OUR PARAMEDICAL STAFF
Management, Assistants, Receptionists and Technicians
In order to best serve our patients and clients and and to create well rounded and knowledgeable team members who can rely on one another, we often "cross-train" our staff. Therefore, you may see a member of our reception team in the exam room assisting the doctor with your pet, or your usual technician assistant might help you with your invoice after an appointment. As we continue to grow and train our teams, we'll keep up this cross-training effort to continue to provide you the Hometown Hospitality that you and your pet deserve!
Staff bio coming soon!
Technician / Assistant Staff
Suzanne, Veterinary Technician Lead, Fear Free Certified, Veterinary Technology - Small Animal Assisting Certified
Suzanne has been with Stream Valley since October of 2012 when she joined our kennel team working part time. She first excelled and flew through the ranks from becoming a kennel supervisor to a Kennel Lead by working hard, learning harder and having fun with her work. We have her to thank for the success of many of our endeavors with our daycare and boarding pets, including the Halloween Costume Contest, pet pictures with Santa, photos with the Easter Bunny and even Thanksgiving cards from the pets to their owners (complete with paw print of course). As her successes at Stream Valley grew, so did her interest in the medical aspect of our practice and before long she was training under the tutelage of Dr. Corey and the other technicians to become a veterinary technician. Her drive continues to propel her to advancement and success and she now utilizes her many skills as Surgical Technician. Suzanne is also currently pursuing her Veterinary Technician Licensure though the AAHA accredited program at Dallas County Community College.
At Stream Valley, Suzanne enjoys continuing to expand her knowledge base, especially when it comes to nutrition, neurology and oncology. She also played a big part in the pain-staking process of bringing our small business into the 21st century as we underwent the transformation to become a paperless practice. When she isn't working, she loves to spend her free time hiking, fishing, embroidering, helping her niece Allison with Girl Scouts, and spending time with her Fiance Anthony and her four-legged family members.
When she isn't working hard, she relaxes at home with her furry family members; ""Digger" is her 7 year old black lab and "Lady" is her 8 year old long haired dachshund (A.K.A "Buggie," short for "LadyBug") You may also have seen her most spoiled fur baby running around the hospital; her 13 year old Chiweenie named "Lillith." Suzanne adopted Lillith through Stream Valley after she was relinquished to Stream Valley by her original owner who was unable to care for her after his surgery.
Jocelin, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist
Jocelin became a member of the Stream Valley family as a vet assistant in June of 2019. She’s lived in Loudoun County throughout her entire life! She is currently attending George Mason University for a Biology/Pre-Vet degree. She’s previously worked as a shift lead and room attendant for a dog daycare facility.
Jocelin has two dogs in her family: a 12-year old Shih Tzu, and a 2 year old German Shepherd! Her family came to America from El Salvador 30 years ago; therefore she is a first generation Salvadoran-American. Aside from working at Stream Valley, she greatly enjoys reading and drawing, along with any time spent with her dogs, Simba and Vicente. She hopes to get into vet school and specialize in rehabilitation in the future!
Kehli, Veterinary Assistant
An Ashburn native, Kehli came to work at Stream Valley in July of 2017 as a kennel assistant. We are proud that she is now a part of our veterinary technician team! Kehli attended West Virginia University, where she received a Psychology degree with a focus in Animal Behavior and Training. She previously worked as a dog walker, but wanted to gain experience in the veterinary field!
With this interest in veterinary medicine, Kehli is currently working on obtaining her certification to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She wants to learn more about working in the hospital, but also would like to expand upon her knowledge of training and the behavior of dogs.
Outside of work, Kehli enjoys rock climbing, hiking, exercising, and she is always trying to work on her pet training skills. In her family, she has an awesome mom and dad, older brother and a sister-in-law who all live local! She has two cats—a tabby cat and a maincoon cat—and she helped to train her brother’s dog Hooch, an Australian Cattle Dog.
Chaney, Veterinary Assistant
Chaney recently joined our Stream Valley team in February 2020 as a Veterinary Assistant. A local of Sterling, VA, she went to Park View High School, but then transferred to Florence High School in Arizona to obtain her Honors Scholar diploma. She then attended the University of Arizona for Veterinary Sciences, but came back home and is now studying at Northern Virginia Community College working towards her Veterinary degree!
Chaney is one of 9 children, and as the middle child, she has 4 brothers and 4 sisters. She says she and her siblings are very close; she's grateful for their love and support! She is also very close with her Aunt and Uncle and considers them to be her 2nd parents, adding 2 more sisters to her "abnormally large" family. Chaney also has dogs, cats, rats, goats, cows, and in the spring time she has pigs. Her favorite "boys" are her boer goat Alfalfa, and her cat Ramen, both of which happen to be her best friends--but don't tell the others!
