Clarendon Animal Care Veterinary Clinic Arlington Virginia Veterinarian Owner Natasha Ungerer

meet our veterinarians

Natasha Ungerer, DVM – Dr. Ungerer is a native of western New York. Growing up she always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, and still feels that was a great decision! Dr. Ungerer obtained her BS degree from Sweet Briar College in southwest Virginia and her DVM degree from North Carolina University College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a one-year internship at a large referral/emergency hospital in Gaithersburg, MD. She has since worked in Richmond, VA and Frederick, MD before settling in Northern Virginia. Her professional interests include internal medicine, pain management and wellness and preventive care.

Dr. Ungerer and her husband (who keeps our offices digitally functioning!) have two daughters, as well as growing menagerie of pets:  two crazy dogs, a fish, a snail, and six backyard chickens (named by their daughters ~ Moana, HeiHei, Pua, Diamond, Sparkle, and Tiara).  In her spare time she enjoys being active outdoors, and has recently ventured into tennis and attempted vegetable gardening.


Clarendon Animal Care Veterinary Clinic Arlington Virginia Veterinarian Owner Kayleen Gloor

Kayleen Gloor, DVM, MS - Dr. Gloor is a true local. She grew up in Springfield, VA nd worked as kennel help/veterinary assistant at her neighborhood veterinary clinic while in high school. She graduated high school a bit young, so stayed close to home and attended NVCC while working in customer service for her father's furniture company. It was there she learned about the value of good client communication and service as well as got some great insight into small business ownership. She transferred to Virginia Tech for her undergraduate studies and stayed there for veterinary school. Upon obtaining her DVM in 2006 she came back to the DC area for a surgical/medical rotating internship at a large emergency/referral hospital in Gaithersburg, MD. It was there she met and befriended Dr. Ungerer. She has practiced in both general practice and emergency hospital settings in the DC area since 2006. Additionally, in 2009 she went back to school for a Masters in Public Health Microbiology & Emerging Infectious Diseases (nerd) at GWU. She completed this degree in 2011 - something she did while continuing to practice as well as working in a research lab at GWU. Her professional interests include infectious diseases, pain management, soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine and internal medicine.

Dr. Gloor is married and has two daughters, two cats, and a big, goofy English Mastiff named Gozer (the Gozerian - aptly named after the god of destruction from Ghostbusters). In her spare time she enjoys travelling, hiking, yoga, snowboarding and spending time with her family.


Clarendon Animal Care Veterinary Clinic Arlington Virginia Veterinarian Laura Adkins

Laura Adkins, DVM - Being part of a military family, Dr. Adkins was born in Tennessee and moved around the U.S.; though she spent the large majority of her youth in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Her love of animals was apparent at a young age, when at 5 years old, she declared a desire to become a zoologist to study and help panda bears. She also had many childhood pets including dogs, guinea pigs, and gerbils. Dr. Adkins stayed close to home for her undergraduate degree, attending Georgia College and State University, where she pursued many interests, including music, art, and college level soccer. She earned a B.A. in Mass Communication and shortly afterward moved to New York City to launch her first career path as an advertising account executive. After working for a few years, Dr. Adkins felt a need to go back to her roots and find a career that incorporated her lifelong love of animals. She moved back to Atlanta and began volunteering at the Atlanta Humane Society, working at a local emergency animal hospital, and taking additional college coursework to apply for veterinary school. Dr. Adkins received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. Following veterinary school, she moved to Washington, DC to complete a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine at Friendship Hospital for Animals. Dr. Adkins’ professional interests include dentistry, surgery, dermatology, preventive care, behavior, shelter medicine, and animal welfare. Dr. Adkins enjoys educating her clients on how to help their furry family members live healthy, happy lives and is focused on providing compassionate care for her patients.

Dr. Adkins shares her home with a sweet, gentle, adopted hound mix named Brody. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors (hiking, biking, camping), yoga, reading, cooking, volunteering at local animal shelters, and spending time with friends and family.


