Dr. Maude Fitzmaurice was raised in Washington D.C where her family always had pets – couldn’t do without them! Soon after getting her driver’s license, she took her beloved Golden Retriever, Hobbes to an emergency vet to diagnose a sudden tremor. Later, she would oversee his home care cancer treatments. Dr. Fitzmaurice soon realized her true passion was having a hands-on relationship with pets as a small animal veterinarian.
Dr. Fitzmaurice studied Marine Biology as an undergrad and spent her free time diving in Belize, Kauai as well as night diving bioluminescence trips on St. John’s Island. After graduating from American University with a BS in Biology, she spent two years as an Emergency Veterinary Technician at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington D.C. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, where she was the first recipient of an award established for clinical skills. Her specialties include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and preventative care. She loves establishing relationships with clients and their pets to form a life-long bond.
Dr. Fitzmaurice has a rescue Boston Terrier/Pitbull mix named Ham and a rescue Tabby cat named Pickles. In her free time, she loves to try new restaurants, go to concerts, and spend quality time with family and friends. While she still loves to travel, she is always eager to return to greet her pets at home and Heart of Chelsea Veterinary Group with big hugs.