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Manassas Veterinary Center

Our nonprofit veterinary center offers a full range of high quality, affordable services

About Anicira Manassas

Manassas Veterinary Center 9975 Pennsylvania Avenue Manassas, VA 20110
Tel: 571.208.0199 Fax: 571.208.0321
Hours Monday - Friday; 7:00am-5:00pm
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Services

Orthopedic Surgery

Radius/Ulna Fracture Repair $2415
Humeral Fracture Repair $2185
Femur Fracture Repair $2415
Tibial Fracture Repair $2184
TPLO $4,895 – $5,380

Surgery Includes:

  • Pre-anesthetic physical examination
  • Individualized general anesthetic plan based on age, body type, breed
  • Vital sign monitoring by professional care team members
  • Pre- and post-operative pain medication to ensure that our patients remain comfortable both during and after the procedure
  • After surgery, each patient is kept comfortable with a warming system
  • Post-op clinic exam if necessary

Financial Assistance

Access to veterinary care is the foundation for a pet’s health and well-being. Our financial assistance programs are designed to ensure no pet suffers because their family is unable to afford veterinary care. If you and your pet need assistance, please contact us and we will work to help you.

Sashi’s Fund provides assistance to pet families in Manassas, Manassas Park, and Prince William County who qualify for Medicaid in accessing veterinary care. Click here to learn more.

Pit Bull Terriers and Pit Bull mixes residing in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County are eligible to receive a $40 spay/neuter surgery through the Pit Fix program. Click here to learn more.

Unexpected veterinary expenses can be stressful. We want to make veterinary care affordable for everyone in the community by offering payment options that will fit into your budget. Click here to learn more.

We’ve compiled a list of organizations who assist with veterinary expenses. Click here to learn more.

What Clients are Saying

I am so happy to have found Anicira!!!! I'd do anything for my dog's health needs, though my prior veterinary dental experience (with another vet) was horrific. I was at a loss when recently being quoted $5000-6000 for his remaining 11 teeth to be extracted at another vet dental clinic, given he doesn't even weigh what $5k in cash would. I was referred to Anicira by a dog rescue I work with. It is an hour drive from me but I'd it all over again. Appointment team was helpful, kind, and very informative. Drop off was a very comfortable, easy - the team was very attentive, reassuring, & notated any details I shared. The vet called me to confirm the procedure was a success, expressed what to expect and lightly went over after care but relayed it would be told again at pick up. Office was busy at 4-4:30 for pick up, the team was polite, efficient, & diligently working through each patient/owner with attention while still maintaining high quality customer service and safely exchanging the animals. This office and team have given me an affordable and quality option for my dog's full dental extractions/aftercare which I otherwise was at a loss to find ways to afford. Thank you to all at Anicira!

By far the best experience I have had with any vet in the area. Spent the past year and a half looking for a vet to remove a suspicious and quickly growing group of masses from my young dog's leg. After a series of biopsies and tons of money spent, was unable to get a clear understanding of what the masses were and was unable to find a vet capable or willing to remove it. Going to Anicira was the best decision I could have made, believe the reviews. Initial consult was with Dr. Creighton but the surgery ended up being performed by Dr. Ayre, both were amazing. The realistic and transparent conversations allowed me to feel educated but confident, and I trusted them to perform an expedited and difficult surgery. Was also reasonably priced. In addition, the three follow up appointments for bandage change, bandage removal, and removal of stiches were free of charge. Although located an hour away, it was worth the many long drives. They are personable and caring, and the facility itself is very clean and organized. So grateful to have found them! My pup was up and back to normal in no time.

All of the staff I encountered from calling to schedule my cat Lily's spay appointment, to bringing her in for the appointment— were knowledgeable, helpful and sincerely nice. I would recommend this location to anyone for their pets needs :) Very helpful in answering any questions I had and I felt very comfortable bringing my cat in for her surgery

I had a WONDERFUL experience here at Anicira. My fur baby Syrus was having trouble urinating after having a urinary blockage days before. I could not afford to proceed with the $4,000 treatment plan recommended by ER vets and was told to euthanize my beloved cat. I had hope, and opted not to euthanize my pet but pay to have his bladder emptied and monitor his progress. A few days later he was not producing enough urine so I contacted Anicria. Their response was very quick and they blocked off a time for him to be seen with time for surgery, if needed. Anicira offered to do the same procedure for $2,000. They offer payment plan options and are very helpful if you can not pay the cost right away. The staff at Anicira were very informative and helped me come up with a preventative care plan to reduce the chance of another blockage. Thankfully, He hadn’t re-blocked but the medication given to him by the emergency animal hospital was too strong for him so, he was given a lower dose of medication. He is now doing alot better since he is alert enough to actually get up and is now on a strict wet food only diet. He is still not 100% himself but he is ALIVE. Thank you guys so much for giving my little guy the care he needed. I plan to donate to this facility once I become financially able to do so!

