Client ServiceSara Pickell
Sara joined VCA in 2013, but is no stranger to animals. She grew up taking care of horses in her native country Israel. She holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv and completed a tour of service as a commissioned Air Force officer. After an embassy assignment in Turkey, Sara came to the United States. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, babysitting her neighbors pets, flying with her husband as a student and co-pilot, and exercise. Sara Speaks four languages and loves to put all our clients and patients at ease. She loves meeting new clients and their pets, and is happy to have an opportunity to help!
Client ServiceChelsea Shanline
Chelsea is new to the VCA Family. She will be one of the smiling faces you see when you walk through our front door.
Chelsea grew up in Virginia Beach, VA where she was always surrounded by pets and animals. She grew up riding horses, volunteering at shelters, and caring for pets of her own. She moved to the Washington, DC area 5 years ago. She and her boyfriend live in the area with her cat Mozart, a Chameleon named Karma and Tortoise Ludwig.
When she has free time, Chelsea enjoys hiking, cooking, skateboarding, reading and relaxing with her pets.
Chelsea has been a wonderful addition to the VCA family and is excited about her future career in Client Services and Veterinary Medicine at VCA MacArthur Animals Hospital.