Doctors & Staff
Susan Longo, D.V.M.
In May 1993, Dr. Longo purchased the Annapolis Cat Hospital, and just one year later, she opened the Bay Ridge Animal Hospital. For Dr. Longo, 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. She says she strives to accomplish this everyday.
Dr. Longo lives in Edgewater with her husband and two children. They share their home with two Brittany Spaniels, Speedy and Sparky, and three cats, Comet, Capone, and Carley. When’s she’s not working with animals, Dr. Longo enjoys reading, baking, gardening, and home improvement.
- 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 the Annapolis-Bay Ridge team in October of 1999. She is passionate about veterinary care and truly enjoys watching her patients grow.
She shares her home with many animal companions, including her cats Junior, Frankie, Maurice, Howard, Bindi, Louie, Hoover, and her loving dog Addie. In her free time, Dr. Wozniak enjoys knitting, reading, photography, and gardening.
- 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
Elise Powell, D.V.M.
Dr. Elise Powell joined the Annapolis Cat Hospital team 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.
In her spare time, Dr. Elise can be found being active in the outdoors. She loves cycling, running, hiking, traveling, and spending time on the water. She shares her home with her husband and two daughters. She has a German Shepherd named Bisous, and a black Labrador named Kossar.
- 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
Patricia Pleinis, D.V.M.
For over 30 years, Dr. Patricia Pleinis has worked in the veterinary field and brings her experience, passion, and outgoing personality to Annapolis Cat Hospital as a relief veterinarian. She earned her Bachelor of Animal Science at University of Maryland, College Park, and then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Her areas of professional interest include dermatology and radiology. From a young age, Dr. Pleinis enjoyed watching her hometown veterinarian work with her own pets and was inspired to pursue animal care as a career. She loves feeling like she makes a difference in the lives of pets everyday.
Dr. Pleinis grew up in Bowie, MD and now resides in Knoxville, TN with her husband and three children. She also shares a home with her three dogs and cat. When she is not providing quality veterinary care, she enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time on their pontoon boat.