Woodfield Veterinary Clinic, Inc.

Woodfield Veterinary Clinic, Inc. is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Damascus, MD. The professional and courteous staff at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic, Inc. seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

Woodfield Veterinary Clinic, Inc. strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Damascus, MD and surrounding areas. Community involvement is a very important part of Woodfield Veterinary Clinic. Our activities include pet shows at the Damascus Community Fair, Career Days at local elementary and middle schools, High School Internships, 4-H, Montgomery County Fair and local sports programs. We welcome small group tours such as nursery schools and scout troops. Please call us and we will be happy to schedule a convenient time for a tour. We pride ourselves on the close family atmosphere between employer, employees, clients and their pets.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Woodfield Veterinary Clinic, Inc. can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create an atmosphere of warmth for you, our client, and to provide the best veterinary care available for your pet.

Our Motto
Your pets are as important to us as they are to you!

  • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thu, Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Patrick K. Skipton, DVM

    Owner / Veterinarian

    I can’t think of a better place to be a veterinarian and raise a family then Damascus. Since coming to Damascus in 1985, I have worked with thousands of clients and their animals. From dogs and cats to cows and goats, and I have loved every minute of it. Growing up in Maryland I knew I wanted to become a veterinarian from a very young age. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland. I subsequently obtained my veterinary degree at the University of Florida in 1982. My wife, Maria, and I have three children all grown now. They went to schools in Damascus, worked at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic, and participated in community sports and 4-H clubs.

    Our goal at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic is to help people keep their pets and animals well and give them excellent care when they are sick. I enjoy working with and mentoring young people interested in veterinary medicine. I am also involved in community activities such as schools, sports, 4-H clubs, the Damascus Community Fair, and the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. When not at the office I enjoy sports and gardening. Woodfield Veterinary Clinic allows me to do what I love, practice veterinary medicine and help people.

  • Erin H. Spelman, DVM


    For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a veterinarian. Most of my growing up years were spent in Tennessee. I completed my undergraduate studies at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. I then attended the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2000. My husband Paul and I have twin boys, Jeremy and Billy, and a daughter, Janie. Our three furry children are cats, Camo and Marvin, and Skippy the dog. I enjoy seeing the variety of animals that come into our clinic. I believe that each animal is unique and sometimes requires unique solutions for their medical problems and care. While most of my classmates are on their second and third practice, I have been at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic since my graduation. That is entirely due to the people I work with and the family atmosphere that is present here. My hobbies are my children, reading and gardening.

  • Jennifer Harris

    Office Manager
    Hi, my name is Jennifer Harris and I have been Woodfield Veterinary Clinic's bookkeeper since Feb. 2012 and started as the office manager in July of 2023. I have a degree in Finance. I am married, have 3 kids and 2 labrador retrievers. When I'm not at work I enjoy being outside walking or hiking and spending time with my family.  I have lived in Frederick County most of my life. I enjoy working at the clinic as the office manager, and the bonus to my job is meeting all the wonderful pets we have come into the office.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Jackie Cromer


    Hello, my name is Jackie Cromer and I have been a Veterinary Technician at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic for over 15 years. I have always had a love for animals, so this is an ideal job for me! I am married to Dave, and we have four daughters, two son-in-law’s, a grandson and three granddaughters. Originally from upstate New York. We have lived in Clarksburg for almost 40 years. Currently owned by 5 cats, life is never dull at home or here at the clinic! I enjoy my work here and am proud of the work we do!

    Personal Quote: "Don't worry, we'll take good care of your pet."
  • Jan Bryner


    My name is Jan Bryner. I have worked at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic since September 2007. I’ve been a client of the clinic since we moved into the area in 1986. I’m a widow with a wonderful son Jim, daughter-in- law Angie and two grandchildren to spoil. I’ve had dogs my whole life, occasionally showing my Rotties and have added a Weimaraner to my household. In addition to my dogs, my hobbies include reading and gardening. I’m a Washington, DC native and have worked in the Human Resources Administrative field for many years. Now being “semi-retired”, I’m pleased to be among the great staff at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic.
  • Gayle Cole


    Hi, my name is Gayle. I have been working at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic for 10 years, soon to be 11. I grew up on a farm in Sunshine, MD. I have been working with animals for 33 years and 27 of those years have been in the Veterinary Field. I am passionate about educating clients to better care for their pets. I pride myself on the quality care I give animals when they are in for surgeries and / or routine care. In my free time I enjoy riding motorcycles, playing pool, and spending time with my family & friends. I’m proud to be a Woodfield Veterinary team member!