DOCTOR PROFILES

Dr. Ira Luskin | Dr. Mary Volker | Dr. Jennifer Tjepkema
Dr. Jason Hutt | Dr. Inshil Kim | Dr. Monica Morgado

Dr. Ira Luskin

DR. IRA LUSKIN
Dr. med vet, FAVD
Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
Diplomate, European Veterinary Dental College

Since 1979, Dr. Luskin has been actively involved with Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery. A graduate of the Veterinary University of Vienna, Austria, he did his postgraduate doctoral in dentistry with renown Austrian Veterinary Dentist and Oral Surgeon, Dr. Karl Zetner. He presently serves as hospital director of the Animal Dental Centers in Baltimore, Columbia, and Annapolis, Maryland and York, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Luskin is a well-known national and international speaker on small animal dentistry and oral-facial surgery and has published numerous articles in scientific journals as well as in breed club newsletters. He is often involved in research of new products to determine whether they may improve or enhance defenses against oral disease and assist the healing capacity of the mouth cavity. In January 2000, he established the Animal Dental Training Center (ADTC) of Baltimore as the first private post-graduate training center for veterinary dentistry and oral surgery in the United States. The ADTC is a state of the art teaching facility, dedicated to training veterinarians and technicians in dentistry and oral surgery. Since its inception, the center has hosted over 325 classes across a broad range of topics with veterinarians from all over the world who have come to learn dentistry. It has also hosted numerous dental wet labs for the national surgeon's meetings and CVC veterinary conferences.

Dr. Mary Krakowski Volker

DR. MARY KRAKOWSKI VOLKER
Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College

Dr. Volker graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating with high honors, she completed a rotating small animal internship at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Colorado. A Pennsylvania native, she was excited to return to the east coast, and joined the Animal Dental Center in 2011 to pursue specialty residency training. She completed her residency in 2013 and passed her specialty board examination in 2014. Dr. Volker's professional interests are varied and include endodontics and restorative dentistry, as well as mentoring pre-veterinary students from her alma mater, Bucknell University. Outside of clinical practice Dr. Volker enjoys swimming on the Maryland Masters Swim Team, running with her husband (who is also a veterinarian) and their dog, Ruby, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Jennifer Tjepkema

DR. JENNIFER TJEPKEMA
Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College

Dr. Jennifer Tjepkema is originally from Virginia Beach and recently moved from Encinitas CA. She completed her three year residency program with Dr. Glenn Brigden at Pacific Coast Veterinary Dentistry and passed her specialty board examination in 2018. Prior to Dr. Tjepkema’s residency, she was a general practitioner in Toano, VA for 6 six years. After Dr. Tjepkema left general practice she owned her own practice limited to dentistry, which offered advanced dental services at three specialty hospitals in Virginia. Dr. Tjepkema has a passion for all aspects of dentistry but specifically oral surgery. She is also a member of the American Veterinary Society and has articles published in the Journal of America Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) and Journal of Veterinary Dentistry (JVD). In 2017 Dr. Tjepkema moved to Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, and 2 dogs. Her hobbies include playing beach volleyball, paddle boarding and camping with her family.

Dr. Jason Hutt

DR. JASON HUTT
Associate, Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dr. Jason Hutt graduated as a member of the charter class of St. Georges University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. His clinical rotations were completed at Oklahoma State University. Prior to veterinary school Dr. Hutt received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and worked as a veterinary technician at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Hutt began his residency in dentistry and oral surgery at Animal Dental Center in July of 2016. Prior to joining ADC Dr. Hutt spent thirteen years in small animal general practice as an associate veterinarian in Liverpool, NY a suburb of Syracuse. His professional interests include dentistry and oral surgery as well as canine and feline internal medicine. In his spare time Dr. Hutt is an avid woodworker, downhill skier and certified divemaster. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Loren and young son Jake. They share their home with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Charlie and a domestic short haired cat named J. Catsby.

Dr. Inshil Kim

DR. INSHIL KIM, MBA
Associate, Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dr. Inshil Kim was born and raised in Korea, arriving in the US in 2003 to prepare for veterinary school. She attended St. Matthews University on Grand Cayman earning both a veterinary degree, as well as an MBA from Davenport University in 2010. Dr. Kim has lived in Indiana, Oklahoma, New York and Guam, and most recently California for the last 5 years. A true believer in the role of veterinarian as a pet’s advocate, Dr. Kim is thrilled to join Animal Dental Center to start her formal residency in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. When not caring for pet's teeth, Dr. Kim loves to go hiking with her Guamanian mutt, Ippi, and slow walking with her cat, Tony.

Dr. Monica Morgado

DR. MONICA MORGADO
Associate, Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dr. Monica Morgado graduated from North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico and finished her undergraduate studies in the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, before starting veterinary school. During that time, she had the opportunity to do some research work and publish her findings on animal Nutrition at the Zoo of Puerto Rico while working with African Elephants and White Rhinos. Dr. Morgado began her residency in dentistry and oral surgery at Animal Dental Center (ADC) in July of 2018. Prior to joining ADC, Dr. Morgado lived in Orlando, Florida for 7 years practicing small animal and companion exotic medicine in general practice. Her professional interests include dentistry and oral surgery as well as companion exotic medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Morgado enjoys staying active through dancing Flamenco and traveling the world. She also enjoys exploring Baltimore with her Terrier Mix, named Kachi, and spending time with friends and family.