Our Approach to Veterinary Care in Farmington, PA

If you want to provide the best quality medical care for your pet, our veterinary hospital in Farmington, PA, just 20-minutes from Uniontown, PA and 40-minutes from Morgantown, WV, is here to help. At the Woodlands Animal Care Center veterinary facility, we will deliver the highest standard of care for your pet with our state of the art facilities and equipment. We have highly trained, compassionate associates who will treat your furry loved one as their own.

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Dr. Marcus Ressler

Dr. Ressler grew up just North of Tampa, FL, completed his undergraduate education at Ursinus College, and his veterinary degree at Tuskegee University. After graduation in 2010 he completed an equine internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center and spent the next few years traveling up and down the East Coast working on both performance and racehorses. He then transitioned back to small animal medicine and practiced at several large specialty referral hospitals as well as numerous general practices. Dr. Ressler has interests in internal medicine, surgery, sports medicine/rehabilitation, and emergency and critical care. He is excited to be a member of the Mountain community and offer a wide range of veterinary services at Woodlands Animal Care Center. Outside of work Dr. Ressler enjoys hiking, skiing, golfing and other outdoor activities as well as spending time with his Labrador retriever Kodi.

Meet Our Dedicated Team

Maggie Burnworth

Office Manager
Practice Owner

Maggie has been with Woodlands Animal Care Center since December 2010. She first started working in veterinary medicine while in high school as a veterinary assistant at a local veterinary clinic. After earning her MedicalAssistance degree and becoming a registered EEG technician, she returned to the animal medicine field that she loved. Maggie enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Matthew and two children. She also loves reading, being outdoors, and playing with their dogs, Bane and Gaia.

Caitlin Nichols

Director of Pet Nurses and Certified Veterinary Technician
Practice Owner

Caitlin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Social Science degree in 2004. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2006 with a two-year hiatus to work as an addiction counselor. In 2012, Caitlin joined Woodlands Animal Care Center as a veterinary assistant. She was promoted to surgery captain in March 2013, and in 2018 she became the director of Pet Nurses. She passed the VTNE in 2022. In 2017, Nemacolin presented her with the Employee of the Year Award. Caitlin currently lives in PA with her husband and her children. She enjoys working with her team in the adventurous atmosphere the veterinary hospital provides. On her time off, she loves picnics, campfires, growing orchids and maintaining her fish tank. Caitlin’s most memorable job duty was performing a routine dental cleaning on a cougar. Her most interesting adventure is being the first to jump off a 108-story building with her teammates in Las Vegas.

Kaitlyn Smith

Veterinary Assistant
Practice Owner

Kaitlyn is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. She takes pride in being part of high-quality care at Woodlands Animal Care center and loves educating clients on how they can continue providing the best care for their pets. Her passion is only flourishing as she has been accepted to Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine where she will be furthering her career as a veterinarian. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys going to the gym and hiking with her two dogs, Sutter and Summit.

Katie Diamond, CVT, CCRP

Certified Veterinary Technician, Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner
Practice Owner

Katie joined Woodlands Animal Care Center in January 2011. She accepted her Veterinary Science degree from Fairmont State and received her board certification in August 2011. In 2015 she completed the Canine Rehabilitative Certification program through the University of Tennessee. Katie lives in Maryland with her 2sons, her daughter, a German Shepherd and a Great Dane.

Ariel Dixon

Practice Owner

Ariel has several years of experience in customer service and joined the team in March of 2023. Her passion is to provide the best experience possible to our customers and their pets. She has a deep love for animals, big and small. In her spare time, Ariel enjoys family trips to Disney and working around her home in the garden. She has four dogs and several exotic animals including frogs, ferrets, and geckos.

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