• A.P.A.W. Veterinary Hospital and Wellness

  • 7601 Good Luck Rd, Lanham, MD 20706   Phone:301.552.3800   Fax:301.552.4347
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About Our Veterinarians

Dr. Patricia Peynado-Boyce

After growing up in Jamaica and completing a certificate course in medical technology and a diploma in microbiology, Dr. Patricia Peynado-Boyce moved to the Washington D.C. area. Here she attended Howard University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in microbiology in December of 1984.

After 2 ½ years working as a teaching assistant in the microbiology department at Howard University and as a veterinary assistant at a local animal hospital Dr. Peynado-Boyce decided to pursue her lifelong dream - becoming a veterinarian. As a veterinary student at Tuskegee University she tutored microbiology and received several awards, including the Regional Veterinary Women's Auxiliary Association and the Iams Nutrition Award. Being involved was an integral part of her veterinary studies as she graduated in the top 10% of her veterinary class.

Dr. Peynado-Boyce's veterinary interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and geriatric medicine. She is also the 2005-2006 President of the P.G. County Veterinary Medical Association.

Married with two children, two cats and a dog, Dr. Peynado-Boyce still finds some spare moments for hobbies and sports. She enjoys people, gardening, tennis, traveling especially to Jamaica, piano and attending her daughter's soccer games.


Dr. Tannis Johnson

A graduate of Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, MD, Dr. Tannis Johnson attended Tuskegee Institute where she received her B.S. Degree in Animal Science in 1981.

After spending four years in Tuskegee, AL, Dr. Johnson decided to continue her veterinary education at the same university. She was admitted to the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her DVM degree in 1985.
Dr. Johnson is a general practitioner with a special interest in geriatric medicine and dentistry. Along with her veterinary interests, she is an active member of the Unity Church in Washington, D.C. Not forgetting her Alma Mater, she is also quite active in the Tuskegee University Alumni Organization.

Outside the veterinary hospital, Dr. Johnson is kept pretty busy caring for her pugs (Kindred, Booker T, and Maximillian), Doberman Pinscher (Madison), and Bullmastiff (Jazz). Even with her busy schedule, she still finds time for sports. She enjoys cycling and weight training.