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.


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


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


Current COVID hospital protocol:


When you arrive at the hospital, please park in a numbered spot and give us a call. If you are here for a scheduled doctor’s appointment, we will get you checked in and allow one masked person in the appointment with your pet. The option to remain curbside is also still available. All technician appointments, boarding, grooming, and surgical procedures will remain curbside at this time to limit the number of people in the lobby. Thank you for your cooperation and we will keep you updated with any changes.


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.

We are happy to announce that we now offer assistance with many of our services through the convenience of text message.

Please text one of the following words to 703-221-1880:

Surgery” to schedule surgical procedures

Boarding” to schedule a boarding reservation

Refill” for medication or food refills



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…

Dr Chaing Dumfries Animal Hospital Dumfries VA

Maggie Chaing


Dr. Chaing grew up in Alexandria, VA. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in 2013, she took a few years off to work as a veterinary assistant. She then received her DVM degree from Ohio State University…