Veterinary Support

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jessica Maynard
    Veterinary Tech School: Bel Rae

    Welcome, my name is Jessica.

    I am a  2001 graduate of Bel Rae  and a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Prior to joining the VCA Herndon Reston team in July 2008, I owned and managed a horse breeding business.

    If you were to ask me WHY I went in to the veterinary profession I would say, "I love animals and taking care of them as well as the science behind what I do!"

    Here are a few things that you may not know about me:


    1. I love classice Hollywood movies & broadway.

    2. I am involved with community theater.

    3. I love to sing, dance, and act or perform.

    4. I love to ride and take care of horses.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Matthew Guarriello
    Veterinary Tech School: Penn Foster Career School


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Linda Santamaria
    School: George Mason University, Neuroscience

    Welcome, my name is Linda Santamaria and I joined the  VCA Herndon Reston  team as a Veterinary Assistant in October 2014. . I graduated from George Mason University in 2014 as a Neuroscience major. After 4 years of hard core sciences I decided that it was time to put some of my knowledge to good use...while getting the chance to play with adorable animals too.  If someone were to ask me WHY I chose to work with animals I would say, " There is nothing like the simple pleasure of holding a warm bundle of joy and doing your best to make them feel better. I believe that as humans that this is something we all can relate to." I love art, science, and of course, animals! I minored in Astronomy, and if I were any good at math I would have been a physicist. I've been doing gymnastics for a couple of years and I love to curl up with my dog and some hot chocolate after a long practice.