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Dr. Alfred Rayne

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A native of Wicomico County, MD, Dr. Rayne graduated from Virginia Tech Veterinary School in 1992. He, his wife and children live on a local farm with their dogs, cats and horses. Dr. Rayne has a great sense of humor, is quick-witted and very humble.

Dr. Jeffrey Reed

A Pug lover for sure, Dr. Reed graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007 and has been living and working on the Eastern Shore since 2010.  He, his wife and daughter enjoy life with their adorable dogs, cats and horses. Dr. Reed is also a passionate Buffalo Bills fan.

Dr. Tara Hickman

Dr. Hickman grew up on the Eastern Shore and had a love for animals from an early age. As a young girl, she can remember bringing her dogs to see Dr. Johnson, the former owner of Pocomoke Animal Hospital.


Dr. Hickman attended Virginia Tech and received her B.S. in 2004. She then remained in Blacksburg to complete her veterinary degree and graduated as a DVM in 2008 from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She then returned to the Eastern Shore and practiced in Salisbury, MD prior to joining the Pocomoke Animal Hospital team in 2012.


Dr. Hickman resides in northern Accomack County, VA with her husband, son and their two labs --Hokie and Gunner.

Our staff has the experience, education and equipment to provide your pet with excellent veterinary care. Even more, we have a warm loving heart for animals that transcends the normal doctor-patient relationship.


Pocomoke Animal Hospital, Inc. 

1139 Ocean Highway, Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851


Monday  7:30am-7:30pm

Tuesday 7:30am-5:00pm

Wednesday 7:30am-6:30pm

Thursday 7:30am-6:30pm

Friday     7:30am-5:00pm

Visit our sister site, Somerset Regional Animal Hospital
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Amy E. Manelski

Amy, our office manager, resides in Exmore, VA with her two sons Colin and Caleb and dogs Leroy and Marley. She loves caring for animals with special needs having two cats with cleft lips. She raises and fosters kittens and has bottle fed and adopted over 40 cats to-date. She enjoys monster trucks and time with her family and pets. Amy is an active member of the Exmore Moose Lodge and the Exmore Baptist Church.

Kristi Webb

Kristi is a veterinary assistant at Pocomoke Animal Hospital living locally with her partner Lyle, her dogs King and Jade and cats Muddy and Fat Louie. She has been with the practice since 2004 having a warm heart for animals. Kristi formerly worked as an Animal Cruelty Investigator under the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department.

Jillian Kus

Jillian is a licensed veterinary technician at Pocomoke Animal Hospital since 2013. She graduated from Delaware Technical and Community College with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She resides in Berlin, MD with her husband Andy, two dogs Sunny and Winnie and her cat Norbert.

Linda Taylor

Linda has been with Pocomoke Animal Hospital for 7 years. Linda previously worked as a 911 dispatcher which helped to prepare her for the hectic hospital pace. Linda wanted to be a veterinarian when she was growing up and feels she’s filling her purpose of helping animals and people working here. Linda lives on her home farm in Worcester County, MD with her husband Bryan, their dogs Carver and Cora and their horses, goats and chickens.

Leia Dudek

Leia is our client care coordinator. She enjoys wildlife, boating on the Eastern Shore’s waterways and fostering dogs --successfully placing 7 since coming to Pocomoke Animal Hospital. She resides in Pocomoke with her three dogs Axle, Dixie and Khal Drogo. 

Dr Rayne
Dr Reed
Dr Hickman
Amy Manelski
Kristi Webb
Jill Kus
Leia Dudek
Linda Taylor