Deanna Casper, DVM
Dr. Deanna Casper earned her undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She joined our team at Suburban Animal Hospital just after graduation and has called this place home ever since! Over the years, she has enjoyed getting to know our clients and is honored to be entrusted with the health and well-being of their four-legged family members. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and preventive care for senior pets. She truly enjoys solving diagnostic challenges. Implementing treatments that make a difference in the longevity or comfort of a pet are of utmost importance to her. Dr. Casper has a husband, two daughters, and an energetic mixed breed dog named Baxter. She and her family live in Ashburn, Virginia. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and being outdoors.
Kimberly Halbert, DVM
Dr. Kimberly Halbert was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she completed her undergraduate studies in Microbiology at Louisiana State University. Her love of science and passion for animals is what drew her to the field of veterinary medicine. In 2006, Dr. Halbert graduated first in her class at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She then went on to complete a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The University of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine.
In August of 2007, Dr. Halbert moved to the Washington, D.C. area to join the team at Suburban Animal Hospital. Her professional interests include internal medicine, with a focus on endocrine, autoimmune, and renal diseases, as well as preventive health care.
She currently resides in Annandale, Virginia where she lives with her husband, their son, and their two cats, Farley and Neko. In her free time, Dr. Halbert enjoys cooking with her husband, reading a good book, spending time outdoors (skiing in the winter and camping in the summer) and is an avid football fan.
Jennifer Rice Boyd, MS, DVM
Dr. Boyd was born and raised in Randolph, NJ and had pets her whole life. Like many veterinarians, her passion for animals began at a young age and her love of science made becoming a veterinarian a no-brainer! She received her B.S. in biology from Virginia Tech, her M.S. in animal science from Purdue University, and her D.V.M. from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech). She is a true Hokie fan through and through! Dr. Boyd has been with Suburban Animal Hospital since June 2014. She enjoys the variety of all aspects of practicing veterinary medicine on our canine and feline friends but specifically enjoys behavior and nutrition as well as geriatric pet care. Dr. Boyd’s favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is being an integral part of the health and wellness of puppies and kittens as they grow into adulthood and seeing the animal-human bond that develops.
She resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, her daughter, and Pointer mix Misha and orange Tabby Milo. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, football, live music, enjoying our local DC attractions, and traveling.
Ashley Hood, DVM
Dr. Ashley Hood was born in California and raised in Houston, Texas. She completed her associate’s degree in biological sciences and bachelor’s degree in molecular biology with a minor in biochemistry at Northern Virginia Community College and Marymount University, respectively. After her undergraduate studies, she conducted research with Hawksbill Hope, an organization dedicated to the tagging and monitoring of endangered hawksbill sea turtles in Gales Point, Belize.
Dr. Hood went on to attend Oklahoma State University from which she graduated in 2015. While there she served as vice president of the school’s Omega Tau Sigma chapter, a professional veterinary fraternity. In addition to receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree, she was also awarded the Dr. Newton B. Tennille Scholarship for promoting fellowship and community…go Pokes and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration.
Dr. Hood brings her passion of fulfilling her lifelong dream of working in veterinary medicine to Suburban; she has particular interests in small animal soft tissue surgery and client communication/relations. In her free time, Dr. Hood enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter, dog, two cats, and three lizards.
Jacqueline Reardon, DVM
Dr. Jacqueline (Kottenstette) Reardon grew up with a turtle, fish, and her dear Cocker Spaniel, Ebony. Her love of animals deepened as she rode horses and helped on her friend’s ranch, eventually leading her to study biology.
Dr. Reardon earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University in 2000, with a minor in Anatomy and Neurobiology. Her interest in veterinary medicine grew during her studies in the anatomy program’s animal focus option. Interested in helping bring new life into the world, performing surgery, studying medicine, and helping people with their pets, she decided to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine.
After finishing her B.S., Dr. Reardon assisted at a veterinary emergency clinic in her hometown of Pueblo, CO. During that time, she also volunteered at Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Center in Hawaii. Her interest in the care and training of dolphins, their intelligence, and their unique sonar capabilities furthered her desire to be a veterinarian.
Dr. Reardon attended the veterinary school at the University of Illinois. During the summer of her first year, she volunteered with the Remote Area Medical program, vaccinating pets and performing surgeries on a North Dakota reservation. With Sandy, her yellow lab, Dr. Reardon also visited nursing homes and taught elementary students about the possibilities of veterinary careers.
After graduating, fond memories of her Uncle’s home in Albuquerque brought Dr. Reardon to New Mexico where she practiced for about 12 years. She loves surgery, interesting medical cases, and of course happy puppies and kittens with no worries or cares in the world! Jacque has volunteered with the ‘Helping Paws Across Borders’ in the Bahamas, spaying and neutering dogs and helping to set up their new humane society and surgery suite.
Dr. Reardon and her family have an energetic Lab named Jangle. Carefully watching over everyone is their cat, Rascal. She and her family dearly miss their yellow Lab Sandy, who kept them company for 13 plus years. He tolerated a lot of palpation during her anatomy course in veterinary school and was a close family member and hiking companion.
In addition to rock-climbing and running trails, triathlons, and marathons with her husband Brian, Dr. Reardon enjoys singing, reading science fiction and nonfiction, dancing, and outdoor adventures with her family, which has grown to include a rambunctious, fun loving daughter and son.