Reston Animal Hospital, PLLC

Reston Animal Hospital, PLLC was founded by Dr. Robert L. Miller, DVM in 1974 and has been providing the community with compassionate and thorough care ever since.

While Reston Animal Hospital, PLLC has been in business for over 30 years, our facility is up to date with the latest in veterinary technology. Our hospital has the equipment for a number of surgical procedures, dental cleanings and ultrasound evaluation.

In addition to various in-house tests we can perform at our facilities (such as fecal examinations and pre-surgical blood work), we also work directly with a number of veterinary laboratories for more in-depth testing, such as biopsies.

In addition to our three exam rooms and surgical suite, our hospital also has a grooming suite and large kennel to house your pets while you're on vacation or a business trip. Please see our "Services" page for more information about Grooming and Boarding.

We welcome your comments and suggestions, so let us know what you think of our Web site during your next visit to our clinic.

-- The Staff at Reston Animal Hospital, PLLC

  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sun: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • After Hrs Emergency:
  • Pender Veterinary Center-Fair Oaks
  • (703) 652-4911
  • The Hope Center-Vienna
  • (703) 281-5121
  • The Life Center-Leesburg
  • (703) 777-5755
  • South Paws-Fairfax
  • (703) 752-9100
  • Robert L. Miller, DVM, Hospital Director


    Following graduation from Ohio State University, Dr. Miller entered the Army as a veterinary officer and followed that with two years involvement in medical research. He joined Falls Church Animal Hospital in 1965 and established Seven Corners Animal Hospital in 1968. In 1974 he opened Reston Animal Hospital and completed the fourth remodeling of that facility in 2010. As hospital director, he has surrounded himself with confident and skilled veterinarians.
  • Victoria Cracas, DVM

    Dr. Cracas received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 1997 (with undergraduate work done at the University of Vermont). She performed her internship at North Carolina State University from 1997-1998, as well as being on faculty at Texas A&M University for 1 year. Before coming to Reston Animal Hospital, she was an associate veterinarian at St. Charles Animal Hospital from 1998 until 2001, when she began work at our practice.
  • Alesia Gosnell, DVM


    Dr. Gosnell was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She lives in Reston with her husband, two boys, Bernese mountain dog and stray cat.. She has been practicing at Reston Animal Hospital since 1999. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and attended veterinary school at the VA MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1996. Dr. Gosnell was also an adjunct professor for the Veterinary Technology department at Northern Virginia Community College, where she taught pharmacology for three years. She often volunteers to do career presentations at local elementary schools with her dog Kussen. In the summer her whole family spends time in Teton Valley, Idaho with their two draft horses. 
  • Caroline Fenlon, DVM


    Dr. Caroline Fenlon received her veterinary degree from VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she practiced in Florida and Illinois before returning to her hometown of Fairfax, VA. In August 2010 she joined the staff at Reston Animal Hospital. She lives in Fairfax with her cat, Skittles.  She enjoys reading, traveling, football and running. She makes it a point to participate in charity runs regularly.
  • Albert Garcia, DVM


    Dr. Albert Garcia was born in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Lake City College Florida.  He moved to the Dominican Republic in 1976 and received his DVM from U.N.P.H.U Veterinary School in 1982.  Dr. Garcia completed a six month small animal internship at Penn Daw Animal Hospital in Virginia and another six month large animal internship at Fox Chase Veterinary Hospital also in Virginia.  He is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Virginia, Maryland and Florida.  He is specialized in small animal medicine and exotics.  In his free time, Dr. Garcia enjoys the outdoors golfing, fishing and loves to travel.
  • John Arthur, DVM

    Dr. John Arthur joined our practice in 2012. He enjoys both medicine and surgery and is a cat owner himself. Dr. Arthur is a University of Georgia graduate and has been the founder and owner of a number of animal hospitals. His animal hospital in Winchester, Virginia was awarded “Hospital of the Year” by Veterinary Economics Magazine and he has been recognized by the state of Virginia as “Veterinarian of the Year”. Since joining our practice, he has been praised by both staff and clients alike for his incredible bedside manner and vast knowledge and experience. 

