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
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.
Nate has always wanted to work in medicine and his love for animals pulled him into the “happy medium” of a veterinary technician position. His previous work experiences include being a summer hire at the Costa Rican embassy and a kennel attendant.
Outside of work, Nate is interested in behavioral medicine, drawing, and knowing random facts. In the future, he says he would love to work at a zoo!
Jocelin, Veterinary Assistant
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!
Debra joined the Stream Valley CSR team in June of 2018. She brings with her over 25 years of work experience having previously worked in the court system and as a customer service representative. Debra has also volunteered for FOHA as well! She was born and raised in Virginia, and also attended school at JW Robinson High School.
Alongside her husband, Debra has three almost 30-year-old triplets—2 girls and 1 boy. Her family also has an 11-year-old Siberian Husky/Lab Mix named Smokey and a 5-year-old Malamute Husky named Lacey Lou!
Outside of work, Debra is an active member of the Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club and enjoys horseback riding. She also loves to visit wineries, breweries, and going to the beach, lake, or mountains. A personal goal of Debra’s is to give as many senior dogs a loving home for their golden years as she can. She also wants to learn as much as possible about behavior from Dr. Corey!
Gaelen is the Lead CSR, having joined the Stream Valley Customer Service Representative team in July 2018. She was previously a restaurant manager for 5 years, so working at SVVH is quite the change. However, Gaelen absolutely adores animals and enjoys working with people, so it seemed like a perfect fit to advocate for pets and help their owners.
Gaelen grew up equally between this area and Southern California because of her father’s job. She returned to Northern Virginia after college because her parents were local. While in California, she attended the San Francisco Art Institute and received a degree in painting.
Gaelen has two dogs—Musket, a 3 year old Boxer/Lab mix, and Aloy, a 6 month old Fox Hound mix. She also has a domestic shorthaired cat named Samus! In her spare time, Gaelen enjoys painting, drawing, and baking. She makes her own fresh bread every week! She is also currently taking classes in human resources and marketing at Northern Virginia Community College.
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!
Lauren - Lauren currently studies at Christopher Newport University, but she is currently pursuing a major in Communication!
Zyonne - Zyonne is pursuing higher education at Virginia Tech, where her goal is to obtain a degree in Animal Poultry Science.