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, then an LVT  from 1984 to 1988. Dr. Chittenden then went back to college and proceeded to attain her BS from the University of West Florida in 1990. She earned her DVM degree from the University of Missouri in 1994. After graduation in 1994, Dr. Chittenden joined the team at Dumfries Animal Hospital. Her areas of interest are internal medicine and wellness. She shares her home with her mixed breed dog ‘Charlie’.