Dr. Brett Catington was born in Ohio, but has lived in Springfield, Virginia for most of his life. Fascinated by countless books on all sorts of animals from a young age, his dream to become a veterinarian led him to Virginia Tech, where he finished his undergraduate studies in Animal and Poultry Sciences with a minor in Business in 2016. Following this, he attended the University of Illinois for veterinary school, where he graduated in 2020. He joined the team at Suburban in the summer of 2020 following graduation. Dr. Catington’s professional interests include preventive care, fully believing that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, promoting education to support clients and their pets, and a budding passion for ophthalmology.In his free time, he enjoys lifting weights (and readily admits he needs more cardio), spending time with family and friends, being anywhere near water, and finding new ways to make people laugh.