Veterinarians in Potomac, MD
Dr. William Amoroso, III
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
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. She celebrated her 17th anniversary at Falls Road in February 2016.
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).
In her spare time, Dr. Ainsworth enjoys chauffeuring her two children to various after school activities. Alex is now a member of his high school marching band, so in the spirit of being supportive she has volunteered to be the secretary of the band boosters this year. After retiring from/aging out of her PTA duties at the elementary school, she promptly took over as advisor to Gabby’s Girl Scout troop. She also still teaches at Martial Arts USA in Frederick, MD, where she obtained the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido last year.
Dr. Heather Lowenthal, Associate Veterinarian
We are excited to announce that Dr. Heather Lowenthal joined our practice in May. She is a Colorado native and graduated from Colorado State University. She has a special interest in integrative pain management and preventative care. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and is now offering acupuncture at Falls Road Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Lowenthal believes in treating her patents with a comprehensive approach by utilizing both traditional medial and surgical techniques in conjunction with alternate therapies.
When she is not here tending to our clients, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Mark, and their 1 year old son, Brennett. She in an avid skier, runner, and hiker, who also loves to travel.
Dr. Bridget Foist, Associate Veterinarian
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 two little girls, Addison and Anna and a newborn son! Currently living in Chevy Chase, she and her husband share their home with their two little girls, one son, 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
Dr. Amy Fauth has been working at Falls Road Veterinary Hospital off and on for 15 years. She grew up in Orchard Park, NY (just outside Buffalo) and loves to go back to visit her family. She is a graduate of Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. She earned her VMD at The University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC in 1998. Dr. Fauth has worked at various veterinary practices in the area but Falls Road Veterinary Hospital has been the most rewarding and fun! Dr. Fauth also provides home euthanasia services for our clients who wish to say goodbye in the comfort of their own home.
She is married with 3 active kids and lives in Bethesda. She also lives with the world’s most perfect dog, Luki. She splits her time between work, family stuff and tennis.