VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center

Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center veterinarians and learn more about them. Our hospital's team of doctors are compassionate and highly trained veterinary professionals and specialists who are ready to assist you and your pet whenever a health concern presents itself. As you will see in our biography section, our staff has a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but, above all, a love of animals and providing the very best care for them.

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  • Sarah Sheafor

    Medical Director
    DVM, Michigan State University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    Departments: Oncology

    Medical Director, Chief of Oncology
    BS, Michigan State University
    DVM, Michigan State University
    Internship: North Carolina State University
    Residency: Ohio State

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  • George Siemering

    Medical Director
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Departments: Surgery

    Medical Director, Head of Surgery Department, Founder of SouthPaws

    DVM, The Ohio State University
    Residency: Surgery (soft tissue and orthopedic)
    University

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  • Daniel Balogh

    Veterinary Specialist
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Certifications: DACVS-SA
    Departments: Surgery

    Daniel Balogh, VMD, DACVS-SA
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

    BS (Biology Major, German Minor) - Georgetown University
    VMD

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  • Barbara Biller

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    PhD, Colorado State University
    Departments: Oncology

    BS, University of California, San Diego
    DVM, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    PhD, Colorado State University
    Internship: Colorado State University
    Residency:

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  • Daniel Brehm

    Veterinary Specialist
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Internship: University of Pennsylvania
    Residency: University of Pennsylvania
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

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  • Nancy Bromberg

    Veterinary Specialist
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Certifications: DACVO
    Departments: Ophthalmology

    VMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1978
    Internship: Private Practice
    Residency /Masters: NIH fellowship in Comparative Ophthalmology, University of Florida
    Diplomate, American

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  • Heather Hoch

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Kansas State University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    BS, Kansas State University
    DVM, Kansas State University, 2004
    Internship: Auburn University
    Residency: Louisiana State University
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary

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  • Jennifer Hofer

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Florida
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    MLAS, Drexel University
    Departments: Oncology

    BS, University of Florida
    MLAS, Drexel University
    DVM, University of Florida

    Internship: Coral Springs Animal Hospital
    Residency: North Carolina State University
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  • Michael Knoeckel

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Neurology

    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Neurology
    BS, University of Colorado
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Internship: Private Practice
    Residency:

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  • Deborah L’Heureux

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Louisiana State University
    Certifications: DACVR
    Departments: Diagnostic Imaging

    BS, University of Massachusetts
    DVM, Louisiana State University
    Rotating Internship: VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center, San Diego, CA
    Radiology Internship:

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

EMERGENCY CARE

24/7/365, if your pet has a medical emergency, you can find us at the following address:

VCA SOUTHPAWS VETERINARY SPECIALISTS & EMERGENCY CENTER
8500 ARLNGTON BLVD., FAIRFAX, VA 22031
TEL: 703-752-9100

Click here for directions to our location.

VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center is a fully-equipped 24/7/365 emergency hospital serving pets and their people in Northern Virginia and the greater Washington DC metro area. If you suspect your pet is having a medical crisis, our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to assist you.

Our Emergency and Critical Care units can assist in all of the following situations requiring immediate medical attention: Auto accidents, traumatic injuries (fractures, bites, burns, lacerations, wounds), respiratory emergencies (choking, difficulty breathing), vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty urinating/defecating, shock, loss of consciousness, dizziness, staggering, tremors, seizures, paralysis, toxic reactions, poison ingestion, labor and delivery problems, blood in urine or feces, swollen, hard, painful abdomen, heatstroke.

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