Outside of work, Chaney is a huge basketball fanatic, and she played for 10 years. She is a North Carolina Tarheel basketball fan! Her father works for American Airlines, so she can fly "anywhere and everywhere" and she flies often! Chaney is also a Leader for the Loudoun County 4-H goat club.
In the future, Chaney hopes to become a large animal veterinarian and own her own practice!
Rachel, Veterinary Assistant
Rachel recently joined our Stream Valley team in April to work as both a kennel attendant and Veterinary Assistant. Although originally from New Jersey, Rachel moved down to Virginia to be closer to her family. She attended the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ and received a Psychology degree.
Rachel has previously worked with large exotic animals at different zoos in the U.S. Having a background with various animals, Rachel is enthusiastic to learn new skills of veterinary care at Stream Valley. Over the last 2 years, she learned how to care for the animals she worked with at the zoos by focusing on their day-to-day care. However, Rachel wants to learn how to improve the overall health and welfare of animals.
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys playing different sports, but especially loves volleyball. Coming from a large Peruvian family, Rachel values unity, love, and compassion. She currently has a Bishon Frise named Bella. In the future, Rachel hopes to become a zookeeper at a large zoo caring for several different kinds of exotic animals!
Ashlee, Pharmacy Technician
Ashlee started at Stream Valley this past April as our Certified Pharmacy Technician/Inventory Manager! She brings 5 years of previous pharmacy experience as a Senior technician. Ashlee attended Northern Virginia Community College, where she received an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts. For her title of CPhT, she was trained at her last job and passed the PTCB exam to become nationally certified as a pharmacy technician. She is also state licensed in Virginia. Ashlee is especially interested in the veterinary field because she likes animals, especially dogs. She often says she likes animals more than people! She enjoys using her knowledge of medications at SVVH, although she is still learning a lot about veterinary medications since they are new to her. Nonetheless, she says getting to be around animals every day is the best thing ever!
Ashlee is the 4th generation born and raised in the Fairfax/Loudoun County area. She currently lives with her mom, grandma, and her 4-year-old Havanese named Izzy. Outside of work, she loves to watch horror movies or documentaries about gritty topics. Listening to music is always relaxing, and although she rarely does it anymore, she's always loved to draw, write, and craft. In the future, she says she could see herself wanting to go into the hands-on side of animal medicine. She really admires the vet assistants and techs, and of course the doctors!
Emery, Veterinary Assistant
Emery joined our Veterinary Assistant team in July of 2020. With a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Mary Washington, her educational and leadership experience brings more to Stream Valley Vet. Emery is interested in learning as much as she can about animal behavior and lab work in the veterinary field.
Emery moved to the area after high school, not long before attending college. She's the middle child of three kids, with a wonderful mom and stepdad. Her love for animals truly shows as she has 2 horses, 15 chickens, 12 guinea fowls, 2 cats, and 1 dog in her family! Living on a farm provides plenty of room for numerous pets, and everyone pitches in to raise them. In her spare time outside the hospital, she loves reading, hanging with friends, and going for drives in the Northern Virginia area. We're glad to have Emery at Stream Valley!
Christi, Veterinary Assistant
Christi is a recent addition to our Technician team, having joined us in November of 2020. She plans to graduate from Arizona State University this year! Christi grew up in Tennessee, but since her father was in the army, her family traveled to a variety of places prior to his retirement. They eventually settled roots in Virginia and have lived here for fourteen years. Christi has worked in the animal industry for quite some time. After working as a receptionist at another veterinary hospital, she joined her family's company and worked on independent animal home care along with fulfilling administrative duties. She also aided in the employee onboarding process for the Leesburg area. In the veterinary field, Christi is very interested in feline and exotic care.
Christi's parents have recently moved to Arizona, while she stayed in Virginia. She is an only child, but she considers the animals that she has grown up with as members of her family, too. Christi grew up on a horse farm in TN--she's used to living with multiple animals. They have 3 horses named Blazer, Raisin, and Leo. There's also 5 dogs named Merlin, Tucker, Chester, Polly and Jilly, along with 6 feline companions named Tigger, Ziva, Diva, Larry, Mo, and Curly. In her own household, she has a cat named Zelda and 3 ferrets named Zoe, Chloe and Cosmo.
