Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic - Springfield, VA - Our Doctors

Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic

6214 Rolling Rd
Springfield, VA 22152



Meet the Doctors of Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic


Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic - Springfield, VA - Our loving owner, Dr. Bowles!

Dr. Jennifer Bowles

Dr. Bowles is thrilled to be leading the Burke Forest Family.  She is originally from Wytheville, VA.  She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2003 with a bachelors in Biology.  She then attended VRCVM (the vet school on Virginia Tech).  She graduated in 2007  in the top of her class.  Following graduation, she complete an internship in Small Animal Medicine in Charlotte North Carolina.  She has lived in Springfield since 2008.  She shares her life with her two small children, Mercury, a bouncy boxer, and Darby an adorable puggle.  Buttercup, her squishy orange kitty lives in the office where life is calmer.   Being a working veterinarian, and mom her times for hobbies is limited.  She loves to read in her quiet moments.  As you can tell from her picture, Boxer's take a special place in her heart.  Pictured with her is her first love, Copper.  Although he passed in 2013, their bond pushes her to be a better veterinarian every day.



Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic - Springfield, VA - Our newest addition, Dr. Vanderson!

Dr. Andrea Vanderson

Dr. Andrea Vanderson is a proud member of the Burke Forest team, having grown up right here in Springfield, VA.  She attended Duke University for her undergraduate education, completed a Masters degree at Georgetown University, and earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of California, Davis.  After finishing her education, she returned home to Northern Virginia to be closer to family and to once again enjoy a climate with four seasons! Dr. Vanderson's professional interests include the management of chronic conditions, care of senior pets, and dermatology.  When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dave, her three children, Ben, Jeff, and Sam, and her spoiled kitty, Figaro.  She also enjoys cooking, baking, and doing puzzles. 

Dr. Meredith Barker - Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic - Springfield, VA

Dr. Meredith Barker

Dr. Barker is excited to join the Burke Forest team. Se graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech for both undergraduate and veterinary degrees. Go Hokies! In addition to practicing conventional Western medicine, she is certified in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She is also Fear Free certified, to help create a more relaxed clinical experience for your pets. As a general practitioner she loves senior medicine, pain management and dentistry. Dr. Barker and Dr. Bowles previously worked together for several years. Dr. Barker grew up in Great Falls. She returned to her hometown and now lives on a small farm with her husband and three children. Dr. Barker's pack of animals includes two labs, four kitties and two ponies! She spends her free time ringside as a horse show mom.

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