Our Team

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.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

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.

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Kris Rutar
DVM Medical Director

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.

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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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