DR. KRISTA WIECHMANN
Dr. Krista Wiechmann is a native northern Virginian and understands the unique pace of life that cat owners face living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She grew up in Springfield (and was a “cat owner” almost from birth) before attending the College of William & Mary for undergraduate studies in chemistry and biology. Dr. Wiechmann earned her Doctorate degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg.
Dr. Wiechmann has enjoyed serving the Loudoun County community since graduating from veterinary school. Prior to opening Loudoun Cat Care, she worked at a general practice clinic in Sterling where she focused her continuing education on feline medicine. Always a cat lover at heart, Dr. Wiechmann decided to open her own clinic purely devoted to cats. She uses the latest technology and her many skills in serving her clients, both feline and human.
In her home in Ashburn, Dr. Wiechmann lives with Licorice and Oreo, two black and white cats. With her husband Joe, she has two children, Christopher, and Jessica. Puzzles and board games are family fun time, while novels are for her quiet time.
Crystal grew up in the Ashburn area and worked in a small animal clinic while attending Stone Bridge High School. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She has been an employee at Loudoun Cat Care since June 2008 and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2014. She lives in Winchester with her husband Will, son Parker, and has another son due in July 2018. She has two dogs, four cats, and a bearded dragon. She loves spending time with her family and furbabies on the weekends at the park with long walks and ice cream. While she adores her pups, kitties will always be “top dog” in her heart!
Monica was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School and later earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. In the past, Monica worked in the computer industry as a programmer, systems analyst, and small business owner. Monica, her husband, and two children relocated to Northern VA in 2004. In 2011, she joined Loudoun Cat Care and performs Veterinary Assistant/Technician duties with favorites including nursing care and socializing feral/frightened cats. All of her life Monica has had a passion and love for animals. She views her pets as family members and believes animals enhance the quality of human lives. She values the uniqueness of each cat that visits Loudoun Cat Care and believes in treating them as if they are her own. She shares her home with her husband, two children, and the family’s pets. In her spare time Monica enjoys precious time with family sharing meals, watching movies, visiting theme parks, and playing board games.
Alison is a Northern Virginia native who resides on a small ‘farmette’ in Leesburg. Her career in the veterinary field started in 1983. Since then, she has worked in small animal mixed practice, surgical specialty practice, an equine referral hospital, and has devoted over 12 years to her true passion, feline practice. Alison also practiced respiratory therapy for over 20 years, specializing in neonatal, pediatric, and adult critical care. Alison currently shares her home with 4 cats, 2 sheep, 2 chickens, 6 ducks, and various fish.
Brant was born and raised in Northern Virginia, almost all of his life has been spent working with animals. Brant was an active member in the local 4-H for over 10 years working with both large and small animal projects. He Graduated with an Advanced Studies Diploma from Woodgrove High School in 2014 and is currently working towards a Veterinary Technician license from NOVA to further his ability to help all animals. He currently lives in Hamilton with his brother, mom, three cats, and a dozen chickens.
Milo was born in Fairfax and raised in Loudoun County. He graduated from Woodgrove High School in 2014, and is in the process of becoming certified by the American Welding Society through NVCC. He has spent most of his life raising and caring for a large range of animals; from cats, dogs, geckos, and tortoise, to his 6’1″ red tail boa, Maya. He lives at home with his father, grandfather, dog, and three snakes.
Alyssa is a high school student who is hoping to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She works with us after school and on the weekends to gain valuable knowledge of what a career in the field would look like. In her free time, she cares for many animals at home, fosters for a local rescue organization, and creates her own art work.
Marta was born and bred in Maryland and moved to Virginia in 2016. She has been in the veterinary field for eight years, working mostly in small animal mixed practice as both a receptionist and an assistant. She has a passion for all things cats, and is a strong believer in the therapeutic benefits of animals both big and small. She has also spent several years working with horses in all aspects. She currently resides with her husband and two cats, Eli and Mischief (who creates a lot of mischief!).
Cathleen is a Pennsylvania native and graduated form the Veterinary Technology Program at Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1988. She began her career in the anesthesia department of the Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. During her time at the university, she developed a love for teaching and quickly discovered that felines were her favorite patients. Over three decades she has worked in numerous specialties including ophthalmology, internal medicine, surgery, oncology, and emergency and critical care. Cathleen lives in Middleburg with her husband and daughter. They share their small farm with one dog, five cats, three horses, and two ponies.
Laura was born in Reston and grew up in Bluemont, Virginia. She graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in 2018, where she was on the track and swim teams and played the oboe. At home, she takes care of her family’s many pets, including two cats, one goat, and thirty chickens. She also attends Northern Virginia Community College part time. Outside of work and school, she enjoys ice skating, reading, cooking, and working out. She is happy to have the opportunity to care for the cats at LCC, as well as learn about the veterinary profession.