Meet the Staff

The Blooms Crossing Care Team



Dr. Shaughnessy

Dr. Shaughnessy is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After completing three years in a mixed animal practice in Pennsylvania, she decided to move to northern Virginia to focus exclusively on dogs and cats. Dr. Shaughnessy's interests lie in small animal internal medicine and getting puppies and kittens off to a healthy start. Dr. Shaughnessy is a member of the AVMA and is a past board member of the Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association.  She has authored several articles on women in veterinary medicine. In her free time, Dr. Shaughnessy enjoys travelling with her two teenage daughters and playing with her Golden Retriever, Maggie.


Samantha is Head Technician. Her knowledge and experience keeps a crazy day at the clinic going smoothly. She has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician for five years. Pets and clients alike appreciate the good vibes of her positive personality.






Tara is a Veterinary Assistant and Head Receptionist. Tara intends to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She loves hiking with her dog, drawing, and ice cream.







Ariana is a Veterinary Assistant with Blooms Crossing Animal Hospital and a Boarding Attendant with Yappie Cuttery. She graduated from Garfield Senior High School in 2016 and loves to take care of animals. She loves all animals, from furry to scale-y. Currently, Ariana is studying to become a Veterinary Technician and eventually a veterinarian. She wants to treat cats and dogs, of course, but also reptiles and even farm animals. In her free time, she loves to relax with her five cats and two dogs. In addition, Ariana likes to spend time rescuing animals in need of "fur-ever" homes.