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Tania Germann, DVMDr. Tania Germann is Chief of Staff at Ashburn Village Animal Hospital. Her first job was as a kennel attendant at a veterinary clinic and since then she knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. Dr. Germann grew up in Hawaii and then moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She then relocated to Europe and received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Veterinary Science in Budapest, Hungary in 2006. Dr. Germann thoroughly enjoyed the international experience and the opportunity to be exposed to different aspects of veterinary medicine.

She has since been practicing small animal medicine on the East Coast. Dr. Germann joined the amazing team at AVAH in September 2013 as a veterinarian and then accepted the position of Chief of Staff in November 2014.

Dr. Germann lives with her husband and two cats, Keko and Uno. She loves being a part of the Ashburn community! In her spare time, she enjoys cycling on the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park trail, cooking, trying new restaurants in the area, and photography.

Samuel Martinez, DVMDr. Sam Martinez grew up in Nicaragua and moved to the United States in 1988. He currently lives in Falls Church, Virginia. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in 2002 and a DVM degree from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in the West Indies in 2010.

Before joining the Ashburn Village Animal Hospital team, Dr. Martinez practiced at Banfield Pet Hospital in Alexandra, the Potomac Spay and Neuter Clinic in Manassas, and the Sunshine Animal Hospital in Annandale. He has a special interest in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Martinez enjoys spending time with his kids, his three dogs (Junior, Shadow and Dumpling) and cat (Jon). His hobbies include running, target shooting and fishing.