Very happy with every aspect of my experience with Anicira. Treated my girl very well, provided a comprehensive breakdown to me regarding post-op care. Clean and respectful staff, excellent care, phenomenal prices. Being affordable enabled me to get the proper care for my dog in a timely fashion.

Meet Our Team

Pets are our passion. We ensure that each pet receives the dignity and respect they deserve.

Cate Lemmond CEO and Founding President

Cate is the visionary force behind the Anicira Veterinary Centers, serving as its founding CEO since January 2005. With a deep passion for improving the well-being of pets and their families, Cate has dedicated herself to transforming accessible high-quality veterinary care. Under her leadership, the veterinary hospitals have experienced major growth both in the number of non-human family members served and the range of services provided. Cate received an MS in public policy and animals from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and a BA in government from the University of Virginia. Cate is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) and a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM). She shares her life with her spouse, daughter, and three mixed-breed adopted dogs Bernadette, Liliana, and Louie.

Dr. Megan Oelstrom

Dr. Oelstrom has been involved with Anicira Veterinary Center since October 2013. She started as an associate veterinarian at the Manassas hospital helping the practice to grow and helping countless pets and their families. She now serves as the Chief Medical Officer overseeing all of the Anicira hospitals.

Megan received a BA in biology from the University of Virginia in 2005 and earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia.

She has exhibited a passion for surgery and helping animals in need since veterinary school. During that time, she volunteered with the Rural Area Veterinary Service providing spay/neuter and vaccine clinics in remote areas of the United States.

Megan feels blessed to be able to help animals in her community by providing affordable surgical services.

When not in the hospital, Dr. Oelstrom enjoys many outdoor activities (beach-going, skiing, camping) with her spouse, two children, and her “Mississippi mutt”, Obi.

Andrea was born and raised in Northern Virginia. As a child, Andrea always knew she wanted to work with animals, and her strong love of animals led her to pursue a career helping animals in the veterinary field. Andrea’s favorite part of working at Anicira is being able to help pets, and their families, who otherwise would not be able to afford medical care. Andrea believes that pets are beloved family members who bring tremendous joy and enrich their families’ lives.

Andrea is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and loves the “people” part of management.

Outside of work, Andrea enjoys sailing, water sports, spending time at the beach, gardening, listening to country music, and practicing jiu-jitsu. Andrea also enjoys spending time with her family which includes her spouse, stepsons, dogs, cats, and birds.

Dr. Ashley Signorino

Dr. Signorino, a native of Virginia Beach, graduated from James Madison University with a BS in 2007 and earned her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.

Working at Anicira allows Dr. Signorino to fulfill her lifelong dream of working with animals while also pursuing her passion for education and teaching. She wears many hats, excelling in the dentistry suite, performing surgeries, and solving complex problems.

Dr. Signorino shares her life with her spouse and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys attending Nationals baseball games and JMU football games, or relaxing by the beach.

Dr. Andrew Ayre

Dr. Ayre is an East Coast native, growing up in New York and attending Cornell University, before receiving his DVM from Western University of Health Sciences in California and completing a rotation internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey. After relocating to Virginia, he began practicing emergency medicine, where he enjoyed solving complex cases and working in a fast-paced environment. He brought his knowledge and passion to Anicira in January of 2020 and is enjoying being present for all aspects of his patient’s care alongside a group of dedicated, highly skilled team members. Dr. Ayre especially enjoys the challenges and benefits of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries, working with clients to provide the best possible outcomes for our pets. When not at the hospital, Dr. Ayre is often found ‘tinkering’ around the house on various ‘fix-it’ projects while planning family beach trips with his wife, daughter and beagle-lab mix, Dudley. In his free time, he enjoys overnight hiking, flying kites, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.

