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Meet Our Staff

Veterinarians

Dr. Frederick B. Jones
Owner and Medical Director

Frederick B. Jones

I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of William and Mary in 1994 and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. I then went on to complete a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine.

From August 2001 until August 2009, I worked as a day veterinarian at a 24-hour animal hospital in the northern Virginia area. While there, I gained experience in emergency medicine and was able to perform many different types of surgery, which is one of my professional interests. In October 2009, I became the new owner of Arlington Animal Hospital. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the clients and pets of the practice.

I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and am USDA-accredited.

I knew at a young age that I wanted to be a veterinarian, having grown up with Labrador Retrievers. When not at Arlington Animal Hospital, I enjoy spending time with my wife, three children and their cat, Dante. I have always enjoyed running, reading, photography, travel, and automobiles.

Dr. Kay Young
Associate Veterinarian

Kay Young

I received my Bachelor of Science degree and my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee.  I joined the Arlington Animal Hospital family in 1988 and have loved being a part of that community.

My interests include small animal medicine and surgery as well as veterinary acupuncture.  Outside of the hospital, I volunteer as a primate education interpreter at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, endeavoring to educate visitors and raise public awareness about the crises facing these critically endangered species today.

In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, skiing, cooking and running.  I live with my husband and two extremely cute dogs in Alexandria.

Dr. Bharathi R. Jones
Associate Veterinarian

Bharathi R. Jones

I grew up in Western Maryland and fell in love with the woods and the animals who lived there. I decided I wanted to become a veterinarian in the 3rd grade so I could combine my love for animals with helping people. I did my undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Georgetown University, and then obtained my DVM degree from Cornell University in beautiful Ithaca, NY.

I enjoy building long term relationships with clients and their pets, and helping them strengthen their bond with each other. My special interests include internal medicine, senior care, and preventive care. I love that veterinary medicine is continually challenging and never boring.

During veterinary school I took a fateful trip to a student conference, where I met soon to be Dr. Frederick Jones whom I eventually married. I worked at Friendship Hospital for Animals in DC for about 10 years before joining Fred at Arlington Animal Hospital. I work part time and when I’m home I keep busy taking care of our 3 children and 19 year old cat, Dante. I do find some free time for my other interests, which are running and reading.

Dr. Christopher M. Loss
Associate Veterinarian

Christopher M. Loss

A native Washingtonian, I received my DVM from Oklahoma State University in 2000 after completing my undergraduate education at Virginia Tech. In 2001, I began working at Arlington Animal Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian, until 2008 when I embarked on a new venture at the Food and Drug Administration as a regulatory veterinarian evaluating new animal drugs for companion animals. I enjoy the camaraderie of the Arlington Animal Hospital patients and clients, and I continue to work on a part time basis.

My wife and I reside in Alexandria, VA with our two sons, two dogs, and cat. In my free time I enjoy running, playing with my boys, being a Cub Scout leader, and woodworking.

Dr. Julie Duerler
Associate Veterinarian

Julie  Duerler

I joined the Arlington Animal Hospital team in 2013, after more than 10 years at Woodbridge Animal Hospital. I grew up in Grove City, Ohio and received my undergraduate degree from North Carolina Wesleyan College, where I double-majored in biology and chemistry, and enjoyed playing four years of soccer.

I earned my DVM degree from Ohio State University. My interests include general medicine and client education. I share my home with my husband and daughter, and we have a Siamese-mix cat named Sabi. Outside of the office, I enjoy any outdoor activity, especially walking and hiking.

Dr. Jacob London
Associate Veterinarian

Jacob London

I grew up in the Northern Virginia area surrounded by pets. My grandfather was a local Veterinarian which allowed me to become immersed in the veterinary field very early in life.

I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Virginia Tech and then earned my Veterinary degree at St. George’s University, completing my clinical year at the University of Georgia. After graduating Veterinary school, I completed a one year rotating small animal internship in Springfield, Virginia at the Regional Veterinary Referral Center. My professional interests include surgery, cardiology, and preventive medicine.

When not working I try to be outside as much as possible. I enjoy being on the water and really enjoy wakeboarding and boating. I am also a huge college football fan and do my best to make it down to Blacksburg to watch the Hokies play whenever possible.

Practice Manager

Birgit
Practice Manager

Birgit

I joined Arlington Animal Hospital in April 2016 as the Practice Manager.  My background started in 1990 in the Hospitality Industry and moved to the Pet Hospitality Industry (luxury Dog and Cat Boarding) in 2006 and then on to the Veterinary Field in 2010.  Originally from Germany, throughout my career I have lived and worked throughout the US and Caribbean.

I share my home in Springfield, Virginia with my husband and young son; presently no furry children but planned again soon after having a house full; 4 dogs and 3 cats, for 5 years.  I hold an A.S. ad B.S. in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University.

I fell in to the pet industry in 2006 and I will never go back.  I enjoy working with our clients as well as the time I get to spend with the furry babies.  I will frequently pet sit and foster as time allows.

