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Our Veterinarians


Allison Gross – DVM, Hospital Director

Dr. Gross grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she moved to Washington DC. She completed an internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals. After completing the internship she stayed on as a staff veterinarian there. She worked as a relief veterinarian throughout the DC area after leaving FHA, but has been established as a full time veterinarian here since 2007. She is our Medical Director at UVC. She lives with her husband Ry, daughter Matilda, son Leo, dog Poly and cat Mr. Biscuits.




Larissa Kats – DVM

Dr. Kats graduated veterinary school from the University of Wisconsin in 2000. After fleeing the frozen north for the warmer climate (and better gardening) of the DC Metro area, she finished an internship at SouthPaws Referral Center and worked for 4 years at Dupont Veterinary Clinic. She joined our team in March 2006. She currently lives in Charm City and shares her house with her cat Brkka and dog Caleb.


Melissa Lehmann – DVM

Dr. Lehmann, a native of the Washington area, received her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota. She completed an internship at SouthPaws Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Center in Fairfax, Va. and went on to practice emergency medicine at Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral before joining Union Veterinary Clinic. Before studying medicine, she received her Bachelor’s degree in international environmental policy from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and later worked for a nonprofit on environmental issues at the New England Zoo in Boston. She holds special interests in internal medicine and emergency medicine.


Annette FarrellAnnette Farrell – DVM

Annette Farrell graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She completed a small animal rotating internship at Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral in Bowie, Maryland prior to joining our team at Union Veterinary Clinic.  She currently lives in Washington, DC with her husband and their goldendoodle.


Carey Cornett – DVM

Dr. Cornett grew up in an Air Force family, living in a few different states before ending up in Louisiana, and earning her veterinary degree at Louisiana State University in 2004. After graduating, she served 4 years in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, taking care of military working dogs and service members’ pets in Japan, and working in combat casualty care research at Walter Reed. After leaving the Army, she worked 4 years at a small animal clinic in Charleston, West Virginia before moving back to the DC area where she has cared for small animals at various clinics in the area before joining Union Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Cornett currently lives in Takoma Park with her husband, daughter, and two chinchillas: Jim and Bridgette. She loves cooking and going to all the great museums in the area.