Meet two doctors who have joined the staff at VCA Calvert Veterinary Center.
Dr. Dvorkin is a recent graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Baltimore and is looking forward to returning to her native roots. Dvorkin graduated from Northwestern University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and economics. After spending a few years as a business analyst, she realized that she wanted to turn her passion for caring for animals into a career. She began working at veterinary clinics, taking courses at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and ultimately attending veterinary school at Virginia Tech.
Within veterinary medicine, Dvorkin specializes in the care of small animals. She has special interests in small animal behavior, alternative medicine and internal medicine. Outside of the office, Dvorkin is passionate about bringing medical and veterinary care to underserved populations. She has traveled to Latin America and Africa on various medical mission trips over the last two decades. She recently travelled with World Vets to Ecuador, with RAVS to North and South Dakota, and with Partners For World Health to Senegal and Uganda.
Outside of her veterinary work, Dvorkin has an olde English bulldogge named Murphy and a thoroughbred/warmblood cross horse named Connor. She is an avid equestrian and has been riding horses since the age of 2. She enjoys all outdoor activities and can often be found hiking, trail-riding, or lounging with one of her animals. Dvorkin looks forward to joining the VCA team and continuing her lifelong commitment to caring for animals, learning and serving her community.
Dr. White joined Calvert Vet in July, bringing her education from The Pennsylvania State University, Wildlife and Fisheries, and University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine.
The Maryland native has two pets of her own, a 6-year-old micro Yorkie named Trace and a 1-year-old tabby cat named Larry.
“I love getting to know clients and working with them to give their pets the best life possible,” she said. “It is so rewarding watching them grow and thrive!”
Outside of work, she has been reconnecting with her Polish heritage through food, from family recipes to classic favorites. She also has a large plant collection.
White is excited to work with exotics and pocket pets. “I look forward to learning more about exotic medicine and getting some experience caring for a wider variety of pets,” she said.