Justin Ward, DVM

Dr. Justin Ward graduated from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2014. Following graduation, he took a year off from schooling and took up multiple customer service jobs in his home town of Port Jervis, NY. Subsequently he was accepted by and entered the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech) and graduated in 2019. In July of that year, Dr. Ward joined the Northern Virginia Veterinary Associates.

Dr. Ward currently lives in Manassas, VA, with his fiancée, Sarah, who is a Marketing Specialist at George Mason University. They also live with their two cats, Freya and Smol. When not working, he is a big video game and pop culture nerd, and dabbles in digital art and guitar.

Lynne Thibodeau, DVM

Bio coming soon.

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Kristy Greene, DVM

Dr. Kristy is a 2005 graduate of the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. While she enjoys all aspects of being a veterinarian, she has a special interest in surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Kristy has had special training in ‘fear-free’ techniques. These techniques assist in creating a more positive veterinary experience for both patients and clients. She recently moved to the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, children and their black lab named Eli. Dr. Kristy is a self-proclaimed “crazy college football fan who bleeds orange and blue for my Auburn Tigers!”

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Corie Jo Fegel, DVM

Dr. Corie Jo Fegel is a 2018 graduate from Oklahoma State University. She is passionate about preventative care and has a special interest in parasitology and surgery. She lives in Winchester with her cat, Echo. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and rafting.

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Matthew Nicholson, DVM, DACVS, CCRP

Surgical Specialist

Dr. Nicholson graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) in 1999, and completed his internship and residency at The University of Pennsylvania. He received Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004. Since 2003, he has been in private practice as an Associate Surgeon, and spent 2 years (2009-2011) as a Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery at VMRCVM. He became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2014.

Since 2014, Dr. Nicholson has helped develop the small animal surgical practice and rehabilitation service at Virginia Veterinary Centers (previously CARE Hospital) in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Do I need to have an appointment?

A: Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Should you have an emergency during regular office hours, please call so that we may assist you as quickly as possible.

What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

A: This is a blood test that is run here in the hospital prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet.

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