The vision for Skylos Sports Medicine was developed in 2015 by husband and wife Drs. Peter and Faith Lotsikas and is the realization of their united dream of providing personalized orthopedic and rehabilitation therapy for the canine companion. Our mission is to restore and maintain the basic canine freedom to feel good and run for the fun of it. To uphold our vision, we have endeavored to create the best possible environment for those who work here and those who visit us, human and canine alike.
Our hospital provides a unique orthopedic and rehabilitation team focused on treating and preventing injury, aiding recovery, and enhancing performance. Helping dogs live well is what drives us.
- We will offer the level of service and expertise that we ourselves would desire and expect when seeking help for a loved one.
- We will take an individualized approach with each patient.
- We will provide the client with the education and support needed to make informed decisions.
- We believe the owner is an integral member of the recovery team.
- We will stay at the forefront of our chosen specialties.
- We will remain vigilant for the entire patient’s wellness.
Meet Our Providers
Dr. Faith Lotsikas
Dr. Faith Lotsikas is passionate about providing rehabilitation therapy to improve quality of life for dogs of all ages and athletic abilities. She enjoys working with senior patients to improve comfort, mobility, and overall wellness. For pre- and post-surgical patients, she is dedicated to minimizing recovery times and maximizing outcomes for return to normal life. As an avid follower of canine sports, Dr. Lotsikas understands the unique physical and mental requirements of working and sporting dogs, and creates specific fitness and return-to-sport plans tailored to each individual human-canine team. Dr. Lotsikas prides herself on great instincts, sensitive hands, and open, collaborative communications with each patient guardian. Read more
Dr. Peter Lotsikas
Dr. Peter Lotsikas is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lotsikas graduated with a BS degree in Biology from Virginia Tech and a DVM degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed a general small animal internship at Kansas State University, followed by a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. He received his formal surgical residency training at Iowa State University. Dr. Lotsikas returned to his home state of Maryland in 2007. Read more
Dr. David Hummel
Dr. David Hummel is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He received a BS in Biology from Virginia Tech, and a DVM degree from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Hummel completed a rotating internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey, as well as a surgical residency at the University of Illinois. Following his residency, Dr. Hummel returned to the East Coast, where he worked as a staff surgeon at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Richmond, Virginia before joining Skylos Sports Medicine. Read more
Dr. Jess Leasure
Dr. Jess Leasure graduated with a BA degree in biology from Mt. Holyoke College and a BVMS degree from the University of Glasgow’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Leasure completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; a surgical internship at WestVet Animal Emergency and Specialty Center in Boise, Idaho; and an internship in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at the Veterinary Orthopedic and Sport Medicine Group (VOSM) in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. She then went on to complete her surgical residency at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, Florida. Read more
Dr. Brooke Loewenstein
Dr. Brooke Loewenstein received her bachelor’s degree from The College of William & Mary in Virginia and then returned to her home town of Madison to attend veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin. As a long-time horseback rider and instructor, Dr. Brooke’s introduction to lameness diagnosis and treatment came in the equine world. She was a mixed-animal veterinarian in Frederick County for the first ten years of her career, treating horses, cows, alpacas, sheep and goats, as well as cats and dogs. After receiving her Canine Rehabilitation Therapist certification from the Canine Rehab Institute in early 2011, Dr. Brooke has worked in rehab therapy in primary care practices in Frederick and Baltimore counties. Read more
Laura is a native of Northeast Ohio where she received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toledo in 1995. Although she enjoyed studying Psychology, her passion for working with animals led her to continue her education and receive an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2000. She found that she had a special interest in alternative forms of pain management. Laura began expanding her understanding and abilities to help manage patient comfort by becoming certified in canine massage. She then went on to study canine rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee where she earned her certification as a veterinary technician therapist. Read more
Stacey Clancy was born and raised in Maryland. After studying visual arts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, she began working for a specialty veterinary practice and realized her true calling. Stacey became certified in Canine Massage in 2008. In 2010 she attended the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, where she received her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. Read more
April Boyle is a Pennsylvania native who has always been passionate about caring for animals. In 2008 April graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and moved to Maryland. However, she sought a career path change as she was missing the connection to the animal world. April began her journey in veterinary medicine in 2009 when she joined a general veterinary practice and concurrently began online veterinary technician assistant training. In 2012, inspired by her own dogs needs, April found the rewarding field of veterinary rehabilitation. She began working with the the rehab department of a large referral specialty hospital and realized she was at home in her dream job. April further dedicated herself to the field of veterinary rehabilitation when she sought formal training through the Canine Rehab Institute. April became a certified rehabilitation therapist technician in 2014. Skylos Sports Medicine gained an invaluable team member when April joined our team in March 2017. Read more