Dr. Hanh Chau (DVM, CVA, CCRT and Owner)
Dr. Chau is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech). She has a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, and has also trained and been certified in Veterinary Acupuncture as well as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Dr. Chau believes these certifications compliment both her surgical skills as well as her training in acupuncture therapy. She has been in practice since 1998 in the DC metro area. Some may recognize Dr. Chau from her experience as a relief vet in the area having substituted many a time for board-certified specialists and working at some of the highest quality veterinary care facilities in Virginia and Maryland. She has assisted with exotics for several years beginning with the completion of an externship with Kaytee Research Lab in Wisconsin where she was able to assist with research on various exotic birds. She then continued on that work with non-domestic animals by working with a well-known ferret specialist for several years in Maryland, and substituting for an avian specialist in Virginia. In addition to her doctorate, she has pursued hands-on training in a variety of specialized skills, traveling to: Wisconsin, Colorado, Florida and New Jersey over the last 5 years to complement her veterinary medicine with:
Advanced Dentistry training in Florida
Echocardiograms by ultrasound in New Jersey
A multi-year course in acupuncture in Florida
A multi-year course in rehabilitation in Colorado and
Endoscopy training in Illinois
Dr. Chau is the proud mother of three wonderful boys. When she's not running two successful veterinary hospitals she is often gardening, biking, or spending time with her husband and sons. For years many years, she had 3 cats (that lived at the animal hospital), 3 birds, an iguana and one dog.
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Ann is originally from Idaho and graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a major in Theater Arts. Due to her husband serving in the military she has lived in many different areas. Her family moved to Northern VA in 2006 where she began her career in the veterinary field. Ann was welcomed to our practice in March 2013. In her free time Ann likes to ride motorcycles with her husband. In addition to her two sons, her fur babies are Dottie, a Mini Dachshund and Chester, a Border Collie mix. Ann has since left us and moved out-of-state, but we miss her everyday and recognize her as our receptionist-in-absentia.
Jenny is originally from England, having moved to Northern VA in 1980. She has been part of the veterinary field for over 20 years. Jenny brought her skills and knowledge to Family Veterinary in August 2013. Outside of the hospital she can be found spending time with her husband and two children. Jenny also enjoys participating in dog obedience training. She has multiple fur babies which she loves: a Standard Poodle named Lincoln, a Doberman named Kona, a Domestic Shorthair named Elmo, and two parakeets named Jellybean and Pepper.
Shannon has spent most of her life living in Oakton, VA. She attended Northern Virginia Community College where she worked towards her general studies. Shannon first began working in the veterinary field in 2005 as a Technician. She joined our practice in April 2013. When she's not helping to keep our clients healthy Shannon enjoys reading and playing with her two English Bulldogs Lily and Diesel. Shannon recently accepted a role as a manager and is now helping keep us organized as we grow while maintaining our high-standard of care.
Veronica grew up in Jacksonville, NC before moving to Aldie in the 6th grade. She attended University of South Carolina where she earned her degree in Sociology and a minor in Environmental Studies in 2015. Veronica began working for Family Veterinary Hospital in September 2009. She loves to kayak and spend time with her loved ones. Veronica is the loving owner of two dogs, an Australian Shepherd named Patches and a Golden Retriever mix named Jazz.
Susan grew up in New Jersey before relocating to the Northern VA area in January 2016. She is in the process of completing her education with aspirations to attend veterinary school. Susan has been assisting in the veterinary field since 2013 and became a member of Family Veterinary Hospital in September 2016. In her spare time, Susan spends time on the courts playing basketball, unraveling Sudoku puzzles, relaxing with friends and family and playing with her 2 cats, Penny and Pasha. Susan is now a vet student herself and works with us during the summers and extended holidays.
And others we will introduce you to or feel free to ask us about when you visit. We are so proud that at least 3 of our employees are currently in vet school to be future doctors.
Hanh Chau, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Licensed Veterinary Acupuncturist, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
We have regular assistance from regional board-certified surgeons for more complex procedures, and board-certified ultrasonographers.
In 2014 we purchased Middleburg Animal Hospital, once foreclosed and sitting vacant for over a year, and with new staff, facility renovations and equipment re-opened later that summer. Our team is doctor-led so we can focus on meeting your concerns and address your pet's health needs. Dr. Chau now owns Middleburg Animal Hospital and brings best-in-class petcare back to Loudoun. She and her husband grew up in Loudoun and now own 2 businesses in their home town. They have assembled a terrific team and have received stellar reviews. You can read reviews here.
Our staff is not paid on commission and do not receive production bonuses. Everyone is dedicated to providing best quality medicine and treating pets as if they were their own family.