  • Christina Ryan, Office Manager


    Christina has been working in the Pet Industry for 10+ years. She joined the practice in 2012. Her experience with animals, combined with her background in accounting and business management, made her the perfect fit for overseeing fundamental business operations here at Reston Animal Hospital!
    Christina has two dogs, Jimbo & Twiggy. She's also pet-mom to two tortoises, Darwin & Sagan, and a Betta fish named Fawkes-Clifford. On weekends you might find her hiking the Billy Goat trail in Great Falls or lounging with her dogs and a good book.
     
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    NVCC
    Interests:
    Hiking, Archery, Kayaking, Reading, Painting, Photography
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  • Sarah, Reception Manager


    Sarah joined the Reston Animal Hospital team in April of 2016. A Hopkinton, MA native, Sarah moved to Northern Virginia shortly after she finished college. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Administration and Human Resources and has been working in the Veterinary field for 5 years. Sarah enjoys working with our clients and is always found with a smile on her face. In her down time, she enjoys traveling and visiting friends. She is a proud pet mom to 3 cats-Cupcake, Beasley and Diesel and 2 dogs-Mia and Cisco.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources
    Interests:
    Travel and visiting friends
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  • Monica, Receptionist

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
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  • Jess Dudek, LVT

    Jess is a Buffalo, New York native and moved to Northern Virginia just a few months ago when her boyfriend relocated for a new job. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from St. Lawrence University and her Bachelor's Degree Veterinary Technology from Medaille University. Jess joined Reston Animal Hospital in September 2016 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Her attention to detail, enthusiasm, and love for client education has made her an invaluable part of the team!  In her spare time, she enjoys volleyball, Krav Maga, snowboarding, longboarding, painting, cosplay and cheering on all Buffalo sports teams! She shares her home with an mischievous kitty, Midna, and a Boston Terrier, Archie, who still lives in Buffalo. She also enjoys Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Batman, Captain America and Anime. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology
    Interests:
    Volleyball, Krav Maga, snowboarding, longboarding, painting and cosplay
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  • Sharon Deemer, LVT

    Sharon is a Northern Virginia native growing up in Woodbridge. Sharon has brought her years of knowledge as a Licensed Veterinary Technician since she joined our team in April 2013. In her free time she enjoys baking and spending time with her husbamd, Tony, and albino cockatiel, Romeo.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Interests:
    Baking
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  • Stacy, Veterinary Assistant


    Stacy is originally from Northern Ohio and moved to Northern Virginia at the age of 14. Stacy joined Reston Animal Hospital in May 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently enrolled in Northern Virginia Community College’s Veterinary Technician program; she also has a Bachelor’s Degree in French. Stacy has a passion for nutrition and is also happy to answer any questions you may have! In her spare time, Stacy enjoys gaming, knitting and spending time with her pets; Ninja-a 13 year old kitty, Marcus-an 8 year old Chihuahua mix and Ren-a 3 year old terrier mix. Her favorite food is mac and cheese!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in French and Northern Virginia Community College
    Interests:
    Gaming, knitting and spending time with her pets
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  • Kimi, Veterinary Assistant


    Kimi grew up in Northern Virginia and has been working in the veterinary field for 10 years. After working at a cats only clinic, she joined our team in November 2011. Kimi enjoys talking with clients and answering any questions they may have. Throughout the years, she has become known as our “cat whisperer” and can handle even the most nervous kitties. You can often find her wearing many hats around the office and doing it with a large smile on her face. She has one fur-baby, a 9 year old cat, Matuba, and a feather-baby, a cockatoo, Darlin’. In her free time, she enjoys cross-stitch, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Interests:
    Cross-stitch, camping and spending time with family and friends
    Email:
  • Paula, Veterinary Assistant


