We spent a lot of time thinking about one statement that captures what we want our patients and their owners to experience every time they walk through our door. “You’ll feel better here” not only became our  motto, but also our philosophy. CityPets provides you with the highest quality comprehensive medical and dental care by a professional staff that always has your pet’s best interest at heart.

And since we’re a family-owned clinic, it’s only natural we treat our patients the same way. With respect, patience, compassion, and okay, maybe a few too many treats.


Dr. Jill Shook, DVM
Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Hood College, 1997
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001

Dr. Shook is a full-time veterinarian and a co-owner, along with her sister, Jenn Cimino. She began working at Whetstone Point Inner Harbor Veterinary Hospital in 2003. In 2005 she pursued a lifelong dream when she and her sister purchased the clinic and renamed it CityPets Veterinary Care & Wellness. She enjoys living in Baltimore with her fiancé and their cat Mischief.
Jennifer Cimino
Bachelor of Science
Bridgewater College of Virginia, 1999

Jenn is co-owner of CityPets. She works full time at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital as an Administrative Coordinator of Occupational Health. Jenn also works part-time here at CityPets as a receptionist. A former Federal Hillite, Jenn now lives in Rodgers Forge with her husband, 3 step children and their dog Xander.
Lea Martin, Receptionist

A friendly face around here since 1999, Lea keeps our practice running smoothly. She was a veterinary technician for almost 6 years before becoming a receptionist. An avid animal lover, Lea has a special fondness for ferrets, mice, rats, and hamsters. She has a spoiled cat named Raven.
Becky Perez, Veterinary Technician
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Virginia Tech, 2010

Becky came to work here at CityPets in 2010 after graduating college. Although she works full time as an ICU tech in Rockville, she enjoys every minute of her part-time hours spent at CityPets. Her goal is to continue hands-on training, and someday gain her certification as a veterinary technician. She has no pets of her own, but loves to dote on her parents’ Shiba Inus whenever possible.
Amanda Wong, Veterinary Technician

Amanda is a full time student at UMBC where she is a Pre-Veterinary Major studying Biology. Amanda worked at CityPets prior to starting college and we are thrilled she has rejoined the practice. Amanda has 2 rescued pets; a turtle and Buzz; her Thoroughbred horse.
Tava Cleghon, Veterinary Technician
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
St. Mary’ College of Maryland, 2003

Before joining the CityPets Veterinary Care and Wellness team, Tava did genetic research in Scotland on Drosophila (aka “fruit flies”), studied cytokine responses in Lupus patients at UC Davis, and kindled her love for helping animals at Advanced Animal Care Center in New York. Obviously, her interests are varied. She has a BA in psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and participated in a doctoral program at PGSP-Stanford Consortium studying clinical psychology. She is currently in a Veterinary Technology program to receive her animal nursing license and hopes to one day pair her two loves, psychology and animals, by starting a non-profit pairing abuse victims with therapy dogs. Tava is very excited to be part of the wonderful team at CityPets!
Courtney Sombers, Veterinary Technician

After graduating college Courtney lived and worked in various locations across the country including Kansas City, Missouri and Casper, Wyoming. She and her husband recently relocated to Baltimore from St. Thomas with their cats and two dogs and although she has both, she is most definitely a cat lady. She looks forward to meeting both you and your furry friend.
CityPets Veterinary Care & Wellness | 1212 S. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21230 | 410-752-7122
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