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 going to vet school and becoming a veterinarian, but for now she is gaining skills as an assistant and learning as much as she can. 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 fiance, Peter, and her Labrador mix, Harry.
Notable qualities: super-duper sweetness, curls for days, and the ability to make everyone feel welcome!
Catina Boster - Veterinary Assistant - Catina grew up in Northern Virgina (Burke!), and started out part-time with us while working on her bachelors degree and competing as a varsity lacrosse player at Marymount University. She just graduated this Spring (2017) with a degree in biology, and hopes to go to vet school after that...however, much to our delight, she's taking a gap year and working full time for us starting this summer! While she has never worked in veterinary medicine before, she is a fast learner, and is gaining valuable skills with us here at CAC. Catina grew up with Labrador Retrievers, and can often be found snuggling any Lab that walks in the front door.
Isabella Newton - Weekend Veterinary Assistant - Isabella grew up in Maryland and graduated from UMD: College Park with a degree in Bio-engineering in May 2016. She moved to Arlington for work, and decided to shadow Dr. Ungerer after bringing her rescue dog Arwen to the clinic. She loved Clarendon Animal Care so much that joined the team as a weekend assistant! Isabella has always loved animals, and she grew up riding horses and playing with her dogs, cats, and guinea pigs. Although she doesn't have previous clinical experience, she is a quick learner and excited to gain hands-on skills . In her free time, she runs with Arwen, plays Jeopardy, and bakes the best chocolate chip cookies.
Jesse Fugitt - Veterinary Assistant - Jesse joined the CAC family in April of 2017 and is now our resident Cat Whisperer. He has LOTS of experience in the field, including other general practice clinics, doggie daycare, pet sitting & dog walking, shelter medicine, and is also a Nutritional Ambassador for Purina Pro Plan. Although he does not currently have any pets, he has a soft spot for pit bulls and enjoys working with our more feisty patients. He hopes eventually to do I.T. work while remaining in the veterinary field.
His notable qualities include his mellow demeanor (which aids in his pet whispering abilities), and his incredible ginger beard.
Michelle Maurer - Veterinary Assistant - Jointed CAC July 2017, more to come!
Harris Fitzgerel & Lauren Tanner - Summer Staff, May-August 2017 (i.e. super cool folks who are going to be awesome veterinarians someday!) - Harris will be making a repeat appearance this summer after having graduated from Tufts University with a BS in May, 2017. He'll be headed to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University this fall! Lauren spent time in her free weekends (because she had a real job with the Peace Corps and going to school at night - slacker!) shadowing Drs Gloor and Ungerer before being accepted to veterinary school at the Virginia-Maryland Veterinary College of Veterinary Medicine the fall of 2016 and will be working for us this summer, before heading back for her second year of veterinary school.
We love having their extra help - but take seriously our self-imposed job of putting ridiculiously high expectations on them and their future practice of veterinary medicine :)