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Sue Vlasic, Client Care SpecialistSue joined Ashburn Village Animal Hospital in June 2009. She enjoys working the front desk and greeting clients and their pets. Sue lives in Ashburn Village with her husband, her dog Hobo and her two cats, Zoe and Rocky.

In her spare time, Sue enjoys hiking, gardening and visiting the local wineries, as well as traveling and spending time with her three adult children.


katie-mcauliffeKatie’s dream job has always consisted of working with animals, and she is excited to work daily with dogs, cats, and to be a part of AVAH’s team. She grew up and spent most of her life in Fort Collins, Colorado, and loves anything that has to do with her home state. Katie moved to Ashburn two years ago with her husband, Sam, who was offered a great opportunity as a firefighter at Fort Meyer. She lives in Ashburn Village with Sam, her dog Cooper, and her cat Denver.

In her free time, Katie enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, taking Cooper to a local farm, playing card and board games, and sightseeing around Virginia and DC. She is also a huge Disney fanatic.

Veterinary Technician Mandy with DogMandy has worked in the field of veterinary medicine off and on since 1996. She started out as a veterinary assistant and then became a veterinary technician. She has an Associate degree in Business Management from Strayer University.

In her free time, Mandy enjoys traveling with her daughter. She also enjoys taking walks and playing fetch with her Great Pyrenees, Ticuna.

Veterinary Technician Shannon Wisniewski with CatShannon joined AVAH in November 2017 as a Veterinary Technician. She has worked with cats for eight years and has a very gentle manner with them. Now Shannon enjoys the opportunity to learn more about dogs and is applying her extensive knowledge of cats at AVAH. She will be going back to school this year to finish getting her veterinary technician license.

Shannon lives at home with four cats and two reptiles, a ball python and leopard gecko. During her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend and crocheting.

Veterinary Technician Nick with catNick has always had a strong affinity and love for animals. From a very early age, he knew he wanted to work in a profession that combined his interests in science, medicine, and animal husbandry. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2015 with a B.A. in Microbiology and Animal & Poultry Sciences, Nick worked at VT’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital for two years in their Emergency/ICU department.

Nick started working at AVAH in April as a veterinary assistant and since he is a local from Ashburn, he was excited to be back in his childhood community. In his spare time, he likes to run with his two Australian Shepherds Bear & Gigi on the W&OD trail and relax on the couch with his three cats Bernard, Sassy, and Lulu.

Veterinary Receptionist Bailey with her HorseBailey is very excited to have the opportunity to work with and learn from animals as well as be a part of the Ashburn Village Animal Hospital team. She has been a part time client care specialist since October 2016, but also likes to help out wherever needed around the hospital. Bailey is currently working toward a Bachelor’s degree in pre-veterinary science and hopes to advance to veterinary school. She enjoys learning from our staff and the opportunity to be a part of helping animals stay healthy.

In her free time, Bailey enjoys playing volleyball and horseback riding on her farm.

Client Care Specialist Nancy Martinez with DogNancy joined AVAH in August 2017 as a Client Care Specialist and is also currently attending college at NOVA, working towards her degree in criminology with the goal to transfer to a two year school. During her free time she enjoys exploring D.C, fishing, finding new hiking trails and going on walks.

After work she enjoys coming home to her dog, Kitty, and her two cats, Nugs and Athena. Her favorite thing about working at AVAH is meeting new people and listening to them tell their funny stories about their own pets.