Rachel Hughes

Meet the friendly staff at Pikesville Animal Hospital!

Rachel Hughes
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Rachel Hughes grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland. After receiving her bachelor's degree in biology from University of North Carolina- Wilmington in 2011 she traveled up north to Canada to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary at Ontario Veterinary College. Once completing her studies there, she decided to escape the cold and finally moved back 'home' to Maryland.

For the first couple years after graduating she started her career working at a mixed animal practice where she treated a variety of species including horses, ruminants, as well as dogs and cats. She then transitioned her focus to  primarily treating companion animals, and has truly loved getting to know all the patients and the challenge of creating a treatment plan that works best for them and their family. 
Her special veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, emergency medicine and working with geriatric animals. 
 In her spare time, Dr. Hughes enjoys camping, spending time with friends and family, travelling, gardening and snuggling with her cat, Indi. 


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  • "Best vet, hands down! They are compassionate and truly care for animals."
    Alexander P.
  • "Great staff. Great Doctors. Great care! Can't say enough good things!"
    Ed S.
  • "I don't have enough positive words to say about Pikesville Animal Hospital. Dr. Zumpano and his crew are top notch, and they all clearly love our pets, and above and beyond that, know what they are doing! Best Veterinary Clinic in the state!"
    Natasha G.
  • "[They] were the most professional staff ever as they worked with my doggie for over 3 months to guide her through the healing process. From welcoming, attentive front office staff, to the care and support from the professionals, ALL made for the most positive experience."
    Mamie H.
  • "Dr. Zumpano and all the staff at Pikesville Animal Hospital are wonderful. Expert professionals motivated by their obvious compassion and love for animals - best possible combination! Will definitely continue bringing all of my pets here."
    Kim P.