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!
Renee ~ Practice Manager
(Picture coming soon!) Please welcome Renee to Stream Valley as our new Practice Manager! She’s lived in Ashburn for over 25 years, and just so happened to be a Stream Valley client for over 20 years! Renee joined our team this past June, and is excited for a career change. She recently retired from teaching chemistry in LCPS for 17 years. With a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology from University of Maryland University College and a Masters of Science in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University, her expansive knowledge will certainly come in handy.
Renee is married to her husband John, and together they have 3 kids: Gregory, Melissa, and Allison. Gregory works at SVVH part-time, Melissa works in the area and is married, and Allison lives in Tampa, Florida. She also has 2 dogs: Ellie, a Black Mouth Curr, and Rylee, a Pitbull mix. Outside of work, she loves to read and travel. She would like to learn more about the pharmacy and technician fields at SVVH, and hopes to use her science/math skills and share her love of teaching with people who also love learning. Welcome to Stream Valley, Renee!
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!
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!
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.
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.