Clarendon Animal Care Veterinary Clinic Arlington Virginia Veterinarian Dana Carr

Dana Carr, DVM - Dr. Carr is originally from Michigan.  She grew up surrounded by animals and decided from an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian.  Dr. Carr earned her BS in Biological Anthropology from the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!).  She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University graduating in 2006.  After veterinary school Dr. Carr moved to the Washington, DC area to complete a rotating medicine and surgery internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals.  At the completion of her internship she continued to serve as a staff doctor at Friendship on and off for many years, as well as practiced briefly at hospitals in both Arlington, VA and Pittsburgh, PA.  Her clinical areas of interest include senior and geriatric care, feline medicine, endocrine disease management, preventative and wellness care, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.    

Dr. Carr lives with her family in Falls Church.  She and her husband are kept very busy with two children and their many activities.  She is also a mom to several furry babies: 3 dogs (Lola, Widgit, and Monty), 2 cats (Wally and Weezer), and 2 guinea pigs (Coco and Baby Girl).  Outside of work, Dr. Carr enjoys attempting to train her crazy puppy, reading, traveling (ideally to a tropical location), and visiting her family in Michigan.


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Laura Lockhart, DVM - Dr. Lockhart grew up between Ottawa, Ontario and Raleigh, North Carolina.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and went on to attend veterinary school at North Carolina State University (Go Pack!). She moved to the DC area in 2013 and has been enjoying practice in Northern Virginia ever since. She truly embraces the variety that comes with general practice, but she has a particular interest in preventative and wellness care, ophthalmology, anesthesia, and soft tissue surgery. She lives in Falls Church with her fiancé and her first true love—Layla, a Great Pyrenees Mix, who she rescued in 2012. In her spare time, Dr. Lockhart enjoys running, hiking, baking, watching hockey, and exploring the DC area. She is also an avid traveler with an unusual affinity for wintry destinations, and she is always seeking to check things off her bucket list. Some of her favorite accomplishments so far have included bungee jumping in Whistler, biking across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco, and ice fishing in Northern Ontario.


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Lauren Gottlieb, DVM - Dr. Gottlieb grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and always had a long standing love of science and animals. She obtained her B.A. from the University of Rochester, and from there went on to obtain a PhD from the University of California, Irvine in Neurobiology. While she immensely enjoyed the research and educational aspects of her career, she realized it did not satisfy her drive for local community involvement and individualized care. Upon volunteering at an animal shelter, she fell in love with veterinary medicine. Dr. Gottlieb went on to earn her veterinary degree from Tufts Veterinary School in Massachusetts, and thereafter completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC. She is thrilled to join the talented team at Clarendon Animal Care, and share her professional interests of internal medicine, dermatology, geriatric care, soft tissue surgery, and feline medicine.

Dr. Gottlieb lives with her husband and two cats, Boscoe and Lil’ Peanut in Arlington. She is very excited to expand her family with a baby on the way! In her spare time, Dr. Gottlieb enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and attending music concerts.


Locum Veterinarians

There are times when we need some help to accommodate vacations/time off as well as our growing needs...all without loss of client and patient care. We have a couple veterinarians we have worked with over the last few years that do a superb job and maintain a quality of service and care that we have become known for. We love working with these ladies and know that our clients and patients are in excellent hands with them.

Julia Nagel, DVM - Dr. Nagel has been doing locum work for us quite regularly since we opened in 2015.  Dr. Nagel obtained her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine @ Virginia Tech in 2009. She completed a 1-year rotating internship at The Hope Center in Vienna VA following graduation and has been practicing in Northern Virginia ever since.

Kathy Wainwright, DVM - Dr. Wainwright has been doing locum work with us since 2017. She also obtained her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine @ Virginia Tech in 2008. She did a 1-year rotating internship at Oradaell Animal Hospital in New Jersey and has practiced in Northern Virginia since 2009.

Beth Venit, VMD - Dr. Venit has worked with Drs Gloor and Ungerer in various capacities for over a decade. After completing her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania she completed an internship and then has been practicing emergency and general practice in the DC area ever since.