About Us

When you take your pet to a veterinarian, you are entrusting the health of a family member to the doctors and staff. At Wicomico Veterinary Hospital, we understand the important role that pets play in our lives and we take pride in providing the highest quality medical care, in a friendly, family environment. All of our patients are treated as we treat our own pets; with compassion and gentle hands. Our clients are treated as friends! We listen to your concerns and work with you to achieve the best results for your pets. Our veterinarians and the staff are dedicated to providing the best care utilizing advances in technology to provide the patient and client a happy, loving, and long term relationship.


The most important asset to our hospital is the dedication, expertise, and training that our staff has accomplished. We value the role that our healthcare team contributes to the well being of your pet.

Dr. Heather Brooks DVM
Dr. Brooks graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Salisbury University in 1993. Dr. Brooks has taken advanced courses in dentistry and laser surgery techniques. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her dog Fin, and her cat, Keagan. She also enjoys going to the beach and horseback riding.

Dr. Paula Parham DVM
Dr. Parham graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University. She worked as a veterinary technician for over 15 years before returning to school to earn her DVM. She enjoys cooking, gardening, reading mysteries, watching classic movies (especially those with Cary Grant) and spending time at home with her husband Greg and cats Henry and Hyde when she isn’t working.

Kristina Elkins
Kris is currently our head receptionist. She has been with us for 7 years. She and her husband like to spend time in Assateague. Kris also enjoys cooking, and stocks her kitchen with produce from her organic garden which her dog Bailey loves to taste test for her.

Allison Chapman
Allison started here volunteering as a veterinary assistant in 2014. After working another job in the animal field, she decided to return to work as a veterinary technician. Her love and compassion for animals is very obvious. She is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science degree. In her free time, Allison enjoys spending time with her friends, family and cat, Lily.

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