Germantown Veterinary Clinic’s Vets & Staff
At Germantown Vet, we’re proud to have some of the best veterinarians in Montgomery County, MD. Everyone on our team has decades of experience—and together, we have over 80 pets! We combine our years of education and practical skills with our love of animals to provide the best possible care for all of our patients.
Schedule your visit with one of our experienced veterinarians in Germantown, MD by giving us a call at 240-252-7467240-252-7467 or clicking the appointment button to the right!
We have an amazing team of veterinarians and techs at Germantown Vet. Learn more about the doctors we have on staff:
Dr. Lucy Tidd is a graduate of Cornell University (BS Animal Science) and Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently sits on the Alumni Board for the latter institution. Dr. Tidd has a special interest in internal medicine, and she enjoys challenging medical and surgical cases.
Dr. Tidd enjoys a busy home life as well—she has a son named Aidan, two dogs, and two cats. She is also an avid equestrian and has won many national and world titles in dressage.
Dr. Bianca Eastep is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She is certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) to perform veterinary acupuncture—a centuries-old alternative medicine option that we’re happy to offer here at Germantown Vet.
In her spare time, Dr. Eastep enjoys the outdoors. She loves biking, tennis, hiking, and traveling.
Growing up on her family’s dairy farm, Dr. Gryskiewicz realized her love of animals early and decided becoming a veterinarian was her dream. She attended the University of Wisconsin for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. After graduation, she worked in a mixed animal practice near Minneapolis/St. Paul before moving to Maryland in January 2008 to join us at Germantown Vet.
Although she’ll always be a Wisconsin fan at heart, Dr. Gryskiewicz enjoys all of the sports entertainment here in the DC area. She also loves being so close to the beach and definitely isn’t missing the bitter cold of Wisconsin!
Dr. Becky Rizol is a graduate of King’s College (BS Neuroscience) and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she completed a one year internship at a small animal medical-surgery practice in Gaithersburg, MD. Dr. Rizol takes a special interest in critical care medicine and acupuncture therapy.
Originally hailing from Haverton, PA, Dr. Rizol is a big Philly sports fan, and she and her feisty calico cat Sadie love cheering on their favorite teams.
Dr. Rachel Croen
Dr. Croen also originally hails from the great state of Wisconsin. She earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Croen loves being a family veterinarian because it allows her to provide personalized care to patients of all life stages. When she is not caring for her patients, Dr. Croen enjoys running and hiking, exploring new places and cuisines, and spending time with her husband and their very spoiled cat Louis XIV.
Dr. Claire Porter
Dr. Claire Porter was born and raised in Montgomery County. She attended the University of Maryland in College Park (Go Terps!) and earned her DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College. Her special interests include exotic animal medicine, pain management and surgery.
Outside of work, Dr. Claire enjoys hiking, cooking and watching the Terps, Redskins and Capitals. She and her husband share their home in Frederick with eight chickens, two turtles and Barrett the Corgi.
Meet Our Veterinarians
Do you want to meet our great veterinarians in Germantown, MD? It’s as easy as scheduling an appointment or stopping in to visit our state-of-the-art animal hospital. Our vets treat dogs, cats, and pocket pets (such as hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, etc.). Your pets will benefit from our full surgical suite and high-end technology.
Our vets offer a wide range of veterinary services, including:
- Annual check-ups
- Veterinary surgery
- Veterinary dentistry
- Veterinary acupuncture
- Advanced veterinary care
- General wellness
- Preventative care
- Pocket pet vet care
- Alternative veterinary medicine
- Primary care
- New pet owner
- Flea & tick prevention
- Senior pet care
- Weight management
- Veterinary cardiology
- Veterinary dermatology
- Veterinary pain management
- And more!