Welcome Victoria to our CSR team! She joins us after graduating from Longwood University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and a minor in Psychology. She brings along previous experience as a dog daycare shift leader and a summer camp counselor. In her time at SVVH Victoria hopes to learn more about what goes into the field of veterinary medicine!
Victoria’s family is from Iowa and has always had goats, chickens, and at least 4 dogs at a time. It’s clear that she comes from an animal loving family! She currently has a toy poodle named Topaz, and a Mini Schnauzer named Onyx. Outside of work, she loves to volunteer! She was also a member of a co-educational fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, during her undergrad. She’s not yet sure what the future has in store, but she does have an interest in teaching at a non-profit organization.
Andrea joins us as a newcomer to Stream Valley's CSR team, starting in early December 2020. Andrea graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received a Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Studies. Her career background in customer service is a perfect fit for our front desk department. At Stream Valley, she is excited to learn about different animal breeds and possibly enter the veterinary technician field.
At home, Andrea has a 4-year-old Domestic Shorthaired cat named Basil, and a 12-year-old Pomeranian named Maya. Her family is from Colombia and Guatemala, and she's part of the family's first generation to graduate from college! Andrea enjoys pinning butterflies, moths, and cicadas, as well as volunteering for invasive plant species removal and trash clean-up in parks. In the future, Andrea is looking to work in the field of community outreach for environmental issues.
Bio coming soon!
Stream Valley welcomed Cat to our Customer Service/Reception team in September of 2020. She graduated from Northern Virginia Community College cum laude with the class of 2020, where she received an Associate of Science Degree in General Studies, and a Career Studies Certificate in Cyber Security. With her previous experiences in customer service and as a dog walker, she is a great fit for our team! She loves working hands-on with animals and hopes to learn more about veterinary medicine at SVVH. Cat is also interested in becoming a Certified Veterinary Assistant/Licensed Veterinary Technician someday.
Originally from the West Coast, Cat and her family moved to Virginia in 2010. Her mom works as a nurse in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and COVID-19 response in Arlington. Her older brother (a former US Marine Corps Sergeant) owns/operates a hotshot trucking business in Richlands, North Carolina, and her younger sister is a professional classical vocalist and voice teacher studying for her Masters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cat and her husband recently rescued their dog named Roxie, who she says is a lovely mutt! Outside of work she's interested in music, art, art history, and yarn and needle crafts. Cat also enjoys video games, fitness, puzzles, trivia and studying languages for fun. As for the future, she aspires to succeed in a meaningful career where she can help others and never stop learning.
Over the years, we've welcomed several young local residents on to our staff. Many of them joined us as Kennel Attendants, eventually becoming Veterinary Assistants. We're now watching them grow and pursue their professional goals! (More coming soon!)
Kelsey, Marketing Director - Certified Veterinary Marketer
Kelsey joined our team as a part-time social media manager in January of 2018. Having lived in Ashburn for almost 23 years, she is very familiar with the Northern Virginia area. She and her family have even been Stream Valley clients since 2001 with their first dog, a beagle named Shiloh. Kelsey graduated from George Mason University in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and a minor in Sports Communication. She originally intended to pursue a career in journalism, but her plans changed after discovering a newfound interest in marketing and social media. With a love for animals, Kelsey quickly jumped at the opportunity to work in a brand new position at SVVH. As she continued to develop her skills, she eventually began working full-time as the Marketing Director. She is very grateful for Dr. Corey's guidance and support over the past few years. She hopes to continue to learn more about the well-being and care of pets overall.
Kelsey grew up with her mom and dad, along with her two brothers. Her dad currently works as a senior government contractor, while her mom works as a preschool teacher. The three siblings kept it all in the family by attending GMU! Her older brother, Ryan, works at a media production company, and her younger brother, Jordan, is finishing his IT degree at George Mason. Their family also has two mini-medium Australian Labradoodles: Bode (7), and Boomer (4). Kelsey's doodles mean the world to her! They have both received excellent care from the SVVH team since they were puppies.
Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, watching tv/movies, playing with her doodles, and keeping up with the latest news in the sports world. She has played the flute and piccolo for over 10 years in school, but she now enjoys playing these instruments when inspiration strikes. Kelsey also likes getting crafty with her Cricut machine--a fairly newfound interest! It helps a great deal when Kelsey creates materials for creative projects at work.
Kelsey hopes to continue her work in the veterinary industry for as long as she can. Someday, she wants to start her own business in being a creative consultant for various outlets. For now, she enjoys marketing Stream Valley as the best veterinary hospital in the Ashburn area and beyond!