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Dr. Keaton Massie Joins Our Emergency Team

The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia is pleased to announce that Keaton Massie, DVM has joined our highly qualified Emergency Team.

Dr. Massie grew up in Oregon and Washington with a childhood dream of working as a veterinarian.  After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at Washington State University, he moved to Florida to work in the zoo industry on his eventual path to becoming a veterinarian.  During the first decade following college Dr. Massie worked as a mechanic, alligator wrestler, and zookeeper focusing on reptiles.  He worked with everything from the tiniest Poison Dart Frogs to large King Cobras and Crocodiles.  Dr. Massie joined the Army in 2011 and spent three years on active duty living in Italy as an animal care specialist/veterinary technician.

Following his active duty commitment, Dr. Massie earned his veterinary degree from Ross University in St. Kitts in 2018.  During veterinary school, Dr. Massie completed research studying the effects of Alfaxalone in Alligators.  In addition he assisted with research on Leptospirosis in Nevishian Donkeys.

In his free time Dr. Massie enjoys diving, sport/competition shooting, hunting, fishing, and working on cars and motorcycles.

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Dr. Eric Martinez Joins Our Emergency Team

We are delighted to announce that Eric Martinez, DVM has joined our highly qualified Emergency Team.  Dr. Martinez was born and raised in Puerto Rico.  He attended the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez campus for his veterinary prerequisites and participated in multiple research projects. Dr. Martin
ez was accepted to Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine where he participated in research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and presented at the North Carolina State University Summer Scholars.

After earning his DVM degree, he successfully completed a small animal medicine/surgery rotation and small animal surgical internship in South Florida. Dr. Martinez relocated to the Northern Virginia area for continued training and liked the area so much that he has decided to settle here.  His interests include emergency surgery and medicine.

Dr. Martinez enjoys spending his free time with his wife, two beautiful daughters, two dogs and a cat.  Diving, sailing , and other outdoor activities are among his favorite pastimes.

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Emergency LVT Positions Available with Signing Bonus

The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia is an award-winning locally owned and operated specialty practice that provides Emergency, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Behavior Medicine, and Ophthalmology services.  Our Emergency Services Division is open 24 hours a day/365 days a year, including holidays.  We provide an enriching, educational environment with a strong culture of teamwork and a progressive approach to medicine.  Please visit www.vrc-nova.com for more information about our practice.

Currently we have openings for full-time and part-time Emergency Licensed Veterinary Technicians.  The ideal candidate must have a great work ethic, possess strong client service skills, be self-motivated, observant, caring, team-focused, and honest.  Reliability, dependability, and flexibility are essential.  Emergency experience is preferred but not required.  New graduates are welcome to apply.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Generous benefits are provided for full-time staff members.  Please send your resume to trish@vrc-nova.com.  You may call Trish at 703.361.8287 with any questions you may have.