Lauren Doss, DVMCHAH Alexandria

Where are you originally from?

I was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and I grew up in Oakton, Virginia.  I attended college and vet school at Virginia Tech.

What are your favorite hobbies/activities?

I love to dance, snowboard, drink wine, be outside, and work with my animals! – My puppy, Layla, and my cat, Bella, who is a registered therapy animal with PetPartners.

Name a few favorite books/music/movies:

My favorite book is Water for Elephants.  I love almost all music! One of my favorite artists right now is Luke Combs. I also love a lot of Christian music. Some of my favorite movies are Pitch Perfect, Wedding Crashers, and the remakes of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast!

Favorite sports teams or icons:

Virginia Tech Hokies!

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

I would love to be a “heart reader” where I would be able to read any person’s heart and know exactly what to say in that moment to make that person happy.

What special skills do you have?

I was a collegiate cheerleader at Virginia Tech! LETS GO, HOKIES!

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Outgoing, Compassionate, Hard-working

Why do you love working at Caring Hands?

What drew me to Caring Hands (and why I love it today) were the amazing and fun people that work there, and how much every person on staff takes the time to really love on the animal in front of them.  Dr. Brian Neumann is one of my best friends and the best mentor ever! I have the most compassionate staff, and we have so much fun!

What’s something about you that most people don’t know?

I delivered puppies when I was 12 years old when my parents were out of town.