Woodbridge Animal Hospital Staff
Jim McDonald, D.V.M. - Chief of Medicine
Dr. McDonald and his wife, Liz, have five children: Ryan, Megan, Devin, Brittany and T.J. They also have two Golden Retrievers: Paris and Cayman. Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling, golf, tennis, reading and spending time with the family.
Angela Bakanas, D.V.M
Dr. Bakanas and her husband, Brian, have a daughter named Claudia. They also have three dogs, four cats, two horses and a turtle. Dr. Bakanas enjoys horseback riding, reading, and baking.
Lisa Osier-Rodrigo, D.V.M.
Dr. Osier-Rodrigo spends most of her free time with her husband, daughter and furry family members Denver the dog and Fossey the cat. She also enjoys exercising, reading and watching sports, especially NY Giants football!
Cheryl Phillips, D.V.M.
Dr. Phillips and her husband, Shawn, have three children - Savannah, Colton, and Taylor. Their pets include: Panther (a Standard Poodle), Bella (a Pomeranian), Ajax (a Boxer), and two cats: Shelby and Clark. Outside of the office, she enjoys running/adventure races, horseback riding, and taking part in activities with her family.
Tonya Shackelford, D.V.M.
Dr. Shackelford and her husband Lee have two children. Outside of the office, she enjoys biking, hiking, and spending time with her kids.
Katrina Salter, D.V.M.
Dr. Salter shares her home with Maggie and Diesel (Saint Bernards), Badger (Lab/Pomeranian mix), and Eddie (an African Grey parrot). Outside of the office she enjoys travelling and cooking.
Mariea Ross-Estrada, D.V.M.
Dr. Ross-Estrada met her husband, Daniel in college. They have two pets: "Apollo" (red eared slider) and "Frijoles Negros" (Chihuahua/Jack Russell/Dachshund). Outside of the office, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and exploring Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia.
Alicia Boyce, D.V.M.
Dr. Boyce joined our practice in 2004, but left to work in the Northwest in 2008 due to her husband's military transfer. Happily, she returned to Woodbridge in 2012. Her specialty interests include emergency and critical care medicine, soft tissue surgery and feline medicine.
Dr. Boyce and her husband, John, have two children – Lillian & Virginia. Their pets include their adorable pug, Pudge, and three cats. When not at work, Dr. Boyce enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
M. Idina O’Brien, V.M.D.
Dr. O’Brien says that, as an emergency clinician at Woodbridge Animal Hospital, it is humbling to see the determination that pets and their families have to overcome serious illness or injury and says it’s an honor to play a part in the recovery process. She has two pets: Reese (a perfectly behaved ShihTzu) and Sally (a frequently naughty mixed breed). Outside the office, she enjoys tennis, golf, theater and watching the Yankees and to their impressive collection of World Series trophies.
Maggie Derakhshan, D.V.M.
Dr. Derakhshan feels privileged to witness the human-animal bond and to help people and their pets in their times of greatest need. She shares her home with a three-legged Chihuahua named Bitty and her two handsome cats, Moose and Weanie. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Derakhshan enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking/biking on trails, traveling, and being near the water.
Geoff Tucker, D.V.M.
When not working at the hospital Dr. Tucker enjoys spending time with his wife and children, gardening and rooting for the Redskins, Nationals and the Capitals.
Genevieve Henderson, Hospital Manager
Genevieve and her husband have three grown sons and a poodle mix named Bentley. She enjoys gardening, reading, antiquing, and remodeling.
Renee Wells, Executive Assistant to Dr. McDonald
In Renee's free time, she enjoys photography, gardening, traveling and taking care of her many pets (two dogs, five cats and a backyard full of birds, squirrels, chipmunks, cottontails and raccoons), as well as exploring the world with her fiancé.
Marla Akau, L.V.T. - Head Technician
Marla and her husband, Brian, have two children - Jacob and Abigail. They also have Lollipop and Patsy Kline (both Boston Terriers) Benji (a poodle mix) and one cat named Sugar Magnolia. When not at the office, she enjoys reading, nature walks/hiking, gardening, and spending time with Brian and the kids.
Brian Akau - Head Technician
Brian lives with his wife Marla, their two children, Jacob and Abigail, 2 dogs, Lollipop and Patsy Kline, 2 cats, Sugar Magnolia and Claudius Decimus Meridius. While not at WAH he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.
Erin Hannah, L.V.T. - Licensed Technician
Erin has two children - Hannah & Dayton. Erin, Hannah and Dayton are the "forever family" for a hound mix named Lou. When not in the office Erin likes to read, have dinner with friends, and go to the park with her little ones.
Libby Jordan, L.V.T. - Licensed Technician
Libby has three children, and multiple animals (4 dogs, 2 cats, a bird, and a few reptiles) that take up much of her free time, but she also enjoys cake decorating and running.
Lisa Svoboda, L.V.T. – Licensed Technician
Lisa enjoys traveling (anywhere) and spending time with friends and family, routing for, yelling at, and crying with the NY Giants and the NY Yankees. Currently, she is still being trained by her 14 year old 'Heinz 57', Nina.
Raneir Hart, L.V.T./C.V.T. - Licensed Technician
Raneir has two cats, Amelia Airehart and Blossom. When not working in the hospital, she enjoys the outdoors, specifically horseback riding, hiking and sailing.
Jennie (Taggart) Custer, Pharmacy Technician Supervisor
Jennie has a son, Vinnie, and shares her home with Rocky (a 3-legged Min. Pinscher), Misty (a Shar-pei mix), Pogo (Chihuahua) and two cats - Thumper and Romeo. Outside of the office, she enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her husband, Frank, of 21 years.
Joanna Cocherell, Head Receptionist & Account Manager
Joanna and her husband, Scott, have two girls, Taylor and Mackenzie. They also have two Labrador Retrievers and three cats. Outside of the office, she enjoys shopping, reading and driving the kids to their many activities.
Samantha Duvall, Evening Receptionist Supervisor
Samantha shares her home with 3 dogs (a pit bull mix named Jessie, a beagle named Penny and a pointer mix named Magick) 5 cats (Electra, Autumn,Xander, Stella, and Gigidy), and 3 ferrets (Oz, Marshall, and Lily).
Pat Brennan, Kennel Manager
Pat and her husband Kenny have 2 children. Outside of work, Pat is a seasoned marathoner and swimmer. She enjoys all outdoor sports and activities especially tennis with her husband and hiking with her dobe pup, Breyers.