Our Veterinarians

Rafique Achmetov
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Rafique Achmetov
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rafique Achmetov’s clinical interests include surgery, pain management and anesthesia.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Saint George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
An outdoors enthusiast, Dr. Achmetov likes sports, hiking, hunting, fishing, biking, skydiving, scuba diving and surfing. Traveling is another favorite pastime. Hops is his golden retriever, and George is his cat.
Dr. Barbara Avalos Cavero is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Barbara Avalos Cavero
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Barbara Avalos Cavero
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
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Dr. Barbara Avalos Cavero is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in endocrine disorders.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
Dr. Avalos Cavero enjoys eating out and dancing, especially salsa and bachata. Her dog’s name is Koko.
Bill Brewer
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVIM (Oncology)
Internal Medicine, Oncology
Bill Brewer
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Oncology
Internal Medicine, Oncology
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Dr. Bill Brewer’s has years of experience working in specialty hospitals and educating others, to include a year as a guest lecturer at the University of California, Davis and 16 years as an assistant professor at Auburn University. He remembers becoming an oncologist when the focus was on offering therapy for what was thought of as an untreatable problem. Today, he solves new mysteries every day. Dr. Brewer’s clinical interests include ultrasound, chemotherapy and interpreting lab work.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Oncology, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of California, Davis
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, University of California, Davis
Dr. Brewer likes making small home repairs, gardening, reading and spending time with his family. His cat’s name is Mandy.
Kristin Carow
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kristin Carow
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Kristin Carow's clinical interests include surgical procedures and cardiovascular and neurologic cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg VA
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg
Dr. Carow enjoys time with her husband and children hiking and kayaking. She also likes cooking, sewing and watching football, especially the Hokies. The family has four cats, Emerald, Domino, Freckles and Frisco.
Samson Daniel
DVM
Surgery
Samson Daniel
DVM
Surgery
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Dr. Daniel’s clinical interests include advanced orthopedics, like cruciate repair, complex fracture repair and corrective osteotomies, minimally invasive surgery and pain management.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Miami Veterinary Specialists, FL Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Miami Veterinary Specialists, FL Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Miami Veterinary Specialists, FL
  • Clinical Rotation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Service Administration, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Dr. Daniel likes cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, Orlando Magic and Florida Gators. He enjoys running marathons, traveling and cooking. He has two dogs, coconut retriever Jack and mixed breed Jill.
Jason Haas
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jason Haas
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Within the field of emergency medicine, Dr. Jason Haas finds wound repair, diabetic ketoacidosis, and respiratory emergency cases particularly rewarding to treat. He also has a special interest in surgery.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Hampden-Sydney College, VA
Dive-certified, Dr. Haas loves the water. He also enjoys playing soccer and saltwater fishing. Jaeger is his German shepherd, and Riley his black Labrador.
Rachel L'Heureux
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Rachel L'Heureux
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Rachel L’Heureux enjoys treating conditions such as urethral obstructions, chocolate toxicity and rodenticide toxicity because they can have fast and rewarding recoveries. She also finds rewarding treating pyometras and performing complicated wound repairs and foreign body removals.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Affiliated Animal Care, Virginia Beach VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
Dr. L’Heureux enjoys snowboarding, running, cooking and going on adventures with her dog, Pistol Pete, a beagle/shorthair pointer cross.
Veronica Lommler
MS, DVM
Emergency Medicine
Veronica Lommler
MS, DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Veronica Lommler finds emergency medicine particularly rewarding and especially enjoys wound management, laceration repairs and ophthalmic emergencies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency, Bowie MD
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Master of Science, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Toledo, OH
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Toledo, OH
Dr. Lommler likes to hike, swim and cook. Her adopted cat Annabelle is blind but enjoys listening to birds and being outside.
Melissa Mazur
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Melissa Mazur
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Name an animal species and Dr. Melissa Mazur has probably worked with it. She especially likes repairing simple lacerations, treating complex toxicities and diagnosing foreign bodies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center, Waukesha
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, Integrative Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Mazur enjoys going to the beach, paddle boarding, hiking and live music. She has a longhaired black cat named Julius.
Brittany Parsons
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Brittany Parsons
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Brittany Parsons is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
  • Clinical Rotation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg VA
Dr. Parsons is passionate about being outdoors, especially near the water, and she loves to travel. She has two Jack Russell terriers, Bandit and Lilo, who was once a national champion racing dog.