Our Staff


Victoria M. - Clinic Manager
Victoria came to be part of the Palisades family 2010. She’s been working in the veterinary field for over 15 years in many different areas. She’s had the pleasure of working with a few different species of exotics like spiders, fish, snakes, and birds. She has experience with nutrition, acupuncture, and holistic medicine. In her free time, she enjoys taking care of her family which includes two children and husband. She also enjoys watching sports, listening to music, and movies.

Front Desk Staff

Silvia O. - Receptionist
Silvia joined our staff in 2010 and has been a bright spot in everyone's day ever since. She has ten years of experience as a veterinary receptionist, and is an excellent source of knowledge to clients. She resides in Maryland, and last year took in a rescue cat named Romeo as her own.
Ebony M.

Veterinary Technicians

JamilaJamila A.
Jamila has been working as a veterinary nurse for over 5 years. Starting as a veterinary assistant in 2007, she has worked hard building the skills and knowledge to become an experienced technician. A graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, B.A. Psychology. Jamila is now midway through a post-baccalaureate program at the University of Maryland, College Park in preparation for veterinary school. Her interests outside of vet medicine include spending time with friends and family, crafting, and exploring D.C.

Danell L.
Danell started her career in veterinary nursing the tender age of 19 at the Washington Humane Society. She had completed 2 years at SSU and then began work at the New York Avenue Animal Shelter. She helped start up and open the Georgia Ave spay-neuter clinic for WHS. She then worked at Southpaws referral center, and after that joined our group of sister practices. Special interests are all things feline (cats cats cats!!!) and especially if they are in need of help, with a healthy side of dog love too. She is a real softie for dogs and cats, for sure. She has 4 needy cats and 1 husband. Hobbies outside of vet nursing include watersports, pop culture, and family time.

taiyshaTaiysha W.

Frank R. III

Veterinary Assistants

Jessica M.

Shayna B.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C. Shayna attended School Without Walls Senior High School (Class of 2011) and is a recent graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where she earned her Baccalaureate Degree in Animal Science. She was an intern here at PVC last summer before she became a veterinary assistant. She will be attending veterinary school next fall (2017). Shayna is a swimmer and loves watching The Vampire Diaries, she has one loveable dog at home her miniature poodle, Ricky Bobby.


EllenEllen Y.
Hello, my name is Ellen Yoo. I have been grooming for a little more then five years now. I have a lovable yorkiepoo whose name is Jjori. She is the one who actually lead me to the grooming industry. When I had decided to become a professional dog groomer, I knew it was the right career path I was about to take. I truly enjoy everyday, because it allows me to work with the animals that I love. It's amazing how I continue to learn about dogs every day and enjoy every minute of it. For some pets, grooming is not a favorite thing to do so I try my best to make them at ease and to make it a pleasant experience for them.
I'm looking forward to meeting you and thank you in advance for allowing me to make your loving pets look their best.

JessicaJessica V.
Jessica has been grooming since right out of high school in 1996. She received a grooming scholarship and went to grooming school right after graduation and it has been her passion ever since! She works with dogs at her local shelter to give them a new look and help to be adopted. Jessica has a cat named Lulu, a dog named Saint and a fish tank that She loves to keep an eye out for new babies all the time!