Phone: 301-948-0158

Fax: 301-948-4093

5910 Sundown Road
Laytonsville, Maryland 20882



Monday - Friday, 8am-7pm
Saturday, 8am-4pm
Sunday*, 11am-12pm
*pick up/drop off only on Sunday


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Link to Washingtonian ArticleRecognized again in 2014 by Washingtonian Magazine's BEST VET

Recognized again in Angie's List as


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Sundown Kennels

is again recognised as a top boarding facility in "Sniffing out the Best Kennels". A Washington Consumers' Checkbook Report in Fall 2014/Winter 2015


Claire R. Godwin DVM

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Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine 1984

Dr. Godwin founded the Laytonsville Veterinary Practice in 1988 at its original site on Route 108. She designed and built the current facility on Sundown Road, opening its doors in May of 2000. She and her husband live in Laytonsville. Dr. Godwin has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and dentistry. She also has three dogs, two cats, and several Arabian horses that she actively competes in endurance.

Patricia Keener DVM

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Ohio State University 1986

Dr. Keener joined the Laytonsville Veterinary Practice in 2000, and is an exceptionally talented surgeon. Dr. Keener lives in Olney with her husband and one cat and one dog. When she's not in the practice, you can find her at the tennis court.

Robert Fitzpatrick DVM

Dr. Fitzpatrick

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine 2008

Dr. Fitzpatrick joined the practice in 2008 and brings to us a thoughtful approach to medical cases, and special interests in endoscopy and ultrasound. In his spare time, Dr. Fitzpatrick enjoys fishing and racquetball and spending time with his boxer.

Kelsey Krammer DVM

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Ohio State University 2016

Dr Krammer joined our staff in 2016 after graduating from OSU.
She grew up in Woodbine Maryland and even worked at LVP as a veterinary assistant prior to veterinary school we are happy she returned to us as a doctor. Dr Krammer has a particular interest in animal behavior and veterinary dentistry.