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.

Our Veterinarians

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. Read More
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 Read More
Elizabeth Johnson
DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Johnson joined the Burke Animal Clinic Team in 2005 upon graduation from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Johnson loves her job helping people and their furry family Read More
Seth Cohen
Dr. Cohen has lived and worked in Northern Virginia since 2001. In 1996, he earned a BS in Zoology from NC State University, and in 2000, his Doctorate in Veterinary Read More

Our Veterinary Technicians

Faith Matthews, LVT
Faith graduated from NOVA’s Veterinary Technology program and obtained her licensure in 2015. She has been in the veterinary field since 2011, starting out as a receptionist and working her Read More
Regina, LVT
Regina joined the clinic family in 1991. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Syracuse University. After joining the clinic and seeing the loving care we provide to our patients, Read More

Our Veterinary Assistants

Justin Keys
Justin joined Burke Animal Clinic in 2018. He is currently working towards a BFA in photography from George Mason University. His passion for working with animals started early on in Read More
Evelyn Mendoza
Evelyn has been working as a veterinary assistant since 2016 but has been with Burke Animal Clinic since early 2019. From a very young age, she knew she wanted to Read More

Our Office Staff

Lynn Chiappane
Lynn is the practice manager for Burke Animal Clinic. She started her career with a law firm in Washington DC working for a patent attorney. Eventually, she made her way Read More
Rita Botting
Rita joined Burke Animal Clinic in the Fall of 2019. Her favorite part of her job is the many furry friends she gets to make. Rita has always had fuzzy, Read More
Emily Helms
Emily is a Senior at GMU majoring in biology with a future plan of becoming a physician assistant. Even though Emily wants a future in human medicine, she has always Read More
Kasey Fares
Kasey has been working at Burke Animal Clinic since early 2019. She is currently training to be an Assistant and plans to go to school to be a Veterinary Technician. Read More