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.
At home Dr. Wiechmann lives with her 4 cats, Licorice and Oreo, the tuxedos, and Graham and Toothless, the young ones. It is great fun to watch the three boys romp through the house playing and play fighting. 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 has been an employee with us since 2008 and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2014. Since then, she and her husband have had two little boys and now reside in Stephens City with their four cats and two dogs. She doesn’t get to work with us as much as she used to, but she always looks forward to the Saturdays she gets to work with the kitties!
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, 3 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.
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.
Seth was born in Manassas and raised in Loudoun County. His experience with animals started early and is quite diverse! As a member of Loudoun 4H, he raised and showed rabbits, poultry, swine, and cattle. He graduated from Woodgrove High School in 2017, and currently attends Lord Fairfax Community College. He lives in Hamilton with his family, four cats, and one dog.
Kiarnan was born in Florida and raised in Colorado and Virginia. She will graduate from Loudoun County High School in July 2019 and will attend the University of Mary Washington pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. As she was growing up, Kiarnan’s Mom was vet tech, and they rescued and fostered many animals including baby skunks, baby squirrels, and baby raccoons. She has had over 30 pets throughout her life including dogs, cats, chinchillas, 4 foot ball pythons, tarantulas and much more. While living with her aunt in Colorado, she helped care for 20 chickens, 4 ducks, and 3 goats. She currently lives with her family which includes 2 kitties (Cinnamon and Mittens), 2 dogs (GiGi and Pepper), and a bearded dragon named Aloe.
Jordan is a Virginia native who grew up in Loudoun County and graduated from John Champe High School in 2017. Jordan has a technical degree in Veterinary Science from the Monroe Technology Center and is currently a biology major at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA. When she is not in school she lives in Aldie with her dog, gerbil, bearded dragon, and four cats. Jordan has worked at LCC since June of 2015 and is excited to continue furthering her veterinary experience with us.
Mariam was born in Malaysia and raised in Virginia for most of her life. She graduated from Broad Run High School where she enjoyed art, science, and history. She currently goes to college and lives at home with her family and two adorable cats that she loves, along with all the cute animals she gets to meet. She has a great passion for animals and is grateful to be working at a place like Loudoun Cat Care with wonderful coworkers. Outside of work and school, she enjoys reading, going to the movies or museums, baking, and spending time with loved ones.
Ashley was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Ashburn, Virginia. She graduated from Stone Bridge High School in 2017. Ashley has a technical degree in veterinary science from the Monroe Technology Center and is currently a Systems Biology major at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. She has five cats at home who she loves playing with. In her free time, Ashley enjoys hanging out with friends and family, baking, board games, and movies. Ashley has been working at Loudoun Cat Care since 2016 and cannot wait to continue learning and growing.
Kathy has lived in Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut before attending SUNY at Buffalo for Civil Engineering. Kathy and her husband have lived in Loudoun County for over 20 years. After working as a Civil/Environmental engineer for 7 years, she left the work force to raise her 3 daughters. Kathy started volunteering at the schools, soccer clubs, and animal rescue organizations while her kids were in school. Her oldest daughter convinced the family to get a dog in 2011, but Kathy has been a cat lover and owner since she was a child. Now the family has a dog and a cat, and usually a few foster cats that learn to be dog friendly. In 2019, Kathy joined Loudoun Cat Care and enjoys learning about cat health issues, behavior and spending time with cats.
Alyx was born and raised in Loudoun County, and graduated from Stone Bridge High School in 2012. She has completed schooling to be a certified veterinary assistant and is hoping to further her studies to become a licensed veterinary technician. She lives in Ashburn with her petite grey cat, Tuna, and in her free time enjoys playing a variety of video games.
Brandi resides in West Virginia with her family and her crew of rescued cats. She studied at Shepherd University. She has two sons that she loves very much! Her interests include enjoying family time, traveling, and the outdoors.