 

My goal for Arlington Animal Hospital is to be able to provide the best care possible for our extended pet family as well as their parents (our clients).

Receptionists

Arieli D.
Receptionist

Arieli D.

I have been working with Arlington Animal Hospital since August 2006.  I started as a Veterinary Assistant and was later cross trained as a Receptionist and assisted with inventory management.  I enjoy all aspects of working at Arlington Animal Hospital. 

When I’m not working, I am enjoying the company of family, friends and pets.

Kerry C
Receptionist

Kerry C

My priorities in life are as follows; pet as many animals as possible. That’s pretty much it. Other than loving animals, I have lived in South Arlington my whole life and am very proud of Arlington Animal Hospital’s presence in the community.

I have a degree in Geoformation Science from George Mason University and love collecting maps of all kinds. 

My fiancé and I enjoy hiking and birding (it’s cool I swear) and are looking to adopt a dog in the near future. 

I previously worked at Arlington Animal Hospital for five years, but I just had to come back recently because it is honestly the best job ever. I mean, who doesn’t love playing with dogs and cats all day?"

Lateasha B.
Receptionist

Lateasha B.

I was born and raised in Arlington VA. I began my career in animal care in 2008 and joined Arlington Animal Hospital in October 2015. I love cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I reside in Arlington with my 3 children.

Miranda B.
Lead Receptinist

Miranda B.

I am originally from Kentucky and have been in the Northern Virginia area since I was a teenager. I joined Arlington Animal Hospital in 1995 and love being a part of this family. Devoting my career to Arlington Animal Hospital, I multi task by assisting the Veterinarians with pets or helping clients at the reception desk where I am the head receptionist. I have close relationships with several long time clients and pet sit for many of these clients. In my spare time I enjoy reading, spending time with my fur babies: Cyrus, Hayley, and Jersey, as well as doing crafts, and exploring new areas.

Veterinary Assistants

Andrew C
Veterinary Assistant

Andrew C

I joined the AAH team in 2017. I've been a volunteer with local shelters and rescues for 20 years and decided to get involved with the medical aspect of our beloved pets in 2015.

I’m a local, born in D.C. and raised in VA. I’ve lived all over the country, currently back home pursuing a B.S. in social work at George Mason University.

I have had dogs, a bird, and a lizard, as part of my family but right now there is “only” my lab mix, Molly. However, a Bassett hound and a sugar glider (or two...) may be in my near future.

I look forward to meeting and caring for your furbabies, and you too.

Camila L
Veterinary Assistant

Camila L

My passion lies within veterinary medicine/care.  It is the career I have been pursuing and enjoying for many years.  I am continuing my education in the field. I enjoy caring for my pets at home and all the pets at Arlington Animal Hospital.

 

I am bilingual and bring my love of animals to everything I do.

Colleen K.
Lead Veterinary Assistant

Colleen K.

I am a Springfield native but now live in Woodbridge with my husband and 4 amazing kids. I also has four-legged children: Barron; who is a four year old Cane Corso and two wonderful cats named Bubble and Guppie. I have been working with animals for sixteen years both in emergency medicine and private practice. I love all aspects of the job, from playing with the boarding animals to assisting in surgery. I enjoy spending my spare time relaxing with my friends and family.

Daya B
Veterinary Assistant

Daya B

Originally from Northern California, I moved to Virginia from Utah.

I have always had an interest in animals.  Since I was little my parents said that whenever I came home there was always some kind of animal right behind me.  It was usually a cat or dog and sometimes something unexpected.  It wasn't until a family friend let me come to his veterinary clinic, that I got an understanding of just what it takes to keep the family pet happy and healthy.  From that moment on I knew that I wanted to work with animals.

I've worked in the veterinary industry since I was 16 years old.  I have worked in mixed practices and strictly small animal practices.  I also have experience with exotics, birds of prey and endangered species.  I have had the wonderful experience of working with large cats and primates and have been brave enough to work with racing horses.  

I love the ocean and the mountains.  I have a great interest in sports and the outdoors.  I love Balloon art, photography and other crafty things.  I try to "DIY" a lot of projects around my house.  I share my home with my Australian Shephers mix who I rescued from an abusive home.  

George J.
Veterinary Assistant

George J.

(In Production)

Kayla B
Veterinary Assistant

Kayla B

I joined Arlington Animal Hospital from Colorado.  I am an avid runner; enjoying 1/4, 1/2 and full marathons as well as just doggie runs with my fur babies.

My official career begin in 2011 after obtaining an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and I'm in the process of becoming licensed here in Virginia.

 

Stephanie W.
Veterinary Assistant

Stephanie W.

I joined the Arlington Animal Hospital Team in 2017 as an aspiring Licensed Veterinary Technician.

My love for all animals large and small, domestic and wildlife; prompted a career change and dedication to the Veterinary and Animal Care Field.  

I look forward to my continued education and work with Arlington Animal Hospital.

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Office Hours

  • Monday
    8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday
    8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday
    8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
  • Doctors’ hours are by appointment only.
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