Kathleen Phillips, DVM and Owner
Dr. Kathleen Phillips graduated from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Having practiced small animal medicine and surgery in the Springfield area since graduation, Dr. Phillips is extremely excited to share her experience and Fear Free approach to pet care with everyone at Franklin Farm! Dr. Phillips enjoys working with both dogs and cats, but has soft spots for ornery tuxedo cats and little dogs who snort. She is originally from Buffalo, New York, and loves to discuss the fortunes and misfortunes of her beloved Bills and Sabres. An avid Nationals fan, she can often be found sitting along the third baseline at Nationals Park with her husband Matt, her son Ethan, and anyone else who will tolerate her love of underrated third basemen and a good pitcher's duel. Her pup Scruffy and Groot adopted the family and is enjoying all of the exciting Phillips' adventures.
Wanda Hudgins, LVT, CVPM and Owner
Wanda Hudgins is a certified veterinary practice manager and a licensed veterinary technician who has been working in and managing veterinary hospitals since 2000. She has worked with Dr. Phillips for more than 17 years. She is a graduate of V.M.I., Purdue's Veterinary Management Institute as well as AAHA's Veterinary Management School. She is also an active and long-standing member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, where she volunteers reviewing CVPM applications. Wanda's professional interests include patient care, fear free culture, client relations and business management. She is currently studying to become a Certified Canine Massage Therapist and will be offering this much needed service to our furry friends.
She is originally from Wisconsin and enjoys cheese, brats and the Packers. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Jon, her dog Sweet Maple Moon, relaxing on the beach, music, martial arts, Capitals hockey, enjoying wine and food pairings, walks in nature, and reading.
Esther (Hee Young) Eng, DVM
Dr. Esther (Hee Young) Eng graduated from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She completed a rotating small animal internship with the Hope Advanced Veterinary Center in Vienna, VA and is Fear Free certified. Dr. Eng has a special interest in veterinary behavior and will be joining Animal Behavior Wellness Center in the fall and will also be performing relief services with us. We are very excited to have her continuing with us in a relief capacity.
During down time, she likes to relax on her big, squishy couch while watching Netflix with her husband (Curtis) and fur babies (Bella - a diabetic Lab mix, and Pearl - a Golden Retriever puppy, the newest addition to the family).
Stacey Sparacino, LVT
Stacey Sparacino is a Licensed Veterinary Technician from Arizona. Stacey has been a veterinary technician since 2003. She originally started her career in general practice and soon moved onto specialty practice. She has worked in Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Surgery and Oncology. Stacey came to Franklin Farm Veterinary Clinic to become part of a fear free patient culture. She believes that the fear free approach is one of the most important aspects of veterinary medicine. Stacey’s heart belongs to her son, Keegan. Stacey also enjoys her nights with her dog, Ari Gold Skeeter, and cats, Cheeto, Jett, Sneetch and Nessie (who all sleep in bed with her at night). In her spare time, she loves to explore Virginia, hike and binge watch shows on Netflix.
Cara Smidt, LVT
Bio coming soon!
Caroline Webster, Veterinary Assistant
Caroline is a 28-year-old long time Herndon resident who has a dog, Snuffy, a cat, Bron, and a snake, Izzy. She has worked at Franklin Farm Veterinary Clinic for 5 years and loves being a veterinary assistant. She plans on going back to school to become a licensed veterinary technician. She enjoys talking with the pet parents and loves the fear free techniques she incorporates into each pet visit.
In her free time, she enjoys being outside in nature, going to the gym, and shopping.
Liliana Vasquez, Veterinary Assistant
Lili is originally from New York and moved to Virginia when she was eight years old. Lili realized her passion for animals when she got her first puppy, Dori, a Cairn Terrier. Lili trained Dori and Dori stole her heart. Lili grew up pet sitting and dog walking for family and friends. Lili's studies are geared to pre-veterinarian at NVCC, with plans of transitioning into the Veterinary Technology program to become a licensed veterinary technician.
In her free time, Lili enjoys spending time with her two sisters and her large family, reading, listening to music, and learning how to play the acoustic guitar. Maybe one day, she will serenade us with her talent.
