Valley Veterinary Staff
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. Colleen Orta
Dr. Colleen Orta graduated from the University of Missouri
College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She studied Equine Business
management with a minor in Biology at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg,
North Carolina before attending veterinary school. She has worked full time
as a small animal general practitioner for the past three years, and was on
the relief staff here at VVERC for over a year before coming on full time.
Her interests within veterinary medicine include emergency and critical care,
clinical pathology, and diagnostic imaging. She is a big advocate of animal
rescue and spay/neuter programs. She and her husband have four dogs, two
horses, and a guinea pig named Matilda. In her spare time, she rides and
competes her horses in the fun sport of eventing, and also enjoys running,
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.