Karen Murphy, DVM Co-owner of Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Bristow Dr. Murphy, Co-Owner, is a graduate of Auburn University. She did a post-graduate internship at Angel Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA. She practiced in North Carolina’s Piedmont region for 5 years before joining Caring Hands Animal Hospital. She has been a part of the [...]
Dr. Boyd, associate veterinarian, and Medical Director is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine with an undergraduate degree from James Madison University. She is a life-long resident of the Northern Virginia area and has been a part of the Caring Hands family since 2010. She is particularly interested in the fields [...]
Dr. Zurkus, associate veterinarian, is a graduate of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She also holds a degree in Animal Science from Cornell. Her professional interests include oncology, soft tissue surgery, emergency/critical care medicine and caring for geriatric patients. Dr. Zurkus and her husband have a daughter and two sons. She has been a [...]
Dr. Gemmill (previously Noack), associate veterinarian, is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is particularly interested in surgery and preventative medicine. Dr. Noack is a native of Northern Virginia and has lived here most of her life. Her family includes Buckley, a Golden Retriever, and Sophie, a Siamese mix.
Dr. Gnowles, associate veterinarian, is a graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine with an undergraduate degree from Auburn University. Her professional interests include geriatric patient care and animal behavior. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and hiking with her husband and daughter. Her extended family includes two rescued dogs, Bean and Cora, two [...]
Dr. Dean, associate veterinarian, is a graduate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She completed her undergraduate studies at the College of Charleston and holds degrees in Economics and Business Administration. Her professional interests include pain management, diagnostic imaging, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Dean is a Northern Virginia native and shares [...]
Dr. McDonald, associate veterinarian, is a graduate of Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her undergraduate studies at Radford University and holds a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. Her professional interests include shelter medicine, emergency/critical care, and preventative medicine. She is a native of Northern Virginia and shares her home [...]
Dr. Richards, associate veterinarian, joined the Caring Hands staff in April of 2019. After graduating from Florida State University in 2003 and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, he moved to northern Virginia, where he has practiced for the last 12 years. His professional interests include dermatology and ultrasound. Dr. Richards is a [...]