Holly Anderson, Veterinary Assistant
Holly has always had a desire to help animals from a young age. As a native of the Washington DC area, she has 17 years and growing in the veterinary field. Her favorite part of the job are the relationships she builds with clients and their pets.
Her hobbies include horseback riding, hiking with her dogs, kayaking, and fishing. She has a French Bulldog puppy named “Matilda” that has stolen her heart and her sweet and well behaved 8 year old BullMastiff Mix boy named “Wyatt Earp”. Holly enjoys spending time with family and friends in her free time.
Sarah Wolodkowicz, Veterinary Assistant
Sarah graduated from Stetson University, with a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology. She has furthered her interest in the veterinary field and wants to pursue a career as a veterinarian. Sarah has a passion for positively impacting fur babies and pet parents. She also enjoys working with the Franklin Farm team and learning alongside them every day.
In her free time, she enjoys tennis, hiking, volleyball, scary movies, snuggling with her babies, playing video games, and going on new adventures with friends. Sarah loves spending time with her sassy corgi, Magnolia Mae, and her jack russell terrier, Ted the Fed.
Samantha Crispino, Veterinary Assistant
Samantha is a veterinary technician student from Arizona with 5 years of experience in the field. After she receives her veterinary technician license, she eventually would love to specialize in dentistry. Samantha’s love for all animals started at a very young age. From growing up with dogs and cats, to horses and cattle, her passion has turned into a dream job. She has her own little pack at home that consists of two dogs named Rogue and Dexter and one cat named Oni. Rogue is her 4-year-old Siberian Husky that she loves to hike with, while Dexter is her little Pekingese mix that would rather be carried everywhere. When Sam is not working, she is either out exploring new places, on a hike with Rogue, or playing video or board games.
Miranda McBride, Seasonal Veterinary Assistant
Miranda graduated from the University of Tennessee majoring in animal science, while minoring in biology and, wildlife and fisheries studies. She hopes to become a veterinarian and is attending Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine. While at University of TN, she loved giving tours as a campus ambassador and was an active member of Alpha Delta Pi. She was also the secretary of the pre-veterinarian club and worked in the dean's office in the college of Agriculture. In addition, she enjoyed performing in campus musical theater productions.
She joined the Franklin Farm Veterinary Clinic team in 2018 and enjoys learning new things each day. Every shift shows her that this is truly what she wants to do for the rest of her life. She also worked at Frying Pan Farm Park as a farmer. There, she cared for and worked with all sorts of large animals. Miranda loves classic rock, the Washington Capitals and our National Parks. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, painting, being outside, and dancing.
Andrea Lammi, Veterinary Assistant-in-Training
Andrea is currently finishing her high school diploma at Oakton High School. She has one dog named Sugar who is an 11-year-old Bichon Frise mix and has been taking care of her since she was a puppy. Andrea has had many small animals through the years, and has loved taking care of them. She also has 2 rescued male guinea pigs that have been with her for about 3 years now. Volunteering at animal shelters when time permits is something she loves to do as well. She has had a passion for animals all her life and it has just been getting stronger. She loves to play volleyball, and is playing for a travel club team. In her free time she enjoys being with her fur babies, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Charlotte Peterkin, Seasonal Veterinary Assistant
Charlotte Peterkin is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in pre-veterinary animal sciences at Purdue University. Her previous animal experiences include handling animals during adoption events, shadowing small animal veterinarians at local clinics, attending animal science programs at Virginia Tech and Atlantic Veterinary College at University of Prince Edward Island, and working as an animal attendant. Charlotte loves caring for animals and provided compassionate hospice care for her pup, Lily. Charlotte loves spending time with her new pups, Bo and Lacy.
Megan Turner, Seasonal Veterinary Assistant
Megan Turner is currently pursuing a degree in biology from UVA. She loves animals, medicine and helping others. Her most treasured activities are volunteering at a local animal hospital and spending time with her family, including her precious golden retriever, Lulu. Lulu has many special tricks, such as her signature high five and ability to “waltz.” Megan enjoys spending time with Lulu and her black lab best friend, Julep, by teaching them new tricks, going on walks, and by giving them lots of treats. Megan spent much of her childhood in Bethany Beach, Delaware, and loves to visit her grandparents and cousins there on the weekends.