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:
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 is 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.