During this uncertain time, we would like to reassure you that our goal at Dumfries Animal Hospital is to remain open and continue to provide veterinary care for your beloved pets. We are doing what we can to help keep you, our staff and our community safe. In response to the recent recommendations of the CDC, WHO and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), we are making some additional changes that will stay in affect as long as the recommendations are in place.

In order to limit the number of people in close contact, we are asking clients to not enter the building. We will now be conducting “curbside” service for appointments, medication and prescription food pick-ups.

*** All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier ***

*** We ask that anyone showing signs of illness remain at home***

When you arrive at the clinic, please give us a call. Please let us know what numbered spot you have parked in or the description of your vehicle and a staff member will be out to assist you.

FOR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS: A staff member will get a brief medical history over the phone first then come out and take your pet inside for the doctor to examine while you wait in your vehicle. Once your pet has received their exam, vaccines or other tests, the doctor will either give you a call to go over the exam findings and answer any questions or concerns. Currently, we are not accepting cash or checks. All payments will be taken over the phone.

SURGERIES: In order to conserve medical supplies, we are no longer scheduling non-emergent surgeries such as spays & neuters. If you already have a surgery scheduled, your pet will be checked-in in the same matter as our medical appointments.

Due to the recommendation that Veterinary Clinics postpone all non-essential services, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all boarding and grooming until further notice.

We appreciate your understanding & flexibility while we navigate this dynamic and ever-changing situation. The wellness of you, your pets and our staff is our number one priority. We will continue to keep our clients updated via email and Facebook (

Please do not hesitate to call (703) 221-1880) or email ( with any questions or concerns.

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Our Team of Veterinarians


Dr. Jodi Gershman of Dumfries Animal Hospital - Dumfries Virginia

Jodi Gershman


Dr. Gershman grew up in Florida. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida in 2004, and went on to earn her D.V.M. degree from Kansas State University in 2008….

Dr. Persis Chittenden of Dumfries Animal Hospital - Dumfries Virginia

Persis Chittenden


Dr. Chittenden grew up in Clifton, Virginia. She went to NOVA and received an AAS in Veterinary Medicine, and become a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 1985. She worked as an assistant…

Dr. Caroline Johnston of Dumfries Animal Hospital - Dumfries Virginia

Caroline Johnston


Dr. Johnston grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. After receiving a B.S. in Animal Bioscience at Penn State, she then proceeded to Purdue University to graduate with a DVM degree in 1986. She has worked at a few…

Dr. Daria Olinger of Dumfries Animal Hospital - Dumfries Virginia

Daria Olinger


Daria Olinger DVM grew up in Roanoke, VA. She received her B.S in Biochemistry before graduating in 2016 with her D.V.M degree from Virginia Tech. Her areas of interest include…

Dr. Roger Nichols of Dumfries Animal Hospital - Dumfries Virginia

Roger Nichols


Dr. Nichols grew up in the southern Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. After earning a B.S. degree in microbiology from the University of Maryland, he went on to earn a DVM degree…

Dr. Breen of Dumfries Animal Hospital - Dumfries Virginia

Courtney Breen


Dr. Courtney Breen grew up in Texas. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Stephen F. Austin State University, and went on to obtain her D.V.M degree from Louisiana State University…