Audrey Barker, VMD

Practice Owner

Dr. Audrey Barker is a Maryland native and a proud resident of Baltimore City. Dr. Barker received her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2009 then continued on to receive her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013.

After graduation, Dr. Barker came to Baltimore to practice emergency and general wellness small animal medicine at one of the busiest, well-known animal hospitals in Baltimore. It was here that Dr. Barker developed advanced skills in urgent and critical care, surgery, dentistry, and management of chronic diseases. Alongside her passion for complex and challenging cases, a passion for supporting the human-animal bond also developed. Dr. Barker wholeheartedly believes that an animal receives the best care possible only when the veterinary care team works WITH the pet parent to address the pet’s holistic health needs, which include their emotional health. This is why Dr Barker is ecstatic to open Evergreen Veterinary Care, which is a full-service veterinary practice that employs Fear-Free techniques to create the best possible veterinary experience for both pets and their parents.

(Dr. Barker is photographed with an SPCA dog. She had adoptable pitties at her wedding.)

Outside of Evergreen Veterinary Care, Dr. Barker’s other passions include advocating for homeless pets (especially Pitbulls), and running Mere Saathi, a nonprofit that she started while in veterinary school to help empower impoverished village women in India by improving the health of the cows and goats that they keep and rely on for vital nutrition and income.

In her free time, Dr. Barker enjoys hanging out at the local coffee shop, traveling, and spending quality time with her husband and two kids, Phineous and Turtle (both felines).


Danielle Anthony, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Danielle Anthony is excited to be joining the team at Evergreen Veterinary Care as Medical Director. She graduated with distinction from the University of Colorado, earning a BA in Biology and Biochemistry. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree as Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.

Dr. Anthony has had 15 years experience as a veterinarian. After veterinary school, she served in the U.S. Army for three years, first as a Chief of Veterinary Services at the Great Lakes Naval Station treating military pets and working animals in the United States and then as Veterinary Team Leader in South Korea. In 2008, she led a special Army veterinary humanitarian mission to the hurricane-ravaged Dominican Republic. She moved to the Baltimore area in 2009 to follow her interest in emergency medicine, exotics, and small animal medicine at a busy multi-doctor, critical care hospital and worked there for nearly 10 years. Most recently, as Chief of Staff at a hospital in Silver Spring, she was responsible for the leadership and development of other veterinarians and veterinary nurses before returning to Baltimore City.

Dr. Anthony loves working with all animals of the furry, feathered, and scaly variety. She has received certifications in fear-free medicine and Recover CPR, and is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, American Veterinary Medical Association, Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Avian Veterinarians, and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. She is enthusiastic about bringing her expertise, experience and skills to the vibrant Evergreen Veterinary Care community and helping it continue to grow in medical excellence.

When she is not at the hospital, Dr. Anthony will often be found hiking, reading, dancing, kayaking, or maybe attempting/learning to play her newest hobby, golf.


Suzanne Scherping, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Suzanne Scherping has spent her whole life working with animals, and is excited to be joining the amazing team at Evergreen Vet Care. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Animal Science from the University of Vermont in 2006, followed by her DVM from Tufts University in Massachusetts in 2011. She has volunteered at animal rescue organizations across multiple states and the District of Columbia working with a wide variety of species. After graduation she did a brief stint in emergency medicine in Portland, Oregon before returning home to Maryland where she started her career in general practice.

Dr. Scherping has always been fascinated by behavior and psychology, both human and animal. As a vet, the hardest part of the job for her was seeing her patients afraid of her, and the opportunity to work at a Fear Free practice was a dream come true. As someone with a habit of adopting dogs with high levels of anxiety, she is grateful for the chance to be the kind of veterinarian her pups would want her to be. Aside from behavioral medicine, she also has special interest in geriatric care and dentistry, especially preventive dentistry.

In nice weather, Dr. Scherping can usually be found hiking, bird watching, gardening, kayaking, rock climbing, or removing invasive plant species from her yard. In awful weather, you can find her building bioactive enclosures for her reptiles, experimenting with new types of crafts, or on the sofa with her pit bull and her three cats attempting to read a book while being whacked in the face by various tails.


Jenna Hahn

Hospital Director

Jenna studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Towson University and she is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Jenna discovered her passion for animal care early on while working with large animals such as horses, donkeys, and goats at a farm near her childhood home.

