Who We Are

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

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, and 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.

Megan Clendenin

DVM

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!

Anastasia Arkhipova

DVM

Dr. Arkhipova, associate veterinarian, graduated from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She was born in Russia, moved to Potomac Falls, VA when she was younger and went on to received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Virginia Tech. Her veterinary interests include rehabilitation, behavior and preventative care.  She is Fear Free Certified. Dr. Arkhipova’s interests outside of work include working out, yoga, dancing and growing plants. She currently lives in Merrifield with her Holland Lop bunny named Blueberry.

Doree Katz

DVM

Dr. Doree Katz graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, internal medicine, in particular kidney disease, and gastrointestinal disease.

Kimberly Swart

DVM

Dr. Kimberly Swart is a new Associate Veterinarian with Caring Hands Animal Hospital- Centreville. Dr. Swart received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2016 and went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2023. She has a professional interest in preventative medicine, shelter medicine, and surgery, and she is Fear Free certified. Dr. Swart has been in the veterinary field for over a decade and worked as a veterinary assistant for eight years before attending Vet School at Lincoln Memorial University. She has also worked with cheetahs and clouded leopards through the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA!

Dr. Swart was born and raised in Virginia and after traveling for her clinical year, she is excited to be back near her hometown. When she is not in the office, Dr. Swart enjoys walking with her Golden Retriever, Harley, cooking, and spending time with friends and family!

What Your Neighbors Say…

I have my own business as a pet care provider. 80% of my clients utilize the services of Caring Hands. One of my clients whom is a veterinarian (on leave) highly recommended them when I frantically called her for advice for my lethargic, Bengal cat. They treated him like the king he believes he is. In less than 24 hours he has improved. I so appreciate the care, the easy to understand information provided and the energy of the entire staff.
Kelli
We have been using Caring Hands Animal Hospital for our kitties for several years now. We had one of them become quite sick recently and he was in and out of the hospital about every other day for 10 days. He was given the best care and he is now doing very well and has recovered completely. They are loving to our kitties and provide excellent care and keep us very much in the loop at every step. We have been very pleased with the care our kitties have received and would highly recommend Caring Hands.
Barbara
We have taken our dogs and cats to Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Centreville for the past 15 years. Our pets have been greeted by name and have been given all the love and attention that I would hope would be given to my child in the doctor’s office. In fact, my husband and I have often remarked that Caring Hands staff always gives us a follow-up phone call and we can never remember that happening when one of our children went to the doctor’s office. I am always impressed by the compassion shown by the staff. During those times when we have been faced with difficult decisions regarding our pets’ health care, we have felt fully supported and were well informed by the veterinarians.
Bill and Kate

What Your Neighbors Say…

I have my own business as a pet care provider. 80% of my clients utilize the services of Caring Hands. One of my clients whom is a veterinarian (on leave) highly recommended them when I frantically called her for advice for my lethargic, Bengal cat. They treated him like the king he believes he is. In less than 24 hours he has improved. I so appreciate the care, the easy to understand information provided and the energy of the entire staff.
Kelli
We have been using Caring Hands Animal Hospital for our kitties for several years now. We had one of them become quite sick recently and he was in and out of the hospital about every other day for 10 days. He was given the best care and he is now doing very well and has recovered completely. They are loving to our kitties and provide excellent care and keep us very much in the loop at every step. We have been very pleased with the care our kitties have received and would highly recommend Caring Hands.
Barbara
We have taken our dogs and cats to Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Centreville for the past 15 years. Our pets have been greeted by name and have been given all the love and attention that I would hope would be given to my child in the doctor’s office. In fact, my husband and I have often remarked that Caring Hands staff always gives us a follow-up phone call and we can never remember that happening when one of our children went to the doctor’s office. I am always impressed by the compassion shown by the staff. During those times when we have been faced with difficult decisions regarding our pets’ health care, we have felt fully supported and were well informed by the veterinarians.
Bill and Kate