The veterinarians at Suburban Animal Hospital are made up of some of the most dedicated veterinarians in Arlington, Falls Church, Rosslyn and Seven Corners. We are proud to staff our veterinary hospital with people who truly love animals and make their care a priority, not just in their professional lives, but in their personal lives as well!
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.
Katie Rawlings, MBA, DVM
Dr. Katie Rawlings started going on farm calls at age seven with a family friend who was an equine veterinarian. In love with “the romance of healing animals and helping their people,” she knew she would be a veterinarian. She considers veterinary medicine a complicated puzzle involving logic, data collection, and knowledge application to formulate plans and treatments. Within her field, she loves treating lacerations and wounds and sees them as a form of reconstruction. She also likes the variety of presentations found with internal medicine and surgery cases..
Dr. Rawlings completed a Masters in Business Administration from Washington State University, prior to becoming a veterinarian. She worked for both AT&T and Cingular Wireless managing the development of their product catalogs. While part of the IT community, she had the pleasure of managing teams throughout the United States and India to serve their cellular customers. Her life long passion for animals and their people brought her back to veterinary medicine after 7 years in the IT world. Dr. Rawlings graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has completed an internship and has greater than 7 years experience in both Small Animal Private Practice and Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Rawlings is a runner, hiker, camper and cross-country skier. Although it doesn’t happen enough, she relishes curling up in a comfy chair with a book and cup of coffee. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, daughter and family. Dr. Rawlings considers her black Labrador, Emmie, a cherished friend, running partner and companion.
Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman Masters of Business Administration, Washington State University, Pullman Bachelor of Science, Biology and Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA
Anna Rahn, DVM
Dr. Anna Rahn is a Milwaukee, WI native who attended Berry College in Rome, GA where she received her Bachelor's degree in Biology. After a few years working in environmental education on the Georgia coast, she returned to Wisconsin and received her Veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed an emergency and internal medicine internship in Virginia Beach prior to moving to northern Virginia in 2015. She is excited to start getting to know all the wonderful patients and clients at Suburban Animal Hospital. Her specialty interests include preventative dental care, dermatology, internal medicine, and exotic animal medicine (especially reptiles).
Dr. Rahn’s own pets include two cats named Oliver and Julius, who graciously make sure that she never oversleeps. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and family, and exploring Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.