Nichole Birnbaum DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Undergrad Degree BS Animal Science, 1989 – Cornell University
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, 1993 – University of Florida
Veterinary Internship – Veterinary Specialists of Rochester, NY – 1994|
Associate Practitioner – Pittsford Animal Hospital – Rochester, NY -1995
Veterinary Residency – Cornell University, 1997
Stayed on as a Clinical instructor at Cornell until 1998
Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine) – 1999
Associate Practitioner – Veterinary Internal Medicine Practice of Northern Virginia, 1998 – Present

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Nichole Birnbaum spends her free time with her husband and three daughters. She enjoys running and spending time outdoors.  Part of her family includes Buttercup, a Labrador Retriever, Three, a three-legged cat, and four chickens.


Todd Deppe DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Undergrad B.A. Comparative Literature, 1991, University of California Davis
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, 1995, University of California Davis
Veterinary Internship, 1996, University of Pennsylvania
Residency in small animal internal medicine, 1998 – Cornell University; Board certified (ACVIM – Small Animal Internal Medicine), 1999
Clinical Instructor, 1998-2001, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Staff Veterinarian, internal medicine, 2001-2010 – Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group, Ventura, California
Associate Veterinarian – Veterinary Internal Medicine Practice of Northern Virginia, 2010 – Present

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Deppe spends time with his wife and two children. He has one dog and one cat. His other interests include hiking and bird watching.


Ahmira Torres, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM


Dr. Ahmira Torres was born and raised in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Undergraduate Animal Sciences – University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez 2006
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine – Ross University including a clinical year at the University of Florida, 2010
Internship – Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, 2011
Veterinary Residency – University of Florida, 2014
Staff Veterinarian, internal medicine, 2014-2017 – Veterinary Internal Medicine Practice of Northern Virginia
Staff Veterinarian, internal medicine, 2017-2019 – Mission Veterinary Specialty and Emergency, San Antonio, Texas
Veterinarian – Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia – present

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Ahmira Torres spends her free time with her husband, two children and very energetic dog named Peeka. She enjoys being outdoor and trying new foods.