Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park

60 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774


Meet the Veterinarians

Kristen L. Hogue, DVM
Practice Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Kristen Hogue 

Dr. Kristen Hogue grew up in Bowie, Maryland with a passion for animals and a dream to one day become a veterinarian. She first worked at the Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park as a veterinary assistant while attending Trinity University as she pursued her undergraduate degree in biology. After obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell. University, Dr. Hogue returned to Maryland to complete an internship at the Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Center in Annapolis. She has been working in small animal practice since then, and joined the Animal Medical Center again as an associate veterinarian in 2018. In March 2020, Dr. Hogue became the owner of the Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park. Dr. Hogue is looking forward to the challenge of continuing the legacy of providing excellent holistic patient care and dedicated client service started by Dr. Maturo.

Dr. Hogue's professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and exotic small mammal medicine. She is a big advocate of using Fear Free techniques in the hospital to make pets' veterinary visits less stressful! In her free time, she loves serving at her church as well as reading, running, traveling, dancing, and visiting museums.
Dr. Hogue is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).

Shadawn Salmond-Jimenez, DVM
Practice Associate, Veterinarian

Dr. Salmond-Jimenez

Dr. Salmond-Jimenez is originally from Baltimore, Md. and graduated from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed a one-year rotating internship at a specialty referral center in Mesa, Arizona immediately thereafter. Dr. Salmond-Jimenez worked in small animal practice for ten years, and then had the privilege to train and work for a prestigious veterinary ultrasound service providing care to the MD, DC and VA regions for the past five years. Her strong interests include diagnostic ultrasound, preventative medicine and internal medicine. Through her professional experiences and training, Dr. Salmond-Jimenez recognizes the importance of incorporating different diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to provide exceptional care for our pets.

Beyond her work, she and her husband enjoy taking care of their three young children and longtime family member, Layla Dog. In addition to work and leisure, Dr. Salmond-Jimenez is an advocate for the veterinary professionals in the state of Maryland. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and she now holds position as the President of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association.