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Vice President Dr. Alan J. McCarthy
Councilman First District - R

County Administration Building
200 Chesapeake Blvd., Suite 2110, Elkton, MD 21921

Office: 410.996.5201- Fax: 410.996.1014


Alan McCarthy was elected to his first term of the Cecil County council, representing the First District, which includes Cecilton, Chesapeake City and Earleville.  Dr. McCarthy was selected to serve as Vice President of the council in 2012 and reappointed in 2014.

Dr. McCarthy earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary medicine.  Dr. McCarthy holds a current Veterinary license in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida.  His primary occupation was as an equine veterinarian for Winfield Farm and Woodstock Farm in Chesapeake City and several other horse farms in the area.  During his career, he established and built five independent small animal practices in Maryland and Delaware with over sixty-five full time and part time employees.  Additionally, he established an independent real estate company that sells and rents residential and commercial properties in Maryland and Delaware.

Vice President McCarthy was appointed to the following:

  • Clean Chesapeake Coalition - Ex officio member
  • Drug and Alcohol Council - Voting member
  • Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Voting member
  • Maryland Rural Development Council - Voting member
  • Upper Shore Regional Council - Voting member
  • Weed Control Committee - Member

Dr. McCarthy serves or has served with the following organizations:
Maryland Veterinary Medical Association Member
Cecil College Foundation, Fund Management, Chairman; Financial Committee, Co-Chair
Cecil College RFP for Banking Services, Voting member
Civil War Preservation Trust, Member
Lincoln Forum, Member
Mariner's Museum, Contributor
Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor, Board of Directors, Former member
Town Council of Chesapeake City, Former member
Cecil County SPCA , Board of Directors, Former member





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