Ashburn Village Animal Hospital's Dedicated Team
Our team of caring support professionals is devoted to you and your pet!
Sue Vlasic — Hospital Manager
Sue joined Ashburn Village Animal Hospital in June 2009 and worked as a Client Care Specialist until she became the Hospital Manager in 2016. She has lived in Ashburn Village for over 20 years and loves seeing all the familiar clients and pets that come into the hospital.
Sue has recently moved to Leesburg with her husband Bob, her dog Hobo and her two cats, Zoe and Rocky.
In her spare time, she loves to travel. She also enjoys yoga, hiking, biking, and spending time with her three children and two grandchildren.
Mandy Hall — Veterinary Technician
Mandy 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.
Shannon Wisniewski — Veterinary Technician
Shannon joined AVAH in November 2017 as a Veterinary Technician. She previously worked at a cat-only practice for eight years and has a very gentle manner with them. Now Shannon enjoys working with the dogs and exotics that come into AVAH, and she is also applying her extensive knowledge of cats. She will be graduating veterinary technician school next year as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Shannon lives at home with four cats, a ball python, leopard gecko, and a hamster. During her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and fiancé, as well as crocheting and coloring.
Nick — Veterinary Technician
Nick 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.
Deb Riley — Client Care Specialist & Veterinary Assistant
Deb has been in the veterinary field for over 19 years, working many different roles. She joined Ashburn Village Animal Hospital in October 2019 and began working as both a Client Care Specialist and as a Veterinary Assistant.
Deb lives in Leesburg with her husband, daughter, a terrier mix Bailey, and a Persian cat Chelsea. In her free time, she is very active in her daughter's Girls Scout troop as a Co-Troop leader and enjoys camping and spending time with friends and family.
Bailey Conner — Client Care Specialist
Bailey 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.
Grace Lovelace — Client Care Specialist
In October 2019, Grace joined AVAH as a Client Care Specialist. She grew up with animals of all kinds and has always been interested in topics involving animal care, wildlife rehabilitation, and veterinary medicine. Grace is loving the opportunity to learn new things from her coworkers everyday about animal health, and she is currently working towards getting her veterinary technician license.
Outside of work, Grace enjoys hiking, playing piano, and spending time with her family, including her 2 cats, Simba and Nala.
Larisa Axente — Client Care Specialist
Larisa joined AVAH in September 2018 as a kennel attendant and has worked her way up to also being a Client Care Specialist. She hopes to go to vet school soon in Europe, as she is originally from Romania.
In her spare time, Larisa enjoys pet sitting, spending time with her 2 cats, Rainy and Leah, tending to her fish tank, and watching tv.