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Bookmark or Dog Ear?Always Bookmark, Never Dog Ear
Geometric or Organic?Geometric
Happily Ever After or Cliff Hanger?I Like Closure, But It Doesn’t Have To Be Happy
Hitting the Slopes or Cozy Fire?Slopes First, Fire After
Outdoor or Indoor?Outdoor
Pencil or Ink?Ink
Raincoat or Umbrella?Raincoat
Bail or Wipe Out?Wipe Out
Know Where You’re Going or Just Walk Around?Just Walk Around
Swim In a River or Swim In a Pool?Swim in the Ocean
Dr. Kristin Myzie is a Northern Virginia native; she grew up in Chantilly and graduated from high school in Fairfax. She continued her education at the University of Virginia, earning her Bachelors in Computer Science. After having a career in computer science she decided to pursue her true passion. She moved to Kansas State University where she later graduated Cum Laude and obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Myzie is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA). She is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and treats exotics.
Dr. Myzie became tuned into the bond that people share with their pets from an early age. She worked at an animal hospital as a teenager and has continued to help nurture the human animal bond through client education and dog training.
Currently, Dr. Myzie shares her home with Alta, a feisty Australian Shepherd. In addition to caring for your pets, Dr. Myzie enjoys training dogs, running and training for triathlons, hiking, and spending quality time with her family. Her hardest competition to date is a Half Ironman!
Dr. Myzie is professional yet very easy going; our doctors and staff really enjoy working with her. She has a quiet, kind and calm approach that the animals truly appreciate. We are very thankful that Dr Myzie is on our team!
Rocky Mountains or Smoky Mountains?Both!!!
Brie or Cheddar?Brie
New Glass or Old Brick?Old Brick
Drip Coffee or Americano?Americano
Tasting Menu or A La Carte?Tasting Menu
Eagle or Owl?Owl
Save for a Rainy Day or Live in the Moment?Live in the Moment
Myths or Facts?Facts
Dinner Party or Watch TV?Dinner Party
Podcast or Music?Music
Sculpting or Silk Screening?Sculpting
Rustic or Refined?Rustic
Cobbler or Cake?Cobbler
Scrabble or Crosswords?Scrabble
Dr. Amber Kingsley grew up a Southern Indiana native. She received her undergraduate and professional education at Purdue University, earning a Bachelors of Science in Animal Sciences and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kingsley is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). She has a special interest in emergency and critical care and preventative medicine.
Dr. Kingsley has loved animals all her life and has been in the veterinary industry since she was 15 years old. She loved learning everything she could about veterinary medicine and saw the joy that compassionate care can bring to the many animals that walk through the door. Her goal as a veterinarian is to improve the lives of people by improving the lives of their pets.
Currently, Dr. Kingsley shares her home with her husband Erik and their Greyhound Mackey. In addition to caring for your pets, Dr. Kingsley enjoys taking Mackey to visit nursing homes and to read to children as a pet therapy dog. When the weather permits, she loves to be outdoors hiking, kayaking, camping, or playing Ultimate Frisbee.
Our doctors and staff benefit greatly from having Dr. Kingsley on our team. As a recent graduate, she brings to our team a fresh perspective and understanding of the most current, cutting-edge advances in veterinary medicine. Along with our experienced veterinarians on staff, Dr. Kingsley’s insight creates a well-balanced medical team. Her enthusiastic, positive attitude makes her very easy to work with. We are very thankful that Dr. Kingsley has joined our team!
Halloween or New Years?Halloween
Domestic or International Terminal?International
Glacier or Yellowstone?Glacier
Aspen or Oak?Oak
Rollercoaster or Ferris Wheel?Rollercoaster
Swim In A Pool or Swim In A River?Swim in a River
Triumph or Ducati?Harley
Cotton or Wool?Cotton
River View or Mountain View?River View with Mountains Behind or Beyond
Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart?Jon Stewart
Get a Present or Give a Present?Give a Present
Dr. Panopoulos was born and raised in Baltimore. She attended Western Maryland College and Towson University, earning her Bachelors in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 1986. After graduation she pursued a career in biomedical research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Panopoulos soon decided to switch career paths when she realized that she could use her knowledge to help animals rather than simply research them. She then ventured to Blacksburg, Virginia where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Dr. Panopoulos passed the veterinary boards in 1996 and has been treating small animal patients in a clinical setting ever since.
