Damascus Equine Associates

1941 Long Corner Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771



"Damascus Equine Associates offers a wide range of both ambulatory and in-clinic veterinary services in central Maryland.  We are dedicated to providing high quality comprehensive care, with the long term health and well being of your horse as our primary mission."



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Damascus Equine Associates is a group of independent practitioners who work together to provide twenty-four hour, seven day a week emergency service to our clients.  With each doctor having an area of interest and specialization, we can offer a variety of services within our group.

Dr. Roger Scullin began an equine practice in Montgomery County in 1970 after serving in the Army.  During his first year in practice, Peter Radue rode along with Dr. Scullin during high school.

In 1979, Dr. Peter Radue joined him to form Damascus Equine Associates after finishing a one year internship in large animal surgery.

Drs. Scullin and Radue

Dr. Josephine Magurn practiced with DEA from 1981-1993 when she moved to Virginia Beach and opened her own practice.

Dr. Michael Erskine became a member of DEA in 1990 after practicing in Pennsylvania for two years.

After travelling the world with the Peace Corps and other service groups, Dr. James Lewis spent a few years working with various practices in the United States before joining DEA in 1993.

Dr. Rory Carolan practiced with DEA from 1999-2007 when he joined the US Army.

Dr. Amy Polkes began her practice in Maryland in 2000 and began consulting on internal medicine cases for DEA.

Dr. Megan Snyder became an associate of DEA in 2011 after finishing a one year internship with Dr. Michael Erskine.

Dr. Suzanne Welker started her one year internship position with Dr. Michael Erskine in June 2011.