Burke Animal Clinic has been providing comprehensive and progressive veterinary care in Northern Virginia since 1979. We practice integrative medicine by offering traditional veterinary services alongside alternative therapies. Our alternative therapies are complementary to traditional medicine, providing us more resources to help keep your pet healthy and to treat chronic conditions and provide drug-free alternatives to pain management.
Our compassionate and dedicated healthcare team is committed to providing very personal attention, working with you to understand and address the health needs of your pets.
John Herrity, DVM, Practice Owner
Dr. Herrity has been caring for pets in Northern Virginia for over 25 years. He enjoys the diversity of veterinary medicine with a focus on ultrasound, internal medicine and surgery. Over the years he has expanded his practice of medicine to include alternative and holistic therapies, including stem cell therapy, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation and cold laser therapy, and Bicom bioresonance therapy. He is continually exploring new and exciting ways to identify our pets’ health issues and determine the best treatments to meet their needs.
In order to achieve his dream of working with animals, Dr. Herrity attended Virginia Tech and graduated with honors from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Herrity and his wife have two sons, Bryan and Patrick, and two daughters, Kelsey and Jessica. A Labradoodle named Bradley and a terrier mix named Rosie complete their family. Read a little more about Dr.Herrity in the February 2014 issue of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine newsletter.
Alex Colvin, DVM, Practice Owner
Dr. Colvin was raised in northern Virginia and graduated from Lake Braddock High School. He worked at Burke Animal Clinic while in high school until moving to Reston. He received his undergraduate degree in biology, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech and DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Colvin began practicing in 2001 at Clocktower Animal Hospital. He rejoined Burke Animal Clinic in October 2009. Dr. Colvin and his wife, Dana, live in Ashburn with their daughter, son, two cats and a dog.
Elizabeth Johnson, DVM
Dr. Elizabeth Johnson joined the Burke Animal Clinic team in May of 2005. She grew up in a military family and lived primarily in Colorado and Virginia. Dr. Johnson went to Woodbridge Senior High School. She received her undergraduate degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She received her Veterinary degree from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She currently resides in Fairfax with her husband, daughter and her Border Collie mix, adopted from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Johnson enjoys riding horses, spending time with family and friends, helping others, and enjoying life. Dr. Johnson is dedicated to helping people and pets live happier and healthier lives together.
Melissa Gosline, DVM
Dr. Melissa Gosline is a native of the Northern Virginia area. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University. After college, Dr. Gosline began working at a small animal hospital and worked her way to becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She worked for several years as a technician before pursuing her dream of becoming a Veterinarian. Dr. Gosline earned her DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Gosline finished her certification as a veterinary acupuncturist with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She integrates traditional medicine with holistic therapies like acupuncture, stem cell therapy, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation and cold laser therapy to provide optimal healing.
She lives in Centreville, VA with her Shepherd mix, Reese, and her Orange Tabby cat, Mr. Jones.
Lauren Ranivand, DVM
Dr. Ranivand is a Northern Virginia native. She joined Burke Animal Clinic in late 2013. She earned a Masters Degree in Public Health, Environmental/Occupational from Drexel University. Later, she earned her DVM from Virginia - Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
She lives in Centreville, VA with her brown tabby cat named Roo.
Liz, Practice Manager
Although Liz just joined the Burke Animal Clinic team in May of 2010, she has been a very happy client for over 14 years. She has been pursuing her passion for animals through volunteer work with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and has fostered 25 dogs over the last few years. She finally made the break from her job as a project manager at a large financial institution to work in the pet industry, starting out as the general manager of a doggie daycare and pet sitting business and then moving on to a dream job working with the wonderful doctors and staff at Burke Animal Clinic.
Liz is responsible for day-to-day management of the clinic as well as marketing and communications, hiring, and helping to foster partnerships with local rescues and nonprofit organizations.
Regina, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Regina joined the practice in November of 1991. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Syracuse University and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Northern Virginia Community College, where she graduated summa cum laude.
A love of animals, medicine and technology makes Veterinary Medicine the perfect choice for this technician.
