Originally from Newport News, VA, Dj has always held a passion for animals, teaching, and research. He graduated from the Blue Ridge Community College veterinary technician program in 2008 and continued his education to complete his master's in public health at George Mason University. He comes from a background in academia, infectious disease research, small animal practice, and zoo/wildlife medicine. Dj is very active in the veterinary community often volunteering in the hospital at the Maryland Zoo. As a Practice Manager, he is committed to quality care of every patient, educating our clients, and leading his associates to success. Dj has a love for french bulldogs but oddly enough, he has a miniature Australian Shepherd at home named Minerva.