Meet the Doctors

Dr. John Flynn, D.V.M.


Dr. John Flynn has been practicing at Frederick Veterinary Center LLC for over 25 years. He received his D.V.M. degree from Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Before coming to Frederick, Dr. Flynn was in rural mixed veterinary practice in Tranquility, New Jersey and then in Large Animal practice in Union Springs, Upstate New York.

He is a member of the AVMA, Maryland VMA, American Animal Hospital Association, and Western Maryland VMA.  His special interests in veterinary practice include the human-animal bond, preventive medicine, and veterinary public health issues. Dr. Flynn lives in Frederick with his wife Barbara and their cat Pushkin. After completing college, their daughters Jessica and Meredith live in Washington, D.C. and Jacksonville, Florida respectively.

Dr. Flynn’s outside interests include forestry, history, agriculture, environmental issues and reading. Frederick Veterinary Center LLC is an AAHA Accredited Veterinary Hospital and was the recipient of a 2014 Frederick County Waste Reduction and Recycling Award. A big fan of downtown Frederick and also of rural life in Frederick County, you may find him each year as a veterinary volunteer at the Great Frederick Fair Birthing Center.


Dr. Sharon Rowe Thomas, D.V.M.

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Dr. Sharon Rowe Thomas graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She loves veterinary medicine because each day there is something new, interesting, and educational. Never a dull moment!  Dr. Thomas has worked in Colorado and New York previously, and in the fall of 2007 she moved to Frederick with her family. She has had the privilege of working with Dr. Flynn and his caring and compassionate staff since then.

Having grown up in Columbia, MD, she is glad to be closer to family. She has also had the opportunity to work at Frederick County Animal Control and Adoption Center helping care for the animals that are sheltered there.  Currently Dr. Thomas does relief work on Saturdays for Dr. Flynn, and really enjoys seeing Frederick Veterinary Center clients, whose love for their furry family members is inspiring.

On her off time, Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with her family, watching her son play sports–baseball is his favorite–hiking, biking, and playing fetch with their adopted Labrador mix 5 year-old “puppy.”


Dr. Joy E. Goode, D.V.M.

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Dr. Joy Goode has been a part of the Frederick Veterinary family for over 15 years! She graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and began her career in dairy medicine, gradually transitioning to companion animal medicine and surgery. Her undeniable passion for animal medicine stems from the opportunity to observe, study and enjoy the human-animal bond, particularly the diversity of each individual human-animal relationship. Dr. Goode spent many years at our office as a full-time veterinarian but is currently practicing here part-time as she offers relief-veterinarian services around the area. Through her relief-veterinarian work Dr. Goode has had the pleasure of providing many local animal hospitals and their veterinarians much needed, and well deserved, time off for vacations, maternity leave, illness and continuing education.

Dr. Goode grew up on the Severn River near Annapolis, Maryland and now lives in Reisterstown, Maryland with her 2 dogs, Elizabeth the Beagle Mix, and her latest adoptee, Julie Brown an older Beagle), 3 cats (Cimi Cimi Cocoa Puff, Darla and Midnight) as well as a rooster and6 hens! In her spare time Dr. Goode can be found practicing/studying sustainable and organic gardening, beekeeping, or attending civil war events and museums