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a.p.a.w. Veterinary Hospital

a.p.a.w. Veterinary Hospital

7601 Good Luck Road | Lanham, MD 20706

Call 240-542-8910
Monday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary House Calls
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

a.p.a.w. Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center is a full service, privately owned veterinary hospital specializing in the care of dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets.

Our newly renovated facility is conveniently located at 7601 Good Luck Rd in Lanham, Maryland and has been serving Prince George's County and the surrounding metro area for over thirty-five years.

Formerly known as New Carrollton Veterinary Hospital, A.P.A.W. is privately owned and operated by Dr.Patricia Peynado Boyce and Dr. Lizel Salmon who purchased the practice in 1998. Since then A.P.A.W. has grown to be recognized as a progressive veterinary center with a warm, caring, and highly skilled healthcare team that is trusted by the local and veterinary communities. A.P.A.W.’s veterinary team approaches each client and patient with compassion, warmth, and personalized attention. We continuously strive to be a source of veterinary information for our clients and the community at large.

Wellness Care :
» Preventative Care
» Puppy/Kitten Wellness
» Adult and Senior Wellness
» Nutritional Counseling

Medical Services:
» Surgery
» Dentistry
» Cardiology
» Dermatology
» Endocrinology
» Orthopedic
Additional Services :

»In-House Pharmacy
» Pet Food & Supplies
» Microchip Pet Identification
» Pet Insurance - Affording your pet's healthcare
» International Pet Health Certificates
» Rescues and Fosters
» Training and Behavioral Counseling

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Dr. Patricia Peynado-Boyce
Dr. Patricia Peynado-Boyce

After growing up in Jamaica and completing a certificate course in medical technology and a diploma in microbiology, Dr. Patricia Peynado-Boyce moved to the Washington D.C. area. Here she attended Howard University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in microbiology in December of 1984.

After 2 ½ years working as a teaching assistant in the microbiology department at Howard University and as a veterinary assistant at a local animal hospital Dr. Peynado-Boyce decided to pursue her lifelong dream - becoming a veterinarian. As a veterinary student at Tuskegee University she tutored microbiology and received several awards, including the Regional Veterinary Women's Auxiliary Association and the Iams Nutrition Award. Being involved was an integral part of her veterinary studies as she graduated in the top 10% of her veterinary class.

Dr. Peynado-Boyce's veterinary interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and geriatric medicine. She is also the 2005-2006 President of the P.G. County Veterinary Medical Association.

Married with two children, two cats and a dog, Dr. Peynado-Boyce still finds some spare moments for hobbies and sports. She enjoys people, gardening, tennis, traveling especially to Jamaica, piano and attending her daughter's soccer games.

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Dr. Lizel Salmon
Dr. Lizel Salmon

Dr. Lizel Salmon grew up in Prince Georges County and attended Friendly High School in Fort Washington, MD and the University of Maryland in College Park.

In 1992 she graduated, cum laude, from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her veterinary degree.

Dr. Salmon has received several veterinary related awards. After completing her veterinary studies, she was selected for a prestigious internship position, in internal medicine and surgery, at Virginia Tech Veterinary School. She has also been the recipient of the Iams Nutrition Award and a Public Health Service Award.

Because she grew up and still lives in Prince Georges County, Dr. Salmon is committed to providing quality veterinary care for this community.

At home, Dr. Salmon resides with her husband, two children, two dogs and two cats. She loves a good yard sale and is a diehard Redskins fan.

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Dr. Tannis Johnson
Dr. Tannis Johnson

A graduate of Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, MD, Dr. Tannis Johnson attended Tuskegee Institute where she received her B.S. Degree in Animal Science in 1981.

After spending four years in Tuskegee, AL, Dr. Johnson decided to continue her veterinary education at the same university. She was admitted to the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her DVM degree in 1985.
Dr. Johnson is a general practitioner with a special interest in geriatric medicine and dentistry. Along with her veterinary interests, she is an active member of the Unity Church in Washington, D.C. Not forgetting her Alma Mater, she is also quite active in the Tuskegee University Alumni Organization.

Outside the veterinary hospital, Dr. Johnson is kept pretty busy caring for her pugs (Kindred, Booker T, and Maximillian), Doberman Pinscher (Madison), and Bullmastiff (Jazz). Even with her busy schedule, she still finds time for sports. She enjoys cycling and weight training.

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Dr. Shannon Majsztrik
Dr. Shannon Majsztrik

Dr. Majsztrik (pronounced mice-trick) received her DVM in 2005 at the University of Georgia. She completed a one year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in 2006. After that, she worked as an emergency clinician at Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral for approximately 3 years. She joined the A.P.A.W. team part time in September of 2009.

For over 15 years, Dr. Majsztrik has worked in the veterinary field. She has varied experience including emergency medicine and management of intensive care cases, surgical research with published works in the subjects of urinary incontinence and minimally invasive surgery, and general practice medicine. Her special interests include infectious diseases, minimally invasive diagnostics and procedures, pain management and transfusion medicine.

Dr Majsztrik resides in Laurel, Maryland with her husband, son, 3 dogs and 3 cats. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, scuba diving, swimming, exploring nature, reading and playing tennis.

She is very excited to be a part of the A.P.A.W. team and is looking forward to meeting you and your canine and feline family members!

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