Welcome to North Paws Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Hagerstown,MD
Call us at (240) 513-6030

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (240) 513-6030!

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NorthPaws Animal Hospital is owned and operated by Dr. Deanna Becker. We provide complete medical and surgical care for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, ferrets and smaller pets. It is our mission and privilege to provide your loved pet with the kind of exceptional, personalized and affordable health care that we expect for our own pets. We are conveniently located on Leitersburg Pike in Hagerstown, Maryland. We hope to see you soon!

If you live in Hagerstown or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our Doctors is a licensed MD veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

North Paws Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our Doctors has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Hagerstown veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (240) 513-6030 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Hagerstown veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Hagerstown pet owners.

At North Paws Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Our Doctors
Hagerstown Veterinarian | North Paws Animal Hospital | (240) 513-6030

21257 Leitersburg Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Office Hours


8:00 am-6:00 pm


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8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Paige Seilhamer, RVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Paige Seilhamer started at North Paws Animal Hospital as a summer intern in 2018 while she was attending Wilson College. Paige has now graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medical Technology with a minor in Animal Studies. She is excited to work at North Paws as a full time assistant while she studies to sit for her technician license. Paige has three dogs at home named Kaiya, Lana, Ryder and a large tank of goldfish. She has a special interest in exotic veterinary medicine and loves seeing the variety of small animals and birds that our doctors treat. 

  • Dr.
    Deanna Becker

    Dr. Deanna Becker was raised in Hagerstown, Maryland and graduated from St. Maria Goretti High School. In 1995, she graduated from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in Westminster, MD with a degree in Biology. For her first four years after college, Dr. Becker worked full-time as a molecular biologist doing HIV research in Gaithersburg, MD and part-time in the evenings as a Veterinary Technician.

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  • Dr.
    Regina Liskey

    Regina Liskey is a 2013 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She practiced in Winchester, Virginia for 5 years before moving to Hagerstown. She is excited to join the team at NorthPaws Animal Hospital! Dr. Liskey is passionate about veterinary medicine and providing a positive experience for pet owners and beloved pets alike. She provides general medical and surgical care for her patients and has completed advanced training in dentistry and ultrasonography. Dr. Liskey loves spending time with her husband, Tom, and their son, Colt. Together they have four cats and three dogs.

  • Nicole Rickard
    Practice Manager

    Nicole, a Hagerstown native, has spent her whole life in the animal industry. Getting her start as a teenager in a local pet store, she then started her technician career in 2001. She has worked as head technician for an exotic specialist as well as assistant practice manager in the past. She earned her Laboratory Animal Technician Certification from NIH in 2009. To be able to spend more time with her family she returned to general practice and has joined us as Practice Manager at North Paws. Nicole has 2 English Bulldogs named Gemma and Lyla and a cat named Cookie.

  • Brittany Shadrach, RVT
    Head Technician, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Brittany was born and raised in Hagerstown, MD.  From a very young age, she knew that her life would be spent taking care of animals. After graduating from South Hagerstown High School, she graduated from Hagerstown Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Biology. She then completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Medical Technology with a concentration in Biology at Wilson College. In 2011, Brittany started working in emergency vet medicine but after 6 years, she switched to day practice to continue learning and advancing her skills. Brittany resides in PA with her significant other, their 5 dogs, 2 cats and 2 ferrets.

  • Rebecca Lapole LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Rebecca grew up in Northern Virginia and has always dedicated her time to animals. She worked at a horse breeding farm and rode regularly. Before coming to work with us at North Paws, Rebecca went Blue Ridge Community College to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician and graduated in 2016. Following her graduation, she worked for a small private practice in Loudoun County, Virginia. Her and her husband now live in Berkeley County, West Virginia with their two pitbulls Mia and Chubbs.  When she’s not at work, Rebecca has a strong passion for cooking and spending time outdoors.

  • Rachael Kinley
    Marketing Manager and Receptionist

    Rachael is from Waynesboro, PA and is a graduate of Wilson College. She has been in the veterinary field for about 2 years and has a special interest in exotic animal care, orthopedic surgery, and rehab. She loves spending time at home with her 'zoo' which includes her 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 ferrets, Conure, rabbit, gecko, and chickens! When she's not at home she's probably hiking with her dogs Hannah and Piggy!

  • Camille Walker
    Veterinary Assistant

    Camille is a veterinary assistant here at NorthPaws Animal Hospital and a recent graduate from Muskingum University. She is currently a part-time molecular biologist intern at the National Zoological Park for the Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus Laboratory as well as an Elephant Keepers Aide in Washington D.C. She is an aspiring veterinarian who is currently in the process of applying to vet school. Growing up she has had an array of pets including ferrets, cats, dogs, lizards, farm animals, and rabbits. She currently has two pets, a golden retriever, beagle mix named Rosco, and a cat named Binks. In addition to being a race horse groom and a veterinary assistant, she has experience in IT as she was a Student Technician Supervisor for three years at her university. She is extremely interested in the collaborative nature of research and technology in veterinary medicine and its future development.

  • Katie Bachtell
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Katie lives in Greencastle, PA with her husband and dog McGee. She graduated from Mount Aloysius College with a degree in Business Administration. She has always had a love for animals and got her start in the veterinary world almost 5 years ago and hasn't looked back since.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Our family is so impressed with the love and compassion that we’ve been shown here. Dr. Becker and her staff have been incredibly diligent and helpful. Any question or concern we’ve had has been answered and they have gone out of their way to help us and our sweet dog!"
    Chloe F.
  • "Gabby & Jack had a wonderful visit with Dr. Becker. The staff was welcoming and kind; we felt as though we had been clients for years, not the first visit. I can't say enough nice things about Dr. Becker :) She was very caring as well personable and it was apparent she loves what she does. She took the time to actually listen and gave us peace of mind. We, as well as our Frenchies, are so happy we chose North Paws."
    Sandy S.
  • "We recently brought Maverick, our Great Dane to North Paws for a second opinion. Maverick had been sick and losing weight since Christmas. After many vet visits, Maverick was no better. Then we came to North Paws!! Dr. Becker and her staff were absolutely amazing!! After removing a squeaker from his intestines Maverick is now gaining weight and back to his old self!They saved our big guy!!"
    Megan K.
  • "I am in love with this place. I took my 2 yr old dog there yesterday and they did a wonderful job with her. She was so nervous and had to get shots but they talked to her and held her and even have her peanut butter which she absolutely loved. They were very informative and made sure I had no questions. Not to mention, I just got a follow up call from them asking how my baby girl was doing after her vaccines yesterday! They are wonderful and I highly recommend!!!"
    Kaitlyn W.

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