Who We Are

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

Margaret Milano

DVM

Dr. Milano, associate veterinarian, graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Long Island, she attended SUNY Geneseo for her undergraduate degrees in Biology and English Literature. During veterinary school, she fostered her love of community practice medicine by working as a director of a student-run pet clinic which provides low-cost preventative care to those in need. Her professional interests include internal medicine, neurology, and client education. Outside of work she loves running, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. She is enjoying meeting the wonderful dogs and cats of Arlington and exploring all that the DC area has to offer.

Michael Robinson

DVM

Michael Robinson, DVM Medical Director of Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Arlington

Dr. Robinson, associate veterinarian, grew up in London, England but moved to this country as a teenager. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology & Animal Science from Cornell University. For two years after graduation, he worked with non-profit organizations caring for endangered wolves, lions, tigers, bears and domestic wildlife. After two years in the field, he returned to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine to complete his doctorate degree. He joined Caring Hands in 2013 and brought with him, his interests in nutrition, dentistry, surgery, and clinical pathology. In his spare time, he likes to make ceramics, paint, play soccer, and cook. He currently lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife Kat, 6-year-old Peruvian yellow lab Sophie, and cat Frenchie, who he found on the streets of Detroit.

Jeffery Newman

DVM

Jeffery Newman, DVM  Co-owner of Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Merrifield, Rockville, and Clarendon.

Dr. Newman, Co-Owner, is a graduate from 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 has 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).

Jessica Garcia

DVM

Dr. Garcia, associate veterinarian, graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts. She spent one year at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in clinical training with a concentration in small animal medicine. Her interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and preventative health care. She currently lives in Fairfax with her husband Chris, their sons CJ and Jaden, their pit bull Lola, their cat Dewey whom she found while at school on the island of St. Kitts.

Katie Dennehy

DVM

Dr. Dennehy, associate veterinarian, is a graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She lived in Arlington, Virginia after obtaining her undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary and is very excited to be back in the area. Her interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, ultrasound, and physical therapy. In her free time, she enjoys fitness, reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her dog. She currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with her black lab mix, Maddie.

Stacy Shults

DVM

Dr. Shults, associate veterinarian, graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She then completed a small animal medical and surgical internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Shults has been practicing in the Northern Virginia area several years, 5 of which were at a feline-only practice. Her interests include dentistry and senior health care. In her free time, Dr. Shults enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities with her husband Chuck, who works for Fairfax County Public Schools, and their two sons Spencer and Barrett. Their animal kingdom also includes Dude the orange tabby, a snake; Silent a Ball Python, and a tank of tropical fish.

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.

Dianna Thornton

DVM

Dr. Thornton, associate veterinarian, graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from the Northern Virginia area, she has returned to be closer to friends and family. She got her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and remains a diehard Hokie fan. Her special interests include ultrasound and internal medicine. Outside of work she enjoys watching movies, reading, and spending time outdoors. Dr. Thornton currently lives in Arlington with her dog, Casey.

Andrea Deoudes

DVM

Dr. Deoudes, associate veterinarian, graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a small animal emergency and rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, MD. Her interests include neurology, emergency medicine, and preventative health care. Outside of work, Andrea enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking with her 3 rescue mutts (General, Sergeant, and Scout), playing soccer, and watching sports, especially football. She is very passionate about animal rescue work, and much of her free time is spent volunteering as the medical director and a foster for a small non-profit rescue group.

What Your Neighbors Say…

Caring Hands is the BEST animal hospital I have ever used and I recommend it to all of my friends with pets.

Lisa Templeton

I have been so impressed with the service and care I have experienced. I constantly recommend Caring Hands to other pet parents.

Crystal Kashima

I am always struck by the friendliness of all your staff and their obvious love of animals.

Jane Starkey

What Your Neighbors Say…

Caring Hands is the BEST animal hospital I have ever used and I recommend it to all of my friends with pets.

Lisa Templeton

I have been so impressed with the service and care I have experienced. I constantly recommend Caring Hands to other pet parents.

Crystal Kashima

I am always struck by the friendliness of all your staff and their obvious love of animals.

Jane Starkey