Medical Team

The doctors and staff at Veterinary Surgical Centers (VSC) are committed to integrity, excellence, and compassion in order to ensure happy and healthy pets. We offer a best-in-class medical team of specialists in Surgery and Rehabilitation.


Anke Langenbach
Anke Langenbach ,, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ECVS, ACVSMR
Owner and Chief of Surgery
Julia Hawthorne
Julia Hawthorne , DVM, Diplomate ACVS
VSC Staff Surgeon
Jim Taylor
Jim Taylor , DVM, Diplomate ACVS-SA
VSC Staff Surgeon
Tiffany Kimbrell , DVM, Diplomate ACVS-SA
VSC Staff Surgeon
Ashley Villatoro , DVM
Practice Limited to Surgery
Headshot for Dr. Javier Avendano
Javier Avendano , DVM
Practice Limited to Surgery
Headshot for Dr. David McChesney
David McChesney , DVM
Resident in Surgery
Meg Goodale , DVM
Resident in Surgery
Jory Clark , DVM
Resident in Surgery
Lydia Chang , DVM
Surgery Intern


Kirsty Oliver , VN, DipAVN (Surgical), CVT, CCRP, CVPP, VTS (Physical Rehabilitation)
Rehabilitation Practitioner
Cameron Weber
Cameron Weber , DVM, CCRP, CVA
Rehabilitation Doctor
Lynn Nalepa , LVT, CCRP, CVPP
Rehabilitation Practitioner
Dr. Krysta Bailey
Krysta Bailey , DVM, CCRP
Resident in Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Kim Christie , DVM
Resident in Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Administration Team

Our team of administrative professionals is dedicated to ensuring that our practice delivers the best veterinary surgery and rehabilitative care possible. We take care of everything behind-the-scenes to make sure that our company is running smoothly while fostering strong relationships with our team of referring DVMs, clients and patients through trust, communication, respect, team work and education.

Rory Caracciolo
Executive Vice President
Stewart Smith
Operations Manager
Rebecca Lee
Marketing, Communications & Referral Manager
Nicole Lancaster
Inventory Manager
Brittney Benedetto
Imaging Specialist
Jamie Leach
Account Auditor (Leesburg)
Kelly Fox
Account Auditor (Vienna)