Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care in Rockville! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (240) 403-8387 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Strom

Josh Storm

DVM, CVA, Owner/Director

Dr. Josh Storm was born and raised in New York. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tufts University in Massachusetts in 2003. During his senior year, he shifted his focus from studying human to veterinary medicine. After graduation, Dr. Storm lived in New York City for two years, working as a veterinary nurse and taking the prerequisite classes for veterinary school.

Dr. Storm graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville in 2009. While attending veterinary school, he received many awards and distinctions for his efforts during the course of study which included: the Florida Veterinary Medical Association’s Charlie E. Bild Clinical Proficiency Award, recognizing outstanding clinical skills with both small and large animals; the Frances Dunnigan Scholarship, awarded for outstanding performance in the studying of small animal internal medicine; and the J.E. Salsbury Veterinary Medical Scholarship for achieving educational and professional goals.

After graduation, Dr. Storm was selected for and completed a rigorous one-year medical and surgical internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, a 24-hour critical care facility in Coral Springs, Florida. He then practiced progressive general medicine and emergency/critical care in Florida, North Carolina and DC before taking over ownership of Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care in September 2015.

Dr. Storm has special interest in preventative care, internal medicine, surgery, emergency and critical care medicine and enriching the human animal bond. He also is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and integrates this treatment to the excellent care provided to the patients at Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care.

Dr. Storm serves on the Advisory Board for Veterinary Team Brief, a national publication that delivers practical skills for team-based medicine, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Outside of work, Dr. Storm enjoys long distance/marathon running, leading a Tough Mudder Obstacle Course team, scuba diving, playing guitar, skiing/snowboarding, and rooting for the Gators. He has two great rescued mixed breed dogs, Tela and Tubs, who can frequently be found hanging out in the office.

Dr. Benedick

Matt Benedick


Dr. Benedick was born and raised in College Park, MD. His love of animals extends back as far as he can recall from “pet” frogs and other outdoor creatures to the family’s first dogs (Shetland Sheepdogs) when he was 11 years old. He attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM), located in Blacksburg, VA, and graduated in 2011. In addition to the core curriculum, he participated in several additional courses including alternative medicine (covering principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture, and herbal medicine), physical therapy/rehabilitation, as well as adjunctive coursework in oral pathology and surgery. After graduation he attended National K-9 School for Dog Trainers for their 3 week behavior modification and training course, furthering his passion for dog training. Since graduation he has worked full time in both the General Practice and Emergency Room realms. He enjoys the patient and client connection that general practice offers and is a big advocate of general and preventive medicine and surgery. In his spare time Dr. Benedick loves everything outdoors (hiking, kayaking, camping, biking etc…) that he and his wife, Amy, can do. They enjoy building their outdoor lifestyle and clothing brand – What Could Be Better? (WCBB?®). They are both blessed with wonderful families, with 11 siblings and 28 nieces and nephews between them.

Joanne Squires

Joanne Squires

Head Veterinary Nurse, Office Manager

Joanne Squires is originally from Connecticut. She spent 25 years living in sunny south Florida until moving to Maryland to be closer to her family. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her to Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care, and is a great asset as Head Nurse. Joanne’s decorated background includes over 20 years of veterinary nursing experience, including general practice, emergency/critical care and shelter medicine. She has a passion for providing kind, exemplary patient care while pets are in the hospital, and strives to ensure all family members leave the hospital with a positive experience.

Joanne’s free time is spent with friends and family, which of course includes her 4-legged children Teegee Marie, Calista Anne, Piggy Monster and troublemaker Fuhrankie.

Jovian Lambert

Jovian Lambert

Veterinary Nurse

Jovian was born and raised in Montgomery County. He brings to the hospital over 15 years of experience in the field of veterinary medicine, including general practice and surgery/crtitical care. He enjoys working to promote the human-animal bond.

Jovian has had a lifetime of experience with breeding and caring for animals, often adopting those that were previously abandoned. He currently lives in Rockville with his wife, daughter, 3 dogs, 1 cat and his daughter’s fish.

Velis Mack

Velis Mack

Veterinary Nurse

Velis is a native of Montgomery County. She has worked in the veterinary field for 15 years, and is currently taking the prerequisite classes to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. Velis has a passion for emergency medicine, and also enjoys building relationships with pets and their owners in general practice. She has three cats and two dogs who all live harmoniously on a farm in Maryland.

Brianna Smith

Brianna Smith

Veterinary Nurse

Brianna is originally from Maryland. She attended college in St. Louis and moved back to Maryland in 2012. Brianna loves spending time with each pet that comes in to the hospital, and looks forward caring for an exotic shorthair kitty of her own in the near future.


Kristy Montgomery

Client Service Representative

Kristy grew up locally in Silver Spring and has almost 20 years of veterinary receptionist experience! She also has a long history of fostering and finding homes for feral kittens. Kristy has never lived without a cat, and she currently resides with two tabby cats, along with her husband and teenage son.

In her free time, Kristy likes to hike and go see live music.


"My dog and I just had an awesome first visit with Dr. Storm. He is kind, knowledgeable, and thorough. I highly recommend this vet office!"

- Grace G.

"I'm a specialty vet tech and highly recommend this primary vets office. They've got all the equipment & quality care that you get at a specialty hospital."

- Tracy V.

"Highly recommend this place! Very caring doctors and staff!"

- David R.

"Love this place and the staff. They take the best care of my girl!"

- Devon G.

"Incredibly gentle and considerate with even the most fearful dog. "

- Rebecca P.

"Dr. Storm is very knowledgeable and takes time to discuss whatever might be going on with your pet and answer any questions. The staff is very friendly. Great animal hospital."

- Adrienne B.


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