The friendly, professional staff at VCA Healthy PAWS are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. Our staff will take the time to explain anything you need and will work hard to make your experience a positive one. Our doctors and team are constantly participating in Continuing Education Sessions to stay up to date with the most current medicine available.
And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!
Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to, to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for you and your pet.
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Get to know us
Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.
Dr. Lucy Mays attended Purdue University for her undergraduate degree in animal science and earned a masters degree in animal nutrition from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her husband’s career with the US Navy brought her to the Fairfax area where she worked in various fields, eventually owning and operating her own business. After raising her four children, she had the opportunity to return to school to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian. She received her DVM degree from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, completing a year of clinical training at the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine, then returned to Virginia and joined the staff at VCA Healthy Paws in spring 2016.
Dr. Lucy especially enjoys the opportunity to get to know clients and their pets, to facilitate the human animal bond, and to provide preventative health care recommendations and services that will help pets stay as healthy as possible throughout their lives.
She currently lives with her husband Jim and their three rescue dogs, Precious, Squeak, and Phineas. She enjoys camping, hiking, and canoeing with her human and canine family.
Sharyl graduated from American University in 1988 with degrees in both International Service and Spanish/Latin American Studies. She also has an Associate's Degree in Animal Science from Cedar Valley College - DEVTP 2005 and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician in Virginia. She has worked as a Veterinary Assistant and then as a Licensed Veterinary Technician for over 25 years. She has been with VCA since 1992 and at VCA Healthy Paws since 2012. Sharyl has a special interest in Behavior and has shown and trained dogs for over 30 years. Sharyl is a United States Temperament Testing Association (USTTA) - Temperament Judge Since 2005 and also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) from the American Pet Dog Training Association 2005. She is fluent in English and Spanish and enjoys gardening, reading and cooking.