Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic - Springfield Friendly Pet Nurses and Staff

Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic

6220 Rolling Rd
Springfield, VA 22152



Meet the Staff of Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic


Susan - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Susan is a proud Licensed Veterinary Technician, soon to be called Pet Nurses.  She is originally from the Hayfield area.  She lived here, moved to Florida, and came back for the four season weather.  She and her son live in Springfield, and frequently can be found fishing, or camping.  She is a proud Irving Middle school MOM.  She joined Burke Forest in March of 2016 and brings with her a wealth knowledge and training to help our team.


Liz  - Practice Manager, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Liz has proudly been a part of the Burke Forest family since 2007.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was the recipient of "The DEAC Outstanding Graduate of the Year 2016" award.  She currently serves on the Penn Foster Veterinary Academy Advisory Committee.  She is a certified Hill's Veterinary Nutritional Advocate, has certification in Animal Behaviour & Welfare from The University of Edinburgh, and certification in Dog Emotion & Cognition from Duke University.  She works part time with Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank, collecting and processing blood to be shipped all over the east coast. Pictured with her is Carlee Mae Roo, who is a retired canine blood donor. They both are looking forward to greeting you at the clinic soon!


Xanny - Veterinary Assistant

Xanny graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 2010.  After three years at a bakery, he decided to look for a position in the veterinary field to help further fulfill his love of animals.  In 2013 he began working in small animal practice alongside Dr. Bowles and Susan.  He became part of the Burke Forest Team in July 2016.  In his free time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors, listening to all kinds of music, and watching movies.  Xanny aspires to be a Veterinary Technician in the future.



Maia - Client Care Specialist

Maia leans a little on the dog side (we won’t tell all the cats) but is an all around animal lover. Wanting to make a difference in the care and support of animals has driven Maia to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In her free time she loves to cook. If she is not cooking she loves going out to eat with her husband and going bowling. We look forward to Maia helping us make a difference in the care and support of animals!


Kim - Veterinary Assistant 

Kim has been working in the veterinary field since she was 16 years old. So you can say she has always been passionate about caring for animals. In her free time Kim prefers to be wrapped up in a cozy blanket at home watching tv or playing video games. We are excited to have Kim be a part of the Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic family!


Kellie - Client Care Specialist

Kellie decided to go into vet medicine because she has always had a passion for animals from a young age. She likes to travel and experience new places and food as often as possible. In her free time she likes to spend her time with her dog or going to sporting events. She can’t wait for warmer weather so she can spend as much time outside or out on the water somewhere. 



Alyssa - Client Care Specialist

Alyssa started working with animals at a reptile sanctuary back in 2016 mainly handling snakes and alligators. Even though she loved it, Alyssa had a stronger passion for the general practice care of dogs and cats. When not at work, she is mainly caring for my own dog who loves to go on long hikes or a canoe trip down the river. 




Eva joined the Burke Forest family in January of 2021.  Her love for all animals, her experience with horses, and the fact that her toy poodle, Elsa, has been a patient of ours for seven years, is what made her interested in working with our team. 

She attends Robinson Secondary School and will graduate in 2023.  In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, working out at the gym, hanging out with her friends, and competitively riding horses. She looks forward to her future with Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic.



 Rin - Assistant



LeAnn - Assistant



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