Staff


Brad Gividen, D.V.M

Dr. Brad Gividen, originally from Middletown, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati) attended Ohio State University for his undergraduate and veterinary education. After graduating vet school, he moved to Maryland where he has been in private practice for over 17 years, 15 of which have been in Carroll County. In 2008 he took over Rolling Hills Animal Hospital. Dr. Brad enjoys small animal medicine and surgery as well as caring for the occasional pocket pet.

Dr. Brad Gividen, originally from Middletown, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati) attended Ohio State University for his undergraduate and veterinary education. After graduating vet school, he moved to Maryland where he has been in private practice for over 17 years, 15 of which have been in Carroll County. In 2008 he took over Rolling Hills Animal Hospital. Dr. Brad enjoys small animal medicine and surgery as well as caring for the occasional pocket pet.

He is married with one son, Mason, and a daughter, Harper. He also has two grown up step children. His family includes a dog, a cat, two rabbits and several fish. He enjoys time outdoors: hiking, riding four-wheelers, gardening and working in the yard. Most of all, he enjoys working with his clients and their pets.

Maurene Sutton, D.V.M.

Dr. Maurene Sutton was born in Lunenburg, Virginia where her family raised commercial beef cows.  She attended Virginia Tech and received her Bachelor's degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences in 2003.  She continued her education there and graduated from the Virginia-Maryand Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.  When Maurene first moved to Carroll County, she predominately practiced on dairy cattle at a mixed animal hospital but then transitioned to a companion animal veterinarian and has been practicing in the area for the last 9 years.  She is married to Jeff with one daughter, Lucy, and one step daughter, Jillian.  Maurene enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, Hokie football and any excuse to be outside.

Dr. Maurene Sutton was born in Lunenburg, Virginia where her family raised commercial beef cows.  She attended Virginia Tech and received her Bachelor's degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences in 2003.  She continued her education there and graduated from the Virginia-Maryand Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.  When Maurene first moved to Carroll County, she predominately practiced on dairy cattle at a mixed animal hospital but then transitioned to a companion animal veterinarian and has been practicing in the area for the last 9 years.  She is married to Jeff with one daughter, Lucy, and one step daughter, Jillian.  Maurene enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, Hokie football and any excuse to be outside.

Katie Yingling, Operations Manager

Katie was born and raised in Carroll County. She has been in veterinary medicine since 2011. Her pride and joy is her 4 year old border collie, Shep. She also has 3 barn cats. As a child she was in 4-H and FFA. She enjoys raising sheep. Katie loves to travel, especially to Montana where she dreams of one day owning a ranch. She has set a personal goal for herself to visit all the National parks in the U.S.

Katie was born and raised in Carroll County. She has been in veterinary medicine since 2011. Her pride and joy is her 4 year old border collie, Shep. She also has 3 barn cats. As a child she was in 4-H and FFA. She enjoys raising sheep. Katie loves to travel, especially to Montana where she dreams of one day owning a ranch. She has set a personal goal for herself to visit all the National parks in the U.S.

Dana Brownley, Veterinary Technician

Dana was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She has been a Carroll County resident since 1994. She has been a veterinary technician since 1999 and has worked at several veterinary hospitals in Baltimore and Carroll counties. She has been with Rolling Hills since 2016.

Dana currently resides in Hampstead with her husband John and their 3 children Aurora, River, and Dylan. She also shares her home with 2 dogs, Luna and Achilles, and her cat, Clarice.

In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, shopping, and reading.

Dana was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She has been a Carroll County resident since 1994. She has been a veterinary technician since 1999 and has worked at several veterinary hospitals in Baltimore and Carroll counties. She has been with Rolling Hills since 2016.

Dana currently resides in Hampstead with her husband John and their 3 children Aurora, River, and Dylan. She also shares her home with 2 dogs, Luna and Achilles, and her cat, Clarice.

In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, shopping, and reading.

Dena Sherman, Veterinary Technician

Dena was born in New York and raised in the Poconos. In her 20 year career as a veterinary technician, as well as working with cats and dogs, she has worked with many exotics such as mountain lions, monkeys, sloths, birds, and reptiles. Her favorite parts of the job are training, orthopedic surgeries, dentistry, and working with large dogs. She has resided in Hampstead for the last 8 years, with her spouse of 13 years. She also shares her home with two French bulldogs, Astrid and Ali, her 3-legged mixed breed, Amara, two cockatiels, Blade and Chuckie, and one cat, IT (Pennywise). She is also the proud parent of an 18 year old daughter, Isabella, In her spare time she enjoys working on her art.

