Receptionist SupervisorDanielle Murphy
I come from a very animal crazy family! I can't remember living in a house or going to a family members house who didn't have pets. I think this is where my true love for animals comes from. Growing up I had dogs, cats, lizards, birds, even a duck at one point. I could go on and on about all the pets I've fostered or owned. Little did I know I would get to work with them one day. I've worked in the industry the past six years and can't imagine doing any other line of work.
I love my pets more than anything and love being able to care for other family pets as I would want mine cared for. I have 2 Pit Bulls Romy aka “Roro” and Junior aka “June bug”. I also have a Pit Mix named Jax and a bichon named CJ. I would love more but this is all my family and I can handle at the moment. My pups get a little jealous when I come home and they smell other animals from work, but they don't mind sharing my love.
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Shannon joined VCA Annandale in 2010 bringing with her a background in the hospitality industry. She is a key member of our team, assisting clients and patients any way she can. To expand her skills Shannon has also been training as a Veterinary Assistant. What makes Shannon's day? Working with the team, getting to see the furry friends and talking to our amazing clients. Having grown up with pets she is thrilled to work with animals every day.
She was raised in Syracuse, New York but has planted her roots in Virginia with her growing family. Her two boys keep her busy when she is not at work but she manages to make time for her other interests: cooking, baking and reading.
Why am I here at VCA Annandale Animal Hospital?
I'm here because I have passion for working with people and their pets. My long-life dream is to become a veterinarian. I'm getting started by working in the animal care field to increase my knowledge. I have a lot of experience working with people and animals. I will always give you the warmest welcome. I have ben working with animals since I was 16. I will always care for you and your furry family member. I always feel like I make a small difference when I reach out a hand. I was always surrounded by dogs, cats, cows, chickens, and horses. My love for animals grew each year. I have worked as a kennel attendant before and also did 2 years of animals science at Edison Academy. I have groomed pets and have learned much about the animal care field. I dont have pets now but I pet sit my family's pet's. I'm fluent in Spanish and English. I am currently attending NOVA of two years but plan to transfer to Virginia Wesleyan. My plan is to become Veterinary Technician first then begin the process to become a veterinarian. I have always loved being around people and animals.
Hello everyone! My name i Emily. I;ve loved animals since I was a little girl but decided to become a preschool teacher and work weekends at VCA Annandale. I feel very lucky that I get to work with children and animals. I feel like they have a lot in commom; they both need attention, love and care. I love coming to work every weekend and see new familiar faces and helping out as much as I can.