Eva, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Eva joined Burke Animal Clinic in 2007. Initially she worked as a receptionist and then as a vet assistant. Working as an assistant led to her desire to become a technician. Eva earned her veterinary technician degree and license in 2009. After graduation she worked at the clinic for a while and then chose to expand her veterinary horizons. For roughly 2 ½ years she worked at a local animal shelter, running the anesthesia for their on-site spay/neuter clinic. Her time at the shelter was very rewarding. She learned a lot! However, she missed the long-term relationship with both the clients and their pets, a relationship you can only get from a small, intimate practice. She treasured her previous time at Burke Animal Clinic so when she was ready to leave the shelter, her first choice was BAC. She rejoined the team in February 2014 and is very excited to be back! Eva shares her home with her husband and their big eared four legged pit mix, Tango!
Faith, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Lianne, Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist
Lianne lives in Burke with her husband of 25 years and two children. Pets have always been an important part of Lianne’s life. She and her family currently have three dogs and 4 cats – yikes! Lianne is in the process of making a career change and will be going to school to become a licensed vet technician. She loves travel, scuba diving, soccer, volley ball and working out.
Cassi, Veterinary Assistant
Cassi found her way to Burke Animal Clinic in 2010 after six years of working in the animal field, starting as an assistant dive safety officer at an aquarium in North Carolina. Working closely with their husbandry staff she discovered her love for caring for animals.
After the aquarium she worked in small animal clinics before moving back to Virginia. Cassi is interested in anesthesia, rehabilitation and emergency/trauma veterinary medicine.
Joyce, Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant
Joyce came to Burke Animal Clinic in July of 2012. What appealed to us at first was her experience at a call center help desk. The front desk can be challenging on busy days with booked appointments, ringing phones and emergencies and we need people who can handle those challenges while being compassionate and caring. Joyce filled those shoes pretty easily! And, she adds value by being able to work as a receptionist and vet assistant. She is currently in school working towards becoming a vet!
Jose, Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant
Jose came to Burke Animal Clinic in October 2013. He was referred to us by Andrea, one of our vet assistants. And we are so thankful!! Jose started at the front desk as a receptionist and now is cross-trained to work as a vet assistant. He also works with his father providing home healthcare to people who need medical assistance at home. He has a wonderful way with people and animals and it shows!
Sarah, Senior Receptionist
Sara has been with Burke Animal Clinic since October 2011. Clients are familiar with her smiling face and wonderful laugh. Her love of animals and people is evident every day as she goes above and beyond to help our clients and patients get the care they need. Sarah and Liz worked together at Dog Paws and Cat Claws Daycare and Pet Sitting previously. When Liz came to work at Burke Animal Clinic as the Practice Manager, she knew one of her first things to do was get Sarah to join the team! Sarah has been a key member of our pet care team ever since.
Lena came to work at Burke Animal Clinic in November 2010. Lena has a lot of experience in the medical field and works at a hospital in Arlington. But, she loves animals and people so much, she comes to Burke Animal Clinic to work because it's so much fun and she always says 'it's her home away from home'! Lena's long time here at the clinic adds great value to our team. She is a proud and wonderful puppy-mama to 4 fur babies, a pit bull baby named Dewby and 3 chihuahua mix puppies named Benny, Mimi and Terry Jane! Her warm and friendly personality puts people and their pets at ease!
Molly joined our team in April of 2014. If you've called us or come in to the clinic, you'll notice she's the quiet one, but she makes a big impact! She is warm and friendly and keeps an eye on priorities at the front desk. She also has taken a vet assistant certification course and hopes to work as a vet assistant.
Linda joined our team in 2014. She is a foster for one of our rescue partners, Fancy Cat Rescue. After bringing her fosters here for care, she thought it might be a fun place to work so she answered an employment ad we placed. She has quickly become a valued member of our team. She is a real estate agent with wonderful people skills! This, combined with her love of animals, makes this the perfect fit!
Evita, Vet Assistant
Lauren, Vet Assistant