Staff

aaron

client care representative

Aaron joined the Ocean Veterinary Ophthalmology family in September of 2021 bringing over 20 years of outpatient orthopedics and physical therapy experience to the team. Aaron has had a lifelong passion for animals whether it was raising multiple Golden Retrievers, rabbits, cats, pet sitting for friends and family, or helping with local pet adoptions; he’s always been devoted to caring for animals. Aaron currently lives in Leesburg with his wife, Tatiana, his daughter, Addison, and Gracie (his crazy Sheepadoodle puppy). Although a series of injuries have sidelined him from competing in most grappling sports, he enjoys spending his time watching collegiate/international wrestling and jiu-jitsu events

cassi

certified veterinary assistant

After traveling the world as a scuba instructor, Cassi fell in love with caring for animals while she was the assistant dive safety officer at the North Carolina aquarium in the outer banks. At the aquarium, she cared for an array of animals, including snakes, otters, alligators, and sharks. Cassi has also been active in animal rescue and has fostered over 30 dogs. She is passionate about pain management and is certified in canine massage. After 16 years in the veterinary field, Cassi joined the Ocean Veterinary Ophthalmology team in 2021. In her free time, Cassi can be found spending time with her husband, two daughters, and dogs, Rex and Sadie.

megan

licensed veterinary technician

Megan joined the Ocean Veterinary Ophthalmology family in February 2022. she previously worked as a licensed veterinary technician at a general practice in Poughkeepsie, NY. She graduated cum laude from Mercy College in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology. Megan has veterinary technician licenses in New York, Virginia, and Maryland. Her passion in the field is doing everything she can to help animals in need. Her goal is to become a specialized technician. Megan initially moved to the West Virginia area to be closer to her sister and niece, Ryleigh. When Megan is not working, she loves to spend time with friends and family. She loves to travel and go on new adventures with her beagle, Reba. Her fur family also includes a cat named ablator. While enjoying living with her niece, she has also been enjoying her fur niece, a husky mix named Leia, and fur nephew Chief, a Redbone Coonhound.

sophia

licensed veterinary technician

Sophia joined the Ocean Veterinary Ophthalmology family in March 2022. She graduated from Michigan State University with the intent of attending veterinary school, but instead found her passion lies within the veterinary technician field. While living in beautiful Alaska, Sophia developed a keen interest in ophthalmology by working as a licensed veterinary technician, for at that time, the state’s only veterinary ophthalmologist. Sophia has many hobbies outside of work. She loves drawing, reading, and painting, and if she can do these activities outdoors- even better! Whether hiking, kayaking, running, or even just working in the yard, Sophia loves being outside. Thor, her beloved American Bulldog mix, or Ellie, her sassy Sheltie mix, will often join her outdoor ventures. Otherwise, she keeps busy at home with her three cats: Ramona, Archer, and Katya, and her ferret, Micaya.