PanapoulosDr. Panopoulos has always has an interest in science and animals. When she originally enrolled in vet school, she intended to focus her studies on zoo and wildlife research. It didn’t take long for her to realize that she had more interest and aptitude for the challenges and rewards of small animal medicine. She found that she preferred to handle her patients awake and interact with them; in zoo and wildlife medicine they were almost always sedated. She soon learned that the quality of medicine available to small animals equals or exceeds that of human medicine. Thus, her passion for small animal medicine was solidified for the long term. She is a seasoned veterinarian who treats dogs, cats, and most exotics. Her interests include infectious disease, geriatrics, and small mammals (ferrets, guinea pigs, bunnies, etc).
Currently, Dr. Panopoulos shares her home with three Norwegian Elkhounds and several chickens. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Outside of work you’ll find Dr. Panopoulos at the beach, biking, hiking, swimming, playing softball, traveling, or just relaxing with a good book. She loves to get her hands dirty through fossiling, wood refinishing, gardening, and baking.
Dr. Panopoulos is very active and easy going; our doctors, staff, and clients really enjoy her company. Our patients appreciate her kindness and thorough approach. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Panopoulos on our team!
Rocky Mountains or Smoky Mountains?All Mountains!
Garden or Wild?Garden and Wild!
Swim in a River or Swim in a Pool?Swim in a River
Butterfly or Lightning Bug?Don’t Make Me Choose Between a Butterfly and Lightning Bug… Ok, Butterfly
Geometric or Organic?Organic
Full Moon or Crescent Moon?Full Moon
Walk the Dogs or Feed the Chickens?Walk the Dogs(But the Chickens Must Be Fed)
Leather or Cashmere?Cashmere
Hitting the Slopes or Cozy Fire?Cozy Fire
Flea or Farmers Market?Farmers Market
By the Mountains or Sea? Mountains with Sea Vacations
Imagine a veterinarian that is a skilled medical practitioner that utilizes cutting-edge diagnostics and medical treatments, but also offers a more subtle, holistic treatment choice – someone who understands that your lifestyle choices carry over into the way you care for your pet. The ability to mesh Western and Eastern medical approaches is highly unusual, but certainly welcome in today’s veterinary community. If you are looking for a veterinarian that offers this unique ability, then we have the doctor for you. Dr. Pamela Grasso balances “the best of both medical worlds.”
Having earned a reputation as a kind-hearted spirit with a natural sense of compassion and a special touch for healing, Dr. Grasso’s clients offer a continuous stream of new patient referrals. It is interesting to see a trained Western medical practitioner embrace holistic medicine so easily. When asked how she progressed from modern medicine to the ancient Chinese practices, Dr Grasso explains, “I referred some of my arthritic patients to a veterinary acupuncturist because they either couldn’t tolerate pain medications or were not responding to treatment. The pet owners began raving about acupuncture and how great their dogs felt after just a few visits.”
Dr. Grasso attended Bucknell University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology (and a minor in Chemistry) in 1983. She continued her education at Pennsylvania State University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Science in 1987. She became a veterinarian in 1991, after obtaining her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the North Carolina State University. After practicing Western veterinary medicine for several years, she decided to learn a new approach. She received her Certification of Veterinary Acupuncture in 2000. In 2002, she attended a comprehensive course in Western Herbal Medicine. In 2004, she completed all modules the IVAS Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine training. In 2007, she completed the Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy with Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM. Most recently, in 2008, she completed Advanced Veterinary Homeopathy training.
Dr. Grasso is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), Veterinary Botanical Medical Association (VBMA), American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), American Botanical Council (ABC), and American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA), The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH), and is USDA Accredited.
Dr. Grasso shares her home with her Irish Wolfhounds, cats, chickens, and horse. She is actively involved in Irish Wolfhound rescue. In her spare time, she enjoys the craft of stained and hot glass. When the weather permits, she loves to be outdoors hiking, gardening, camping, or kayaking.
Butterfly or Lightning Bug?Butterflies – A Sign of a Healthy Ecosystem
Brie or Cheddar?Brie with a Nice Champagne
See It At Home or See It In the Theater?Home with Loved Ones
Garden or Wild?Vegetable Garden – A Favorite Family Focus
Know Where You’re Going or Just Walk Around?Definitely Want to Know Where I’m Going
Drip Coffee or Americano?Espresso – Don’t Ruin It By Adding Water
Geometric or Organic?Organic – Go With the Flow
Tasting Menu or A La Carte?Tasting Menu – Especially the Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Save For a Rainy Day or Live In the Moment?Live In the Moment – Life’s Too Short
Podcast or Music?Music – Good for the Soul
Paddleboarding or Surfing?Wakeboarding Please
Ramones or Sex Pistols?Ramones – Punk with Musicality
Dr. Taylor joined our affiliate, Waldorf Animal Clinic, in June of 1996 and moved to our Brambleton location in September of 2009.
