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).

Susan A. Maturo, DVM
Practice Associate, Veterinarian

Dr. Susan Maturo

Dr. Susan Maturo has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than thirty years. Upon graduating from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, she worked as an associate veterinarian in her home state of Connecticut. She then worked in several small animal practices in Maryland before establishing the Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park in 1992. Treating dogs, cats, ferrets, and small mammals, Dr. Maturo has particular interests in internal and preventative medicine, nutrition, geriatric (senior) patients, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and training. She believes in treating the patient as a whole and follows a rational approach to vaccination to promote optimal pet health.

Dr. Maturo is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the Veterinary Dental Society.

Sara Chapman, DVM
Holistic Veterinarian 

Dr. Sara Chapman graduated from Ohio State University in 1985. After a few years in conventional practice, she noticed that pets with chronic problems often didn't get any better. She began studying holistic treatment methods, and tailoring her treatment to the individual patient, using nutrition, reduced vaccination and fewer drugs whenever possible.

In 1995, she became interested in homeopathy after her own chronically lame horse responded dramatically to it. She has studied veterinary homeopathy, veterinary acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine both in England and the United States. Dr. Chapman is a member of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the National Center for Homeopathy. She is also a member of the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK), the Faculty of Homeopathy (UK), and the International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy.