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At Northern Virginia Veterinary Associates, our staff is committed to providing the best veterinary care available for your pet. Our expert staff of veterinarians is skilled, compassionate, and caring. Our entire health care team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.

Doctors and Staff - Best Vet 2019
Dr. Adam S. Ainspan

Adam S. Ainspan

DVM

Dr. Adam Ainspan, originally from Albany, NY, graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He completed an internship in companion animal medicine and surgery at The Pittsford Animal Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Dr. Susan S. Christopher

Susan S. Christopher

DVM

Dr. Susan Christopher, originally from Signal Mountain, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced companion animal medicine and surgery in Virginia and New York. Her patients included Spot, Willie, and Barney of White House fame.

Dr. Jay H. Margolis

Jay H. Margolis

DVM

Dr. Jay Margolis graduated from the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He completed an internship in companion animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Megan Murphy

Megan Murphy

DVM

Dr. Megan Murphy is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. After veterinary school she continued to advance her education by completing a rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

Megan Murphy

Samantha Goodridge

VMD

Dr. Samantha Goodridge earned her undergraduate degree from Boston University and a veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
Originally from Arlington, VA, Dr. Goodridge moved back to Northern Virginia after vet school to be closer to family. She has been with Companion Animal Clinic since June of 2020.

Megan Murphy

Susan Klemmer

Practice Manager

Susan Klemmer joined Companion as Practice Manager in June 2021 after serving for two years as a Customer Service Representative/Receptionist. She is a Northern Virginia native with twenty-five years of experience in customer service, management, and organizational administration positions.

Megan Murphy

Lindsay Longerbeam

Kennel Manager

Lindsay Longerbeam is Companion’s Kennel Manager, overseeing the boarding operation and our kennel staff. She started at Companion in 2002 as a kennel assistant and took over as Kennel Manager “about ten years ago” – according to her.

Megan Murphy

Cindy Weller

Groomer

Cindy Weller has been a groomer since 1994, starting first at Centreville Square Animal Hospital, then adding Chantilly Animal Hospital to her schedule before finally adding Companion when this clinic was purchased.

Adam S. AinspanAdam S. Ainspan

DVM

Dr. Adam Ainspan, originally from Albany, NY, graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He completed an internship in companion animal medicine and surgery at The Pittsford Animal Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Susan S. ChristopherSusan S. Christopher

DVM

Dr. Susan Christopher, originally from Signal Mountain, is a 1996 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced companion animal medicine and surgery in Virginia and New York.

Janet Lemke

DVM

Dr. Janet Lemke obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine after working as an analyst in the Life Sciences Division at the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service.

Jay H. MargolisJay H. Margolis

DVM

Dr. Jay Margolis graduated from the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He completed an internship in companion animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Megan Murphy

DVM

Dr. Megan Murphy is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.