He received his Bachelors of Arts in Biology from the University of Virginia and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Taylor chose veterinary medicine as a career because he grew up with an understanding of the human-animal bond. Having pets from an early age, he always had the desire to nurture this unique connection. He currently shares his home with his cat, a Shiloh Shepherd, and several saltwater fish and marine creatures.
In his spare time, Dr. Taylor is busy enjoying anything related to the ocean. He is a true water lover, prophesying to be an avid marine aquarist and wake boarder. He is also is the “Performer” of Animal Medical Centers, having played the drums in a band for many years.
Dr. Taylor’s clients have only nice things to say. He has a gentle, yet professional, nature that enables client and patient connections that are meaningful and lasting. The many thank you notes and comments from our clients are constant reminders of why we are so lucky to have Dr. Taylor here to care for our patients.
Rocky Mountains or Smoky MountainsRocky Mountains
Garden or Wild?Wild
Walk the Dog or Feed the Chickens?Walk the Dog
Podcast or Music?Podcast
Print or Digital?Digital
This American Life or 99% Invisible?99% Invisible
Eggs or OatmealOatmeal
Alone in a Field or Alone in a Crowd?Field
Craft Fair or Art Museum?Art Museum
Dr. Klimavicz chose veterinary medicine as a career because he enjoys the interpretive approach to the medical sciences and adores animals. He attended Virginia Tech both as an undergraduate and for veterinary school. Soon after he began practicing medicine, he also realized he entrepreneurial tendencies. His desire to run a business of his own became a reality when he purchased his first clinic in 1992. Along with his business partner, Dr. Hemmer, Dr. Klimavicz currently co-owns and operates four animal hospitals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Dr. Klimavicz regularly attends the DC Academy of Veterinary Medicine and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
As a veterinarian and business owner, Dr. Klimavicz’s mission is to provide high quality medicine while educating clients to be responsible pet owners. In addition to providing routine preventative care and working up tough medical cases, Dr. Kilmavicz is also a skilled and confident surgeon. Dr. Klimavicz often comes in on his day off, just to help his associates with tough medical decisions and emergency surgeries.
Dr. Klimavicz shares his home with Mr. Pig, a french bulldog who was rescued from a foreclosing pet store and Barkley, a lovable hound.
In his spare time, Dr. Klimavicz enjoys spending time with his wife and children, crafting new business ideas into realities, practicing martial arts, going to the gym, and reading non-fiction.
Freezing in Short Sleeves or Sweating in Long Sleeves?Freezing in Short Sleeves
Young Tom Hanks or Old Tom Hanks?All Of The Tom Hanks
Repair The Old Bridge or Build a New One?Build a New One
Wait For a Ride or Walk Back Home?Walk Back Home
Red Carpet or Enter Through the Kitchen?Enter Through the Kitchen
Self-Control or Treat Yourself?Treat Yourself
Direct the Show or Star In the Show?Direct the Show
Brood About It or Let It Go?Let It Go!
Every Day Free or Every Day Planned?Every Day Free
Climb the Fence or Walk to the Gate?Climb the Fence
Jennifer she has worked in the veterinary field since 1996 and opened our Ashburn Farm and Brambleton locations. Jennifer has chosen this line of work because she is intrigued by medicine, enjoys the challenges of a small business environment, and has true commitment to the human-animal bond.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Maryland in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and later earned her Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University in 2006. As hospital director of two busy veterinary practices, she has found a way to combine her love of science and business.
After years of experience in field of veterinary medicine, Jennifer still wakes up in the morning and cannot wait to get to work. For Jen, working with animals is always fulfilling and the relationships that she builds with her clients and fellow employees are lasting and meaningful.
Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys going for long walks with Zoey, her Border Collie, and snuggling with her cats. Jennifer’s most important role in life is being a mom. “Nothing beats hiking with my family on a beautiful day.
Rocky Mountains or Smoky Mountains?Smoky Mountains
Drip Coffee or Americano?Drip Coffee
Past or Future?Future
Print or Digital?Print
By the Sea or In the Mountains?In the Mountains
Bookmark or Dog Ear?Bookmark
Dr. Ellie Sokolow grew up Western New York. She received her undergraduate education at University at Buffalo, earning a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry and Mathematics. She pursued her professional education at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sokolow is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). She has a special interest in preventative medicine.
