Leslie Carroll, LVT - Treatment Manager -
Leslie has always had a passion for animals. While getting her BS in biology at JMU, she decided the veterinary field was where she would like to be. It was while working in the field after graduating from JMU in 2005 that she decided she wanted to be a veterinary technician. She completed her degree in veterinary technology at NVCC in 2009. Leslie worked with Dr. Gloor while in technician school, and loves being a part of CAC. She is our lead LVT and oversees training of our assistants and technicians and management of the treatment area. Her professional interests include pain management, dental health, nutrition, and hospice care. She lives in Vienna with her husband, 2 adorable sons, 2 cats and a dog named Weebles. In her spare time she enjoys crocheting, crafts and hiking.
Notable qualities: Knows everything about everything, is an incredibly gifted teacher, keeps the back of the hospital running smoothly, tolerates Alex's bad puns.
Samantha Anderson, LVT - Samantha is a native of Alexandria, VA. She loves all animals, big and small, and decided to make it into a career. After graduating high school, she attended Northern Virginia Community College Veterinary Technology program and graduated in 2012. She has worked with both Dr. Ungerer and Dr. Gloor before and during LVT school and is excited to be working with them again! She enjoys reading, hiking, watching football (Go Saints!) and spending time with family. She lives in Maryland with husband, a cat (Oreo), a bloodhound (Gunner) and an adorable tripod (Nugget) she adopted from the AWLA shelter after Dr. Gloor & Ungerer amputated her very diseased leg.
Sam is also very serious...seriously AWESOME! She goes above and beyond for her patients and our clients and has a patient memory like an elephant - she never forgets anyone.
Alex Leslie, LVT & "Official" Clinic Photographer - Originally a VCU art school graduate, Alex made the jump into veterinary medicine after spending many years working in dog rescue. She previously worked in a 24 hour ER facility and high volume spay/neuter clinic. She started working with CAC during an internship for her LVT program, and wasn't allowed to leave afterwards. Alex graduated from NVCC's LVT program in May of 2016. She is currently pursuing a veterinary technician specialization in Behavior. In her free time, Alex enjoys reading, hiking, practicing yoga, and running her personal photography business. She currently lives in Alexandria with the love of her life - her American Staffordshire Terrier, Frankie.
As part of her "Official" clinic photographer duties - she diligently snaps shots daily of clinic snuggles, and keeps our social media up to date. She is also in charge of bad puns.
Ashley Yoder, LVT - Ashley originally wanted to go to vet school, but when the time came she chose her second love, music, to pursue in college. After obtaining her degree in music business and interning for an independent record label she had to make the decision of where to go from there. The lingering wonder of a career in veterinary medicine was always tugging at her heart so she decided to make the change into veterinary medicine in 2011. She has since gained experience in general practice, emergency medicine/ ICU care and ophthalmology. She then finished technician school and obtained her LVT in 2017. As a native of central Pennsylvania, laying roots in northern Virginia puts her closer to her family and friends. She loves all animals but has a special love of cats. Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She also enjoys Netflix, going to concerts, sleeping, and traveling. She has the cutest nephew in the world, the same 4 best friends since elementary school and sweetest two cats Skye and Noelle.
Catina Boster - JV Team LVT - 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 graduated Spring 2017 with a degree in biology, and started an LVT program in the of Fall 2018! We like to say she’s on the JV team of techs at CAC (and it’s her first time being put on the JV team since freshman year of high school…). Catina grew up with Labrador Retrievers, and can often be found snuggling any Lab that walks in the front door.
Tehya Apperson - JV Team LVT - Tehya graduated high school, jumped right into the veterinary world and has never thought about looking back. She has so far worked in both general practice and emergency veterinary medicine. She is currently in school to become an LVT through the PennFoster program and can't wait to see where this passion for animals takes her. Currently, she lives with her two cats, Bear and Suki, but hopes to have many more animals on her future farm.