Who We Are

Talented. Thorough. Communicative. The team at Caring Hands Centreville works together towards a singular cause: giving you the absolute best relationship with your pet possible.

Michelle Vitulli

DVM

Michelle Vitulli, DVM Founder of Caring Hands Animal Hospital, Inc is the owner of Caring Hands Animal Hospital, Inc in Centreville and co-owner of Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Bristow, Merrifield, Rockville, and Clarendon.

Dr. Michelle Vitulli, founder, and owner of Caring Hands Animal Hospital, Inc in Centreville, Virginia, is a 1991 graduate of Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Vitulli is a co-owner of 7 other Caring Hands locations, Arlington which opened in 2002, Bristow, which opened in 2005, Ashburn which opened in 2007, Alexandria, which opened in 2012, Merrifield, which opened in 2014, Rockville which opened in 2015, Clarendon which opened in 2016, and a location in Aventura, FL in 2017.  She has interests in cardiology, and medicine, and preventive care for senior pets. Dr. Vitulli, and her husband Bob have three children, Daniel, Julia and Anna, a dog named Harley, and three cats named Dewey, Little Bear, and Aslan.

Megan Clendenin

DVM

Megan Clendenin, DVM Medical Director of Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Centreville

Dr. Clendenin, associate veterinarian, graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine after completing her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University.  Having grown up in Northern Virginia, she is excited to be back in the area.  Her veterinary interests include surgery, imaging, and dermatology.  Outside of work she enjoys reading, cooking, and wine tasting, and spending time being outdoors and traveling.  She and her fiancé currently share their home with a lab mix named Callie and two cats, Mulligan, and Nancy who was found and brought to the hospital by a good samaritan one Christmas Eve. She came home with Dr. Clendenin to recover after surgery to amputate an injured leg and ended up joining the family!

Jennifer Ledesma

DVM

Dr. Ledesma, associate veterinarian, graduated from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Huntington Beach, CA and received her undergraduate degree in Biology from California State University, Fullerton. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, preventative care, and dermatology. Dr. Ledesma’s interests outside of work include being active and spending time with her family. Dr. Ledesma is a California girl at heart but is enjoying all that Northern Virginia has to offer. She currently lives in Clifton with her husband, daughter and goofy Golden Retriever named Hero.

Amy Benjamin

DVM

Dr. Benjamin, associate veterinarian, graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, after receiving undergraduate degrees in psychology and zoology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and San Francisco State University.  She had been working as a veterinarian for the past 13 years in Berkeley, California at the specialty, emergency and general medicine small animal hospital her father has owned since 1976.  Although she was well established as an experienced associate veterinarian and the medical director at Berkeley Dog and Cat Hospital in California, she has found her new “vet-home” at Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Centreville.  Her husband’s work moved her family to the DC metro area in October 2018 and she is excited to have joined the Caring Hands team! Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, preventative medicine, and ultrasound.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, cooking, exercising and enjoying the outdoors in Virginia.

Shona Tsoumalis

BVMS

Dr. Tsoumalis, associate veterinarian, graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 2016. She grew up in Perth, Scotland and after completing veterinary school, she moved to the South East of England where she spent two years working at a small animal general practice. She relocated to the Northern Virginia area in 2018. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, dentistry and senior patient care. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, hiking, going to sports games and exploring the Virginia/DC area. She currently lives in Reston with her husband and their very affectionate diabetic cat named Billie, who relocated with them from England.

What Your Neighbors Say…

I have my own business as a pet care provider. 80% of my clients utilize the services of Caring Hands. One of my clients whom is a veterinarian (on leave) highly recommended them when I frantically called her for advice for my lethargic, Bengal cat. They treated him like the king he believes he is. In less than 24 hours he has improved. I so appreciate the care, the easy to understand information provided and the energy of the entire staff.
Kelli
We have been using Caring Hands Animal Hospital for our kitties for several years now. We had one of them become quite sick recently and he was in and out of the hospital about every other day for 10 days. He was given the best care and he is now doing very well and has recovered completely. They are loving to our kitties and provide excellent care and keep us very much in the loop at every step. We have been very pleased with the care our kitties have received and would highly recommend Caring Hands.
Barbara
We have taken our dogs and cats to Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Centreville for the past 15 years. Our pets have been greeted by name and have been given all the love and attention that I would hope would be given to my child in the doctor’s office. In fact, my husband and I have often remarked that Caring Hands staff always gives us a follow-up phone call and we can never remember that happening when one of our children went to the doctor’s office. I am always impressed by the compassion shown by the staff. During those times when we have been faced with difficult decisions regarding our pets’ health care, we have felt fully supported and were well informed by the veterinarians.
Bill and Kate

What Your Neighbors Say…

I have my own business as a pet care provider. 80% of my clients utilize the services of Caring Hands. One of my clients whom is a veterinarian (on leave) highly recommended them when I frantically called her for advice for my lethargic, Bengal cat. They treated him like the king he believes he is. In less than 24 hours he has improved. I so appreciate the care, the easy to understand information provided and the energy of the entire staff.
Kelli
We have been using Caring Hands Animal Hospital for our kitties for several years now. We had one of them become quite sick recently and he was in and out of the hospital about every other day for 10 days. He was given the best care and he is now doing very well and has recovered completely. They are loving to our kitties and provide excellent care and keep us very much in the loop at every step. We have been very pleased with the care our kitties have received and would highly recommend Caring Hands.
Barbara
We have taken our dogs and cats to Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Centreville for the past 15 years. Our pets have been greeted by name and have been given all the love and attention that I would hope would be given to my child in the doctor’s office. In fact, my husband and I have often remarked that Caring Hands staff always gives us a follow-up phone call and we can never remember that happening when one of our children went to the doctor’s office. I am always impressed by the compassion shown by the staff. During those times when we have been faced with difficult decisions regarding our pets’ health care, we have felt fully supported and were well informed by the veterinarians.
Bill and Kate