Dena was born in New York and raised in the Poconos. In her 20 year career as a veterinary technician, as well as working with cats and dogs, she has worked with many exotics such as mountain lions, monkeys, sloths, birds, and reptiles. Her favorite parts of the job are training, orthopedic surgeries, dentistry, and working with large dogs. She has resided in Hampstead for the last 8 years, with her spouse of 13 years. She also shares her home with two French bulldogs, Astrid and Ali, her 3-legged mixed breed, Amara, two cockatiels, Blade and Chuckie, and one cat, IT (Pennywise). She is also the proud parent of an 18 year old daughter, Isabella, In her spare time she enjoys working on her art.

Katie Horton, Veterinary Technician

Katie was born and raised in Carroll County, Maryland where she attended Westminster High School. In 2019, she graduated from McDaniel College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Katie has been a veterinary technician at Rolling Hills since 2016. In her free time, she enjoys, camping, riding horses, cozying up with a good book, spending time with friends and family, and never misses a chance to get outdoors with her dog, Max.

Katie was born and raised in Carroll County, Maryland where she attended Westminster High School. In 2019, she graduated from McDaniel College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Katie has been a veterinary technician at Rolling Hills since 2016. In her free time, she enjoys, camping, riding horses, cozying up with a good book, spending time with friends and family, and never misses a chance to get outdoors with her dog, Max.

Ashlynn Eckard, Veterinary Technician

Ashylnn was born and raised in Carroll County. She has been in the veterinary profession for 6 years, and has been with Rolling Hills since 2016. She currently resides in Taneytown with her husband of 6 years, James, and their 9 year old daughter, Piper. They have 4 dogs, 5 cats, chickens and ducks. In her spare time she enjoys making soap, candles, crochet, and gardening. She aspires to one day own a farm in Tennessee. 

Ashylnn was born and raised in Carroll County. She has been in the veterinary profession for 6 years, and has been with Rolling Hills since 2016. She currently resides in Taneytown with her husband of 6 years, James, and their 9 year old daughter, Piper. They have 4 dogs, 5 cats, chickens and ducks. In her spare time she enjoys making soap, candles, crochet, and gardening. She aspires to one day own a farm in Tennessee. 

Mary Gividen, Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Maryland, Mary has been working in the veterinary field for over 22 years. She has worked as a team member and in supervisory positions at several animal hospitals in and around the Baltimore Metropolitan area. She also worked with an orthopedic and soft tissue surgeon as well as a radiologist where she was responsible for the care of hyperthyroid cats that were undergoing a radioactive iodine treatment known as I-131.

Born and raised in Maryland, Mary has been working in the veterinary field for over 22 years. She has worked as a team member and in supervisory positions at several animal hospitals in and around the Baltimore Metropolitan area. She also worked with an orthopedic and soft tissue surgeon as well as a radiologist where she was responsible for the care of hyperthyroid cats that were undergoing a radioactive iodine treatment known as I-131.

Mary has been with Rolling Hills since her husband took over the practice in 2008. She works as a part-time employee splitting her time between the front desk and assisting the doctors. She enjoys interacting with the clients and their pets. Her special interests include educating pet owners about proper care and training of their furry family members with an emphasis on creating a strong bond from the beginning with new puppies and kittens.

Outside of the hospital, Mary enjoys vacations to the Outer Banks (among other beaches), gardening, cooking, and her guilty pleasure of watching reality TV shows. She shares her home with her husband-Brad, their son-Mason, their dog-Stella, cat-Chili, and rabbits named Skittles and Nugget. She has two older children, Jessica and Zachary. Jessica works as a veterinary assistant at an animal hospital in Pennsylvania but fills in at Rolling Hills when needed.

Rebekah, Receptionist

Rebekah was Born and Raised in Maryland. She has been in the veterinary field for two years. She has had a strong passion for helping people and animals her whole life and works as a youth pastor at her church. She enjoys spending time with her cat, Yoda and her three dogs Harley, Shelby, and Hank. She enjoys photography, spending time with family, and never misses a moment to get out and go to the park or go hiking with her dogs.

Rebekah was Born and Raised in Maryland. She has been in the veterinary field for two years. She has had a strong passion for helping people and animals her whole life and works as a youth pastor at her church. She enjoys spending time with her cat, Yoda and her three dogs Harley, Shelby, and Hank. She enjoys photography, spending time with family, and never misses a moment to get out and go to the park or go hiking with her dogs.

Madison Semies, Assistant

Madison was born and raised in Carroll County, Maryland where she graduated from Century High School in 2020. She is currently in school at Carroll Community College where she is going to complete the Vet Tech program. She lives on a farm where she has 4 horses, 2 dogs, and many other animals. She loves being outside, riding horses, and hopes to become a large animal vet tech in the future.

Madison was born and raised in Carroll County, Maryland where she graduated from Century High School in 2020. She is currently in school at Carroll Community College where she is going to complete the Vet Tech program. She lives on a farm where she has 4 horses, 2 dogs, and many other animals. She loves being outside, riding horses, and hopes to become a large animal vet tech in the future.