Centreville Animal Hospital Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs)
Travis Taylor, DVM
Dr. Travis Taylor, a Northern Virginia native, became interested in veterinary medicine while growing up on a small family farm in Nokesville. In addition to taking care of animals on the farm, Dr. Taylor began his veterinary career as a teenager working at a local animal hospital.
After graduating from Virginia Tech, Dr. Taylor went on to receive his Doctorate degree from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. His post graduate work was completed through the Perdue Veterinary Management Institute. In May, 2012, Dr. Taylor received his executive MBA from George Mason University.
Dr. Taylor joined Centreville Animal Hospital in 2003 and worked as an Associate Veterinarian and a Hospital Director until he and his wife, Dr. Crystal Taylor, purchased the practice from Dr. Fred Garrison in September 2011. Dr. Taylor has ensured that Centreville Animal Hospital continues to be a practice devoted to providing the best quality veterinary care to our community as well as dedicated to strengthening the human-animal bond.
Dr. Taylor is an active member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) where he has served in the capacity of Secretary/Treasurer and Officer.
Dr. Taylor currently serves as a mentor to students actively involved or seeking involvement in veterinary medicine. He is passionate about promoting patient care through collaboration within the profession. He enjoys challenging cases especially where the patient’s quality of life can be improved with the aid of surgical procedures.
Dr. Taylor is married to Dr. Crystal Taylor, co-owner of Centreville Animal Hospital. They have two young sons, Grant and Oliver. There four legged family includes a foxhound cross named Brix, Trellis, a rescued Great Dane and two cats, Emma and Carrot. He enjoys multiple hobbies including: working on and driving a vintage British sports car, running and outdoors activities.
In 2013 the Taylors lost “Harley” the Great Dane who was a beloved member of the Taylor family for eleven and a half years. In Harley’s memory the Taylors have set up a non-profit organization called “Harley’s Healers” that helps provide veterinary care to patients in need.
Outside of Veterinary medicine the Taylor family developed Sandy River Vineyards from the ground up. When they are not at Centreville Animal Hospital they are busy in the Vineyard. The Taylors are both actively involved in promoting the Virginia Wine Industry and are active members in the Virginia Vineyards Association.
Crystal Taylor, DVM, CCRP, cVMA
Dr. Crystal Taylor likes to focus on a whole body approach for each patient. She enjoys both the medical and surgical aspects of veterinary medicine, and has particular expertise in performing abdominal ultrasound procedures. In addition to conventional veterinary medicine, she is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (cVMA) and is passionate about partnering with clients on relieving pain and tension for their pets, while improving their quality of life. Dr. Taylor completed her certification in canine rehabilitation (CCRP) in 2015, as well as, certification in pain management allowing her to further extend the years pets spend with their family!
Dr. Crystal Taylor is originally from Martinsville, VA, a small town in the southern part of the state. From an early age, she enjoyed caring for animals. As a child she was active in youth organizations such as 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) and enjoyed riding horses. Growing up she spent her time volunteering and working at several veterinary hospitals in Martinsville, VA.
Dr. Crystal Taylor graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences and received her doctorate from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) , Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), and Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association(NVVMA) from that moment on. She is also a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, which aids in making the veterinary visit for our feline friends more enjoyable. Her veterinary experience includes working at practices in Ashburn, Amissville, and Haymarket prior to arriving at Centreville Animal Hospital. In late 2011, she and her husband, Dr. Travis Taylor, became owners of Centreville Animal Hospital.
In addition to practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Crystal Taylor is passionate about wine making and has been working on the family’s start-up vineyard, Sandy River Vineyards in Danville, VA. She completed a winemaking certificate from UC Davis which has been helpful in the new vineyard.
When not at the hospital and not at the vineyard, Dr. Crystal Taylor enjoys spending time with her two sons, Grant and Oliver, her adopted hound, Brix, Trellis, her rescued Great Dane and two cats, Carrot and Emma. She also likes to run, ski, and travel.
