Meet The Doctors

Dr. Michael Lynch


Dr. Lynch graduated from the University of Georgia in 1968. Shortly thereafter, in April of 1970 he purchased Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital on Sweet Air Road, in Phoenix, MD. In 2004, the practice was moved to its present location on Jarrettsville Pike. Dr. Lynch is well known in this community.His kind and gentle manner has served pets and people for more than 45 years. Dogs, cats, rabbits and pocket-pets have all found comfort in his caring hands. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family, music, gardening, splitting wood, and being outdoors.


Dr. Michele Burk


Dr. Burk has been with Jacksonville Vet since 1995 and has a dedicated and loyal following who appreciate her meticulous attention to detail and her caring and kind touch. Dr. Burk graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and also holds a BA in Animal Science and a Degree with Distinction in Immunology. Dr. Burk is married and has two children who share her love of animals. She enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities like hiking and running as well as gardening and cooking.



Dr. Melissa Thai


Since she joined Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital in 2002, Dr. Thai's warmth and cheerful demeanor, combined with her expertise, have made her invaluable to the practice. Dr. Thai is a native of Maryland and grew up in Gaithersburg. She received her degree in veterinary medicine from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA in 2001. Dr. Thai likes spending time with her husband and children, and loves being by the water. Pictured with Melissa is one of her kittens, Cinnamon.


Dr. Andy Gough


Dr. Gough started at Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital in 2010 as a volunteer. He transitioned to a veterinary technician while he earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Towson University. He graduated from veterinary school from the University of Georgia in 2019. His professional interests include surgery, ophthalmology and nutrition. In his free time, Dr. Gough likes to work out, bake, and spend time with his Cavalier King Charles, Poe!


Office Location

  • Phoenix
  • 14240 Jarrettsville Pike
  • Phoenix, MD
  • 21131
  • Map & Directions
  • Call: (410) 666-1390