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Proudly Serving the Mount Vernon and Alexandria Area Since 1985

Our veterinarians, licensed technicians, and support staff are committed to providing the quality care that your pet deserves. We understand that your pet is a very important member of your family, which is why we treat your pet as if it were our own.

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our service and exceed our patients' and clients' expectations.

Please fill out a survey or review us on Yelp, Google Yahoo, etc. to let us know how we're doing, what you like, what you don't like, and what you'd like to see in the future. Thanks for your input!

Meet the Fort Hunt Animal Hospital Team

Interested in joining our team?

Submit your resume and cover letter to hiring@forthuntanimalhospital.com and we will contact you if a position is available. We are currently hiring licensed veterinary technicians and kennel attendants.

Jerry Hinn, DVM

Dr. Hinn is a native Virginian. In addition to the care of cats and dogs, Dr. Hinn also enjoys caring for birds and exotic pets.  Dr. Hinn is a member of numerous local and national veterinary associations, as well as the Critical Care Society, American Veterinary Dental Association, and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. Dr. Hinn and his wife Georgia reside in Alexandria.

Owner, Veterinarian 

Education:D.V.M., University of Georgia

Interests:Surgery, Veterinary Dentistry, Nutrition, Nutraceuticals

Karen Davis, DVM

Dr. Davis is originally from the Washington D.C./Maryland suburbs. Her special interests include surgery and anesthesia. Dr. Davis lives in the Mount Vernon area with her husband, Rick. They have two children, Lauren and Cole, two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and one cat. Her other interests include gardening, golf and running. A lifelong musician, she also plays clarinet in the Fairfax Wind Symphony.


Education: B.S. (Summa Cum Laude), University of Maryland

D.V.M., University of Florida, 1981

Meredith Barker, DVM

Dr. Barker was raised in Northern Virginia, although she spent some time living in the United Kingdom during her teenage years. She is a member of the AVMA, DC Academy as well as the veterinary honor society, Phi Zeta. Her interests include dentistry, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She resides in Alexandria with her husband, their children, and their dogs. In her free time, Dr. Barker enjoys horseback riding, traveling and watching Hokie football.


Education: B.S., Virginia Tech

D.V.M., Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Summa Cum Laude honors for both degrees

Lisa Kingsley, DVM

Dr. Kingsley joined our team in June 2016.  She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia and graduated from The University of Mary Washington in 2004.  She spent many years living abroad in Australia where she studied conservation of endangered wildlife.  Dr. Kingsley currently lives with her family and two dogs, Kodi and Timber, in Purcellville, VA.  Her interests include soft tissue surgery, neurology and integrative medicine. Outside of work she enjoys stand-up paddleboarding, camping, hiking, and traveling.


Education: B.S., University of Mary Washington

M.S., University of Queensland

D.V.M., Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Julie Pearson, DVM

Dr. Pearson joined our team in August 2015. She was born and raised in France, and graduated from the National Veterinary School of Lyon in 2005. She is a military spouse, and over the last 10 years, she has worked in Las Vegas, NV; Osan, South Korea; Stafford, VA; San Angelo, TX; and Alexandria, VA. Dr. Pearson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). In her free time, Dr. Pearson spends time with her husband and daughter, as well as their 2 cats. She enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and yoga.


Education: D.V.M., National Veterinary School of Lyon

Interests: Ultrasonography, Feline medicine, Emergency medicine

Lindsay Taylor, DVM

Dr. Taylor is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia. After graduating from veterinary school at Virginia Tech, she did a small animal rotating internship in Seattle, WA. She then worked in a general practice in Seattle for a year and a half before returning to the East Coast to be closer to friends and family. Her special interests include wellness care, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work she enjoys running, reading, knitting, and playing games with friends. She currently resides in Springfield with her husband Erik and their daughter.


Education: B.A., University of Virginia

D.V.M., Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Interests: Soft tissue surgery, Neurology

Alyssa Cary, LVT

Alyssa is originally from Richmond, VA. After earning a B.S. in Wildlife Science from Virginia Tech with minors in biology, forestry, and recreation, she and her husband settled down in Maryland. Alyssa has a number of interests but she is primarily focused on pain management, client education, and providing Fear Free visits for our patients. Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys running, hiking, reading, and relaxing at home with her husband, Chris; their daughter, Autumn; their mutt, Mak; and their tortie cats, Chloe and Pixie.

Hospital Manager

Licensed Vet Technician

Education: B.S. Wildlife Science, Virginia Tech

A.A.S. Veterinary Technology, Northern Virginia Community College

Jessica Del Toro, LVT

Jessica grew up in Northern Virginia, and after a brief stint in Chicago after undergrad, has returned to the area. Her interests are in radiology, exotic pet care, and animal behavior. When not working, she enjoys going to concerts, movies, or going on long walks with her dogs. She lives in Alexandria with her husband, Chris; her two dogs, Kota the Rat Terror terrier mix and Leeloo the pug; and her corn snake, Korben.

Assistant Manager

Licensed Vet Technician

Education: B.S. Biology, University of Mary Washington

A.A.S. Veterinary Technology, Northern Virginia Community College

Liz Williams

Born and raised in Springfield, Liz joined our team in May 2010. She graduated from JMU in December 2013 and came back to Fort Hunt as a full-time assistant. She is currently in the NOVA Online LVT She has two dogs, Tasha and Dierks.



Michael Dickson

Michael has been part of our team since October 2011. Born and raised in Alexandria, he is the proud owner of 3 dogs and a cat. He is currently attending Northern Virginia Community College where he is studying criminal justice. He plans to take on a career in law enforcement. In his free time Michael enjoys spending time at the gym, weight training, hiking, swimming, and just being outdoors.

Kennel Manager

Veterinary Assistant

Interests: Outdoor Recreation, Law Enforcement

Roxan DeLeo

Roxan has been a valuable member of the FHAH team since 1990. She currently lives in Alexandria with many pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds. Pictured at right is Sinbad, her beloved dog.

Veterinary Assistant

Interests/Hobbies: Angry cats, Snoopy, Video games, The Legwarmers and other 80s music

Megan O'Dell

Megan joined the Fort Hunt Family in 2014 and is currently a student at Northern Virginia Community College. She is focusing on science so that she may pursue a career in medicine. Megan loves animal care and hopes to one day become an animal physical therapist.

Veterinary Assistant

Interests: Reading, Soccer, Grey's Anatomy

Macarena Palacios

Macarena joined our team in 2016 as a kennel assistant and was promoted to veterinary assistant shortly after. She was born in Lima, Peru but raised in Alexandria, Virginia. She is attending Northern Virginia Community College in hopes to become a licensed vet tech. She is the proud mom of Milo, her beloved Parson Russell Terrier, as well as a pair of lovebirds and a sun conure named Pepa. 

Interests: Harry Potter, Makeup, Animal Welfare


Jaide Colby

Jaide joined our Fort Hunt family in July 2016. She's originally from Washington state and moved here with her boyfriend for better job opportunities. Jaide went to school in WA for veterinary assisting and became a certified assistant. She plans to further her education into becoming a LVT. Jaide really enjoys taking pictures of her 3 cats Timon, James, and Tucker. She loves animal care.

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Office Hours

Day Morning Afternoon
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7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am Closed
7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 12:00pm Closed


I have been using Ft. Hunt Animal Hospital for about 30 years and have always found the doctors and staff to be very caring. I appreciate the time spent explaining specific findings and answering questions. I never feel rushed.

Alexandria, VA

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