Important Pender COVID-19 Update: 

We are restricting access to our lobby and adjusting our check-in and check-out procedures. If you have an appointment, please call ahead for specific details pertaining to your appointment, and fill out the drop off form at

We are only accepting Credit/Debt Cards, NO Cash or Checks Please!

Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, concerns, or feel your pet needs to be seen, call us at 703-591-3304.


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Professional Interests

Veterinary forensics, shelter medicine, internal medicine, client communication/education.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, trying new restaurants, live music, reading fiction novels, horror movies (especially psychological thrillers), Philadelphia sports, and the beach.


DVM from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with a Minor in Neuroscience/Psycology from University of Maryland, and currently pursuing a Master of Science in Veterinary Forensic Sciences from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

How I Got Here

After graduating from veterinary school, I completed a year long rotating internship at the ASPCA Animal Hospital in New York City. I worked in different departments including emergency, surgery, internal medicine, adoptions, and forensics. My position at Pender allows me to split time between both of my passions – working with clients and their beloved pets, as well as working in the shelter environment. I will be spending part of my time seeing appointments at Pender, and part of my time providing veterinary services for the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

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