Dr. Linda Banish
Dr. Linda Banish grew up a few blocks from Liberty Falls, attended Churchill High School, graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and received her veterinary degree from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She has three decades of veterinary practice experience, which includes an early career in wildlife/endangered species recovery and field research, zoo medicine, clinical research, and wildlife rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Banish spent the majority of her career in a multi-doctor practice near Baltimore. She now serves the Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia veterinary community as a traveling substitute veterinarian – often providing coverage for veterinarians on maternity leave in small animal clinics, such as her service for Liberty Falls Veterinary Clinic. She also works privately as a provider of at-home euthanasia.
Currently Dr. Banish owns two rescued cats, Kip and Kat. She has owned many other species of pets in her past, including dogs, reptiles, and a rescued nectar-eating lorikeet. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, whether she’s bicycle riding, swimming, scuba diving on reefs and in caves, kayaking, or rock climbing. She likes to garden, cook, quilt, knit and sew. She has a 22 year-old daughter who recently graduated from college and, being fluent in Mandarin, is looking to start her career teaching in China this summer.
Dr. Linda Wilmot
Dr. Wilmot, a Montgomery County native, started her career working with animals as a receptionist and veterinary assistant to Dr. Weitzman back when the practice was located on Atwell Road. After graduating with a BS (Animal Science) from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a MS (Experimental Pathology) from the University of Maryland Medical School, she earned her DVM from The Ohio State University, where she received the Patricia Grubman Scholarship Award for compassion shown to her patients. She returned to the DC area to begin an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery, before leaving to join a 5-doctor practice in PG county. She rejoined Dr. Weitzman in 1996 and has worked part-time with Liberty Falls Veterinary Clinic since its inception. She also works full-time for the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, assuring that drugs submitted by the pharmaceutical industry are safe and effective for use in the United States. Dr. Wilmot’s interests include anything internal medicine-related, and her love of cats is evident every time she sees one.
Dr. Wilmot lives in Brookeville with her husband and menagerie of cats, dogs (don’t ask how many or you may think she’s crazy!), and axolotl. Their adult children occasionally visit. In her free time, Dr. Wilmot enjoys gardening, reading, and going to the gym.