Dr. Barbara Bearden’s journey into the world of veterinary medicine began with a passion for animals She embarked on her educational experience at the University of Florida, proudly earning a bachelor’s in animal science in 2012. Following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Bearden graduated from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine, receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 2018.

It was during her formative years that her fascination with the intricacies of veterinary care took root. A cherished Christmas gift, a ‘’vet kit’ sparked a lifelong commitment t the well-being of animals. Dr. Bearden’s love for animals was unwavering and she knew early on that her her path was destined to be one of healing and compassion.

Throughout her career, Dr. Bearden’s favorite aspect of working with animals has been the profound human-animal connection she witnesses every day. The bond between pets and their families is a source of endless inspiration to her. She derives immeasurable gratification from her role in safeguarding the health and happiness of her patients, ensuring that this bond remains unbreakable.

Dr. Bearden finds immense satisfaction in empowering pet families with knowledge about vaccines, spaying/neutering and various preventive measures. Her commitment to her patients’ well-being extends to her strong interest in dermatology and internal medicine, where she applies her skills and knowledge to provide the best care possible.

Outside of work, Dr. Bearden’s life is a harmonious blend of relaxation and adventure. Whether indulging in leisurely days or embarking on hikes in the scenic landscapes of Virginia, she finds joy in a wide array of activities. Her interests range from visits to wineries and movie outings to savoring delectable cuisine, indulging in retail therapy and cherishing moments with friends.

At the heart of Dr. Bearden’s home lies a family of four-legged companions, each with a unique and touching story. Cannon, affectionately known as the ‘coconut retriever,’ was rescued from St. Kitts after being found tied to a decorative cannon. Briar and Guava, two ‘Kittitian kitten,’ became beloved members of the family after being fostered. Cora, an American Pit Bull Terrier, was adopted into the family from a friend’s unexpected litter. Last but not least, Jack, a resilient kitten with a limp and incontinence, captured Dr. Bearden’s heart when he was in need of medical care. He quickly became not just a patient but also a cherished companion, a testament to Dr. Bearden’s enduring commitment to the welfare of animals.

Dr. Tina Brehm

Dr. Brehm joined the Anicira team after completing a rotating internship at the Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia after veterinary school. Originally from Springfield, Dr. Brehm received her BS in Biology and Psychology from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA.

Dr. Brehm has owned and loved shelter pets for her entire life and her top career goal is to share her professional skills with the shelter community and those organizations that support them.  Dr. Brehm strongly believes that if people can afford veterinary care, they can afford to keep their animals- keeping more animals out of shelters.

In addition to surgery and preventive care, Dr. Brehm loves soccer and volleyball and hanging out with her black lab, Vader. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her spouse, Brian, and their two children.

Dr. Brianna Creighton

As an Army Brat, Dr. Creighton moved constantly growing up but through all her changes her love for animals remained constant.  She cultivated her love for animals and healing through riding horses, caring for her family dog & volunteering at wildlife centers & zoos.  In 2010 Dr. Creighton graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors in Biology & continued to work in cancer research for 4 years.  After being accepted at University College of Dublin she graduated in 2018 & continued to Alvarado, Texas for a mixed animal internship working on cattle, goats, sheep, horses, cats, dogs & small exotics.   She spent a year in Northern Virginia expanding her small animal practice skills & knowledge before joining the team at Anicira.

Dr. Creighton lives with her husband (Michael) in Lovettsville, VA with their three-legged dog Luna & three cats, Troiste (three-legged), Mumbo & Bixby & four chickens (Buttercup, Beatrice, Bubbles & Raven).  In her free time she likes to garden, practice yoga, hike & relax.

Dr. Jessica Sands

Dr. Sands received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California-Davis. Her favorite part of working with animals is their big personalities and she believes we are lucky to have pets in our lives. One of her favorite parts of working at Anicira is occasionally receiving a sloppy kiss or two from her beloved patients. Outside of work, Dr. Sands enjoys baby-proofing her house, trying new water sports, and baking babka bread. She has a domestic long-haired cat named Lord Marty McFly.

As a child, Dr. Sonja loved being outdoors and being close to nature. Her love of animals was evident from a very young age. She started working in a veterinary office before she could drive.

