Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic - Springfield Friendly Pet Nurses and Staff

Burke Forest Veterinary Clinic

6214 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.

Jordy - Veterinary Assistant/Evening Supervisor

Jordy joined Burke Forest in December 2018.  She has worked in veterinary medicine for almost 10 years.  She graduated from George Mason with a degree in communication, but her love for animals kept her in our field.  She hopes to one day work at a zoo.  She shares a house with three cats and three human roommates.  She is our resident angry cat specialist, as they all seem to love her.  She is an avid Disney fan, TV show afficionado, and frequent player of Dungeons and Dragons!

Michael- Veterinary Assistant

Michael is the "funny guy" of the clinic. His infectious spirit and laughter brings joy to all the staff as well as the patients. He has been working in veterinary clinics for 8 years.  He and Susan have many chats about their fishing adventures.  He shares his home with 3 roommates, and a wonderful kitty named Asher, who is spoiled rotten.   On the weekends you can find him in his kayak on the Shenandoah.

Ashleigh Rose - Receptionist

Ashleigh Rose has been in the animal care scene for over a decade. She started volunteering at a rescue in her hometown of Ellicott City, MD and never looked back! She completed a Dog Training Certification back in 2010 and then went on to become a Pet Stylist in 2015. She has primarily worked in the Animal Rescue World helping to care for and rehabilitate dogs and cats from abuse/neglect and clean them up for their forever homes. She has also been practicing animal reiki and crystal healing for the last 3 years and enjoys nature walks with her Bichon-Poo, Plato. She also works part-time for Therapeutic Recreation. - “I believe when you share your love with the world that it comes right back ten-fold! So, love like you’ve never been hurt <3 “


Kelsey - Veterinary Assistant

Kelsey has proudly been a part of the Burke Forest family since 2006.  In 2010 she traveled to Australia with the International Student Volunteers, where they focused on wildlife and environment conservation. She graduated from Old Dominion University with a BS in Biology in 2013.  In 2015 she traveled to Honduras with World Vets to provide veterinary care to those in need.  She is currently enrolled in Vet School in Grenada.   She will continue to work at Burke Forest seasonally when home from college.


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.

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