DOCTORS


Rudy Salber, VMD

Dr. Salber’s emphasis on low stress examinations and strong client communication makes him a unique fit for our feline focused hospital. He believes in client education and focuses on a collaborative approach to medicine, recognizing the important relationship between owner and pet.

Dr. Salber began his studies at the University of Delaware where he received his undergraduate degree and completed his studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2016.

Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Salber has fallen in love with the Northern Virginia area and in his free time, you’ll find him hiking, kayaking and
enjoying the beautiful outdoors. He is passionate about the community and he also enjoys visiting local wineries.

Dr. Salber has worked in a variety of veterinary hospitals throughout New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. He also worked in a feline-only practice where he developed an understanding of the unique needs of feline owners and their cats.

Dr. Salber is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).


Erika Im, DVM

Dr. Im graduated Cum Laude from the College of Veterinary Medicine of Seoul National University, South Korea.

Following graduation, she came to the U.S. where her family lives and finished clinical rotations at the Veterinary Medical Hospital of Oklahoma State University. Two areas of interest include dermatology and soft tissue surgery.

She works hard to stay up-to-date with the most current treatment options for her patients. When making decisions, Dr. Im always strives to empathize with the client so the patient can receive the best care.

She currently lives in Fairfax County with her family and beautiful fish tank. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and playing with her nephew.


Thomas Jones, DVM

Dr. Thomas Jones is the Medical Director at both Fancy Paws Cat Clinic and our sister hospital, Ashburn Veterinary Hospital. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and has spent his years since in both small animal general and emergency practice. After leaving his emergency practice in Richmond, he moved back to the Northern Virginia area and started the Ashburn Veterinary Hospital in 1994.

Throughout his career, Dr. Jones has been active in local, state and national veterinary associations and a participant in the Virginia Tech Veterinary Student Mentoring Program, as well as a member of The American Animal Hospital Association, The American Veterinary Medical Association, and The American Association of Feline Practitioners.


MANAGEMENT


Cami Phelps, CVPM

Hospital Administrator

Cami Phelps is the Hospital Administrator at Fancy Paws Cat Clinic and also manages our sister hospital, Ashburn Veterinary Hospital. She has been with the hospitals since 2007 and handles hospital operations and staff management. Cami loves the opportunity to meet clients and especially patients. She is passionate about the veterinary field because it provides the opportunity to truly connect with people and their pets and make a difference.

Cami has helped Fancy Paws Cat Clinic become an accredited Cat-Friendly Practice and is a certified practice manager (CVPM).


SOCIAL MEDIA

Katie

Marketing Director

Katie has been working with Ashburn Vet since 2011 and runs the Marketing Department. She is the founder of Mission Catnip Marketing and has extensive experience in the animal industry. She loves connecting with our clients and she strives to bring them education and joy through social media.

Katie has an adventurous spirit that she loves to share with her husband and baby daughter. She shares her home with 4 cats and a bearded dragon. She is happiest in nature, whether that is a hike at local parks or a picnic on a spring day.


CLIENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES


Our Hospitality Staff is ready to answer any questions you may have. They book appointments, then confirm your appointment with any instructions you may need the day before your appointment. They also participate in continuing education to better serve our clients. If there is anything you need, don’t hesitate to ask.


Stephanie

Client Service Representative

Stephanie joined our cat family with energetic enthusiasm and a sincere love for cats. With over ten years of customer service experience, she loves being a part of something she’s passionate about. She always had cats as pets growing up and has volunteered at animal shelters. You could say she’s a true cat lady. She enjoys searching the city for a good coffee shop, going to festivals of all kinds and spending time with her boyfriend. In her down time, she loves to do crafts and cook. Her cat Luna is never far behind and is always ready for a belly rub and her mom’s attention.


Brittany

Client Service Representative

Brittany has always had a passion for animals and is excited to learn and grow within the field. Brittany grew up in Pennsylvania and loves spending time with her family, especially her three siblings and three nephews. She loves spending quality time with her dog Rhea, and in her free time, you’ll find her hiking, watching Washington Nationals games, and baking lots of goodies.


NURSING STAFF


Our nursing staff is dedicated to providing exceptional care to every patient we see. They partner with our doctors and our clients to provide comprehensive plans that ensure thorough care for every feline patient.

Our nursing staff also attends in-house and off-site continuing education. These seminars and classes strengthen and develop their knowledge in many areas of medicine and preventive care. We believe that continuing education provides our staff with the expertise to offer superior care to our patients and clients. We are dedicated to that goal and to helping each and every patient we see.


Kyla

Nursing Staff

Kyla has been with Ashburn Veterinary Hospital for over 14 years. Her love for animals is evident by watching her with any patient. She has a gift with our patients and they respond in kind. She has extensive knowledge of diseases as well as impressive technical skills from her many years in veterinary medicine. In her free time, Kyla loves to go camping with her constant companion, Boon, a terrier mix.


Kayla

Nursing Staff

Kayla has always had a passion for animals. She received her Business Administration degree in 2012 from Shenandoah University but always knew that her career path would lead her back to animals. She is thrilled to be in the veterinary field and is also enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Her calm demeanor helps to soothe our patients and create a positive experience with us. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two huskies, Mika and Kiya. When it’s time to relax; Kayla loves to hike, read and knit!


Kristen

Nursing Staff

Kristen’s interest in animal husbandry started at a young age. She has always been surrounded by her many pets and even volunteered at a Raptor Rehabilitation Center. Her love for animal medicine has turned her compassion into a career. Kristen is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine and always wants to learn as much as possible! In her free time, Kristen is usually playing with her pup Buster or hanging out with her husband, Kristen’s favorite spot to relax is the woods – she can be found taking pictures, hunting, fishing, camping, or just going for a walk.


Kyla W.

Nursing Staff

Kyla found her love for veterinary medicine early and is currently attending school for her undergraduate requisites, so she can continue her education to ultimately become a veterinarian. She is energetic, compassionate, loves to learn and wants to help every pet she encounters. Her desire to educate herself in this field is her goal and to in turn, help educate pet parents.