After residing on Capitol Hill for many years, Dr. Antkowiak and Dr. Miller decided to build a veterinary hospital of their own amongst the neighbors and friends that make this neighborhood the best in DC. The clinic incorporates high quality veterinary medicine, the latest technology, a friendly, knowledgeable staff and is an establishment that reflects the diversity and energy that personifies the H St. Corridor.
We are happy to introduce you to our staff:
Matthew T. Antkowiak, DVM
Dr. Antkowiak is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (BS) in 1993 and the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1997. Dr. Antkowiak has been an emergency veterinarian for 15 years with SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center. A member of the SouthPaws intern class of 1997-98, Dr. Antkowiak assumed leadership of the SouthPaws internship program in 2002 and has been responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation, scheduling and selection of the new doctors to the program. Dr. Antkowiak was on the Brighheart Medical Advisory Board from 2009-2011. He is a member of the AVMA, DCVMA and NVVMA.
Chris A. Miller, DVM
Dr. Miller is a graduate of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is originally from Birmingham, Alabama and attended the University of Southern Mississippi for his undergraduate degree. His veterinary interest include surgery, dentistry, dermatology and internal medicine. Dr. Miller volunteers with the Washington Humane Society by spaying and neutering DC’s feral cat population. He has always had a special interest in sight hounds, since he owned his first retired racing greyhound, Elliot. Since 2006 Chris has lived in Washington DC’s H St corridor. Chris is the proud owner of Tater Tot, a brown and white Italian Greyhound, Downey, a black & white domestic shorthair cat (be sure to ask Dr. Miller how he got his name) and Chester, an orange tabby cat. Chris enjoys travel, soccer, running, sailing, playing guitar and listening to music of all kinds.
Brittany Cartlidge, DVM
Dr. Cartlidge grew up in Jupiter, Florida. She is a graduate of University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her B.S. in Animal Sciences in 2004 and her DVM in 2008. Go Gators! After graduation, Dr. Cartlidge completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at NYC Veterinary Specialists in Manhattan. Her professional interests include ophthalmology, dentistry and dermatology. She also enjoys traveling, yoga and spending time with friends. Dr. Cartlidge lives in DC with her orange tabby cats, Renard and Puck.
Heather McCurdy, DVM
Dr. Heather McCurdy grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her mother was a docent at the local city zoo, and Dr. McCurdy spent her childhood helping raise orphaned animals such as a jaguar cub named Rema, a lion cub named Togo, several mischievous raccoons, a squirrel or two, and even a clutch of mallard ducks. These orphaned animals added to the snakes, rabbits, cats and dogs that made up the family pets. Growing up in this environment made becoming a veterinarian a natural choice. After graduating with a degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. McCurdy attended the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2001. Following an internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Rochester, New York and a stint working at Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency clinic in Annapolis, Maryland, she started a family and entered general practice in the DC area. She has lived in the Brookland neighborhood since 2002, where she and her husband raise their two daughters, two dogs and cat.
Noon Kampani, DVM
Dr. Kampani has considered DC home since 1999. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Biology and Business Management, has a graduate degree from Georgetown University and attended Virginia Tech for Veterinary School. Dr. Kampani has been practicing veterinary medicine in the DC area since 2008. She is currently serving on the board of the DC Academy of Veterinary Medicine and the DC Veterinary Medical Association. She volunteers one Sunday a month at the Washington Humane Society. Prior to Veterinary School, Dr. Kampani used to give tours at the National Zoo as part of the FONZ (Friend’s of the National Zoo) program. Her professional interests include pain management, geriatric care, dermatology and internal medicine. She enjoys hiking, playing tennis, golf and traveling. She lives in Washington with her dog, Hobbs, who often accompanies her to work at AtlasVet.
Anne Todd Hodgdon, DVM
Dr. Anne Todd Hodgdon joined AtlasVet after practicing small animal medicine in northern Virginia for 7 years. Originally from Virginia, she achieved her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Virginia Tech after attending the University of Virginia for her undergraduate degree. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her black lab mix, Baylor, and her black cat, Kai. Despite the torn allegiance between Virginia schools, Dr. Hodgdon is a die-hard Indiana basketball fan. She also enjoys travel, kickboxing, independent films, and reading.
Jenny Rainey, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Rainey wanted to be a veterinarian since her first childhood pet, a Scottish terrier, passed away when she was in kindergarten. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and received her Bachelors of Science in both Biology and Animal Sciences from the University Of Kentucky (go wildcats!). She graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 2008 (War Eagle!). Continuing her tour of the southeast, Dr. Rainey then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Rainey trekked west to practice in a large, progressive veterinary hospital in Colorado Springs for three years until she decided to move closer to home and family in the DC area. Dr. Rainey has practiced in northern Virginia for 4 years before joining the Atlas team. In her spare time, Dr. Rainey enjoys being outdoors, biking, running, rock climbing, triathlons and especially hiking with her two Dobermans, Bella and Sawyer.
Christina Klare, DVM
Originally from Florida, Dr. Klare attended the University of South Florida for her undergraduate degree and Michigan State University for veterinary school. Dr. Klare moved to the DC area after graduation and completed a rotating internship program in Gaithersburg, MD. She practiced emergency medicine in DC for over three years before joining the AtlasVet team. Dr. Klare’s favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is seeing a variety of cases and the challenges they present on a daily basis. She enjoys working with clients to determine the best possible solution for them and their pets. Her particular interests include neurology, endocrinology, and anything specific to feline medicine.
Dr. Klare has two dogs, Tank and Quinn, and two cats, Oliver and Charlie. She is a huge proponent of animal rescue work and adoption. She spends some of her free time getting feral cats in her neighborhood spayed or neutered and vaccinated with a local rescue group. She has fostered and found homes for many kittens over the years. She is an avid CrossFit athlete and also enjoys cooking, reading, and hiking. She is proud to be a part of AtlasVet team, helping people and pets in her favorite DC neighborhood