Dr. Sokolow has loved animals all her life. Her parents have claimed that she has wanted to be a vet since she was three years old. She and her best friend diagnosed the neighbor’s Labrador Retriever with scabies when she was just twelve. Also when just a little girl she would carry a medical bag around and pretend to treat her dog Molly for various ailments. Dr. Sokolow was destined for this career. Her goal as a veterinarian is to connect with people and their pets to help foster the human-animal bond. In addition to caring for small animals, she also has experience in equine medicine.
Currently, Dr. Sokolow shares her home with her Australian Shepherd, Merlin, and her long-haired cat, Marco. In addition to caring for your pets, Dr. Sokolow enjoys hiking, biking, and reading.
Deep Dish or Thin Crust?Thin Crust – Jersey Style
Annie Lennox or Tina Turner?Annie Lennox
Stuck In An Elevator or Stranded On A Roof?Roof!!!! So Claustrophobic!
Iconic Shell or Cozy Interior?Cozy
Hole-In-The-Wall or Trendy?Hole In The Wall
Espresso or Diner Coffee?Diner Coffee
Pizza Delivered or Pizza Out?Out!
For the Kids or For the Animals?Animals
Eat At A Restaurant or Going To the Movies Alone?Movies
See It At Home or See It In the Theater?See It At Home
See the Future or Change the Past?See the Future
Tasting Menu or A La Carte?A La Carte
Red Eye or Afternoon Flight?Afternoon Flight
Save For a Rainy Day or Live In the Moment?Save for the Right Moment
Short and Sweet or Long and Detailed?Short and Sweet
Dinner Party or Watch TV?Watch TV
Road Trip or Plane Hop?Plane Hop
Plaid or Stripes?Plaid
By the Sea or In the Mountains?By the Sea
Old Fashioned or Martini?Old Fashioned
Freezing in Short Sleeves or Sweating in Long Sleeves?Long Sleeves
Take a Nap or Go to Bed Early?Both
Sunny or Stormy?Sunny
Up Late or Up Early?Up Early
Step on the Bug or Set the Bug Free?Set the Bug Free
Road or Mountain Biking?No
Book or Podcast?Book
Zoo or Aquarium?Zoo
Eggs or Oatmeal?Eggs
Bookmark or Dog Ear?Dog Ear
Butterfly or Lightning Bug?Lightning Bug
Full Moon or Crescent Moon?Crescent Moon
Mimosa or Bloody Mary?Mimosa
Rodeo or Ballet?Rodeo
Stars or Neon?Stars
Polar Bear or Grizzly Bear?Grizzly Bear
Sunflowers or Starry Night?Starry Night
Mule or Goat?Mule
Headache or Toothache?Headache, After 5 Root Canals on 2 Teeth, I Have No Interest In Pain In My Mouth
Ice Cream or Sorbet?Ice Cream and I Want It Chocolate
Clipping Coupons or Full Price?Coupons, What I Save Helps Pay For My Wine Habit
Hawk or Crow?Hawk, Crows Eat Tomatoes Out of My Garden
Mimosa or Bloody Mary?Mimosa with Grapefruit Juice
Automatic or Manual?Manual That’s How I Learned To Drive
Cobbler or Cake?Cobbler, It’s Cake with Fruit
Dinner Party or Watch TV?Dinner Party, I Love Cooking For My Friends
Appetizers or Dessert?Dessert and It Needs To Be Chocolate
New York City or Upstate New York?Upstate New York, I Am a Country Girl at Heart
See Movie At Home or Theater?Theatre
See Future or Change the Past?See the Future
Rule Maker or Rule Breaker?Rule Breaker
Gulf Coast or Pacific Coast?Gulf Coast
Pizza Delivered or Pizza Out?Pizza Delivered
Slapstick or Dry Humor?Dry Humor
Hippie or Hipster?Hippie
Take a Nap or Go to Bed Early?Take a Nap
Fog or Snow?Snowwwwww, Nothing is Prettier than Fresh Snow
Math or Watercolor?Watercolor, Because Painting is More Fun
Keep a Secret or Spill the Beans?Keep a Secret
Amy Winehouse or Beyonce?Amy Winehouse <3
Design It or Build It?Build It, Because I Feel Like I Earned It
Movies or Television?Television, Because You Can Do Things During Commercials
Paris or Los Angeles?Paris, All Day Erryday
Zoo or Aquarium?Aquarium, Because I Don’t See Ocean Life Regularly
Appetizers or Dessert?Appetizers, Always Get the Mozz Sticks
Fold or Bluff?Bluff Cuz I Could Win
Happily Ever After or Cliff Hanger?Happily Ever After, I Have to Know How It Ends
Butterfly or Lightning Bug?The mystery of the lightning bug is so intriguing. How does it do that, anyway? And, Why?
