Dr. Thomas Jones
Dr. Thomas Jones is the Hospital Administrator 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.
Dr. Jones had a vision to create a hospital that would provide a safe, quiet environment specifically for feline patients. That dream came true in 2007 and has grown into a very unique practice. He is excited to provide a service to feline patients and owners that the general practice does not allow.
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. To remain current on research and changes in the field of veterinary medicine, he regularly pursues continuing education in a variety of disciplines. Dr. Jones oversees patient care and mentors new associates. He lives with three feline companions of his own, one named Tapio, is pictured here.
Rudy Salber, VMD
Rudy Salber, VMD, has joined our team at Ashburn Veterinary Hospital and Fancy Paws Cat Clinic. With his focus on low stress examinations and strong client communication, he shares our hospital’s passion for excellence, high quality veterinary care and wellness education.
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 looks forward to developing new relationships with our clients and their furry family members. He believes in client education and focuses on a collaborative approach to medicine, recognizing the important relationship between owner and pet.
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).
Cami Phelps is the Practice Manager at Fancy Paws Cat Clinic and has been with Fancy Paws since 2007. She also manages our sister facility, Ashburn Veterinary Hospital. She handles hospital operations and staff management
and loves the opportunity to meet clients and especially patients. She is passionate about the veterinary field because there is 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.
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 joins our cat family with energetic enthusiasm and a sincere love for cats. With over ten years of customer service experience, she is truly excited to be 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 friends and her new baby god-daughter. 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. She also shares a household with a standard poodle named Gator. She’s so excited to start a career building lasting relationships with the clients and most importantly, the patients.
Leah has been an incredible addition to our Client Service Staff!. She is eager to learn and loves meeting our clients and their pets. In her free time she loves to go hiking and fishing with her boyfriend and dog, Jacey. She also loves to relax at home watching the Food Network, HGTV and The Washington Nationals. Her cat, Kerrigan is always close by with lots of snuggles and love.
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 continual 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 has been with us since we opened Fancy Paws Cat Clinic. Her love for animals is evident by watching her with any patient. She has a gift with cats and they respond in kind. She has an 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.
Megan has been a part of our team since 2012. She started as a client service representative and transferred to our nursing staff to obtain further training. Megan is always eager to learn and loves to educate herself about all aspects of veterinary medicine. She is also a relief vet tech for the WV Racing Commission and works with the racehorses in Charles Town. She loves music, the outdoors, camping and canoeing. Megan enjoys spending time with her two pitbulls, Hercules and Bella and her two black cats, Tipsy Kitan and Tweedle
Katie has been part of our team for many years and started out working as a Client Service Representative. She always had a passion for building lasting relationships with our clients and patients. Katie is our Marketing & Social Media Director and loves coming up with new ways to interact with our clients through social media. Katie is married and shares her home with her lovable hound dog and four cats. She spends her free time hiking, cooking and exploring the outdoors.