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. Matthew Antkowiak, DVM

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.
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Dr. Chris A. Miller, DVM

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 with his wife, Tanya, who practices emergency veterinary medicine in Annapolis, Maryland.  They are the proud owners 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 Jackson, an orange tabby cat.  Chris enjoys travel, soccer, running, sailing, playing guitar and listening to music of all kinds.

Dr. Chris A. Miller, DVM

Keith de la Cruz, DVM

Dr. de la Cruz was born at Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC, and he lived in Arlington and Bethesda growing up. He earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of Maryland College Park, and he graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. de la Cruz practiced near Milwaukee for two years before moving back to the DC area in 2004.
Dr. de la Cruz is currently the Treasurer/Secretary of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and is a Past President of the Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. He is also a member of the DC Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. de la Cruz volunteers at the Alexandria Animal Welfare League as a member of their visiting veterinarian program. His professional interests include internal medicine and dermatology.
Dr. de la Cruz fancies himself quite the guitar player and enjoys playing and writing music in his free time. He also loves to travel whenever he can make the time. Dr. de la Cruz lives in Alexandria with his girlfriend and their spoiled dog Max, a Rat Terrier mix.

Dr. Chris A. Miller, DVM

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 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. Chris A. Miller, DVM

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.

Dr. Chris A. Miller, DVM

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.