Anne Chiapella DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine – University of California at Davis – 1973
Veterinary Internship – University of Pennsylvania, 1973 – 1974
Veterinary Residency – University of Pennsylvania, 1974 – 1976
Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine) – 1979
Associate Internal Medicine Clinician – University of Pennsylvania, 1976 – 1983
Owner of Veterinary Internal Medicine Practice of Northern Virginia, 1989 – Present

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Chiapella enjoys hiking with her husband and their two energetic Labradors, Cheyenne and Chelsea. An active member at her local church, Dr. Chiapella is the Head of the Mission Team. Dr. Chiapella enjoys craft shows and is an avid reader.


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.