Fairfax Animal Hospital has been proud to serve our community since 1945. Meet the people that make our team so great and learn more about us!

Meet Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Fairfax Animal Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 703-820-2557 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jaclyn Erwin

Dr. Erwin grew up surrounded by animals—everything from dogs to llamas. A California native, she received her undergraduate in Biology from Scripps College in Claremont, CA, then migrated east to get her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2010. She practiced in California for three years before moving to Northern Virginia in 2014. Her veterinary interests include orthopedics, osteoarthritis, and relieving pain while improving mobility. She lives in Arlington with her husband, a chihuahua named Abby, and a trio of rambunctious cats named Dominow, Roxanne, and Tony.

Dr. Jerry Goldfarb

Dr. Goldfarb is a double vet: He’s an animal doctor who once served in the US army. After tours in Virginia and the Netherlands, Dr. Goldfarb returned to the US, and since 1974, he has been at Fairfax Animal Hospital. He purchased the practice in the mid-1980s, and has proudly watched it grow to become one of Virginia’s top veterinary clinics. Dr. Goldfarb is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and the DC Academy of Veterinary Medicine. He is also a founding member of the Hope Center for Advanced Veterinary Medicine. He and his wife Adrienne have raised two children into excellent adults, and a 15 year old lab named Shelby.

Dr. Katie Proia

A South Florida native, Dr. Proia has been practicing veterinary medicine in Northern Virginia since 2014, when she received her DVM from the University of Illinois. She is especially interested in small animal internal medicine, ultrasound, and oncology. Dr. Proia also promotes veterinary medicine as a way for people to improve their health—by providing medical care to animals that eventually become food, and promoting animal vaccinations so that diseases like rabies don’t spread to human populations. She lives with her husband, a chow mix named Duncan, and a Border collie mix named Harley.

Dr. Rebecca Amster

Dr. Rebecca Amster is a New England, where she grew up, and went to school. She received her B.S. from Yale, and her DVM from Tufts University. After veterinary school, Dr. Amster completed a one-year rotating emergency and specialty internship at Southpaws in Fairfax, VA, then practiced in Gaithersburg, MD for over 3 years. Dr. Amster’s veterinary interests include preventative care, surgery, emergency medicine, and endocrine diseases. She lives in Great Falls with her husband, daughter, and a dog named Chester.

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Our Facility

Our facility is state of the art and equipped to serve all of your pet's medical needs. And while you're here, our friendly staff will make you feel at home in our inviting consultation rooms or in our spacious waiting area. Fairfax Animal Hospital is conveniently located in Bailey's Crossroads near the Skyline Towers. Need directions? Click here!

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Our Commitment

Fairfax Animal Hospital’s mission is providing the highest quality medical, surgical, and dental care to to Northern Virginia. We treat domestic pets in accordance with the highest standards of the veterinary profession. We offer our employees and professional colleagues the best working environment, so that they may better serve our clients. We give back to our community through time and services, and above all work to strengthen the bonds between humans and their animal companions.

Angie's List Super Service Award 2017 badge for Fairfax Animal HospitalThe Fairfax Animal Hospital team is a collection of veterinarians, technicians, and professional staff, bound together with a commitment to serve our clients through education, the latest veterinary medicine technology, and, most important, compassionate care to all animals entrusted to us. Our team was been recognized by Angie’s List with the Super Service Award for 3 years in a row.

The History of Fairfax Animal Hospital

Fairfax Animal Hospital has served Virginia communities for over seven decades. In fact, we were the first animal hospital in Fairfax County when our doors opened in 1945. Our legacy of animal care stretches back even further—though we have since moved, our original location was a dairy farm during the mid-1800s that later became host to a country store and the local pony ride attraction.

From our humble origins and thousands of pets later, we have grown to become the premier veterinary care facility serving customers across Falls Church, Bailey’s Crossroads, Shirlington, Annandale, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and DC. We are dedicated to the continuous modernization our practice and offer full-service animal care for dogs and cats, providing medical, surgical, dental, and preventative care to pets of all types. We also have an in-house pharmacy with access to specialists, making Fairfax Animal Hospital a one-stop shop for your pet’s health and medical needs.

Through the many years, our core commitment has remained the same: Providing the highest standard veterinary care for pets. We treat you like family, and your pet like it’s our own.

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