Meet Our Team

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Ballston Julia Rosenbluth

Julia Rosenbluth, MBA Center Director

Julia was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She got her undergraduate degree from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) and earned her MBA from Marymount, University. Veterinary medicine has always been a part of Julia's life, as her father is a Veterinarian and her family has owned and operated various general and emergency veterinary practices in Northern Virginia. Julia grew up going to work with her dad every Sunday as a very young child to play with the puppies and kittens in the hospital, and always knew that she wanted to grow up to work in vet med. She is so excited have the opportunity to express her passions for patient care, client service, and the human-animal bond at Heart+Paw. In her free time, Julia enjoys hiking with her dog, boating, spending time with family and friends, and riding her horse.

Ballston Brianna Short

Brianna Stylist

Brianna started her grooming career as a dog bather when she was 15, and immediately fell in love with the job. Her first grooming client was a Goldendoodle, and today, her expertise extends to all kinds of dogs and cats! She’s excited to create new relationships with the H+P team and expand her grooming knowledge. Brianna’s favorite thing about grooming pets is getting to know all types of breeds, and making them look and feel beautiful in the process. One thing she loves in particular is creative grooming, which includes painting nails, dying hair, and adding bows. She also adores grooming Golden Retrievers.

When she isn’t grooming, Brianna loves hiking with her 4 dogs (a German Shepherd, a Pomeranian, a Shiba/GSD mix, and a Lab) and spending time with her family. In addition to her 4 dogs, Brianna also shares her home with a cat and a rat.

Kayleigh Pfeiffer

Kayleigh Care Coordinator

Kayleigh was born outside of Philadelphia and raised in Hershey, PA. She has earned an associates degree in Communications and has been working in veterinary medicine for over 2 years. Kayleigh has been an animal lover for as long as she can remember, with many pictures of her as a child with a stuffed animal in hand. Some of Kayleigh's favorite things include brunch, Taylor Swift, and true crime podcasts. She is so excited to continue to cultivate relationships with patients and clients.

Kayla Burdzinski

Kayla Veterinary Assistant

Kayla was born and raised in Broomfield, Colorado. Making the move to Virginia in 2017 on whim with her husband and car load of pets. From a young age, Kayla knew that she wanted to work with animals. She grew up spending much of her time training her childhood dog tricks, rescuing any stays she found and helping them in any way she could. It wasn’t until highschool, when she found that working as a vet technician was a career path for her. She always had a passion for helping animals in any way she could. After graduating from The Community College of Denver in 2011 with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology, Kayla began working as a Veterinary Technician soon after graduation. Staying in the field ever since she has worked with a variety of animals from exotics to cats and dogs. Growing her skills and passion over the years. Kayla now lives in Alexandria with her husband and their three dogs; Sydnee, Banks and Lando , and their cat, Mischa. She spends her days-off outside exploring the area we live in, whether it’s running, adventuring with her husband and pups, or enjoying a beer at a local brewery or taste testing new vegan cuisine.

Lizetz Orellana

Liz Veterinary Assistant

I love working in Vet Med because it gives me the opportunity to experience and learn new things every day. Being able to make a difference in the lives of animals and being able to educate the public about the proper care of any animal.  On my free time I enjoy taking hikes, exploring new places and spending time with all of my pets.

Edward Grossmick

Edward Veterinary Assistant

My name is Edward, I was born in New Jersey but have lived many places, being a military child. I have been in vet med for about 5 years and cannot see myself doing anything else. I started out working in a kennel setting and slowly came to grow more and more interested in veterinary medicine. There is no better feeling than seeing the happy little faces of all the pets we help. While I'm not working, I enjoy taking my three dogs to the park and spending time with my ferrets and birds. I also enjoy playing video games and working with technology like my 3D Printer.

Jsaon Fletcher

Jason Play Coordinator

Jason began his career working with dogs in March 2014. He applies his knowledge of dog behavior and personality types to maximize each client's experience in daycare. One of his favorite aspects of the job is to evaluate new pups and integrate them into the pack. He also enjoys speaking with clients and sharing tips on dogs socialization. Jason spends his free time with his 8-year-old daughter and his dog Logan who enjoys long walks runs and lots of belly rubs.