Veterinarians in Potomac, MD

Dr. William Amoroso, III

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Dr. William Amoroso, III grew up locally in Montgomery County and attended Landon School. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Auburn University where he was awarded his Doctor of Veterinary MD. William Amoroso, DVMedicine Degree in 1985. He subsequently spent two years in Tampa, Florida where he attended an internship in ophthalmology and emergency medicine. He is licensed in Maryland, Florida and Alabama. Dr. Amoroso opened his practice, the Falls Road Veterinary Hospital in 1988 located in the Potomac Promenade Center until moving into his new, free-standing, award winning facility, also on Falls Road in Potomac, in 1991.

Doctor Amoroso is currently a member of the AVMA, AHAA, DC Academy, FVA, MVA and AAVA Associations.

Dr. Amoroso has a special interest in diagnostics and surgery, especially orthopedics. He frequently repairs ACLs and Patella Luxations. His goal is to continually keep his practice up-to-date if not ahead of other comparable practices in all areas, especially diagnostic equipment and services. Our digital x-ray has proven invaluable as well as our endoscope and ultrasound capabilities. Continuing education and advanced training programs are of utmost importance.

At the beginning of 2010, Dr. Amoroso designed and constructed a unique 30,000 square foot Veterinary Hospital and Luxury Pet Boarding facility. Located in Urbana, MD this additional location, the Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort is now in partnership with his practice in Potomac. A complete range of specialized surgeries is now available through his practice at Greenbriar, as well as resort style boarding with veterinary care, rehabilitation, agility and training services, daycare and pick up services.

Dr. Amoroso lives in Potomac with his wife, Rhonda, and their three children. They share their home with a robust black Lab named Coal and a floppy eared Great Dane named Luca.


Dr. Patty Ainsworth, Associate Veterinarian

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Dr. Patty Ainsworth graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993. After graduation, she moved north to be closer to her family, working at Old Dominion Animal Health Center in McLean, VA until 1999, when she joined the staff at Falls Road.  Her 19th anniversary at Falls Road is approaching next February.

Dr. Ainsworth is married with two human children, Alex and Gabby.  They share their home with three cats adopted through Pet Connect Rescue:  Anne (AKA Anna Banana Kins), Pete (AKA Peter Pumpkin Pie, Peter Pumpkin Eater), and Gatsby (AKA Gatsby Goose, GG Bad Cat).

After enduring nine months of driver’s training, Dr. Ainsworth’s oldest child Alex has assumed some of her chauffer responsibilities, thus (theoretically at least) providing her with additional free time.  She is still acting as the high school band booster secretary and her daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader, in addition to other cookie-related GS tasks.  She still teaches Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido on a limited basis.


Dr. Heather Lowenthal, Associate VeterinarianDr. Lowenthal - dog hip dysplasia md

Dr. Heather Lowenthal joined Falls Road Veterinary Hospital as an associate veterinarian in May of 2016.  She is a Colorado native and a graduate of Colorado State University who has a special interest in integrative pain management and preventative care.  She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and incorporates this specialty into her practice.  Dr. Lowenthal believes in treating her patients with a comprehensive approach by utilizing both traditional medical and surgical techniques in conjunction with alternative therapies.  In the exam room, you will often find her sitting on the floor attending to the comforts of her patients or connecting with clients.  When she is not here tending to our clients, Heather enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Mark and their son Brennett.  Their newest addition, a young mixed breed dog named Piper, enjoys regular runs and hikes with her new active family.  In addition to outdoor fun, Heather also loves to cook.


Dr. Bridget Foist, Associate VeterinarianDr. Foist - kitten care potomac md

Dr. Bridget Foist is originally from Owensboro, Kentucky and received her undergraduate degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her DVM from Auburn University.

Dr. Foist is a part-time Veterinarian, part-time stay at home Mom of three wonderful children.  Daughters are Addison and Anna, and MJ, a son, is the youngest! Currently living in Chevy Chase, she and her husband also share their home with one dog and three cats. Bridget and her husband are very active in outdoor sports and participate frequently in triathlons. She also enjoys hiking with their dog, reading and cooking.



Dr. Amy Fauth, Associate Veterinarian

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Dr. Amy Fauth grew up in Orchard Park, NY and graduated from Bucknell University in 1990.  She earned her VMD from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC in 1998.  After working at various veterinary hospitals in DC and Maryland, she settled on Falls Road Veterinary Hospital in 2001, where the team is excellent and the atmosphere is fun.  Dr. Fauth is currently working part-time in the office. She also provides home euthanasia services for our clients who wish to say goodbye in the comfort of their own homes.  Dr. Fauth is married to Tom MacIsaac and they have 3 kids and 2 dogs.  She splits her time equally between carpools, work and tennis.  She likes tennis the best…

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