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 Rooney and cat Sparkles.
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.
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.
Sophie Stenner – BVetMed PGCertSAS MRCVS
Dr. Stenner relocated from the United Kingdom. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and worked in private practice in London for seven years. During this time she returned to the Royal Veterinary College to take a teaching position. Dr. Stenner is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons advanced practitioner in Small Animal Surgery. She lives with her husband, two dachshunds and enjoys horse riding and travelling.
Hailey Montalbano – DVM
Dr. Montalbano is a native of the Chicago area and received her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois. Prior to veterinary school, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Sweet Briar College in Virginia where she spent her free time horseback riding. Her professional interests include dentistry and behavior. Dr. Montalbano relocated to the Washington D.C. area with her black Labrador, Cooper. On the weekends, they enjoy going hiking in the mountains of Virginia.
Boorus Yim – DVM
Dr. Yim grew up in California and graduated from Louisiana State University – School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. He worked as a full-time veterinarian in North Carolina for over 5 years before moving to the Washington DC metro area in 2016. He worked as a full-time relief veterinarian for 4 years at various hospitals in Maryland and Washington DC, including here at Union, before he officially joined the team as a full-time associate veterinarian. He holds a special interest in ophthalmology, dentistry, cardiology, and soft-tissue surgery. Before obtaining his veterinary degree, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and Dairy Science, and a Master’s degree in agriculture, concentration in micro and molecular biology while at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. He enjoys spending time with his dog Packer, practicing the clarinet, and trying to be a home-cook chef.
Chase Appleby – DVM
Dr. Appleby is a DMV native. He graduated from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his clinical rotations at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to completing his DVM he spent over 20 years rehabilitating abused and neglected animals at the Washington Animal Rescue League, now Humane Rescue Alliance. His medical interests include diagnostic imaging and soft-tissue surgery. Outside of work he enjoys hiking Billy Goat Trail, participating in DC Kickball, and traveling.