Anne Chiapella
DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

annaDoctorate of Veterinary Medicine – University of California at Davis – 1973

Veterinary Internship – University of Pennsylvania, 1973 – 1974
Veterinary Residency – University of Pennsylvania, 1974 – 1976
Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Medicine – 1979
Associate Internal Medicine Clinician – University of Pennsylvania, 1976 – 1983
Owner of Veterinary Internal Medicine Practice of Northern Virginia, 1989 – Present

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Chiapella enjoys hiking with her husband and their two energetic Labradors, Cheyenne and Chelsea. An active member at her local church, Dr. Chiapella is the Head of the Mission Team. Dr. Chiapella enjoys craft shows and is an avid reader.


Nichole Birnbaum
DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

nicoleUndergrad Degree BS Animal Science, 1989 – Cornell University
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, 1993 – University of Florida
Veterinary Internship – Veterinary Specialists of Rochester, NY – 1994|
Associate Practitioner – Pittsford Animal Hospital – Rochester, NY -1995
Veterinary Residency – Cornell University, 1997
Stayed on as a Clinical instructor at Cornell until 1998
Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Medicine – 1999
Associate Practitioner – Veterinary Internal Medicine Practice 1998 – present. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Nichole Birnbaum spends her time with her family which includes her husband Paul and their daughters. Dr. Birnbaum enjoys the outdoors and participates in Tae Kwon Do training along with one of her daughters. The Birnbaum family has a boisterous Labrador puppy named Butter and a three-legged cat named “Three” by the girls.

Todd Deppe
DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

toddUndergrad B.A. Comparative Literature, 1991, University of California Davis
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, 1995, University of California Davis
Veterinary Internship, 1996, University of Pennsylvania
Residency in small animal internal medicine, 1998 – Cornell University; Board certified (ACVIM), 1999
Clinical Instructor, 1998-2001, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Staff Veterinarian, internal medicine, 2001-2010 – Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group, Ventura, California
Associate Veterinarian Veterinary Internal Medicine Practice Manassas, Virginia, 2010 to present. In addition to his work at with the Internal Medicine Division of the Veterinary Referral Center, Dr. Deppe spends time with his wife and two children. He has two dogs and one cat. His interests include backpacking, bird watching, and when possible, surfing.

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