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Doctors & Staff

Susan Longo, D.V.M.

Dr. Longo purchased the Annapolis Cat Hospital in May 1993 and opened the Bay Ridge Animal Hospital in April 1994. Having the opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of both her patients and clients is a huge part of being a doctor of veterinary medicine, and Dr. Longo strives to accomplish this everyday.

In her time off, Dr. Longo enjoys gardening, baking, reading, and home improvement. She lives in Edgewater with her husband and two children. They share their home with two Brittany Spaniels, Speedy & Sparky, and three cats, Comet, Capone, and Carley.


  • University of Memphis, Bachelor of Science
  • University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Areas of Interest: feline medicine, skin and ear disease

Elizabeth Wozniak, D.V.M.

Dr. Wozniak joined our team in October 1999. She is passionate about veterinary care and truly enjoys watching her patients grow.

In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, photography, and knitting. She shares her home with many animal companions, including her cats Junior, Frankie, Maurice, Howard, Bindi, Louie, Hoover, and her loving dog Addie.


  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Bachelor of Arts (Biology)
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology)
  • Michigan State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Area of interest: feline medicine

Sabrina Ngwira, D.V.M.

Dr. Ngwira is our new full time doctor as of June 2017, and we are excited to have her join our team.

In her spare time, Dr. Ngwira enjoys weight lifting and hair styling. She shares her home with Casper, an adorable flame-point Siamese who she’s had since 5 weeks of age and was her study buddy and partner in crime throughout her time in college and vet school; a second cat Nalia, a rescued barn cat who thinks she’s a dog; and a third cat Moonpie, who she adopted from our hospital.


  • Virginia Tech, Bachelor of Biological Sciences and Bachelor of Animal & Poultry Sciences
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Elise Powell, D.V.M.

Dr. Elise Powell joined Bay Ridge Animal Hospital in July 2018. Her medical style focuses on a holistic approach to preventative care with a strong belief that optimal health and happiness is achieved when an animal’s nutritional, genetic, behavioral and environmental needs are coordinated and addressed in a well balanced manner. Among her many passions is training and behavior, with over 25 years of experience in training, particularly as it relates to animal relinquishment and rescue. In practice, this knowledge is utilized to cultivate lifelong strong relationships between pet and owner. She has a particular fondness for getting puppies and kittens on the right track, but she also has a tender place in her heart for geriatric animals and pain management. She is currently enrolled in Curacore’s medical acupuncture course and will be certified in acupuncture in fall 2018.

Dr. Elise shares her home with her husband and two daughters. She has a German Shepherd named Bisous, and a black Labrador named Kossar. She can be found being active in the outdoors in her spare time. She loves cycling, running, hiking, traveling, and spending time on the water.


  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science (Biology)
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Areas of interest: training and behavior, preventative care, pain management, internal medicine and ultrasonography

Norella, General Manager

Brynn, Marketing & Client Communications

Mary, Veterinary Assistant

Jason, Veterinary Assistant

Mike, Veterinary Assistant

Ashley, Veterinary Assistant

Kristin, Veterinary Assistant

Kristin, Veterinary Assistant

Brittany, Veterinary Assistant

Ryan, Veterinary Assistant

Rico, Part Time Veterinary Assistant

Jenn, Part Time Veterinary Assistant

Grace, Seasonal Veterinary Assistant

Becca, Seasonal Veterinary Assistant