John Herrity
DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Herrity has been caring for pets in Northern Virginia for over 30 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, Michelle, have two sons, Bryan and Patrick, and two daughters, Kelsey and Jessica. A Labradoodle named Bradley and a yellow lab named Merlin 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, cat and dog.

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 members live healthier, happier, longer lives together. She strives to be proactive in pet health care and makes individualized health care plans for patients who need them. She does her best to make all veterinary visits pleasant, positive experiences for her patients. She recently received her Fear Free certification. She specializes in using low-stress techniques to help patients enjoy their veterinary visits, or at least be more at ease during their appointments. In addition to traditional medicine, ultrasound, dental and surgical care, she supports alternative therapies, integrating them into her patients’ individual health care plans. Dr. Johnson has a fondness for both canine and feline behavioral consultations and works with several local rescue groups.

Dr. Johnson received Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best Veterinarian award for 2017 and 2018 and was interviewed by NBC regarding one of her rescue cases. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening (flowers, vegetables, and fruit), and creative art activities. She also loves working with horses. She currently resides in Fairfax with her husband, daughter, and rescued pup, Kenny.

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 Medicine from the University of Georgia. Having grown up with golden retrievers, Dr. Cohen knew what he wanted to do after spending 6th grade career day with his family vet.

In his spare time, Dr. Cohen enjoys watching movies with his wife, Laura Jane, and their two kids. He also enjoys working in the yard and playing with his two dogs.

Dr. Angela Bakanas

Dr. Angela Bakanas grew up in Chicago and earned both her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been practicing in Northern Virginia since 2000. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery and internal medicine cases.

Dr. Bakanas and her husband have two daughters, two cats, two horses, and one dog. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, reading, and baking.

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