and working with our more nervous patients.

She is passionate about educating clients and helping create positive patient experiences. Amanda adores Golden Retrievers and Pit Bulls, but her heart belongs to cats.

When not at Abbey Animal Hospital, Amanda loves to watch scary movies, play board games, listen to true crime podcasts, and spend time with her husband, their two children, and two cats, Princess Hiccups and Louise. 


Veterinary Assistant 

Ashley joined Abbey Animal Hospital in December of 2023 after working at Harford Emergency and Referral Veterinary Services with Dr. Wendy Snyder in Hickory, Maryland, and Fallston Veterinary Clinic with Dr. Thomas Lomax in Fallston, Maryland.

She is currently completing her coursework to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

When she is not caring for our clients’ pets, she is busy as the Owner/Head Trainer of Join Up Horse Training and the owner of Beau and Zoey’s Pet Sitting Services. Additionally, she is an active board member of the Harford Horse Shows Association.

Ashley can be found teaching students how to ride horses at Hopeful Manor Farm in Hydes, Maryland.

She enjoys training horses and competing in horse shows with the Harford Horse Shows Association.

Ashley also enjoys spending time with her two Lab/Australian Shepherd mixed dogs, Beau and Zoey, and her Thoroughbred, Addie.


Veterinary Assistant 

Meredith has been with Abbey Animal Hospital since 2018 and has been involved in the veterinary industry for over ten years. She graduated from Towson University in 2021 with an Environmental Science and Education degree and works seasonally with Gunpowder Falls State Park as a Naturalist. 

While she loves all animals, big and small, Meredith has a soft spot for our reptile, insect, and feline friends. She is the proud owner of two calico cats, Constance and Freyja, and a corn snake named Sherbert. Her hobbies include playing Dungeons and Dragons and hosting educational hikes.


Veterinary Assistant 

Penelope is currently pursuing her passion for animals through her studies in animal science at the University of Maryland-College Park. With a diverse background in animal care, she has cultivated a wealth of experiences, from showcasing a dairy heifer in a prestigious livestock show to assisting with the care of a dolphin pod at the National Aquarium. Her journey has even taken her overseas to Milan, Italy, where she had the opportunity to shadow veterinarians and deepen her understanding of animal health and welfare.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Penelope loves whipping up treats in the kitchen, reading a good book, and practicing yoga. In the warmer months, you’ll often find her soaking up the sun at the beach, with her faithful companion, Milo. Penelope’s dedication to animals and her vibrant zest for life make her a valuable asset to our team.



Bree currently works as a full-time high school English teacher but jumped at the opportunity to dive back into the world of animals part-time! Her experience working with furry pals started way back in college at a local small business, and now she’s back in action, helping meet the needs of pet parents and their beloved companions.

Bree has an adorable Shetland Sheepdog, Duncan, and a beautiful black cat, Minnie. When she isn’t cuddling up with her fur babies, you can catch her strumming on the guitar, playing the piano, or belting out tunes. She also usually has a book in hand or is listening to an audiobook whenever possible! Bree is all about making sure every pet that walks through our doors feels loved and cared for. 


Vet Assistant 

Jenn brings with her a deep love for animals and a passion for providing top-notch care to our furry friends.

Currently, Jenn is honing her skills as a vet assistant while pursuing her official certificate at Hereford Community College. Her dedication to learning and growing in the field of veterinary medicine is truly commendable.

Beyond her work at Abbey Animal Hospital, Jenn dreams of one day owning a homestead or mini farm, where she can create an off-the-grid, organic paradise for animals to thrive in. With her roots in Maryland, growing up in Abingdon, she’s excited to continue serving the community she knows and loves.

Jenn’s genuine affection for pets shines through in everything she does. Whether she’s looking after your beloved companions or spending quality time with her nephew, she always brings her caring nature and expertise to the table.

Her ultimate goal? To help as many animals as possible and ensure that every pet receives the love, care, and attention they deserve. We’re privileged to have Jenn on our team, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact she’ll continue to make in the lives of pets and their owners.

(This is Jenn with Fozzie  and Charlie Brown’s immediate devotion).



We’re delighted to introduce Addye, our newest team member at Abbey Animal Hospital! With a lifelong love for animals, Addye has seamlessly transitioned from the world of “people medicine” to join us at the front desk.

Beyond her dedication to animal care, Addye enjoys escaping to the mountains for some rejuvenating fresh air. In her downtime, you can often find her sharpening her trivia skills by watching reruns of Jeopardy alongside her feline companions, Figaro and George.

We’re lucky to be welcoming Addye to the Abbey Animal Hospital team, where her passion for animals and commitment to excellence will undoubtedly make a positive impact on our clients and their beloved pets!