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 - More to come!
Tracy Prout - Veterinary Assistant - Tracy comes to CAC with over 20 years of experience in the veterinary field. She is actually a trained veterinary technician and is working to getting her licenses squared away in Virginia so we can use her to that capacity! She is a loving mother of 5 (human) children and 7 four-legged children. In her spare time Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and watches the Investigation Discovery channel or Steve Wilkos. Tracy has taken care of hundreds of pets over the years. Since she was young Tracy has been a devoted animal lover and has made it her lifelong duty to care for them.
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 :)