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The Valley Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by dedicated, highly trained and motivated professionals. State of the art treatment and compassionate care of your pet is our ultimate goal. We appreciate the human-animal bond and treat all patients as if they were our own pets relying on our diligence, judgment and care.




Dr. Heather Jue
Dr. Heather Jue received her Bachelor of Science in neuroscience from The College of William and Mary in 2006 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2011. She practiced emergency medicine in Northern Virginia for 3 years prior to joining VVERC full time in 2014, and she became Medical Director in 2016. Her professional interests include critical care, feline medicine, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She has spent many years volunteering with local organizations that focus on spay/neuter, rescue, and the human-animal bond. Dr. Jue is also very proud to be part of FARVets, a non-profit organization that promotes animal welfare all over the world, and she travels to Belize annually with this group to provide veterinary care to impoverished communities. When she is not traveling or working, she enjoys competitive and open water swimming, hiking, backpacking, watching sports, and relaxing with her dog and four cats.


Catherine Reiss, DVM
Dr. Reiss received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2001 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, both from Cornell University.  She completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia in 2007, followed by a specialty internship in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Cornell University in 2008.  In addition to focusing on emergency and critical care work, Dr. Reiss has devoted many years to animal welfare, working with spay/neuter organizations and wildlife rehabilitation projects.  Dr. Reiss moved to Virginia in 2009 to become part of the VVERC team and was the Medical Director from 2010-2013.  Most of her and her husband’s free time is spent playing with their two young children. Besides the two-legged kids, the household also includes a dog, fish, cats, chickens, a ram, horse and donkey!  Her other interests include hiking, cooking, and travel.


Jennifer Lauer, DVM
Dr. Jen Lauer graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.  Prior, she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-veterinary Medicine from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2001.  After completing veterinary school, she moved to Northern Virginia where she practiced emergency medicine for 3 years.  She has been employed at VVERC since the summer of 2010.  Her medical interests include emergency, critical care, internal medicine and complementary medicine.


Roo Makosky, DVM
Dr. Makosky received her BA from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1992 and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery she returned to Virginia and has been involved with both general primary care practice as well as emergency practice. Her medical interests include pain management, critical care, and geriatrics. She has also completed certification in veterinary acupuncture. Dr. Makosky lives in Fauquier County with her husband and two sons. They share the house with one dog, two indoor cats and five outdoor cats. In her spare time, she enjoys running, gardening, and reading.


Cheryl March, DVM
Dr. Cheryl March received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of William and Mary in 2005 and graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She worked at a busy small animal practice in western Maryland for five years before joining VVERC. Her interests include ultrasound, critical care, and internal medicine. Excited to be back in Virginia, she shares her home with her husband and two cats and enjoys biking, cooking, hiking, and skiing.


Dr. Paula Lenhard
Dr. Paula Lenhard grew up in Florida, where she attended the University of Florida and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. She studied veterinary medicine at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, completing her clinical training at the University of Florida in 2010. She has been in general practice since graduation and joined VVERC in 2017 to pursue her interest in emergency medicine. Besides emergency medicine, her professional interests are working with the breed Shar pei, dermatology and internal medicine. She and her husband love the climate in Virginia and do not miss the hot summers of Florida. She enjoys gardening, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.


Rachael Everson, DVM
Dr. Rachael Everson received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2010, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, both from the University of California, Davis. She then completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, with a strong emphasis on emergency and critical care, at the New England Animal Medical Center of Massachusetts. She moved to Virginia and joined the VVERC team in 2015. In addition to emergency and critical care, her professional interests include internal medicine, ultrasound, and soft tissue surgery. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and keeping up with her rescue cat, Gryffin.


Dr. Adrianne Doering
Dr. Adrianne Doering attended University of Pittsburgh for undergrad, then graduated with her VMD from University of Pennsylvania in 2007. She is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist since 2010 and Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner since 2014. She has been working for VVERC since 2015. Her interests within veterinary medicine include pain management, internal medicine, and shelter medicine. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and being outdoors (especially hiking, kayaking, and camping).


Karen Iovino, DVM

Dr. Iovino received her Bachelor of Science degree from Wilson College in 1989 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 1993.  She has practiced small animal general practice and equine medicine in addition to emergency medicine.  She is also Team Commander of the National Veterinary Response Team-2, a veterinary disaster response team under the Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Disaster Medical System. One of her most recent deployments was for the Super Storm Sandy to NJ and NY.  She also volunteers her services to a local no kill animal shelter one day a month.  She and her husband live on a small farm with her rescue animals-3 dogs, 2 cats and 3 horses.


Kinga Pall, DVM
Dr. Kinga Pall received her Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University in 2002. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, completing her final year at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in Long Island, NY and a specialty internship in surgery in Pennsylvania. She moved to Virginia in the summer of 2011 and joined VVERC. Her professional interests include both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. In her free time she enjoys reading, running and traveling.      




How We Work


24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We work with your veterinarian to provide necessary emergency/critical care & specialty referral services to meet your pets needs. Our fully equipped facility & experienced staff will provide you and your pet with the highest quality of care.







We are excited to partner with area veterinarians and organizations to spread the word about pet related events. Please check back often and see our updated event list!


Every Saturday Hampshire County Pet Adoption Program will be at the PetSmart in Winchester every Saturday from 11 – 4. Dogs are available for adoption.