(703) 754-8000

Willow is looking for our next great Vet!

Willow is looking for our next great Vet!

With a combined 175+ years of Veterinary experience, Willow Animal Hospital has become an important member of the bucolic Vint Hill, VA community since it opened in September 2022.  Willow’s 4 doctors specialize in all aspects of feline and canine care including wellness, diagnostics, surgery, chiropractic, acupuncture, behavioral, holistic medicine, dental, as well as hosting surgeons and other specialty practitioners who add value to both the practice and our clients.  Operating out of a brand-new state of the art 6000 square ft facility, Willow Animal Hospital provides care 7 days a week, including urgent care.

New grads welcome! Start your career out with some of the best doctors in the region:

  • Dr. Andrea Ballou – Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and general small animal medicine.
  • Dr. Shannon Kasmierski – Specializes in cats, general small animal medicine and emergency care.  
  • Dr. Laurel Marley – Specializes in small animal acupuncture/chiropractic care, general small animal medicine and large animal medicine.
  • Dr. Kent Smith (owner) – specializes in small animal medicine and surgery, emergency, and critical care for small animals.

Specialists work on-site with Willow Doctors: Tibor Lazar, DVM, DACVS, Anne Chiapella, DVM, DACVIM

Diagnostics: On-site for CBC, Chemistry, Thyroid and Toxicology Testing, Urinalysis, Radiology, Dental Radiology, Laser Therapy, and Ultrasound.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
  • Solid coursework that includes Vet Hospital management and support.
  • Authorized to work in the US.
  • Appropriate state (Virginia) licensure and insurance.
  • Ability to work in a fast past environment that is always changing.
  • Exceptional listening and verbal skills.
  • Ability to have empathy toward clients and their pets.
  • Interest in teaching students and techs and kennel assistants to ensure the entire hospital is learning together.
  • Outstanding organizational skills—medical and administrative including highly advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, On-line search databases, and Veterinary Software Applications (VIN, Plumbs, etc.,) ez-Vet.
  • Able to thrive in a variety of environments.
  • Bi-lingual a plus

Compensation & Benefits  

  • Salary: $100,000-140,000 (DOE)
  • Non-exempt status.
  • 50% paid BCBS Gold Plan medical insurance. 
  • 100% paid dental/vision.
  • $25.00 toward Aflac long/short term disability plan
  • 401(k) plan eligibility.  Willow Animal Hospital provides Safe Harbor Retirement Plan with 3% match.
  • 3 weeks PTO.
  • Paid holidays.
  • $500 annual uniform allowance.
  • Rabies vaccine after 1 year of employment.
  • Rabies titers every 2 years.
  • $2,500 annually towards CE.
  • Paid annual dues and license fees 
  • Flexible Spending Account

This is a great opportunity for a new grad or young vet to work under one of Northern Virginia’s most beloved and accomplished Veterinarians—Dr. Kent Smith. Dr. Smith believes in hands-on, positive mentoring, which includes all aspects of animal care and hospital management, from surgeries to diagnostics to being a mentor to Vets, Vet Techs, Vet Assistants,  and Kennel assistants alike, and a trusted resource for clients.

How to apply:
To be considered please send resume and cover letter to Hospital Manager Patty Muller: [email protected]


Willow Animal Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace,

and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.


4228 Aiken Drive
Vint Hill, VA 20187

Contact Us for an Appointment:
Office: (703) 754-8000
Fax: (540) 216-0959