Marsha Pollock, DVM
Dr. Pollock loves providing high quality veterinary care for both dogs and cats. She has a special interest in feline medicine as well and takes pleasure in working at a Feline Friendly Practice. She is an active member of the AAFP, which is the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Some of her other professional interests include internal medicine cases, pain management, performing joint injections, and dentistry. She also greatly enjoys working together as a team with the pet owners to tailor the medical care to their own personal and individual pets needs. Dr. Pollock has expertise in various aspects of veterinary medicine, and includes the privilege of having participated in a specialized continuing education training program in communication. Dr. Pollock is dedicated to addressing all of your needs and helping to educate owners regarding their loved ones care.
Dr. Pollock began her veterinary career as a high school student by joining Centreville Animal Hospital in 2003 as part of our boarding assistant team. She continued to work at Centreville Animal Hospital throughout her education, and she graduated from college Summa Cum Laude as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Dr. Pollock received her Doctorate degree and graduated with honors from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech) in May 2011 and was the salutatorian of the 2011 veterinary class.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Pollock loves to spend time with her husband and her pets. Dr. Pollock was married to her wonderful husband in July of 2014 and they love to go hiking with the dogs. Her two mixed breed rescue dogs are named Smokey and Trooper, and her cat Shadow loves to boss the dogs around! Dr. Pollock plays in an indoor soccer league, as well as enjoys running and participating in half-marathons. She is also a big football fan. Family is very important to Dr. Pollock and she was born and raised here in Northern Virginia. She still has many relatives that live in this area and they bring their pets to Centreville Animal Hospital too.
Jiyou Park, DVM
Dr. Park was born and raised in South Korea before moving to the United States. When her first puppy fell ill, Dr. Park wanted her to have the best care possible and took her in to the veterinarian’s office. It was her experiences there and the desire to help heal animals that inspired Dr. Park to make a career in veterinary medicine herself. She graduated from Arizona State University summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biology and finished her Doctorate degree at Purdue University. While in school she held an externship with Centreville Animal Hospital, so she is very excited to have joined the hospital as a doctor! She has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Northern Virginia area for over 5 years.
Dr. Park genuinely enjoys all aspects of the veterinary practice and is particularly interested in dentistry, ultrasounds, and internal medicine. Her special interests include hospice care and pain management. Dr. Park adores all types of dogs and cats, but she has a special place in her heart for small dogs. She is particularly adept at handling them and simply loves working with them.
In her spare time, Dr. Park enjoys spending quality time with her son and husband and taking her two pups, Buja and Kkanji on walks. She enjoys exploring the local community with her family and experimenting with various ethnic cuisines. Dr. Park is fluent in both written and spoken Korean and English. Centreville Animal Hospital is very happy to have her as part of the team!
Destiny Coleman, VMD
Dr. Coleman joined our veterinary team upon her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2015.
Special interests of Dr. Coleman include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, working dogs and making the veterinary hospital a positive experience for her patients.
During her time at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Coleman was an active member of the community, including volunteering at the Working Dog Center to help train puppies, serving on the board of the veterinary fraternity Alpha Psi and doing photography for the school newspaper. She also completed a business management certificate through the Veterinary Business Management Association, providing her with the skills needed to be an effective leader and manager. She sought out additional surgical experiences during her clinical year, allowing her to graduate a more confident and experienced surgeon.
Outside of veterinary medicine, you can find Dr. Coleman hiking with Rex her handsome border collie, trying exciting craft brews, or trying to sneak away to travel somewhere new.
Dr. Coleman is elated to start her career working with the clients and patients at Centreville Animal Hospital. Having roots in College Park, MD where she attended the University of Maryland for her bachelor’s degree in animal science, she is looking forward to being back in the DC area and seeing all that Northern Virginia has to offer.
Zach has been working with animals for two and a half years, and he cherishes each and every moment. Zach became a member of the CAH family in order to further his promising career in the veterinary field. Zach especially values the experience he has gained at Centreville Animal Hospital because he plans to become an LVT and then a DVM. He owns an adorable pug named Katie, and she is a little ball of energy. She keeps him busy playing fetch, going on walks, and having doggy play dates with her. When not at work, Zach is fond of going to the range, spending time with his friends and family, and playing baseball, football, and MotoGP.
Ashley is a native of the Shenendoah Valley and now resides in Gainesville, VA; she loves cuddling with her four rescue cats, Punky, Pretty Girl, Momma and Piper, playing guitar, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Ashley aims to become an LVT and she is so excited to be working at a place that allows for her to learn new things about the animal medical field and advance her future career!
