Dr. Mary A. Corey
D.V.M. and Owner of Stream Valley
Dr. Mary Corey is native to Northern Virginia and grew up inside the Beltway. She attended Whittier Junior High, and later graduated from Falls Church High School in 1977. Her father and mother come from a great generation—her mother was a farm girl daughter of a teacher and later met her father, Col. Corey, who were both animal and outdoor lovers. Her sister and brother are both pet owners, with her sister working in finance and her brother working at an engineering firm. Her childhood buddies always included dogs, cats, horses, and a variety of other four-legged critters, large and small, yet some had more legs and others no legs at all. Animals have always been in the family. As a result, she was naturally curious and driven to help and heal her critter companions! Our aspiring doctor went onto Blacksburg where she attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and graduated cum laude with Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in animal science. She then moved next door to attend the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, completing her training in 1988 to achieve the title of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Corey went on to practice veterinary medicine among the teams of Shrewsbury and Toms River veterinary hospitals in New Jersey through mid-1998. When she returned to Northern Virginia, Doctor Corey spent the following two and a half years as a clinician in emergency medicine at the Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, where she fostered her aspiration to open a unique practice. During the end of her tenure as an ER clinician and with the encouragement of the referral center, she constructed her dream. In 2000, she purchased an old farmhouse with 1 acre of land, making her dream of opening Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital a reality. To this day, Stream Valley remains with the promise of hometown hospitality and the best care for all pets that come to visit.