Megan Clendenin, DVM Medical Director of Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Centreville
Dr. Clendenin, associate veterinarian, graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine after completing her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University. Having grown up in Northern Virginia, she is excited to be back in the area. Her veterinary interests include surgery, imaging, and dermatology. Outside of work she enjoys reading, cooking, and wine tasting, and spending time being outdoors and traveling. She and her fiancé currently share their home with a lab mix named Callie and two cats, Mulligan, and Nancy who was found and brought to the hospital by a good samaritan one Christmas Eve. She came home with Dr. Clendenin to recover after surgery to amputate an injured leg and ended up joining the family!
Jennifer Ledesma, DVM
Dr. Ledesma, associate veterinarian, graduated from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Huntington Beach, CA and received her undergraduate degree in Biology from California State University, Fullerton. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, preventative care, and dermatology. Dr. Ledesma’s interests outside of work include being active and spending time with her family. Dr. Ledesma is a California girl at heart but is enjoying all that Northern Virginia has to offer. She currently lives in Clifton with her husband, daughter and goofy Golden Retriever named Hero.
Dr. Benjamin, associate veterinarian, graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, after receiving undergraduate degrees in psychology and zoology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and San Francisco State University. She had been working as a veterinarian for the past 13 years in Berkeley, California at the specialty, emergency and general medicine small animal hospital her father has owned since 1976. Although she was well established as an experienced associate veterinarian and the medical director at Berkeley Dog and Cat Hospital in California, she has found her new “vet-home” at Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Centreville. Her husband’s work moved her family to the DC metro area in October 2018 and she is excited to have joined the Caring Hands team! Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, preventative medicine, and ultrasound. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, cooking, exercising and enjoying the outdoors in Virginia.
Dr. Tsoumalis, associate veterinarian, graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 2016. She grew up in Perth, Scotland and after completing veterinary school, she moved to the South East of England where she spent two years working at a small animal general practice. She relocated to the Northern Virginia area in 2018. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, dentistry and senior patient care. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, hiking, going to sports games and exploring the Virginia/DC area. She currently lives in Reston with her husband and their very affectionate diabetic cat named Billie, who relocated with them from England.