Dr. Maria KennyDr. Maria Kenny ("Dr. Maria") is the Chief of Staff at Sanford Animal Hospital. Dr. Maria hails from Minnesota, where she has worked as a radiation therapist in a radiation oncology clinic until 2000, when she decided that it was not too late to pursue her dream to become a veterinarian. After returning to school, She graduated from the University of   Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.

Dr. Maria enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special passion for surgery, animal behavior and internal medicine.

Before moving to North Carolina, she was an active member in her local dog clubs teaching agility, obedience and puppy kindergarten. Dr. Maria currently has two Pembroke Welsh Corgis that she shows in obedience and agility. When you come to the hospital, there is a good chance that you'll get to meet Joey, as he is usually our honorary receptionist!