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!
Our Management Team
Sylvia White, Practice Manager
Sylvia recently joined the Stream Valley family in September 2018, and we are happy to have her! Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, she transferred to Virginia 12 years ago for her previous job. Sylvia loved it here so much that she decided to stay!
Sylvia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management and an Associate's Degree in Occupational Therapy. She is also a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and a Certified Lymphedema Specialist.
Her previous work experiences include 25 years in healthcare, with the past 21 years spent in healthcare management covering multiple states and sites, primarily focusing on facility startups and issue/problem resolution.
Outside of work, Sylvia loves gardening, making jewelry, and yes..trout fishing! She happily has 5 rescue dogs (but really, they rescued her!) a German Shepherd named Buddy, a miniature pinscher named Rocky, a Dalmatian named Lizzie Ann, a Bassett Hound named Sir Copper Toppem, and a French Bull Terrier named Sophie Ann. Sylvia is happily married and has two daughters, one son, and five grandchildren whom she adores.
In the veterinary field, Sylvia would like to invest more time in process improvement, educational guidance, and staff development. We are excited to have Sylvia here at Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital!
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.
Casey ~ Pharmacy Technician
Casey joined the Stream Valley family as a Pharmacy Tech/Inventory Manager in July of 2018. She has been hard at work organizing this rather new position at the hospital! She helps health care providers and patients with answering questions and requests, ensuring medication availability, and utilizing her 10 years of pharmacy experience to help all the animals that come through our doors. From those 10 years of experience, she’s worked as a compound pharmacy technician, nuclear pharmacy technician, and a retail pharmacy technician.
Her special interests in working at SVVH include interacting with the animals and learning to recognize patients by name. Outside of work, Casey likes to autocross her mustang. Up until last year, she had a 10+ client base for dogsitting. Her personal goal is to settle into her new position here and hopefully make everyone else’s jobs a little easier!
Casey has lived in the Leesburg area her whole life. She attended Loudoun County High School, where she received an advanced studies diploma. She also has four pets at home – a sun conure, chocolate lab, pitbull, and a dachshund!
Nate ~ Technician
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!
Rachel ~ Veterinary Assistant
Rachel joined us at Stream Valley in May of 2019 as Veterinary Assistant! She received a Bachelor's Degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech. She's previously worked as a veterinary assistant, and as an undergraduate research assistant in a poultry lab. She aspires to someday become a poultry veterinarian!
Rachel grew up in McLean, VA and recently moved to Round Hill. She has three dogs, a 1-year-old golden retriever named Dallas, a 9-year-old goldendoodle named Casey, and a 12-year-old labradoodle named Snickers. When she's not at work caring for Stream Valley's patients, she enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, and running half-marathons! Next year, she hopes to get into veterinary school. We're wishing her the best of luck!
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!
Ashkan - Veterinary Assistant
Ashkan arrived at Stream Valley in May of 2019 as a veterinary assistant. As a Northern Virginia local, he received his diploma from Herndon High School. His previous experience includes working in banking as a customer service associate. He brings a special interest in working with and helping animals while learning more about their healthcare.
In his spare time, Ashkan enjoys working on home projects and gardening. He also likes to spend time outdoors and traveling. He has a small collection of reptiles and his family lives nearby! Ashkan would like to learn as much as possible as he can at SVVH and become certified as a veterinary technician.
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.
Clare - Veterinary Assistant
Clare recently joined our team in September, and brings with her a Bachelor of History from the Virginia Military Institute, along with previous experiences working as a pharmacy and veterinary assistant! She is originally from Purcellville and Leesburg, but the mission and atmosphere at our practice inspired her to pursue her passion of working in the veterinary field at Stream Valley. As she continues to learn and grow here, she would love to do dental cleanings because teeth are very important, and she can't wait to meet all of the new pets that come through our doors. Clare also cannot wait to obtain her LVT license and help as many pets as possible.
Clare's mom and dad are big animal lovers, and her brother works with special ed students. She has one dog, who's a 6-year-old long-haired chihuahua named Peanut. Clare rescued Peanut when he was just a puppy! Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, art, the cooking channel, and hanging out around her family's firepit. We are excited to have Clare as part of our Veterinary Assistant team!
Brandy is a senior receptionist at Stream Valley. She is happily married with two cats and a dog and loves to spoil everyone in her household. She is currently attending NVCC for her Associate's of Science with aspirations to transfer to VA Tech for their Agriculture major.
At Stream Valley, her favorite part of the job is greeting the people and pets that walk through the door. "I really like the 'Hometown Hospitality' vibe we have here," she says. "I feel more like a hostess welcoming people into my home than just a receptionist."
Some of her hobbies outside of work are creative pursuits such as playing various musical instruments, drawing, and creative writing; gardening, spending time with family, and traveling.
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.
We welcomed Carolina to the Stream Valley team in June of 2019. She brings with her experience of working at a wildlife call center! Carolina holds an Associate's Degree in Applied Science from Sandford Brown. In her family, she and her fiance have 1 cat, both of which are domestic shorthaired cats. She and her fiance like to play video games and enjoy being outdoors. She says they're both fun and energetic!
Outside of work, Carolina volunteers for Friends of Homeless Animals as a caretaker for cats and dogs until they find their forever homes. During her time here at Stream Valley, she's very interested in learning the "ins and outs" of working at a veterinary hospital! We're happy to have Carolina at SVVH!
Britty joined the Stream Valley CSR team in June of 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Christopher Newport University, and has experience working in a doggie daycare and a guest services representative. At SVVH, she is looking forward to working alongside our veterinary staff and see all the pets that come through our doors!
Britty comes from a large family, with three younger brothers and her parents. She says they're all animal lovers and have always had pets in their home. (They joke that they have a zoo!) They have 4 Holland lop eared rabbits named Barnie, Grover, Double Stuff (Oreo) and Derpy Bunny, along with a domestic shorthair cat named Kit-ten. In her free time, Britty enjoys sketching, reading, spending time with her family, and spending time outside--especially walking with her dog or going to Bear's Den. In the future she hopes to become a veterinary assistant after getting her certification!
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 has dreams to attend veterinary school in the future.
Zyonne - Zyonne is pursuing higher education at Virginia Tech, where her goal is to obtain a degree in Animal Poultry Science.