Donna, Team Leader
Donna grew up in Northern Virginia and has over 16 years experience in the veterinary field. Donna holds an MA in Anthropology – Primatology from East Carolina University and a BS in Natural Resource Wildlife Management from Ohio State University and is an Ohio State Buckeyes fan. She spent some time in Atlanta, GA where she did cognitive research studies with human’s closest relative, apes. Donna is back in Northern Virginia and loves spending time with her daughter, Alice, and in her free time likes to go horseback riding and hiking. Donna has two pets: “Buford” an American Bulldog and her cat “Draven.”
Shanelle, Veterinary Assistant
Jessica, Veterinary Assistant
Jessica is a native of Falls Church, VA. She has been working in the veterinary field for 7 years in both emergency and primary veterinary care prior to joining CVCA in 2015. Jessica loves to travel and spending time with her family and her 2 Pitbull dogs “Layla” and “Juelz” and 2 cats “Lilly” and “Sean”. She is a football fan and her favorite team is the Washington Redskins.
Ally, Veterinary Assistant
Ally started working in the veterinary field in 2005 and joined CVCA in 2014. A native Northern Virginian born in Falls Church, Ally enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family and her nephews Isaac and Logan. And her own furry family consists of “Gabby,” a German Shepard mix; 2 domestic long haired cats “Sweet Tea” and “Natty Gann” and 1 calico cat “Miss Kitty”
Heather, Veterinary Assistant
Heather started in the veterinary field in 2004 as a veterinary nurse for an equine hospital before joining the CVCA team in 2008. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Heather volunteers with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. In her spare time she enjoys canoeing, hiking, camping, reading and spending time with her husband and dog Duder, a Labrador Retriever mix.