Who We Are

Talented. Thorough. Communicative. The team at Caring Hands Alexandria works together towards a singular cause: giving you the absolute best relationship with your pet possible.

Ashley Caprio

DVM

Dr. Caprio, an associate veterinarian, is a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She also attended Clemson University, in South Carolina, where she earned a degree in Animal Science. Her veterinary interests include surgery, dentistry, and ultrasonography. In her spare time, Ashley loves tap dancing, rock climbing, and cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning and Clemson Tigers. She currently lives in Mclean, VA with her Labrador Loki.

Amari Wells

DVM

Dr. Wells, an associate veterinarian, is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, NY. She was born and raised in Ithaca NY and received her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University in Animal Behavior. Her veterinary interests include preventative medicine, dermatology, and palliative care. In her free time, Amari enjoys cooking, hiking with her dog, traveling and spending time with family. Amari currently lives in Alexandria with her enthusiastic dog named Lucy (goose) and her supportive boyfriend.

Jeffery Newman

DVM

Jeffery Newman, DVM Co-owner of Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Arlington

Dr. Newman, Co-Owner, is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in 1992. He has practiced veterinary medicine in Georgia, Nevada, and in Virginia. His interests include emergency medicine, surgery, and shelter medicine. He and his wife, Michelle, have three children: a daughter, Virginia, and twins, Elisabeth and Jack. His extended family consists of two dogs: Honeysuckle and Daisy May; three cats: Three, Tangerine, and Kip; two Guinea pigs: Nonie and Milkshake; and bird: Spencer; and a horse: Charlie.

Dr. Newman is the immediate past president of the VVMA, an advisor for the NOVA Veterinary Technician Program, Vice President of the Loudoun Community Cat Coalition, board member of the Friends of Loudoun County Animal Services, and President of CHASE (Caring Hands Animal Support and Education).

Michelle Vitulli

DVM

Michelle Vitulli, DVM Founder of Caring Hands Animal Hospital, Inc is the owner of Caring Hands Animal Hospital, Inc in Centreville and co-owner of Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Bristow, Merrifield, Rockville, and Clarendon.

Dr. Michelle Vitulli, founder, and owner of Caring Hands Animal Hospital, Inc in Centreville, Virginia, is a 1991 graduate of Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Vitulli is a co-owner of 7 other Caring Hands locations, Arlington which opened in 2002, Bristow, which opened in 2005, Ashburn which opened in 2007, Alexandria, which opened in 2012, Merrifield, which opened in 2014, Rockville which opened in 2015, Clarendon which opened in 2016, and a location in Aventura, FL in 2017. She has interests in cardiology, internal medicine, and preventive care for senior pets. Dr. Vitulli, and her husband Bob have three children, Daniel, Julia and Anna, a dog named Harley, and three cats named Dewey, Little Bear, and Aslan.

Brian Neumann

DVM

Brian Neumann, DVM Medical Director of Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Alexandria

Dr. Neumann, Medical Director, is a graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. Brian is a native of Bethesda, MD and attended Virginia Tech as an undergraduate. His veterinary interests include emergency medicine, geriatric care, and ultrasound. In his free time, he is very interested in scuba diving, fishing, Washington Redskins and Virginia Tech Hokies football, running, hiking, cooking and traveling. He is currently living in Vienna with his dog Lane, who he has had since the beginning of veterinary school.

Matt Rossi

DVM

Dr. Rossi, an associate veterinarian, is a graduate of Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is originally from Long Island and obtained his bachelor’s degree at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. His professional interests include surgery, neurology, and dermatology. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, CrossFit training, traveling, and cheering on the New York Rangers and New York Jets. He currently lives in Alexandria.

Lauren Doss

DVM

Dr. Doss, an associate veterinarian, is a graduate of Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. Lauren grew up in Oakton, VA and attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate education. She obtained degrees in Biology and Animal Science. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, theriogenology, animal behavior, and soft tissue surgery. In her free time, Lauren enjoys visiting schools and nursing homes with her therapy cat, Bella. She also enjoys practicing acrobatics and acro yoga, as well as engaging in outdoor activities. Another pastime is cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies! Lauren currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with her cat, Bella.

Elizabeth Snellgrove

BVM&S

Dr. Snellgrove, an associate veterinarian, obtained Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Animal Science at URI and UCONN before graduating from The Royal Veterinary College in London. She grew up in a US Foreign Service family and has lived in Hungary, Mexico, Australia, England, and Virginia. She has spent shorter periods in countries in the Pacific, Africa, and Central America. Her veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, geriatrics, and voluntary shelter medicine. In her spare time, she and her husband like to visit dog-friendly locations with their two Brittany’s or explore new breweries and wineries. She also runs hashes with her husband, a rugby club member, and is trying her hand at triathlons.

What Your Neighbors Say…

When we arrived for our visited, we were greeted promptly, and the receptionist came around the counter to give our boy all the cuddles. The vet tech came right out to bring us back into our room and began addressing our concerns. As with each visit, our boy had a thorough exam and received the amazing care that he deserves, we absolutely love Caring Hands and the staff!

Cesira Cruciano

I love Caring Hands. They have great doctors and staff and always have the best interests of my cats and dogs in mind. They are accessible by phone or email for follow up. If only my personal medical care was 1/2 as good!

Kathy Kittrick

I’m always so pleased with the care extended by the vet techs and doctors at caring hands. I never wait more than 5-10 minutes and the receptionist are friendly and welcoming. They all do a great job taking a stressful event for my cat and I and help us both be at ease during the visit.

Kelly Cope

What Your Neighbors Say…

When we arrived for our visited, we were greeted promptly, and the receptionist came around the counter to give our boy all the cuddles. The vet tech came right out to bring us back into our room and began addressing our concerns. As with each visit, our boy had a thorough exam and received the amazing care that he deserves, we absolutely love Caring Hands and the staff!

Cesira Cruciano

I love Caring Hands. They have great doctors and staff and always have the best interests of my cats and dogs in mind. They are accessible by phone or email for follow up. If only my personal medical care was 1/2 as good!

Kathy Kittrick

I’m always so pleased with the care extended by the vet techs and doctors at caring hands. I never wait more than 5-10 minutes and the receptionist are friendly and welcoming. They all do a great job taking a stressful event for my cat and I and help us both be at ease during the visit.

Kelly Cope