Our Staff

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Team of Animal Medical Center of Cascades in Sterling, VA! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 703-956-1522 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Tracy Ann Teats, LVT, CCRP, Team Lead/Manager

Tracy has worked in the veterinary field since 1997. She started out in customer service, and immediately found herself drawn to the action that went on behind the scenes. She trained and worked as an assistant until 2003, when she started the Veterinary Technology program at Northern Virginia Community College. After graduating in 2005, Tracy continued her education and in 2011 obtained the title of CCRP – Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. Tracy lives in Harpers Ferry, WV with her Akita/Husky mix “Koumoriko,” her recently rescued Akita/Husky mix puppy “Nugget,” and 2 rotten kitties named “Hemi” and “BAD.” She enjoys hiking and biking on the C&O Canal and Appalachian Trail, 4 wheeling and motorcycle riding, watching Baltimore Ravens football and gardening.

Christa Hotle, LVTChrista Hotle, LVT

Christa has been part of the AMC family since 2009 after moving to Northern Virginia from West Texas. She has over 12 years of experience working with companion animals, wildlife and zoo animals. Christa is particularly fond of working with senior pets and finds it both challenging and rewarding to help owners keep their older pets healthy and happy. Other interests include dentistry and emergency medicine. When not working, Christa enjoys walking on woodland trails, spending time with her nephews, and going to Zoos, Aquariums and Museums.

Shannon Valentine, LVTShannon Valentine, LVT

Shannon has over 10 years of animal care experience working with domestic and exotic animals. She spent 6 of the last 8 years in various local emergency/critical care facilities in the surrounding area. Shannon is an LVT who graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology fin 2011. She is working towards a certification in animal rehabilitation.

When not working, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family that includes 3 German shepherds, a ball python named spot, and a rabbit named Sour Patch.

Outpatient Team

Brayan VasquezBrayan Vasquez

Madison Van VolkenburgMadison Van Volkenburg

Natalia AllenNatalia Allen

Tanya TraegerTanya Traeger

Animal Care Taker

Bianca McGovern

Justin Markov Madnick

Lynn HigginsLynn Higgins


Danny PrimroseDanny Primrose


Billie Jo Fake