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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!

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Olivia, Practice Manager

I have been working in the veterinary field for a little over 5 years. I started my passion in emergency medicine and surgery. After starting veterinary technician school I made the transition to primary practice and love it! I am a huge advocate for Fear Free Handling and passionate about client education.
I have worked at FAH for over two decades now.  It is my passion to help animals in need.  I have adopted several pets over the years that have been physically and/or medically challenged.  I love to give pets that no one else wants a second chance to live a happy life.  When I'm not at FAH, you can usually find me walking around my neighborhood with my dog, Shiloh, or spending quality time with my kitties, Bullet, Tiger, Xena and Oreo. Veterinary Assistant, Sheila
Hello, everyone! My name is Emanii and I can not wait to meet your pet! I have about 3 years of clinical experience in this field. Since being here I have met some great clients and love our patients! I have a dog named Tommie who is spoiled and beautiful!
My name is Kristina and I'm currently attending NOVA's Veterinary Technican program to get my license as a veterinary technician. I have been working at Fairfax Animal for a short time and absolutely love the job. Animals bring me so much pleasure and joy. Working with them is a dream come true. I have two rescue street dogs from Bosnia. I have a real soft spot for sick and helpless animals.
Here are 3 of our Technicians with their Vet Tech Survival Kits! Come meet Sheila, Liv, and Erin as we celebrate them during Vet Tech Week!
Fairfax Animal Hospital is thankful for our amazing boarding department crew that has worked diligently all week to make sure our canine and feline guests are taken care of in their home away from home. Alyssa, Jasmine, Eylin, Mary Rose, and Evelyn have done a wonderful job of making sure our pet guests have been given quality care while their moms and dads are away. Here is a picture of Evelyn, Eylin, and Alyssa before taking on their next task. We are so thankful for our team!
January 28th is National Fun At Work Day! From left to right in front is Alyssa, Dr. Goldfarb, and Kristina. From left to right in the back is Olivia, Faye, and Emanii. 

And last but not least...Ursula!
Getting ready for National Puppy Day! Stop by on Saturday, March 23rd between the hours of 8a-3p for a free toy and treat!
One of the many diagnostic tools we use here at Fairfax Animal Hospital is ultrasonography. Here  you can see Titan during his abdominal scan performed by Dr. Erwin while our Veterinary Assistant, Sheila, gently comforts him.
My name is Alyssa and I have been at Fairfax Animal Hospital for almost a year now. I am currently working on my Bachelors degree in Biology at Texas Tech University. Working with animals has always been my passion and I strive to be a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves. Korah is my fur baby who I have had for four years now. She is the ultimate adventure buddy.

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jerry Goldfarb

Dr. Goldfarb is an animal doctor who proudly served as an officer 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 watched proudly as it grew to become a long time staple of Northern Virginia’s communities. Read more about Dr. Goldfarb’s history of service in our blog.

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 they now care for their lab, Shelby. We appreciate his service and caring expertise in animal care!

Dr. Lisa Puscheck

A native of Northern Virginia, Dr. Puscheck knew she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was 10 years old. She made good on that ambition in 1988, when she earned her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Puscheck joined Fairfax Animal Hospital in 2018. Prior to that, she worked at Occoquan Animal Hospital in Woodbridge and then owned her own practice – Coolridge Animal Hospital – for 8 years. She specializes in feline medicine, surgery, and internal medicine. But, what she loves most about her job is witnessing the beauty of the human-animal bond.

When not at work, Dr. Puscheck enjoys live music, travel, and practicing yoga. She has a pet beagle, named Macy, and many 4-legged nieces and nephews.

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Our Facility

Fairfax Animal Hospital is conveniently located in Bailey’s Crossroads, and serving all of the greater Arlington, Annandale, and Alexandria beltway region. Our veterinarians, technicians, and professional staff use the latest veterinary medicine technology to provide compassionate care to all animals.
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Our Commitment

Fairfax Animal Hospital’s mission is providing the highest quality medical, surgical, and dental care 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.

Lab Rescue of the Potomac

LRCP and Fairfax Animal Hospital

We partner with local nonprofit Labs of the Potomac to provide boarding and care to dogs in need.

Lu's Labs

We provide support and treatment to abandoned or mistreated animals that have been rescued by Lu’s Labs.

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 preventive 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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