Dr. Sonja Szymeczek attended North Carolina State University for her undergraduate degree in Animal Science. After volunteering for 2 years in the U.S. Peace Corps, she returned to North Carolina State University to complete a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a small animal internship at Washington State University and returned to North Carolina State University for a surgery residency. Dr. Sonja Szymeczek is a board-certified American College of Veterinary Surgeons member. She travels to Virginia every month to perform orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries.

Dr. Sonja is married to a retired police officer. They have 3 daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Mary. They have two adopted Golden Retrievers, Bailey, and Bo. In her free time, Dr. Sonja plays poker, loves to hike with her family and frolic at the beach.

Ashlee Todd Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ashlee has been devoted to helping animals since she was a small child caring for her family pets. After earning her AAS degree in Veterinary Technology in 2007, she began working as an LVT and has never looked back. An exceptionally skilled technician, she provides invaluable leadership and experience to Anicira and takes pride in helping families and pets stay together and lead healthier lives. In 2021, Ashlee was promoted to Lead LVT and then in 2023 to operations coordinator – titles she is proud to have earned. She has a passion for emergency medicine and teaching.

She lives a busy life outside of the hospital, caring for her family and animals.

Sam is a dedicated and caring licensed veterinary technician who loves helping animals recover from injury and illness. She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from Virginia Tech and her associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster. At Anicira, Sam most enjoys assisting with dentistry procedures because of how much more comfortable pets are after the procedures. When she is not at work, Sam can be found hiking, reading fantasy books, writing fiction stories, or knitting. She and her dog, Kimber, are both very active and enjoy agility sports, scent work, and canicross.

Animals have always been a big part of Michelle’s life. She started working with horses and then transitioned into the field of small animal veterinary medicine. She received her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Northern Virginia Community College. Michelle believes that pets make our lives more meaningful and enjoys the privilege of working with them each day. She enjoys making a positive difference in her patients’ lives. Outside of work, Michelle stays busy on her small sheep farm and spends many weekends competing at performance events with her three Swedish Vallhunds. They are trained in agility, obedience, rally obedience, and therapy work. In addition to her dogs and sheep, she has a rescue cat named Mac Dubh.

Lindsay Martin Licensed Veterinary Technician

Lindsey received her associate of science degree from the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program in 2020 after working as a veterinary assistant for eight years. Growing up, she always knew she wanted a career working with animals. Her favorite part of working at Anicira is caring for the many shelter/rescue pets that visit and getting to know the families of her patients. She loves being able to help clients care for their four-legged family members. Lindsey has many pets of her own including 3 dogs, a few ducks and geese, a horse, and a donkey. Outside of work, she enjoys watching movies, spending time with friends and family, and visiting local parks and historical sites with her dogs.

Lesly Molina Licensed Veterinary Technician

Lesly pursued her lifelong passion for helping animals by earning her Licensed Veterinary Technician degree at Northern Virginia Community College. She graduated in 2017 and joined the team at Anicira in 2021. Lesly enjoys being a part of the surgery and dentistry team and is always eager to learn new things. She has two tripod cats, Maggie and Ralphie, and a rescue Pomeranian/Husky mix named Ghost, after a half-dog creature featured in one of her favorite shows, Game of Thrones. In her free time, Lesly loves trying out new cooking and baking recipes and traveling. On weekends, when the weather is nice, you can find her hiking or trying new wineries with her friends.

Kaylin is a compassionate veterinary nurse who treats each pet at Anicira as if they were her own. She earned her veterinary assistant certification from the Animal Behavior College and is currently studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

One of Kaylin’s favorite aspects of working at Anicira is witnessing the recovery of sick patients after receiving medical care. She enjoys working in the medical department because it allows her to interact with pet families and address their pets’ individual needs.

Outside of work, Kaylin loves spending time with her daughter, often playing or chasing after her busy little “bee.” She also has a passion for cooking, enjoying both experimenting with new recipes and preserving old family secrets.

As a child, Brittany dreamed of being a veterinarian, but after working at a veterinary hospital, she realized that she preferred working on the administrative side instead of the medical side of a hospital. As the Lead CSR, Brittany enjoys collaborating with team members and working with clients to ensure their pets receive the best possible care. She loves working at Anicira because we help pets receive affordable veterinary care. In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her pets, boyfriend, and family.

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