Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia Expands Staff

The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia in Manassas provides 24-hour emergency care and referred internal medicine, surgery, and behavior medicine services.  They have added a new surgeon and a critical care/emergency specialist to their team to expand their services to clients and patients.

  • Anne Minihan, DVM, DACVS-SA has 20 years of experience as a veterinary surgeon.  Her areas of expertise include TPLO repair for cranial cruciate injuries, oncologic surgery, and soft issue surgery.

A native of Dorchester, Massachusetts, Dr. Minihan graduated from The Ohio State      University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Prior to veterinary school, she earned a Bachelor of Animal Science degree at UMass Amherst.

Dr. Minihan completed a rotating internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City and completed her surgical residency at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and Angell Animal Medical Center. She was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004.

  • Amy Butler, DVM, MS, DACVECC serves as the new Critical Care/Emergency Specialist.  She graduated with her DVM from Michigan State University in 2000 and then performed a rotating internship at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Butler completed a residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care and concurrent Master’s Degree Program at Colorado State University in 2007. Following her residency, she joined the faculty of The Ohio State University until 2011.

Subsequently Dr. Butler has worked as the Director of Emergency and Critical Care at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania and President/CEO of Critical Consults, a telemedicine firm specializing in consultation on emergency and critical care cases.

For additional information about the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia, please visit www.vrc-nova.com or call Trish Stidham at 703.361.0710, extension 3.