Who We Are

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

Alissa Trang

DVM

Dr. Trang, associate veterinarian, graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She grew up in Fairfax, VA and received her bachelor’s degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech. Her current interests are preventative medicine and internal medicine. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, spending time with family and friends, cooking/eating, and just being outdoors. Dr. Trang and her husband now have four dogs (Daks, Jäger, Penny, and Zoja), one cat (Finn), five tree frogs (Winston, Franklin, Boo, Yoshi, and Kirby), and finally the newest addition, a baby girl (Maeve).

Carole Richards

DVM

Carole Richards, DVM Co-Owner of Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Ashburn

Dr. Richards, Co-Owner ,is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York. Originally from Illinois, she has a degree in Biology from Eureka College, the Alma Mater of President Ronald Reagan. Dr. Richards has been practicing in the Northern Virginia area since graduation from veterinary school and has interests in soft tissue surgery, dentistry and shelter medicine. In her free time, Dr. Richards and her husband enjoy running. We now have 3 dogs (Zak, Roofus, and Pig) and 3 cats (Bump, Squeaks, and Pickles).

John Bruzzese

DVM

Dr. Bruzzese, associate veterinarian, is a 1990 graduate of the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.  After practicing in New York for two years, Dr. Bruzzese returned to his native Washington, DC to continue private practice in Northern Virginia through 1996.  Following his passion for animal welfare, he served as Medical Director for the better part of the next decade for two of the most prominent and progressive no-kill humane organizations, The Washington Animal Rescue League & Medical Center and the Richmond SPCA.  He returned to private practice in 2006 joining the Caring Hands family, dividing his time between the Arlington and Bristow branches while building this new location.  His interests include internal medicine, preventative medicine and infectious disease.  He and his wife Cindy are kept on their toes by their two toddler sons, Jack and Nick, as well as their dog Willie and Peg, their Amazon parrot.

Elizabeth Ferguson

DVM

Dr. Ferguson, associate veterinarian, is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She is originally from Baltimore, MD, earning a BS in Biology from Towson University. She has been practicing in Northern VA since graduation. Her primary interests include dentistry, preventative care, and the human-animal bond/end-of-life care. Outside of the office, Dr. Ferguson enjoys spending time with her veterinarian husband and their two young children. She enjoys wine and beer tasting and all things Harry Potter. She currently only has one pet, Crookshanks, but looks forward to adding to the furry family eventually.

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What your neighbors say…

We love Caring Hands Ashburn! Every visit goes smoothly. We are always made to feel welcome & important. I’m so grateful my dear Roxy has the best care. We recommend you every chance we get. Thank you
Lisa Schultz
Dr. B always provides excellent care for our crew. His professionalism and customer service is always top notch! We greatly value our relationship with him and the entire Caring Hands Staff in Ashburn!
Lynnsie Pesnell
I am very impressed with the whole staff at Caring Hands Ashburn. The entire facility was sparkling clean. No wait at all to get taken back to the exam area and the doctor was so friendly. The whole experience was very comforting.
Sue Darnell

What Your Neighbors Say…

We love Caring Hands Ashburn! Every visit goes smoothly. We are always made to feel welcome & important. I’m so grateful my dear Roxy has the best care. We recommend you every chance we get. Thank you
Lisa Schultz
Dr. B always provides excellent care for our crew. His professionalism and customer service is always top notch! We greatly value our relationship with him and the entire Caring Hands Staff in Ashburn!
Lynnsie Pesnell
I am very impressed with the whole staff at Caring Hands Ashburn. The entire facility was sparkling clean. No wait at all to get taken back to the exam area and the doctor was so friendly. The whole experience was very comforting.
Sue Darnell