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.
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 CAC in August of 2017. She grew up in Rochester, New York and moved to Fairfax after finishing graduate school. Molly completed her master's degree in clinical psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and began working as a guidance counselor with at-risk high school students in Prince George's County, Maryland. Although she still loves her students, she realized that she wanted to try a new career path. Molly grew up with many animals at home and has always been interested in the veterinary field. She is loving the chance to learn more about the field and getting more experience working with animals!
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, but for now he is working hard and learning as much about the field as he can.