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Our Team

At Falls Church Animal Hospital, we're supported by a team of passionate, dedicated animal lovers. Our experts have the skill and experience to provide exceptional care for your furry, feathered, and scaled family members.

Get to know the friendly faces of the Falls Church family:

Our Doctors

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Dr. Amy Sachs Yam, DVM

Medical Director

Originally from Syracuse, NY, Dr. Sachs Yam pursued her education at Cornell University, earning her DVM in 1998. She later moved to Falls Church, bringing her expertise to our community.

Our Support Staff

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Naomi – Client Services

Joining our team in 2007, Naomi brings with her 30 years of experience in hospitality. Passionate about animal welfare, she actively participates in local rescue, fostering, and adoption. At home, she cherishes her time with her many cats and foster pets.

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Ana – Kennel Assistant

Ana is dedicated to caring for the animals in our kennels. Outside of work, she supports her community as a devout churchgoer.

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Kel – Kennel Manager

Kel is our kennel manager, everyone calls her 'Boogie' because she is always on the move! With nearly 11 years in veterinary medicine, her passion for animals runs deep—she's been surrounded by dogs and cats her entire life and currently share her home with three furry companions. When Kel is not at work, you can find her hanging out with her family, playing with her beloved pups, or diving into some video games.

One day, Kel aspires to become an animal control officer, advocating for the welfare of our furry friends. Nothing warms her heart more than the thought of being a voice for animals and educating the public on responsible pet ownership. Waking up every day to provide top-notch care for your beloved pets is truly the highlight of her life.

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Tamika – Receptionist

Tamika became a valued member of our team in the Summer of 2023, bringing with her the warmth of Maryland's sunshine. Her love for animals led her to pursue a career as a certified vet tech assistant, where she thrives. With 20 years of marriage and three wonderful children, her home is a bustling hub of love and laughter, complete with an awesome cat and three delightful dogs who add to the joy.

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Kate – Receptionist

Kate is a newcomer to the veterinary field, but her lifelong love for animals shines brightly. Raised in Northern Virginia, she finds happiness in the company of her cherished fur baby, Rhea, or enjoying the latest movies at the theater in her free time.

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Josh – Receptionist

Josh, a Virginia native, is overjoyed to join the Falls Church Vet family as he embarks on a career transition toward animal science. When he's not immersing himself in the world of animals, Josh dedicates his time to theatre production in the vibrant DC-VA area. His aspirations include furthering his education to become a licensed vet tech, with a keen interest in studying and aiding larger felines like lions and tigers.

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Terri -Vet Technician (LVT)

Terri is a seasoned Licensed Veterinary Technician with an impressive track record of over 30 years in the field of veterinary medicine. She began her illustrious career in equine medicine on the west coast before transitioning her expertise to small animal care. Alongside her professional achievements, Terri takes great pride in her role as a mother to two sons and the joyful presence of her grandchildren, whom she adores.

With a deep-seated passion for nurturing talent, Terri finds fulfillment in teaching and mentoring new team members, relishing in their growth and success within the veterinary profession. At home, she shares her life with three cherished cats, finding solace and creative expression through her love for painting and drawing.

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Amanda -Vet Assistant

Amanda, a recent transplant to Virginia from the sunny shores of Florida, is venturing into the world of veterinary care with a heart full of passion for animals. Raised in a household where furry companionship was cherished, she adores her three beloved cats beyond measure. Currently immersed in her studies of animal science, Amanda is dedicated to deepening her understanding of our furry friends and their care.

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Mike -Vet Assistant

Mike has been a vital part of the veterinary community since his move to the DC area from Detroit in 2022. While he finds fulfillment in caring for dogs and cats, his ultimate dream is to work with large animals at the zoo. When he's not tending to furry patients, Mike enjoys indulging in his hobbies, such as cooking up culinary delights, strumming tunes on his guitar, and passionately cheering for his beloved Detroit sports teams, with a special place in his heart reserved for the Tigers.

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Skylar – Kennel Assistant


Skylar's lifelong affinity for animals has been a driving force throughout her journey. With two years of experience at a bustling doggy daycare and now a valued member of the Falls Church team, her dedication to the well-being of furry companions is unwavering. In addition to her canine experiences, Skylar shares her life with her cat, Minnie.

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