Our Veterinary Assistants

Our veterinary assistants are vital to the efficiency of our clinic and to the care of your pets. In addition to cleaning, restocking, and animal care, our assistants work with doctors and technicians whenever additional help is required.

Stephanie Shawler, LVT

Stephanie graduated magna cum laude in veterinary technology from Northern Virginia Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program. She is a Virginia native, having grown up in Arlington, and has worked at SEAVS since 2010. She has a particular love for guinea pigs and rabbits, and her own household includes five guinea...

Erynn Campo

Erynn joined SEAVS as an assistant in 2015. She is currently enrolled in Northern Virginia Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program, and intends to continue to work in exotic animal medicine as a veterinary technician upon graduation. Erynn lives in Leesburg with a boxer, a uromastyx, and a crested gecko....

Vanessa Clayberg

Vanessa graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2015, after which she joined SEAVS as an assistant. She grew up in the area, and currently lives in Centreville with budgie, a ball python, and tropical fish....

Sharon Kusiak

Sharon is a Baltimore native who joined SEAVS in 2016 and has since relocated to Gainesville, Virginia. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a master’s in art education, subsequent to earning her BFA degree in studio art. She lives with a cat, a pet centipede, and an...

Keenan Moore

Keenan started working at SEAVS 2016. His interest in exotics began when he started volunteering at the National Zoo in DC. He  is currently enrolled in Northern Virginia Community College’s Veterinary Technology program, and is particularly interested in pursuing zoo and wildlife medicine. Keenan currently lives in Falls Church with...

Juliet Mejia

Juliet grew up in Massachusetts and New York, where she graduated from Elmira College with a bachelor’s degree in biology.  She moved down to Virginia to work at Georgetown University as a Research Assistant in 2015, and joined SEAVS in 2016. She is working towards applying to veterinary school, and...