In 2018 she began working with Dr. Barker in the small animal medical field. During that time, she developed an affinity for emergency surgery and she hopes to specialize in this field in the future. Jenna’s main priority as a veterinary nurse is giving the best possible standard of care to both clients and their pets and she’s so excited to be able to do exactly that at Evergreen Vet.

She resides in Baltimore County and has two fur-babies of her own, a golden doodle named Camden and a domestic short-haired cat named Benny.


Kristin Sparkman

Office Manager

Kristin is a lifelong Baltimorian and graduate of Roland Park Country School. Her first job in the veterinary field was as a Junior Zoo Keeper at the Baltimore Zoo over summers during high school. After college, she took a job as a kennel technician and soon realized her passion for client support and administration after experiencing life at a smaller, more client-centered practice. Now, with over 20 years experience in the field, she looks forward to bringing her knowledge and passion for people to Evergreen.

Relationship building is very important to Kristin. As Office Manager, Kristin will ensure that the core values of our practice are fully lived by all staff and that we give our best to our clients and patients- EVERY DAY!

Kristin resides in Baltimore City with her husband and 4 “kids”: dachshund Pewterschmidt, and 3 cats, Lucille, Fiona, and Basil. When not working at EVC, she enjoys gardening, tropical plants, fishing, cooking and watching her favorite team- THE BALTIMORE RAVENS!


Judy Scott

Veterinary Nurse

Born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Judy has been in love with animals since she was a child. She has two loving pets of her own: a cat that loves loafing in the sun and a dog who loves loafing by his humans. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a master’s degree in special education in 2009, she spent the next decade helping kids with special needs learn independence and prepare for life as adults.

In 2020, Judy decided to embark on a new career path in which she could pursue her lifetime love of animals. In January of 2020, she began interning with Dr. Barker and fell in love with the care and comforting of animals in veterinary medicine. In May of the same year, she became an intern with Evergreen Veterinary Care. Since that time, she has learned a great deal about the role of the veterinary nurse and became certified in the techniques of “Fear-Free” veterinary care. In January 2021, she became a full-time team member with EVC! She is looking forward to growing her knowledge and skills in the field of veterinary nursing, while providing her patients and the ones who love them, with love, care, and a fear-free experience.


Amanda Boisvert (Frenchie)

Veterinary Nurse

Amanda (Frenchie) graduated from Frostburg State University in 2015 with bachelor’s degrees in Wildlife and Fisheries and Interpretive Science and Natural History. Currently, she is finishing her veterinary science degree at Community College of Baltimore County to become a registered veterinary technician (RVT).

During her undergrad, she had the pleasant experience working in the research field studying big brown bats, whooping cranes, and cotton-tailed tamarins. Though, her true love is for reptiles and amphibians. She has a lovable bearded dragon named Spock and an albino corn snake named Drizzle.

Amanda fell in love with the veterinary field about 5 years ago when she moved back to Maryland after college and met Dr. Barker at one of Baltimore’s well-known emergency hospitals. Since then, she has been merging her two loves of wildlife science and animal medicine together getting as much experience helping aid in Wildlife rescue. Her dream for the future is to one day open her own animal rehabilitation center.


India Gasque

Veterinary Nurse

India is a proud member of Evergreen Veterinary Care. She has always had a love for animals growing up and decided in recent years that becoming a Vet Tech was the right career choice for her. India was born and raised in Columbia Maryland and is now a resident of Baltimore County. She enjoys caring for her 2 fur babies (King and Prince), 3 turtles (Mitch, Missy & Aspen), and a corn snake (Pumpkin). She has worked her way up from kennels at another well-known animal hospital, to a Vet Nurse Assistant here at EVC. Working with exotics and more is an ultimate dream of India’s; she won’t stop until it’s accomplished! India is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) to make her dreams a reality.


Rachel Ruth

Veterinary Nurse

Rachel recently joined the EVC family in late September. She started her career in veterinary medicine about 4 years ago when she started working at a small practice in her home town in PA. As she explored the field, she was given an opportunity to work at a well known emergency animal hospital in Baltimore. She ended up falling in love with emergency medicine and has worked there for the past 3 years. Rachel is happy to have joined EVC where she can continue learning and educating clients in a safe, fear free and happy environment for their pets.


