Dr. Kim Hammond, D.V.M., M.B.A.
Dr. Hammond founded the Falls Road Animal Hospital in his native Baltimore, one of the first veterinary hospitals of its kind in the nation. Falls Road ranks in the top 1 percent of veterinary practices in the country – with 100,000 patients treated a year. Learn more about Dr. Hammond
Dr. Keisha Hayward (formerly Dr. Keisha Adkins) is the Medical Director of Falls Road Animal Hospital. She graduated from Messiah College in Grantham, PA with a Bachelor of Science in 2000. She completed her veterinary training at the Ohio State University in 2004. At Ohio State, Dr. Hayward had the opportunity to work with board-certified veterinary surgeon Dr. Ken Johnson on several clinical trials involving orthopedic surgery and exercise science. She also arranged an externship at the Mid-Atlantic Specialty Hospital in Southern Maryland focusing on orthopedic surgery and canine physical therapy. Dr. Hayward has completed further training courses for internal and external skeletal fixation, soft tissue surgery, reconstructive surgery and endoscopy. She supervises the Falls Road Animal internship program that mentors many veterinary and pre-veterinary students each year.
She currently lives with her husband and two children in Ellicott City with their German shepherd. She enjoys playing soccer, hiking, biking and tackling various home improvement projects.
Dr. Danielle Anthony completed her undergraduate degree from University of Colorado and earned her DVM from The Ohio State University in 2006. She served the US Army for three years, first as Chief of Veterinary Services at the Great Lakes Naval Station, then as a Field Veterinary Officer in South Korea. In 2008, she volunteered to be the veterinarian on a special Army mission to the hurricane-ravaged Dominican Republic.
Dr. Anthony is pleased to be a part of the Falls Road Animal Hospital medical staff where she intends to pursue her interest in exotic and small animal medicine. In her free time she might be found hiking, climbing, doing yoga, or possibly just curled up in a chair at the coffee shop, reading.
Dr. Audrey Barker grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2009. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated Phi Zeta in May 2013. In veterinary school Dr. Barker was involved in multiple trips to third world countries providing veterinary care. She currently has an ongoing long term project in India, helping village women learn safer and more efficient ways to milk their cows and buffalos.
Dr. Barker is excited to be living in her home state and once again be able to frequent Camden Yards and the Baltimore Aquarium. Her special interests at Falls Road Animal Hospital include soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. She enjoys traveling, softball, being involved in community theater, and most of all, cuddling with her pets at home.
Dr. Ron Fallon received his veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University in 1974, with a special interest in surgery. After several years of private general practice, he completed a Surgical Residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He received additional training at The Ohio State University in both soft and orthopedic surgery and at Colorado State University in Surgical Oncology. In 1986, he completed his surgical training after a rotating appointment at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Fallon was Chief of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, MD. from 1986-1989; he was the first person in Maryland to provide a physical therapy and rehabilitation program for his patients.
He has been a speaker at state and national veterinary conferences and has published journal articles and co-authoredarticles in surgery textbooks.
Dr. Fallon is certified to perform both the TPLO and the TTA procedures. He has been part of the regions foremost total hip replacement team starting with Dr. Marvin Olmstead of The Ohio State University in 1992, continuing on with Dr. Jon Dyce in 2005, providing those services to about 1000 patients in the area.
He has provided ambulatory veterinary surgical services to the greater Washington/Baltimore and Mid-Atlantic regions since 1989.
Dr. Forte was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She developed a love of animals at a young age and always knew a career dedicated to helping animals was in her future. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stevenson University in 2013. In order to gain experience in the field, Dr. Forte began working as a veterinary assistant at Falls Road Animal Hospital while completing her undergraduate degree. She then went on to complete her veterinary degree at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018.
Dr. Forte is excited to be part of the FRAH family and back in Baltimore once again. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking with her 3 dogs, and going to Orioles games.
Dr. Michael Herko received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1989 and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine form the University of Tennessee in 1993. He has a special interest in small animal exotic medicine. He is originally from Boca Raton Florida. Dr. Herko has three dogs and five cats at his home. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with his animals and his wife Nancy, a technician at Falls Road Animal Hospital.
Amelia has a cat, Ferdinand Magellan, a German Shepherd, Ares, and a cockatiel, Scout Finch. Ferdinand lives in an apartment in Hampden. He allows Amelia to live with him as long as she feeds him and changes his litter box. In their free time, Amelia and Ares enjoy hiking, running and swimming together. Amelia also enjoys yoga, going to the beach, skiing and is an amateur sewer and knitter.
Dr. Kristen Szendrey is originally from Long Island, NY. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Sacred Heart University with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. After her undergraduate, she attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year a LSU (Geaux Tigers!). Her special interest is in exotic species but she love dogs and cats just the same.
When not at work, you will find Dr Szendrey hiking with her dog Khaleesi, reading, attending sporting events and concerts.
Dr. Kelly Zier grew up on a beef farm in Frederick County, MD where she spent her childhood showing beef steers, market lambs and horses in her local 4-H club. Dr. Zier’s love of animals began when she was very young, riding along on farm calls with her grandfather who was a mixed animal vet. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2011 with bachelor’s degrees in both Dairy Science and Animal and Poultry Science she moved to St. Kitts to pursue her dream of veterinary school at Ross University. Dr. Zier completed her clinical year at University of Florida’s Veterinary school, where her true love for wildlife and exotic medicine began to flourish. In 2013 Dr. Zier took her first trip to South Africa, interning at Kruger National Park, working with multiple wildlife species and practicing conservation medicine. Since then she has returned yearly to various countries in southern Africa to donate her time and skills as a veterinarian for wildlife/conservation medicine. Dr. Zier has a particular passion for Rhino conservation medicine and recently became certified to chemically and physically immobilize and treat African Wildlife species.
Dr. Zier moved to Baltimore in 2017 after practicing mixed animal/exotic medicine in Oregon and Virginia. When Dr. Zier is not at Falls Road Animal Hospital she enjoys hiking with her two rescue dogs Bonnie and Clyde, traveling, going to concerts, swimming and reading with her cat Willow snuggled up next to her. Dr. Zier sees all types of animals: dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small mammals.