Know Where You’re Going Or Just Walk Around?I’m a skilled map reader, but would much prefer to meander around in a new place. You never know what treasures you might find.
Gulf Coast or Pacific Coast?Neither! I’d stick with my beloved East Coast!
By the Sea or In the Mountains?Oh, how I do love to be beside the seaside! The ocean heals all wounds, emotional and physical!
Covent Garden or Kensington?Kensington is so refined and beautiful, but I love the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, with all of it’s shops, markets, performers and cafes, it is the place to be in London!
Keep a Secret or Spill the Beans?While I’d rather not be in the position to have to keep a secret, I’m a loyal friend and confidante and would not give up the ghost (or the skeletons!)
First to Leave or Last To Go?My family has now become accustomed to staying at events until the very, very end. Concerts, sporting events, parades… it doesn’t matter. I don’t care about beating the traffic. I want to enjoy the show and I’m always the last to go!
Appetizers or Dessert?How ’bout both? Skip the entree! Though, if I had to choose, I would pass on dessert in favor of appetizers.
Halloween or New Years?Definitely Halloween! It’s so fun and carefree… Lacks the pretense and pressure of New Years.
Bridge or Tower?While I admire the engineering feats of both the bridge and the tower, I would have to choose the bridge. It implies a connection of one place to another; a suspension over something. I like that.
Eat the Mistake or Send It Back to the Kitchen?Send It Back
Brie or Cheddar?Ooey Gooey Brie
Forsyth Park or Golden Gate Park?Golden Gate Park
Headache or Toothache?Headache
See It At Home or See It In the Theater?See It In the Theater
Lucky or Smart?Smart
Gulf Coast or Pacific Coast?Pacific Coast
Short and Sweet or Long and Detailed?Short and Sweet 🙂
Walk the Dog or Feed the Chickens?Feed the Chickens
Road Trip or Plane Hop?Plane Hop (Only in Friends Private Plane)
Cobbler or Cake?Cake
By the Sea or In The Mountains?By the Sea
Comfort or Location?Comfort
Deep Dish or Thin Crust?Thin Crust
NorCal or SoCal?NorCal
Ice Cream or Sorbet?Ice Cream
Tree House or Boat House?Boat House
Fiesta or Siesta?Siesta
Quantity or Quality?Quality
See the Future or Change the Past?Learn From the Past, Create the Future, Live Consciously in the Present
Road Trip or Plane Hop?Road Trip
By the Sea or In the Mountains?Ideally, Vacation By the Sea & Live in the Mountains
Keep a Secret or Spill the Beans?Keep the Secret or Avoid Knowing the Secret at all… If It’s Not My Business, It’s Not My Business!
Amy Winehouse or Beyonce?Amy Winehouse
First to Leave or Last to Go?First to Leave the Social Event, Last to Go From Work After All is Done
Eat the Mistake or Send it Back to the Kitchen?Eat the Mistake
Swim in the River or Swim in a Pool?Swim in a River
Autobiographies or Fiction?Fiction
First to Leave or Last to Go?Last to Go
Alone in a Field or Alone in a Crowd?Alone in a Field
Swiss or Brie?Brie
Zebra or Giraffe?Giraffe
Costume Party or Formal Occasion?Costume Party
Travel the World or Find Your Place and Stay?Travel the World
Walk in the Rain or Walk in the Snow?Walk in the Snow
Sing or Dance?Dance
Eat the Mistake or Send It Back to the Kitchen?Eat the Mistake
Walk the Dog or Feed the Chickens?Both
Ramones or Sex Pistols?Sex Pistols
Blue Sky or Gray Sky?Gray Sky
Sneeze or Hiccup?Hiccup
Gallery or Museum?Museum
Musical or Play?Musical
Design It or Build It?Build It
Flat Tire or Run Out of Gas?Flat Tire
Brie or Cheddar?Cheddar
Fiesta or Siesta?Fiesta
Bitter Truth or Comforting Lie?Bitter Truth
Dog Bite or Cat Scratch?Dog Bite
IPA or Stout?IPA
Brood About It or Let It Go?Let It Go
Walk on the Beach or Swim in the Ocean?Swim in the Ocean