Heidi is currently enrolled in the NOVA Vet tech program to become a licensed veterinary technician. For as long as she can remember, she's always wanted to work with animals. She knows how pets bring so much joy into people’s lives and how very rewarding it is to help them and their families. Before joining the CAH care team, Heidi worked at an emergency animal hospital for three years. She came to CAH to gain a new perspective on veterinary medicine. Outside of work and school, Heidi loves trail riding horses through Clifton, crafting with friends, and traveling.
Adam, a Centreville, VA native, is excited to be entering the veterinary care field, bringing with him a lifelong love of animals. He currently shares his home with an affectionate beagle named Pepper. Adam is currently taking classes at NOVA and enjoys longboarding in his free time.
Groomer & Client Care Specialist
Danielle has over two years of Professional Grooming Experience and is a graduate of the Virginia School of Pet Grooming with a Certificate in All Breed Dog and Cat Grooming. She enjoys seeing the "before" and "after" of grooming especially when it makes a positive change in the hygiene and appearance of a pet. Danielle, a Northern Virginia native, has a 3 year old, 7 lbs Shih Tzu named Luna. She recently returned from a month long trip to Italy and considers herself somewhat of a wanderlust and wishes to travel more across the states and Europe.
Janelle's love of working with animals goes back to 1998 when she first started working in a hospital setting. She joined CAH in April 2001 and as Hospital Manager is helping to develop a team that gains great personal satisfaction from working with animals. Janelle currently resides in Manassas with her husband, a protection trained German Shepherd named Zee, a cane corso Italian Mastiff named Casta and Charlie the cat. Janelle holds a Biology degree from George Mason University and when she's not at work, she can be found snowboarding, hiking, kayaking and doing yard work.
Client Care Specialist
Sam plans to go back to school soon to study to become a licensed veterinary technician. She enjoys the great outdoors, cooking binge watching movies and going on adventures with her two young boys. Sam has a 8 year beagle named Princess that is the love of her life! When not working, you’ll find hunting for antiques and reselling them online.
Raeanne always knew from a young age that she would be working with animals and now she's currently enrolled in the LVT program at NOVA. Raeanne is mom to Nala, a boxer, and Leo, an American Bulldog. In her spare time she enjoys grilling and cooking Italian food, hiking and spending time with her family.
Client Care Specialist
Hi there! My name is Melissa, and caring for animals is a huge source of happiness in my life. I currently have one dog (Boomer) and four guinea pigs (Bon-Bon, Oreo, Twix, and Butterfinger). If you’re anything like me, your pets are your babies. I believe in treating animals with the same level of love and care as you would a child. My house is always full of furry children, and I adore all of them. I also spend many hours loving on my boyfriend’s darling felines, Bernard and Phizz.
I have two prior degrees, and I am going back to school for my Master’s in Education because I also love people children. However, the furry children will always be my first love!
Client Care Specialist
Eric Conroy, PHR
Eric P Conroy joined our CAH family as our new Personnel Manager in November 2012. Previously, he headed up the HR Department for a special events start-up at the U.S. House of Representatives. He received his Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in May 2003 and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. In addition to his professional career, Eric has a passion for cooking, golfing, and spending time with his son. While his family currently does not include a pet, he has always had a soft spot for Pugs.
Soxx is an endearing member of the Centreville Animal hospital team. He joined out practice in 2011. As it is with many pets, he adopted us. One early Spring morning in 2011 he showed his cute little face to our morning crew. He appreciated our verbal greetings and offerings of food, but did not want to be handled right away. With a little time, coaxing and more food we found that he has a delightful HUGE purr. While he does not get billed for his healthcare (or indoor boarding stays during inclement weather), he happily completes his job of being the morning greeter to employees and clients, and for the most part, appreciates the cuddles he gets when swooped up by someone who needs some "kitty snuggle time." He is a smart boy who understands the exact length of all lead ropes attached to dogs - he manages to stay just out of reach. He has a few favorite napping spots - one of which is in the shade of the bushes in the garden on the left side of the hospital's front door. Look for him there.