    Paula is originally from Bogotá, Colombia and moved to Northern Virginia when her parents married. She joined Reston Animal Hospital in August 2015 as a receptionist but quickly cross-trained as a veterinary assistant. Paula is currently taking courses to become licensed a Veterinary Technician at Northern Virginia Community College. She is particularly interested in customer service ensuring all of our patients and their parents are well cared for. In her down time, she enjoys writing, skating and spending time with her family. She shares her home with a tuxedo kitty, Eeyore (who she says sounds like a reptile when he meows!), a shih-tzu, Johnny (who loves to smell her scrubs after work) and a tabby kitty, Biscuit (who reigns over the household).

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Northern Virginia Community College
    Interests:
    Writing, skating and spending time with family
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  • Gabriela, Kennel Assistant


    Gabriela grew up in El Salvador and then moved to Virginia to be closer to her family. She joined Reston Animal Hospital as a Kennel Assistant in August of 2016. In High School, Gabriela was a member of the International Baccalaureate Program, an Honor Roll student and participated in community service. Although Gabriela has only been with Reston Animal Hospital a short time, she has already been named employee of the month for her strong work ethic and obvious love of animals! In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, taking walks, photography, art museums, and spending time with her family.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Interests:
    Drawing, walks, photography, art museums and spending time with family
  • Jerry, Kennel Assistant


    Jerry has been working as one of our Kennel Assistants and Handy Man since March of 2016. He moved to Northern Virginia from Seattle when he was 13 and has been here every since! He is the proud Papa of a 2 ½ year old Dogo Mastiff, Chico, a 7 month old German Shepherd, Laika and a Guinea Pig, Meatball. He loves being around animals everyday! In his free time, Jerry enjoys playing guitar (which has been doing for 32 years) and spending time with his dogs and kids.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Interests:
    Playing guitar and spending time with his dogs and kids
  • Rakesh, Kennel Assistant


    Rakesh joined are team in February 2015 and works as one of our Kennel Assistants. He grew up in India and moved to Northern Virginia to be closer to his family. A recent high school graduate, Rakesh is now pursuing his undergraduate degree at Northern Virginia Community College. In his down time, he enjoys playing soccer, chess and basketball as well as spending time with his family and friends. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Northern Virginia Community College
    Interests:
    Soccer, chess, basketball and spending time with family and friends
  • Jay, Groomer and Kennel Manager


    Jay has been working as our Groomer for 11 years. He is originally from Gardner, IL. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and in French and Spanish. He particular enjoys grooming puppies and has a talent for grooming cats and dogs that do not enjoy their spa day. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, swimming, and being in nature. He has a love for all animals and shares his home with a 9 year old Brussels Griffon, Bylo, an African Grey Parrot, Ysabel, and African Leopard Tortoise, Tommy, 2 kingsnakes, 1 kankakee bull snake, and 4 tarantulas.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
    Interests:
    Hiking, swimming and being in nature
    Email:
  • Monica, Bather


    Monica grew up in Northern Virginia and has been with Reston Animal Hospital since May of 2016. Monica particular enjoys patient care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her 2 year old lab dog, Link “Cresthill’s Hero of Time”. Monica and Link enjoy dog sports including agility, dock dogs and fly ball. She also likes reading, watching tv, video games and hiking.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Interests:
    Dog sports
  • Samantha, Receptionist

    Samantha is originally from New Jersey and moved to Northern Virginia in 2009 after spending a few years in California. She joined our team in June of 2017 with 15 years of customer service experience and over 10 years of doggie daycare experience. In her free time she enjoys playing Pokemon, video games, anime, knitting and sewing. She hopes to go to school one day for either music therapy or property management. She is the proud lizard mom to a bearded dragon names Skoll Baby and a leopard gecko, Eren. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 13, 2017
    Interests:
    Pokemon, anime, video games, knitting and sewing
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