Samuel Martinez, DVM, Owner/Veterinarian
University of Maryland
Undergraduate Degree, Animal Science
St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Martinez previously worked for Ashburn Village Animal Hospital in Ashburn, Va, Banfield Pet Hospital in Alexandria, VA. He has a special interest in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Samuel was born in Nicaraugua and is the father of four teenagers. He has two dogs (Junior & Dumpling) and a cat named John. He enjoys spending time with his kids, running, target shooting, fishing, & cooking for family and friends.
Our Clinic Staff
Virginia Martinez, Owner/Manager of Operations
Undergraduate Degree, B.A.
Virginia Martinez, wife of Dr. Martinez, was born in Alexandria, VA. She is the proud mother of four young adults. Her previous companion animal work experience was as owner/operator of a successful pet-sitting business in Falls Church, VA. Her favorite things to do are walking her dogs, hiking, skiing, & trying new restaurants with her family.
Stacey Shurtliff, Licensed Veterinary Technician
NVCC, Summa Cum Laude
Associate of Applied Science, Veterinary Technology
Stacey came to us after working over a decade in a surgery specialty practice. She has worked for 19 years in small animal medicine and emergency. Stacey is the proud owner of 3 beautiful white cats. She’s knowledgeable, reliable, and compassionate. Stacey enjoys volunteering at her local church and rooting for the Nationals, go Nats!
Barbara Villegas, Clinic Supervisor
Barbara Villegas has been promoted from Lead CSR to Clinic Supervisor. She graduated from Osbourn High School in Manassas City and is currently taking a gap year while working fill-time at our clinic. She has a special interest in mathematics and technology. She is fluent in Spanish. Born in Mexico but lived most of her life in Manassas since she was young, she has loved being around animals, big and small. Barbara loves helping others and caring for animals. She enjoys listening to music and taking walks through the park during her free time.
Kelsey Abdo, Customer Service Representative
Kelsey was born and raised in Fairfax, VA and has been in the animal care field for over 6 years. She grew up with animals all her life and loves everything from cats and dogs to turtles and lizards.
Her furry companions consist of a 4-year-old goofy cat named Hershel and a lazy 3-year-old cat named Lenny.
Apart from work, Kelsey enjoys raising her loving 17-month-old daughter, spending quality time with family, traveling and baking some yummy sweets! She also enjoys volunteering with the special Olympics.
Rachael Nelson, Customer Service Representative
Rachael was born and raised in West Virginia and moved to Manassas in June 2021. Her journey in veterinary medicine began in 2012, predominantly working as a veterinary technician before transitioning into the role of a CSR. Animal welfare is extremely important to Rachael, and she is grateful to serve this community.
In her free time, Rachael enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Eric and her cat, Grapes. She’s a big fan of Jirani Cafe and loves a warm cup of coffee, cloudy skies, and a good book.
Regina Martinez, Veterinary Assistant & Representative
Regina is currently a full-time student in Animal Science and Research Assistant at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. On her breaks from school she works at the clinic. She has a special interest in reptiles, cattle, and sheep. She was born in Washington, DC but lived most of her life in Virginia. She enjoys knitting, watercolor painting, skiing, and hiking.
Lizbeth Gutierrez-Rivas, Clinic Assistant
Lizbeth is currently a first-year college student with a 2-year plan to transfer to George Mason. Her goal is to become a certified veterinary technician. During her free time, she enjoys reading, painting & spending time with her family.