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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  • Matthew Nelson

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

    BS, Hope College
    DVM, Michigan State University
    Internship: VCA Southpaws
    Residency: Radiology, University of Georgia
    Diplomate, America College of Veterinary Radiology

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  • Jeff Norton

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    B.S. Animal Science, B.S. Biology - Virginia Tech
    DVM, Virginia - Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Internship: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery - Mississippi

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  • Holly Roberts

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Auburn University
    Certifications: DACVD
    Departments: Dermatology

    BS: University of Kentucky
    DVM: Auburn University
    Internship: Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, New York, NY
    Residency/Masters: Ohio State University

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  • Cynthia Sloan

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

    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
    BS, Le Tourneau University
    DVM, Washington State University
    Residency: Radiology, University of Missouri and Gulf Coast

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  • Amber Stiller

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Texas A&M University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    BS, Texas A&M University
    DVM, Texas A&M University, 2008
    Internship: VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, Albuquerque, NM
    Residency: University

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  • Lauren R. Talarico

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Cornell University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    Departments: Neurology

    Lauren R. Talarico, DVM, ACVIM (Neurology)
    BS, Bucknell University
    DVM, Cornell Univeristy
    Internship: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
    Residency:

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  • Robert L. Toal, Jr.

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Georgia
    Certifications: DACVR
    Departments: Diagnostic Imaging

    DVM, University of Georgia
    MS, University of Georgia
    Internship: Private Practice
    Residency: Radiology, University of Georgia
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary

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  • Sara Vachher

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    BSc: McGill University, Quebec, 1999
    DVM: Atlantic Veterinary College, PEI, 2004
    Internship: Affiliated Animal Care, Chesapeake VA, 2004-5
    Residency: VCA Veterinary Referral

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  • Brock McGee

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, North Carolina State University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    BS, Animal Science, North Carolina State University, 1999
    DVM, North Carolina State University, 2004
    Internship: Angell Animal Medical Center-Western New England, Springfield, MA

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  • Kathleen Molero

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Cornell University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    BS, University of Florida
    DVM, Cornell University
    Internship, VCA SouthPaws

    Special Interests: I enjoy the challenges and variety that emergency

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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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