Our Careteam

Marielle grew up with pets, including cats and guinea pigs, and could always rely on her animal companions when she needed them. Many of her family, friends, and neighbors even called her “the animal whisperer!” For Marielle, working in the world of veterinary medicine is a way to give something back to the creatures who have given her so much. Now, she gets to help pets and their owners as a member of Claws N Paws Animal Hospital’s front-desk team.

Marielle has lived in Maryland for nearly 10 years, and first heard about an opening here at the clinic from a fellow employee. She didn’t waste any time applying—it wasn’t long before she was hired on as a member of the hospital team, and she’s been here ever since! Marielle especially likes to learn new things on a daily basis, and she loves to pass along that knowledge to pet owners in order to help them better care for their animal companions.

When she’s not at work, Marielle can be found teaching swimming lessons—nothing beats watching a child go from being afraid of the water to swimming completely on their own!—and enjoying the company of her own pets at home. She has a cat named Sylvester whose coat markings give him a permanent smile, as well as a gerbil, a parakeet, and a bearded dragon.
Brittany grew up in Pasadena and spent much of her childhood outdoors, playing in the mud with her brother and cousins. She’s always had a passion for nature and the earth’s creatures—it simply made sense for her to work hands-on with pets to help them live happier, healthier lives. Now, Brittany is thrilled to continue her journey in veterinary care as a member of the front-desk team here at Claws N Paws Animal Hospital!

Brittany began her veterinary journey at another nearby animal hospital, where she learned the ropes of the profession and gained invaluable experience in the field. She remained there for two years before making the decision to further her career—that’s when Brittany joined the team here at Claws N Paws Animal Hospital as a member of the reception team. Her favorite part of the job is getting to meet new pet owners and their adorable companions on a daily basis, and she would like to become a Veterinary Technician in the future to help pets in an even more hands-on way.

In her free time, Brittany enjoys shopping, riding dirt bikes, and spending time with her family and pets. She has a daughter, Kaylee, who has thoughts of becoming a veterinarian herself, as well as two wonderful pets: Junior, a Golden Retriever who almost always has a toy in his mouth; and a mischievous Jack Russell/Pug mix named Boobie.
Lead Veterinary Technician
Kristin can’t remember a time when she wasn’t passionate about animals. She was always volunteering to bring home the classroom pet during grade school, and couldn’t get enough of biology and other science classes. The older she got, the more her fascination grew. Kristin has always known that she wanted to work hands-on to better the lives of pets! She gets to do just that as the Lead Veterinary Technician here at Claws N Paws Animal Hospital.

Kristin is an Anne Arundel County native and attended Anne Arundel Community College to obtain her Veterinary Assistant certification in 2009. She signed on as an Assistant in her very first vet clinic that same year. Kristin joined the team at another local hospital as a Technician in 2013, and joined the Claws N Paws Animal Hospital family in August of 2017 after having earned her Bachelor’s degree from Stevenson University earlier that year.

Having known Dr. Singh for many years, Kristen was happy to join forces with him once again here at Claws N Paws Animal Hospital. She loves to educate pet owners on the importance of preventative care, diagnostic testing, and other healthcare measures, and she also likes to meet a great variety of pet and human personalities on a daily basis.

Kristin’s interests outside of work include drawing, spending quality time with family, and enjoying the company of her own pets at home. She has two animal companions: Akira, who loves to dance for treats and hog the bed, and Sasha, whose favorite pastime is sitting on her mom’s feet for love and attention.
Veterinary Technician
Ever since she was young, Sarah was fascinated by the medical field. She’s also had a lifelong love for animals that simply hasn’t quit. For Sarah, combining those two passions simply made sense. She’s proud to care for pets every day as a Veterinary Technician!

Sarah is from Columbia, Maryland and took classes at Anne Arundel Community College to study veterinary technology. She couldn’t be happier to help the pets and animal owners of the area here at Claws N Paws Animal Hospital, and she brings with her special interests in surgery, foreign body removals, and wound repair. Beyond the medical side of things, Sarah simply loves to spend time around fellow pet-lovers like herself—nothing beats meeting new animals and owners every day.

When she’s not at work, Sarah likes trying out new restaurants, exploring her town, and practicing her baseball swing at the batting cages. She lives with her boyfriend and step-daughter, and the family hopes to add a pet to the ranks in the near future!
Veterinary Technician
Briana had a special way with animals ever since her earliest days growing up here in Maryland. By the time she started riding horses and shadowing equine veterinarians, her mind was made up: Briana knew that she wanted to care for pets in a hands-on way in the world of veterinary medicine. Her dream never quit! Now, she’s a Veterinary Technician.

Briana was only a senior in high school when she signed on at her very first animal clinic as a Kennel Technician. Over time, she transitioned into reception work. Years later, after moving back to Maryland from North Carolina, she signed on as a Veterinary Technician at another nearby hospital before expanding her skillset at a few other area clinics. Then, Briana found her veterinary home here at Claws N Paws Animal Hospital—she’s been here ever since!

Most of Briana’s free time away from the clinic is spent with her son, Lennox. She also loves playing video games, catching up on her favorite television shows, exploring nature, and horseback riding (she’s been riding horses for more than 20 years now!).