VCA University Veterinary Clinic

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Meredith Laddison

    Meredith started working with our team part-time while attending college. Once she graduated she started working for us full time. She has been with VCA since 1999. Her specific roles in the hospital include being a LVT and doing dentals and cat grooms. She loves the bond that’s created with each animal and the client. Her animal companions include Coby, a mixed breed and Cisco, a DSH. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

    "The reason I work at VCA University Veterinary Clinic is because I feel that this is where I am meant to be. I have wonderful relationships with our clients, our patients and the people I work with. This clinic is my second family."


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Katrina Abramidis


    Katrina joined our team in August 2013 and has worked in the veterinary field for many years and is currently enrolled at Sanford-Brown College to become a licensed veterinary technician. Her role in the hospital is an assistant and she enjoys educating clients and helping the staff with treatments and procedures. She loves the veterinary field because she loves helping animals and nurturing the human/pet bond. Her current animal companions are Fluffy, Max, Yani and Niko. She loves big dogs despite the fact that she has always owned small breeds. Her favorite cat breed is a Siamese mix. Outside of works she enjoys volunteering with the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation as a “Dog Ambassador”.

    "The reason I work at VCA University Veterinary Clinic is because I truly enjoy helping our four-legged friends and the special bond between our clients and patients. Everyone here is like one big family, and it's wonderful to see that translate to our clients/patients as well. There is no doubt everyone who works here has a passion for what we do."


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Mike Gomez

    Mike has been with VCA now for 17 years. He helps create and deliver food and supply donations for animals that were affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. He loves the relationship that is created between clients and their pets. His current animal companions are Chavo, his Golden Retriever and Jackie his cat.

    "To ask me why I work at VCA University Veterinary Clinic is to ask me why I still work at VCA University Veterinary Clinic. First My love and respect for the 4 legged companions and what they mean to families. Also for my co-workers, the team a.k.a. family. But especially for the legacy Dr. David E. Jackson left behind that will never die."


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jessica Magnotti

    Prior to working at the clinic, she worked at a small pet store while attending school. At the pet store, she learned to groom all kinds of animals from guinea pigs to poodles. Being an assistant, she gets to experience work in all parts of the clinic but her main interest is in the lab. She loves preparing and examining slides under the microscope. She loves the variety of people and animals she gets to work with in the veterinary profession. She soon hopes to attend Veterinary school. Her current animal companions are her two cats, Goose and Jimmy, five parakeets and her macaw, Wiley. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering at a cat rescue and has taken a recent interest in research. She started her first research project on avian behavior as an undergraduate at George Mason University and hopes to continue on similar projects in the coming years.

    "I love working at VCA University Veterinary clinic because I enjoy helping people, animals, and learning as much as I can about veterinary medicine. This job is unique in that everyone who works here genuinely cares about each other and our clients. Veterinary medicine is not just about treating animals. I think that one of the most important and valuable parts of this job is working with clients on personal level, understanding that each relationship is unique, and striving to provide personalized care to best fit each situation.


    I am fortunate to work in an environment that encourages learning on a day-to-day basis. This job is never boring--there is always something new and exciting to work on. I am impressed with this hospitals ability to practice state-of-the-art medicine and to stay current on the latest products so we can provide the best available medicine."
     


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Brooke Neubauer

    Prior to working here, Brooke worked as an assistant technician in Chesapeake, Virginia. She is interested in the surgical aspect of veterinary care and loves assisting in procedures. She loves helping the helpless and has always loved animals. Her current animal companions include four dogs named Bella, Guapo, Duke and Shadow. Outside of work she loves field hockey and mission trips with her church.

    "The reason why I work at VCA University Veterinary Clinic is because I love the bonds that are made between clients, their pets, and our team. We strive to get to know all our clients and pets personally, because we genuinely care about what is going on in their day to day lives. It's not just about treating the pets, but also loving and caring for them just as much as their owners."

CLOSE CLOSE

Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:

 

See all VCA Animal Hospitals >

CLOSE CLOSE

Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at 703-385-1054. If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics.

- The Hope Center, 703-281-5121, 140 Park Street SE Vienna, VA 22180
 

- VCA South PAWS, 703-752-9100, 8500 Arlington Boulevard Fairfax, VA 22031
 

CLOSE CLOSE