Dwight Ridenour, DVM


Dr. Dwight Ridenour earned his Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from the university of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.  He went on to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Florida in 1987. He owned and operated the Wayne Heights Animal Hospital in Waynesboro, PA for 11 year before leaving the area.  After practicing in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland's eastern shore, he made the decision to return home. 

Dr. Ridenour has been an animal lover since his childhood growing up in Hagerstown, MD. He enjoys travel, music, nature, photography, hiking and collecting sand, minerals and meteorites.  He shares his home with a blue heeler mix named Gracie and three cats: Butch, Evil and Niko. Dr. Ridenour has been with the Animal Health Clinic since 2022.









  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • MD Veterinary Medical Association



1987 - Earned her DVM from University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine

1996 - opened Wayne Heights Animal Hospital - 11 years

2022– Joined the Team of the Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown.

2022 - Became a Certified Fear Free Professional

Hospital Certifications

AAHA Accredited Veterinary Practice
2005 - Current

An AAHA Accredited hospital holds itself to a higher standard of excellence, ensuring their patients receive the highest quality of care in veterinary medicine.

Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank Donation Site
2011 - current

The largest all-canine donor blood bank in the nation, the organization consisting entirely of volunteer donors. Their donors live in homes and come from a wide variety of backgrounds and breeds; from rescue dogs to show winners, service dogs, athletes to couch potatoes.

Certified Cat Friendly Practice
2012 - Current

The Cat Friendly Practice Program was created to address the wide range of unique needs of feline patients in both the physical environment of the veterinary hospital and the way in which their medical care is provided.

Fear-Free Certified Hospital
2020 - Current

The Fear Free mission is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets, through the use of calming techniques and emphasizing low-stress handling to provide the most positive experience for your cat or dog.



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Our Funkstown veterinarians offer a wide variety of pet care services including spay and neutering, general exams, vaccinations, and much more. Contact Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown today to schedule an appointment at our Funkstown, Maryland veterinary office.

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