Dr. Travis Taylor
Dr. Travis Taylor, a Northern Virginia native, became interested in veterinary medicine while growing up on a small family farm in Nokesville. In addition to taking care of animals on the farm, Dr. Taylor began his veterinary career as a teenager working at a local animal hospital.
After graduating from Virginia Tech, Dr. Taylor went on to receive his Doctorate degree from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. His post graduate work was completed through the Perdue Veterinary Management Institute. In May, 2012, Dr. Taylor received his executive MBA from George Mason University.
Dr. Taylor joined Centreville Animal Hospital in 2003 and worked as an Associate Veterinarian and a Hospital Director until he and his wife, Dr. Crystal Taylor, purchased the practice from Dr. Fred Garrison in September 2011. Dr. Taylor has ensured that Centreville Animal Hospital continues to be a practice devoted to providing the best quality veterinary care to our community as well as dedicated to strengthening the human-animal bond.
Dr. Taylor is an active member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) and Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) where he has served in the capacity of Secretary/Treasurer and Officer.
Dr. Taylor currently serves as a mentor to students actively involved or seeking involvement in veterinary medicine. He is passionate about promoting patient care through collaboration within the profession. He enjoys challenging cases especially where the patient’s quality of life can be improved with the aid of surgical procedures.
Dr. Taylor is married to Dr. Crystal Taylor, co-owner of Centreville Animal Hospital. They have two young sons, Grant and Oliver. There four legged family includes a foxhound cross named Brix, and two cats, Emma and Carrot. He enjoys multiple hobbies including: working on and driving a vintage British sports car, running and outdoors activities.
In 2013 the Taylors lost “Harley” the Great Dane who was a beloved member of the Taylor family for eleven and a half years. In Harley’s memory the Taylors have set up a non-profit organization called “Harley’s Healers” that helps provide veterinary care to patients in need.
Outside of Veterinary medicine the Taylor family developed Sandy River Vineyards from the ground up. When they are not at Centreville Animal Hospital they are busy in the Vineyard. The Taylors are both actively involved in promoting the Virginia Wine Industry and are active members in the Virginia Vineyards Association.
Dr. Crystal Taylor, DVM, cVMA
Dr. Crystal Taylor likes to focus on a whole body approach for each patient. She enjoys both the medical and surgical aspects of veterinary medicine, and has particular expertise in performing abdominal ultrasound procedures. In addition to conventional veterinary medicine, she is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (cVMA) and is passionate about partnering with clients on relieving pain and tension for their pets, while improving their quality of life. Dr. Taylor will complete her certification in canine rehabilitation (CCRP) in 2015, as well as, certification in pain management allowing her to further extend the years pets spend with their family!
Dr. Crystal Taylor is originally from Martinsville, VA, a small town in the southern part of the state. From an early age, she enjoyed caring for animals. As a child she was active in youth organizations such as 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) and enjoyed riding horses. Growing up she spent her time volunteering and working at several veterinary hospitals in Martinsville, VA.
Dr. Crystal Taylor graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences and received her doctorate from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) , Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), and Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association(NVVMA) from that moment on. She is also a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, which aids in making the veterinary visit for our feline friends more enjoyable. Her veterinary experience includes working at practices in Ashburn, Amissville, and Haymarket prior to arriving at Centreville Animal Hospital. In late 2011, she and her husband, Dr. Travis Taylor, became owners of Centreville Animal Hospital.
In addition to practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Crystal Taylor is passionate about wine making and has been working on the family’s start-up vineyard, Sandy River Vineyards in Danville, VA. She completed a winemaking certificate from UC Davis which has been helpful in the new vineyard.
When not at the hospital and not at the vineyard, Dr. Crystal Taylor enjoys spending time with her two sons, Grant and Oliver, her adopted hound, Brix, and two cats, Carrot and Emma. She also likes to run, ski, and travel.
Dr. Rhonda Pierce
Dr. Pierce’s passion for animals developed from an early age while working on her grandparents’ farm in a small town in Iowa. Her love for animals grew well into her high school and college years when she took on jobs such as kennel assistant as well as a veterinary assistant at a local veterinary hospital.
Dr. Pierce received her doctorate from Iowa State University in 1994. Since then she has practiced in four veterinary hospitals including, Centreville Animal Hospital which she joined in 1997. She has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), DC Academy and the Ultrasound Society for many years. She has also served on the board of directors for a veterinary distributing company called PVP and currently serves on the board of directors for the Hope Center in Vienna, VA.
