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!
Technician / Assistant Staff
Technician Team Lead
Chaney 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! Now, she lives with her 2 cats, Ramen and Dunkin', 2 dogs Eggs and Chance, and a hamster named Cheeto. To top it all off, her roommate has 2 dogs named Topaz and Onyx!
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!
Rob, Veterinary Assistant
Rob originally became a member of our Stream Valley family as a client with many dogs over the years, until he joined our veterinary team in June 2020. He always wanted to be part of a team who takes such great care of people's pets. Rob was looking for a career change after working in the information technology sector for over 35 years, and we're glad he chose SVVH! As a graduate of George Mason University, he holds a Bachelors Degree in Individualized Studies, with a focus in management and communications. He is currently enrolled in the veterinary assistant program at PennFoster.
Rob was born in Columbus, Ohio into a military family. The last family move took him to Norfolk, VA before planting roots in Northern VA. He lives with his wife, Jean, along with their two dogs Jessie and MacDougal. Jessie is a 2-year-old bloodhound, while MacDougal is a 2-year-old basset hound! Outside of work, Rob has learned many new skills along the way, which include fencing, caving, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, English country dancing, and yoga. He also learned to play the bagpipes and enjoyed when his dogs sang along. Rob and his wife are currently enjoying curling with the Loudoun Curling Club!
Since he is experienced with owning hounds, Rob is interested in learning more about dermatology in the veterinary industry. He would also like to study surgical and dental care.
Julia, Certified Veterinary Assistant
Julia began her Stream Valley journey in September of 2021. As she's lived in Ashburn, VA for 15 of her 21 years in life, we're glad to welcome another local team member to our practice. Along with working at SVVH, she's currently studying at George Mason University to receive her Bachelor's of Science degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Forensic Science. At GMU, she loved studying microbiology and that love translated into her work. She loves doing lab work, and is very much interested in "blood, skin, gross stuff." Julia also loves the phlebotomy side of veterinary work, and drawing blood (as creepy as it sounds, she says) is a lot of fun for her.
Julia is part of a very-tight knit family with her mom, dad, and brother. It's always been the four of them! "We're all really goofy individuals who know how to have a lot of fun," she said. At her family's house, she has a 15-year-old cat named Jete, who is the sweetest boy out there. Julia also has a bearded dragon, at her apartment, named Spyro. She states that he's super docile, loves raspberries, and loves to ride on your shoulder. One of his arms had been amputated about a year ago, but he does well on 3 legs.
Outside of work, Julia likes playing video games and playing Dungeons and Dragons with her friends on days off. She thinks that someday she will go to school for her Veterinary Technician licensure. She's also really interested in doing dentals, but she feels that it would be really satisfying. Julia knows it takes a lot of work and learning, but she's willing to go that extra mile. We're looking forward to how she will champion the veterinary industry at Stream Valley Vet!
Angela joined Stream Valley as a Kennel Attendant in May 2022, before moving on to the Technician team as a Veterinary Assistant in May 2023. She currently attends the University of Georgia, where she is pursuing a degree in Animal Science with a Dairy Science minor. Within the veterinary field, Angela is really interested in pathology and large animal medicine. She also thinks that neurology is fascinating.
Angela is originally from the Ashburn area, and she currently lives with her two amazing parents and younger brother, who is going into his senior year of high school. Outside of work, she enjoys riding horses and reading. Angela hopes to go to veterinary school in the future and pursue a career in equine or large animal medicine, but she is still deciding what she would like to focus on!
Angela, Seasonal Veterinary Assistant
Kelsey, Seasonal Veterinary Assistant
Kelsey became a member of the Stream Valley team in June 2020, when she started as a part-time kennel attendant before going to college. During her return in summer and winter 2022, she cross-trained as a Customer Service Representative until she began working as a Veterinary Assistant in summer 2023. Kelsey currently attends Virginia Tech, where she plans to graduate with a Bachelor's of Science degree.
Kelsey is a local
Kate, Kennel Attendant/Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist
Kate started her Stream Valley journey in August 2020 as a kennel attendant, until she was cross-trained to work in kennel and as a veterinary assistant/receptionist. She is a graduate of James Madison University, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.
Kate grew up in Ashburn, where she currently resides, as an only child with two loving parents. Her dog, Lucky, is a 15-year-old schnoodle! Outside of work, Kate enjoys going on long walks and spending time with close friends. She also likes trying new places to eat, wherever that may be. In the future, she hopes to be able to travel a lot someday.
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!
Kelsey, Marketing Manager - 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 Manager. She is very grateful for Dr. Corey's guidance and support over the past few years. She hopes to continue learning more about the well-being and care of pets overall.
Kelsey grew up with her mom and dad, along with her older and younger brothers, Ryan and Jordan. The three siblings kept it all in the family by attending GMU! Their family also has two mini-medium Australian Labradoodles: Bode (10), and Boomer (6). 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 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!