Our Hospital Team

The doctors at Leesburg Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing excellent veterinary medicine and care for our patients and clients. As a faced-paced, high-volume hospital, our veterinarians rely on our trained and dedicated support staff to help provide outstanding medical treatment and care, as well as exceptional client communications. Besides our veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians, the LVH team consists of veterinary assistants, kennel assistants, and a full administrative staff. Please take a minute to read about each department. Together we will provide the highest standards of veterinary care for you and your pet.

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital Support StaffClient Care Advocates

"Welcome to Leesburg Veterinary Hospital! How may I help you?"

A bright smile and this cheerful reception from one of our Client Care Advocates will greet you upon your arrival at LVH! From the moment you walk through the door or call to schedule an appointment, the front desk staff is ready to answer your questions and help your visit be as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Our Client Care Advocates are true multitaskers, keeping the hospital organized and running efficiently. At first glance they can be seen answering phones, scheduling appointments, and checking in patients; behind the scenes they are filling medication and food requests and briefing the medical staff of new cases or emergency situations.

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Leesburg Veterinary Hospital Support StaffVeterinary Assistants

Our skilled veterinary assistants play an integral role in your pet's care. Prior to your pet's appointment, the veterinary assistant begins prepping for your pet's visit - treatment plans, vaccine histories, and exam rooms are prepared.

As most of you have seen, our veterinary assistants greet you once you have entered the exam room, and begin with a detailed history of your pet. After a history is obtained, the veterinary assistant works closely with the doctor and patient to assist with holding the pet during the exam. They also organize other team members and licensed vet technicians for treatments such as blood-work, radiographs, and nail trims. Medications are dispensed by the veterinary assistant, reviewed, and then discussed with you, along with estimates that may have been recommended by the doctor. Once your pet's exam and services are complete, the veterinary assistant communicates with the client care advocates to ensure your pet's information is complete and accurate prior to check out.

When the veterinary assistants are not assisting with the doctors, they lend a hand with hospitalized patients, laboratory duties such as blood-work, Heartworm/Lyme combo tests, fecal exams, and ear cytology; they also perform callbacks to check on your pet's progress. Each assistant also has a surgical assisting day, in which they prepare for each surgery, clean and sterilize surgical instruments, and help provide fresh and comfortable bedding for your pet's recovery.

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Leesburg Veterinary Hospital Support StaffTechnician Assistants/Kennel Staff

You may not see them during an appointment, but our technician assistants are hard at work behind-the-scenes at LVH. From keeping our medical treatment and surgery areas sterile and clean, to caring for pets boarding in our kennel, and even performing bathing and grooming tasks, the tech assistants give new meaning to the term "hands-on experience."

While the primary responsibility of our kennel staff is the care and husbandry of patients in the hospital, the technician assistants are involved in many facets of the hospital's day-to-day operations, and help keep the hospital running efficiently. There is never a dull moment and our technician assistants are always there to provide extra support and a helping hand to our veterinarians, technicians, and front office staff.

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Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is proud to employ licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs) as the first line of medical support to our veterinarians. Licensed veterinary technicians complete a two or four year course of study in veterinary medicine at a school that has been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), as well as pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). To stay current on the latest veterinary advancements and techniques or to pursue a specialty, all of our LVTs participate in continuing education courses each year.


Joanne ScottJoanne Scott, LVT

Joanne has been as a licensed veterinary technician since 2005. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, a Master of Science degree in Education, and an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. She shares her home with a wide variety of species including dogs, cats, small mammals, and reptiles. Joanne has a special place in her heart for senior animals and those with special needs including Nick Fury, her one-eyed dog, T-shirt, a paralyzed cat, and Oreo, who has lymphoma.

Joanne's professional interests include massage therapy, nursing care for senior pets, working with exotic animals, and hospice and palliative care. In 2009 she completed a course on canine massage through Equissage. She is also a Reiki II practitioner, and in the Fall 2012, completed her first course in Tellington TTouch. Joanne is a member of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care and the International Veterinary Academy for Pain Management.

Joanne enjoys doing volunteer work with animals. She works with Small Angels Rescue fostering chinchillas, mice and guinea pigs. She also fosters orphan kittens for the Loudoun County Animal Shelter, the Humane Society of Loudoun County and animals for Leesburg Veterinary Hospital.

Joanne manages the Petfinder account for Leesburg Veterinary Hospital. Petfinder is an online searchable database for animals that need to be rescued from shelters and adoption organizations. Their web address is www.petfinder.com/shelters/VA501.html.

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Joanne ScottAnnie Clark, LVT

Annie has worked in the veterinary field since 2003, although her passion for animals has been in her heart since she can remember. She graduated with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Northern Virginia Community College in 2015. Annie also earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from George Mason University. This may be one of the reasons why she is so interested in animal behavior. She attempts to understand and comfort animals to the best of her ability.

State-of –the-art technologies and a team environment motivate Annie to learn as much as she can to help animals. “I have never seen such an amazing facility and love being part of a team that all care so much about each and every patient like they are their own!”

Annie is also interested in wildlife rehabilitation and volunteered to care for injured, recuperating wildlife on Florida’s gulf coast. Annie shares a home with her husband and two cats, Heno and Yuri; she treats them as her children.

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Olivia ArmandOlivia Armand, LVT

Olivia became a Licensed Veterinary Technician after graduating from Northern Virginia Community College with an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2016. She has been a part of the LVH team since November 2016. While attending school, Olivia interned at a surgical specialty practice where she gained experience with thorough surgical nursing and anesthesia monitoring skills. Before joining Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, she worked for a high volume spay and neuter practice that treated many feral cats and shelter animals.

“I enjoy working with the community to educate clients about quality animal care, while also helping to keep pets happy and healthy. Working with animals has been a lifelong passion of mine. The doctors and team at Leesburg Veterinary Hospital encourage me to learn more and continuously grow within the veterinary industry.”

Olivia shares her home with a six-year-old Aussiedoodle names Myloh, two feral rescue cat sisters, Norah and Audrey, and Eloise, a Lionhead rabbit. “All of my pets are very friendly and members of my family.”

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