Dr. Pierce has spent an incredible amount of time doing advanced training in many areas over the years including surgery-abdominal and ophthalmic; internal medicine including abdominal ultrasound and thoracic/cervical ultrasound. Her advanced ultrasound skills have contributed to the way we are able to evaluate cases and not only diagnose, but treat many disease processes. In addition to ultrasound and surgery, Dr. Pierce also has a love for behavioral medicine.
Dr. Pierce is an active member of her community as well as her church. She teaches women’s bible study and volunteers at her son’s elementary school helping with their literacy program. She enjoys going on short term projects that improve people’s lives such as: heading to New Jersey to help rebuild homes for the people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
When Dr. Pierce is not working, teaching or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family; enjoys running/hiking with her Doberman, Titan; biking and spending time at the gym. She also likes to read and has a secret love for making Chainmaille jewelry.
Dr. Marsha Pollock
Dr. Pollock was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Her veterinary career began while she was a high school student by joining Centreville Animal Hospital in 2003 as part of our Boarding Assistant team. She later became a Licensed Veterinary Technician and continued her education to become a veterinarian.
Dr. Pollock graduated with honors from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in May 2011. She was the salutatorian of the 2011 veterinary class.
Dr. Pollock enjoys all aspects of the veterinary medicine, and is particularly interested with internal medicine cases, pain management, and client education. She also enjoys pet dentistry, anesthesia and performing joint injections.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Pollock greatly enjoys hiking, running and playing a variety of sports, especially soccer. She is also a huge football fan and cheers for the Hokies, Steelers, and Redskins. She has 3 cats and 3 dogs at home, all of which are rescues.
Dr. Katie Proia
Dr. Proia graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois in May 2014, after receiving her Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida. While at the University of Illinois, Dr. Proia was the Chapter President of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, Illinois Student Chapter, and was awarded the 2014 “Novartis Animal Health and Ethicon Surgery Award” for surgical proficiency. Since graduation, she has greatly enjoyed practicing in the Northern Virginia area.
Originally from South Florida, Dr. Proia moved to Fairfax with her husband and Duncan (their fluffy chow chow mix) soon after graduation, and is excited to continue exploring all that the area has to offer!
Dr. Proia is especially interested in small animal internal medicine, abdominal ultrasound, and oncology, as well as the role veterinary medicine plays in public health. Most of all, she enjoys the bonds formed with both her patients and their pet parents. In her spare time, Dr. Proia enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and especially football season (Go Dolphins!). She is so excited to be part of the Centreville Animal Hospital family!
Dr. Jiyou Park
Dr. Park was born and raised in South Korea before moving to the United States. When her first puppy fell ill, Dr. Park wanted her to have the best care possible and took her in to the veterinarian’s office. It was her experiences there and the desire to help heal animals that inspired Dr. Park to make a career in veterinary medicine herself. She graduated from Arizona State University summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biology and finished her Doctorate degree at Purdue University. While in school she held an externship with Centreville Animal Hospital, so she is very excited to have joined the hospital as a doctor! She has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Northern Virginia area for over 5 years.
Dr. Park genuinely enjoys all aspects of the veterinary practice and is particularly interested in dentistry, ultrasounds, and internal medicine. Her special interests include hospice care and pain management. Dr. Park adores all types of dogs and cats, but she has a special place in her heart for small dogs. She is particularly adept at handling them and simply loves working with them.
In her spare time, Dr. Park enjoys spending quality time with her son and husband and taking her two pups, Buja and Kkanji on walks. She enjoys exploring the local community with her family and experimenting with various ethnic cuisines. Dr. Park is fluent in both written and spoken Korean and English. Centreville Animal Hospital is very happy to have her as part of the team!
Dr. Destiny Coleman
Dr. Coleman will be joining our veterinary team upon her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2015.
Special interests of Dr. Coleman include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, working dogs and making the veterinary hospital a positive experience for her patients.
During her time at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Coleman was an active member of the community, including volunteering at the Working Dog Center to help train puppies, serving on the board of the veterinary fraternity Alpha Psi and doing photography for the school newspaper. She also completed a business management certificate through the Veterinary Business Management Association, providing her with the skills needed to be an effective leader and manager. She sought out additional surgical experiences during her clinical year, allowing her to graduate a more confident and experienced surgeon.
Outside of veterinary medicine, you can find Dr. Coleman hiking with Rex her handsome border collie, trying exciting craft brews, or trying to sneak away to travel somewhere new.
Dr. Coleman is elated to start her career working with the clients and patients at Centreville Animal Hospital. Having roots in College Park, MD where she attended the University of Maryland for her bachelor’s degree in animal science, she is looking forward to being back in the DC area and seeing all that Northern Virginia has to offer.