Scott J. Stahl DVM, DABVP - Avian
Dr. Stahl graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He became board certified in avian medicine in 1996. Dr Stahl is currently an adjunct professor in avian and exotic animal medicine at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a co-founder and former chief of staff at the Eastern Exotic Veterinary Center where he served the greater Washington, D.C. area for the past 16 years.
Dr. Stahl is an internationally renowned lecturer on reptilian medicine and surgery and is the author of numerous book chapters and articles on avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery.
David A. Crum, DVM
Dr Crum received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2002. He is a former associate veterinarian at EEVC where he did an exotic animal internship with Dr. Stahl. In 2006, Dr Crum completed his 2 year avian medicine residency here at SEAVS. He lectures for local avian and exotic interest groups and is a board member for the Mid-Atlantic Assn. of Avian Veterinarians.
Dr Crum's professional interests include both avian and ferret medicine and surgery. At home he cares for 1 dog, a cat, 1 ferret, 2 birds, 3 frogs and 4 lizards.
Greg Costanzo - ABVP Resident
He received his Doctorate of Veterninary Medicine atCornell University in 2009 and then completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. He has also worked as an emergency veterinarian at South Arizona Veterinary Speciality and Emergency Center in Tucson, Arizona. He volunteered at the Tucson Wildlife Center (TWC) and was one of the primary veterinarians responsible for treating over 100 animals daily ranging from bobcats to javelinas to golden eagles. He still serves on the board of directors at TWC.
Dr. Costanzo is excited about pursuing his residency in Avian Medicine and Surgery at SEAVS and exploring what the DC Metro srea has to offer. He shares his house with his dog,two cats, a sulcata tortoise, a snapping turtle, and a spiny-tailed iguana.
Jen Hutchins, LVT
Jennifer graduated from the NVCC veterinary technology program in 1994. She did an externship with Dr Stahl prior to graduation and has worked with him and exotic animals ever since. Jennifer has been practice manager here at SEAVS since we opened in 2003.
At home, she cares for 3 dogs, a cat, a macaw, 2 budgies, 1ball python, 2 tortoises, 3 tarantulas, 3 guinea pigs, 2 leopard geckos, a leaf -tail gecko, 13 betas, and 2 kids.
Alison Smith, RN
Alison began working as a veterianry technician in 1994. She has worked with many kinds of animals through the years but has a special place in her heart for exotics. Alison also volunteered with the Marine Animal Rescue Team at the National Aquarium in Baltimore from 1995-1997 where she helped rehabilitate many seals, dolphins and sea turtles. She graduated from Frederick Community College nursing school in 2003 but enjoyed veterinary medicine too much to leave.
She currently lives with 3 cats, Streaks, Isabella and Macy, a Cuban rock iguana named Ethel and a Scarlet macaw, Sunshine. She also has two children, Madison and Gavin.
Alissa Pritchard, LVT
Alissa started as a veterinary assistant in 2002. She graduated from the NVCC veterinary technology program in 2004 and has been working as a licensed technician ever since. Alissa has a lifetime of experience with animals from her vast array of pets.
Alissa has always taken in sick and neglected animals and currently lives with a spiny tail monitor, a bearded dragon, a uromastyx, 2 leopard geckos, 2 canaries, a hissing cockroach, 3 beta fish and a cat. She is affectionately known as “Rat Girl” reflecting her strong interest in rat husbandry and rehabilitation.
Anibal Armendaris, LVT
Anibal graduated from the NVCC veterinary technology program in May 2007. He has been interested in exotic animals most of his life and has worked with them professionally since he started working at SEAVS in 2005. Throughout his life he has had the opportunity to travel to various parts of the world to study and observe a wide variety of exotic animal species in their natural environment.
Anibal lives with a corn snake, a ball python, a central american boa, a dummerils boa, a jaya carpet python and 3 tarantulas.
Danya has been working in small animal veterinary medicine since 1997. In 2005 she began working here at SEAVS in order to fulfill her lifelong desire to work with exotic animals. She has been a huge asset to us here at SEAVS and currently works as our reception manager.
At home, Danya lives with her american bulldog, cat, special-needs red foot tortoise, sand boa, hognose snake, leopard gecko, crested gecko, hamster, flame leg tarantula, and is fostering a nile monitor.
Currently, Kathy is pursuing her technician’s license with Penn Foster College. Kathy graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2006 with a B.S. in Animal Science. She did an internship at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and at the USDA/BARC in Beltsville, MD. Kathy worked as a veterinary technician for 6 years at a small animal practice before coming to SEAVS in November of 2006. She has also worked on an educational farm and nature center giving livestock and wildlife presentations to the public.
Recently married, Kathy currently resides with her husband, an American Bulldog, an English Bulldog, a special needs Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoo, a Senegal Parrot, a special needs Quaker Parrot, a Greek Tortoise, two Frilled lizards, a Crested gecko, and 3 Children’s Pythons.
Zack worked with Dr Stahl and Jen at EEVC and joined us here at SEAVS in 2008. He is a great 'people person' and loves to teach clients how to care for their exotic pets. He has been working with exotic animals since he started as a veterinary assistant in 2001, and then worked his way up to exotic animal technician in 2003. During this time, he received his General Studies degree at NVCC and is now pursuing a degree in psychology.
Zack shares his home with his two cats, Sushi and Buddha.
Arialle is part of our reception team and started working at SEAVS in 2008. Occasionally assisting the technicians in our treatment area, Arialle has a strong affinity for all exotic animals. She shares her home with two cats, a Timneh - African Grey and White Capped Pionus. She hopes to finish her degree and apply to vet school in the future.
Tammy has been in the veterinary community for 15 years. She helps SEAVS out on a part-time basis, but is still a very valuable member of our team.
Tammy works full-time at Vet Vision where they specialize in veterinary ophthalmology (anatomy, functions and diseases of the eye).
Nadja has worked for 3 years at a large pet store and came to Seavs because of a life long passion of caring for animals. She is currently a Vet Assistant and assists techs and doctors with their patients as well as helps around the hospital.
Nadja recently graduated with a bachelors in Graphic Design from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, but plans to continue work with animals meanwhile. She lives with a Jenday Conure, a red tegu, a crested gecko, 2 white’s tree frogs, and some fish.
Mina is currently a student at George Mason University, pursuing a B.S. in Biology. She has a strong background in various concentrations within the discipline. When she is not busy studying, she works part-time at SEAVS as part of our reception staff.
At home she lives with a guinea pig, hamster and a hermit crab.
Stephanie Shawler - LVT
Stephanie has had a long and fulfilling career in hairstyling but sought a change. She always had a great love for animals, which guided her to work for a small animal practice. She worked as an assistant for 5 years, primarily with dogs and cats, while in school. As her interest grew in exotic animals, she conducted her externship at SEAVS. Stephanie graduated from the Northern Virginia Community College Veterinary Technician Program in 2011.
Stephanie lives at home with Raven, a 9-year old black labrador, Neo, a 5-year old Netherland dwarf rabbit, and Grissom, a 3-year old bearded dragon.