Ali Getz - Veterinary Assistant - Ali joined us in early 2017, after deciding to leave her boring career in web marketing and pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She has dreams of one day becoming a veterinarian, and was accepted into the vet school at Virginia Tech for Fall 2019! She is one of the nicest people we've ever met, and we're pretty sure she is a real-life Disney princess. She currently lives in Alexandria with her husband Peter, and her Labrador mix Harry.
Notable qualities: super-duper sweetness, curls for days, and the ability to make everyone feel welcome!
Michelle Maurer - Veterinary Assistant - Michelle has been a resident of Fairfax her whole life. Though she has no pets of her own, she's always wanted to work with animals. After a 2 year hiatus exploring the world of Nursing, she finds herself back amongst the fur babies! She hopes to one day go to vet tech school, however until that time she looks forward to gaining experience and pursuing her passion. In her free time she enjoys playing fetch with her god-dog Nellie, playing board games with friends, and indulging her inner child by rocking out to the Disney classics!
Jennie Archer - Veterinary Assistant - Jennie joined us in July 2017, after serving for two years as a City Year AmeriCorps Member in the D.C. Public School system. Though she loved her experience working with children she couldn’t help but wonder about the possibility to connect back to her childhood dream of working with animals. She aspires to ultimately start her own non-profit animal rescue organization but in the meantime, she is gaining valuable skills as an assistant and volunteering at local rescues. Jennie grew up in Connecticut with a variety of pets her most current being a Brittney Spaniel named Bean!!
Molly Redman - Veterinary Assistant - Molly joined the CAC family in August of 2017. Molly is originally from Webster, NY and moved to Virginia after graduating with her M.A. in clinical psychology. She has always been interested in medicine and has enjoyed getting to learn about the medical field while snuggling kittens and puppies! Molly is currently in the process of gaining her certification as a Child Life Specialist. This certification will allow her to provide psychosocial support to children and families undergoing hospitalization. Molly now works as a veterinary assistant part-time while also working part-time at Inova Children’s Hospital.
Elizabeth Baker - Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist - Elizabeth joined CAC in August of 2017. She grew up locally in Northern Virginia and has loved animals since she was a child. She began working as a veterinary assistant upon graduating high school and can't imagine working in any other field. She enjoys working with animals of all different types and sizes, including exotics, wildlife, and large animals.
She hopes to further pursue schooling in some biological or animal-related field, having graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Mary Washington. Outside of her time at CAC, she loves to play soccer and remain active either running, hiking, or generally being outside.
Daniel Fields - Veterinary Assistant - Daniel joined CAC in the fall of 2017. Born and raised in the deep South, he came to the DC area to study Biology of Global Health at Georgetown University, where he will graduate in the spring. After visiting CAC with the hopes of gaining some shadowing experience, he somehow found himself with a uniform and name badge, and hasn’t questioned anything since! Daniel hopes to become a veterinarian in the U.S. Army one day and was accepted into Virginia Tech’s vet school program for Fall 2019!
Aimee Garcia - Aimee joined CAC in September 2018. She's lived in Northern Virginia her entire life. Currently she is pursing her accelerated Masters degree in Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University. She has hopes of going to tech school after finishing her studies, or staying in an animal related field down the road. In her free time she enjoys camping, fixing cars, riding her motorcycles, and adventuring with her black lab Lexi-smexi.
Selena Healey - Joined CAC October 2018 - More info on Selena to come soon!
Betsy Hebert - Veterinary Assistant - Betsy graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 2015 with a Bachelor Arts thinking she wanted to pursue a career in interior design. After some trial and error for a year after graduation she landed a job as administrative assistant in DC. Betsy quickly realized that was not for her and that she wanted to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. She is taking her final prerequisites for The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine this summer and will be applying to veterinary school this year with hopes to attend in the fall of 2020.