Meet Our Team

Dr. Shawn Budge, Medical Director

Veterinarian Howard County

Dr. Shawn Budge is a veterinarian based in Towson who was born and raised in Maryland. He is known for his compassionate and devoted care of his patients. Additionally, he has received praise for his ability to explain various treatment options to his clients, so that they can make the most informed possible medical decisions for the health of their pets.

Dr. Budge developed a love of animals from an early age. He grew up in Westminster, Maryland surrounded by dogs, cats, chickens, and horses. He has been working closely with animals in the veterinary field for the last 10 years, first as a veterinary technician, and later as a doctor of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Budge is a graduate of the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, located at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. His medical interests include surgery, pathology, neurology, and toxicology.

When Dr. Budge is not working as a veterinarian and caring for his four-legged patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing with his two dogs, and gardening at his home in Towson, Maryland.

Dr. Brittany Wolfe, Partner Veterinarian

Vet Howard County

Dr. Wolfe graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 2020 in the top ten percent of her class. She quickly gained an excellent reputation working for a large and busy animal hospital in Anne Arundel County. Her background is both robust and diverse, as she works on traditional small animals (dogs and cats) in addition to exotic animals such as birds, reptiles, and small mammals such as rats, hamsters, and guinea pigs! Dr. Wolfe is also fear-free certified and is committed to providing her patients and clients with the best possible veterinary care experience.

During veterinary school Dr. Wolfe took an active leadership role, and was the Vice President and cofounder of the Radiology Club, the lab coordinator for the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Club, the Lab Coordinator of the Exotic Animals Club, and a member of the Pathology Club.

Having grown up in Severna Park, Maryland, Dr. Wolfe has a love for all that Maryland has to offer, especially the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland Blue Crabs! She now lives in Columbia, Maryland with her fiancé, Tom, and their 2 dogs (Sundae and River), their cat named Beau, and Peaches their hognose snake. In her free time Dr. Wolfe enjoys hiking, baking, and ceramics.

Aspyn Stengel, Veterinary Nurse

Mobile Veterinarian Howard County

Asypn Stengel has always loved animals– from the lizards and snakes she brought home as a child, to the dogs and cats she grew up with, or the animals she helps to treat every day as a veterinary technician. She is an exceptionally compassionate and caring person, and a valued addition to the HomeVets family. Aspyn is particularly skilled with client education and communication.

Aspyn is a recent transplant to the Baltimore area from Georgia, where she worked at a busy veterinary clinic, Assisting with everything from wellness exams and record keeping, to monitoring anesthesia during surgery.

In her personal time, Aspyn enjoys being outdoors, together with her husband and their two cattle dogs and cat. Additionally, Aspyn is an adventurer who enjoys traveling as much as possible. She has visited almost the entire United States, and has been to places as far flung as Japan and Belize. To use her own words, Aspyn “loves to take care of things,” so when she isn’t caring for her own pets or patients, she tends to her collection of over 40 different houseplants!

Sarah Shortt, Veterinary Nurse

Mobile Vet Howard County

Sarah was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. From the age of ten years old, Sarah knew she wanted to work with animals. She started with pet sitting and then worked at a local animal rescue shelter where she helped dogs regain their trust in humans. Sarah then became a veterinary nurse and fell in love with a job where she could help provide medical care for animals. She developed skills in blood collection, diagnostics, anesthesia monitoring and more. With a passion for learning and providing excellent care to our pets, Sarah is always looking for ways to expand her skillset.

In her personal time, Sarah loves cuddling with her cats, Misty, Prince, and Dracula (Drac for short). She enjoys exploring and enjoying the culture of Baltimore City with friends, watching movies, and cooking!

Aimee Brulatour, Practice Manager

Aimee was born and raise in Maine surrounded by animals including dogs, cats and horses. She has spent the majority of her adult years traveling the country and following opportunities that have allowed her to learn and grow in the veterinary community. She comes to HomeVets with over twelve years of experience in the veterinary industry!

When Aimee is not busy behind the scenes keeping HomeVets running smoothly, she can be found at her home in Caroll County spending time with her husband and two young children. Additionally, Aimee enjoys spending time out doors, and is busy playing with her family’s two dogs and tending to their flock of chickens!