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.
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.
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.
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. Her career progressed when she assumed a management role in Veterinary Medicine in 2015.
Beyond her professional dedication to animals of all sizes, Nicole loves to read and cherishes quality time with her husband, Steve, and their dog, Savannah.
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.
Brittany joined the Abbey Animal Hospital team in December 2022, bringing a keen interest in radiology and animal behavior.
She thrives on connecting with clients and their furry companions. At home, she shares her life with two dogs – the affectionate pug, Cutie Pie, and the energetic blue heeler, Jasper, along with seven ducks.
In her leisure time, Brittany enjoys reading and scary movies. You can often find her hiking with Jasper or hitting the gym. Impressively, she’s participated in two powerlifting competitions and boasts a record of lifting 200 lbs.
Michelle’s passion for working with animals was evident from a young age. Her childhood was marked by various pets, from fish to dogs. In 2018, her life took an exciting turn when she married a sailor, embarking on a journey through different states. Settling in Texas, she pursued her Bachelor of Science, a testament to her dedication.
A new chapter in her life was started in 2022 with the birth of her daughter, which also prompted a return to Maryland. Michelle also joined the team at Abbey Animal Hospital. What she cherishes most about her time at Abbey is the opportunity to interact with diverse patients, fueling her particular interest in animal behavior.
You’ll often find her pursuing her 1-year-old daughter or sharing adventures with her husky Koda outside work. Michelle enjoys photography, traveling, and whipping up desserts for her loved ones.
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.