Dr. Griffing loves that pets enrich our lives and provide us so much love and enjoyment. She finds great joy in helping pets feel their best and assisting in owner education so that you may more fully provide for your furry friends. She is happy to help with a variety of areas including wellness care, training and behavior tips, nutrition consulting, and understanding medical conditions. She strives to create a collaborative relationship to help you be engaged in your pet’s well-being.
Dr. Griffing has a passion for minimally invasive and quality of life improvement surgeries. With Dr. Griffing’s arrival, we are now offering a variety of laparoscopic (key-hole) surgeries which use cameras and smaller instruments to do the procedure. They require smaller incisions and have decreased risk of infection, which means your pet is feeling better faster. Dr. Griffing also does brachycephalic airway surgeries, fold/tissue resection procedures (nasal, vulvar, tail folds, and entropion), stomach tacking (gastropexies), cystotomy/cystoscopy and urethrostomy (PU/SU), among other procedures.
Dr. Griffing is taking over for Dr. Wright as managing veterinarian at Countryside Animal Clinic and hopes to continue the goals that he and Dr. McVey originally set for the practice of quality care with a personal touch. Growing up in the rural Carolinas with a large extended family helped to mold her work ethic and interpersonal communication. She attended NC State University for undergrad and a Masters of Nutrition. She ventured out to California for veterinary training at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Griffing is internship trained through Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She spent years practicing in both small animal general practice and as director of emergency medicine in the DC area before coming to call Countryside home in late 2017.
When not in the clinic, Dr. Griffing enjoys spending time with her handy husband and lovely daughter, preferably outdoors: camping, hiking, canoeing, or travelling. When possible she likes to paint and do crafts. Her mixed breed dog (Diesel – because he was found at a gas station) will occasionally decide to come to work with her, but the three cats (Fiona, GiGi, and Ronin) prefer to wait until she’s home to fight over lap space.