Dale City (Woodbridge), VA Veterinarians

woodbridge, va veterinarianStephanie W. Shane, DVM, Owner

Dr. Stephanie Shane remembers spending nearly every day of her childhood in Culpeper, Virginia surrounded by animals. It was that consistent proximity that inspired her devotion to animals - along with the passion she inherited from her father. "He really showed me what a responsibility it was to care for something and to treat them like you would a family member," Dr. Shane says. "Our pets (and every orphan he brought home) were loved and treated with respect; that's what made me want to work with animals every day and help foster that kind of bond between people and the animals they love."

Our veterinarian earned her Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from Virginia Tech and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Dr. Shane's professional interests include preventive medicine, dentistry and pain management.

Opening the animal hospital in Dale City represents the fulfillment of her desire to bring the highest-quality veterinary medicine and exceptional customer service to area pets and their owners, while also upholding a cost-conscious approach to care.

"I love talking with clients about their pets," Dr. Shane says. "Whether it's choosing the right vaccines for their new family member or reviewing options for pain management for their senior pet, I want my clients to walk out of the exam room knowing they made an informed decision. And of course, all the puppy and kitten smooches help!"

Dr. Shane and her husband Michael have two grown daughters, Kayla and Kelsey. Although both have left home, she's kept busy by the family's five pets: a cat named Shady and three dogs, Hannah, Lola and Buddy. Dr. Shane also enjoys yoga, rock climbing, cooking and supporting local high school athletics and several rescue organizations.

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woodbridge, va veterinarianKimberly Nelsen, DVM

Dr. Kimberly Nelsen has been surrounded by animals her whole life. Her family has always had pets and Dr. Nelsen was always the first kid in line to accompany them to the vet. Dr. Nelsen spent her youth avidly involved with 4-H showing livestock and horses. Her equine career continued through college at Delaware Valley University as an active member of the Hunt Seat, Dressage and Western inter-collegiate teams, advancing to nationwide competitions in all disciplines. Dr. Nelsen earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and was an active member of multiple honor societies and held office in several agricultural organizations.

Dr. Nelsen was awarded her veterinary degree from Ross University and completed her clinical year at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Nelsen enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine but she is especially passionate about balanced anesthesia, small mammal medicine and the unique needs of senior pets.

In her spare time Dr. Nelsen enjoys cycling, baking, and spending time exploring Virginia with her husband and two dogs, Maggie and Wrangler.

"Great medicine requires a great relationship. My goal for each visit is for my clients concerns and questions to be addressed and my patient to be happy and comfortable!"

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woodbridge, va veterinarianJenny Askin, DVM

Since she was a young girl, Dr. Jenny Askin knew she was destined to become a veterinarian. She was always an animal lover but when she was 12 years old, she spent the summer volunteering at a close family friend’s veterinary hospital. This experience opened her eyes to the profession and to the many interesting facets of veterinary medicine. Dr. Askin is a native of Northern Virginia, having grown up in the Springfield area. For her undergraduate studies she attended The Ohio State University and majored in Biology. After graduation, Dr. Askin had the great privilege to work for President Bush at the White House for several years.

Dr. Askin received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University, completing her senior year of clinical rotations at her Alma mater, Ohio State. In veterinary school, Dr. Askin was heavily involved with and was the president of the Veterinary Business Management Association. Dr. Askin graduated with highest honors and was inducted into Phi Zeta, the veterinary medicine honor society.

Her professional interests include internal medicine, ultrasound, surgery and preventative medicine. She is a strong advocate of Fear Free Medicine and hopes to foster long lasting relationships with both her patients and their families.

Dr. Askin is an avid sports fan and loves to cheer on our local teams as well as her beloved Buckeyes. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, gardening, interior design, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Askin and her husband live in Bristow and share their home with their fur babies Cooper and Mittens.

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woodbridge, va veterinarianDr. Hurley, DVM

Dr. Hurley attended Otterbein University where she earned her undergraduate degree in equine science, graduating in 2001. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 where she graduated in the top 10 percent of her class. Her professional interests include feline medicine, stress-free patient care and dentistry. She's a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association, as well as Low Stress Certified.

"I love educating clients on improving the lives of their furry family members," she says.

Dr. Hurley grew up in Mount Holly Springs, Pa., and always had a strong love of animals and desire to help them. She began working for a local veterinarian at 16 and hasn't stopped providing care for animals since.

She lives with her two children, Devlyn and Colin, and a menagerie of animals including cats, dogs, lizards and a horse.