About Us

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!

Our Veterinarians

Dr Anna Hodges

Dr. Catherine Curry – Medical Director

Dr. Curry joined the Class of 2017 at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She has since practiced emergency medicine, urgent care, general practice, and shelter medicine. She especially enjoys surgery and feline medicine. Prior to pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Curry received a Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management and spent many years in the hospitality industry working in hotels, restaurants, Walt Disney World, and as a flight attendant for JetBlue Airways.

Dr. Curry grew up in Illinois and lived in Florida before making the move to the Northern Virginia area. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and three cats. She enjoys spending time with her family outdoors. She loves wine tasting, dancing, and relaxing on the beach.

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. Sonali Kadam

Dr. Kadam earned her bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee University in 2013 and went on to receive her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Dr. Kadam aspires to provide high-quality medical care to exotic animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, snakes, lizards, etc) and to improve their welfare. She is also passionate about client education and fear-free care methods. Building relationships with clients and serving as a mentor to veterinary students are very important to her.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband playing tabletop roleplaying games (such as Dungeons & Dragons), cooking, gardening, and caring for her impressive menagerie of pets, including several cats and reptiles – 2 snakes, a tortoise, and a veiled chameleon.

Our Staff


Carissa Shapiro – Practice Manager


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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 to provide 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.

The 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 importantly, compassionate care to all animals entrusted to us.

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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