Zac Lazarus

Educational Manager, Veterinary Nurse

Zac has recently joined the EVC family and is ecstatic to continue caring for patients in a fear free way. Zac has been a veterinary nurse for 13 years and has worked in many different environments, including general practice and emergency medicine. Zac hopes to continue expanding his knowledge with his new work family at EVC.


Drew Stromberg

Client Service Rep.

Drew has had a love of animals for as long as he can remember, and after years in the service industry he decided to find a career path that allowed him to be more involved with the care of the local critters. He studied political science at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

The best part of his day is meeting and getting to know not just all of our clinic visitors’ furry friends, but the interesting and caring pet owners that bring them in as well. He lives just up the street from the clinic with his two kitties Gonzo and Willy, and prides himself on being a proud and visible resident of the Roland Park/Evergreen neighborhood.


Rayjean Morgan, RVT

Veterinary Nurse

Rayjean was born in Baltimore and has lived here her whole life. She earned her Veterinary Technician Degree in 2016 from the Community College of Baltimore County and has been working in her career ever since. Rayjean enjoys learning new skills and helping others learn new skills too.

She is excited to begin her journey with the EVC team because she values stress-free patient care and everyone on the team does too! She started pretty early in her career exploring specialty medicine and is ready to return to General Practice to refresh her skills and make long-term bonds with her patients and their families.

When she is not learning and enjoying her career, she is snuggled up in a warm fuzzy blanket on the couch enjoying reality television. She also enjoys hiking, reading, and gardening. She learns and loves something new everyday about her cat Marley and her husband.


Aryn P.

Veterinary Nurse

Aryn’s enthusiasm for animals couldn’t be hidden even if they tried. Luckily they don’t have to hide it here at EVC! With this fear free environment as their foray into the animal medicine field, they have a storied resume, but their love for animals has always run deep and Aryn looks forward to growing their roots in the veterinary field.

Originally from rural Ohio, each time Aryn visits their family, tales of their love and childhood curiosity of all critters start replaying; stories that include such classics as “that time you found a snake and then you brought the snake in the house” and “Moby” and, a family favorite, “the slugs.” Aryn graduated from the international baccalaureate program of Wooster in 2009, earned their bachelor’s from Slippery Rock University of PA in 2013, and moved to Baltimore in 2015.

Since then, their life has been, like everyone else’s lives, a journey in making their own meaning, leaving things better than they found it, and learning to truly love themself in the silence. In their downtime, Aryn enjoys asking if they can pet your dog, tending to their plants, crocheting, playing with their cat Fry, and when the weather is nice, bicycling to work and longboarding with friends.


Kirsten Tate

Nurse Assistant

Kirsten started at EVC back in 2021 as an intern while she was still in high school. She is a hard worker that quickly took to the needs of the clinic. She can anticipate what’s needed to help the day flow smoothly and is always willing to lend a hand wherever needed. Now that she has graduated from high school, she has moved on to Vet Tech classes at CCBC! We are proud to have her as a part of our team and are excited to see her develop more skills as a nurse assistant and to nurture her into her career!


Naomi

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Naomi is a Southern Maryland native and grew up on a small hobby farm, helping to raise pygmy goats, Jacob sheep, cows, pigs, horses, and an assortment of dogs. She worked in the veterinary medicine field when she was going to college, graduating with her Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University in Mass Communication and Media Studies with a minor in English. Naomi bounced around career fields for a few years after graduating, and later became a certified trauma-informed yoga instructor. She worked at in-patient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers for years, teaching yoga, meditation, and mindfulness as sources for healing.

Naomi moved to Baltimore city in January 2022, continuing to teach yoga, lead support groups in rehabilitation centers, and lead Narcan trainings throughout the city. After much reflection and self-inquiry, Naomi realized she missed working with animals, and is extraordinarily grateful to be accepted on the team at Evergreen Veterinary Care, where she is a fear-free certified veterinary nurse assistant. Naomi learned that trauma affects both humans and animals in similar ways, and has combined her trauma-informed care with her service to the pets at EVC.

When she isn’t working, Naomi is teaching yoga, leading Narcan trainings, reading, writing poetry, playing saxophone, hiking, cuddling with her kitties, and going on adventures. She hopes to continue to deepen her understanding of animal behavior and psychology. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets!