At VCA Herndon-Reston, we understand that your pet is a member of your family. With this in mind, we have developed an exceptional team of caring, knowledgeable individuals. Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare to your pet, as well as unmatched customer service to you, the pet owner. Each member of our team plays a vital role in providing top of the line healthcare. Our team actively look for ways to work together to provide seamless care to your pet and yourself.
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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. Kris Rutar comes to our clinic with more than 20 years of experience in Veterinary Medicine. She is a graduate of Kansas State Veterinary School and practiced in the Midwest until 8 years ago when she took a position at Pender Veterinary Centre. She is passionate about practicing in a fear free environment and has a more focused expertise in dermatology, geriatric, and feline medicine.
She calls Reston her home and has 2 dogs (Sherlock & Watson), as well as one cat (Darth Vader), to keep the house full of love and companionship. In her free time she enjoys gardening, travel, hiking, and biking.
"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans." - James Herriot