Woodfield Veterinary Clinic, Inc.

Our Staff

Practice owner

  • Patrick K. Skipton , DVM

    When I was eight years old, I decided that I was going to become a veterinarian. That was a decision I have never to this day regretted. I enjoy being a veterinarian as much now as when I graduated from the University of Florida Veterinary School in 1982. I grew up in the Washington, DC area and attended the University of Maryland. Our family has lived in Damascus since 1985. Through my three children, Josh, Drew, and Rose, I have been involved in local youth sports,
    4-H, and community fairs. Besides spending time with my family and my two dogs, I love 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 two furry children are cats, Jacob and Marvin. 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 for the family atmosphere that is present here. My hobbies are my children and occasionally scrapbooking. Vetsuite_Img_46136

  • Les Goldsmith , VMD, Ph.D.

    Long time clients of Woodfield Veterinary Clinic might remember me as I started the practice in the 1980's and now I have proven that "you can come home again". I grew up in Montgomery County leaving to attend the University of Miami where I graduated in 1972. While studying at the University, I became determined to follow my dreams to become a veterinarian. I subsequently went to graduate school at the University of Rhode Island earning a masters and Ph. D. degrees before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. My wife Connie and our two girls, Beth and Kate, helped start the Woodfield Veterinary Clinic before we joined Johnson and Johnson to use all of my educational training. I was responsible for the safety, regulatory and medical affairs for the new no-calorie sweetener Splenda. After the success of Splenda, Connie and I returned to the area and my first love, clinical veterinary medicine. Vetsuite_Img_46304

Management Staff

  • Drew Skipton

    Hi, my name is Drew Skipton. I have been an employee at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic since 2001. I graduated from the University of Maryland in 2007 with a degree in Kinesiology. I am the office manager and a veterinary technician. I love working with all the animals at the clinic. When I am not working, I enjoying spending time with my daughter, Grace. I am also an assistant coach for the Damascus High School basketball team. Vetsuite_Img_46134

  • Carolyn Case

    My name is Carolyn Case. I am the Veterinary Records Secretary for Woodfield Veterinary Clinic and have worked here since February 2007. My husband, Kevin, and I have lived in Damascus since 1989. We have a daughter, Ashley, and two sons, Kyle and Denton, that also live with us. We have two very active Labrador Retrievers named Hunter and Maple. When I am not working, I love spending time with my family, reading and taking pictures. I love the family atmosphere here at the clinic! Vetsuite_Img_46315

  • Jennifer Harris

    Hi, my name is Jennifer Harris and I have been Woodfield Veterinary Clinic's bookkeeper since Feb. 2012. I have a degree in Finance. I am married and have 3 children who are very active in sports, which keeps me busy on weekends.

  • Jackie Cromer

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

    Hello, my name is Jackie Cromer and I have been a Veterinary Technician at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic for over 13 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 4 daughters, 2 son-in-laws, a grandson and a grand daughter on the way! Originally from upstate New York. We have lived in Clarksburg for almost 40 years. Currently owned by an elderly dog and 6 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!

  • Kelly McConville

    Hi, my name is Kelly McConville and I've been working at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic since I interned during my senior year in high school. I love it here so much that I come back to work  whenever I can during school breaks and during the summer. I am in veterinary school at The Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA.  I have wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. Woodfield Veterinary Clinic gives me great experience and I've learned so much just by working here!  I have one cat named Serena, a toy poodle named Beamer who has only one eye, and another toy poodle named Abe. Vetsuite_Img_46126

Veterinary Assistants

  • 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. Vetsuite_Img_46316

  • Griffin McDonald

    Hi, my name is Griffin McDonald. I am currently a student at Virginia Tech, majoring in Biology. I plan on attending veterinary school after I complete my undergraduate studies. I was a high school intern at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic and have worked here since January 2007. I currently work at the clinic only during the summers and during other school breaks. Vetsuite_Img_46468

8:00AM - 8:00PM
8:00AM - 6:00PM
8:00AM - 7:00PM
8:00AM - 6:00PM
8:00AM - 6:00PM
9:00AM - 2:00PM
For after hours emergency care call VCA/VRA in Gaithersburg at 301-926-3300 or Crossroads in Frederick at 301-662-2273. Large Animal emergencies please call 1-866-520-0203.