Independent. Family Owned. Family Operated.

Treating Animals with Love and Care for More than 20 Years

Since 2002, the veterinarians and staff at Union Veterinary Clinic have been providing personalized care for small animals. Because we are a family-owned and operated, independent animal hospital, your pet will always receive top-quality medical care with plenty of loving attention.

Our Services

We are a full-service, small animal veterinary clinic providing comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care. We also have an in-house pharmacy and laboratory providing a variety of tests, including digital x-ray.

The Neighborhoods we Serve

You are, of course, welcome to travel to our clinic, but most of our patients come from the neighborhoods near Union Station, including:

  • Capitol Hill
  • H Street Corridor
  • Atlas District
  • The Navy Yard
  • NOMA

The Doctors of Union Veterinary Clinic

Allison Gross

Hospital Director

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Dr. Gross grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she moved to Washington DC. She completed an internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals. After completing the internship she stayed on as a staff veterinarian there. She worked as a relief veterinarian throughout the DC area after leaving FHA, but has been established as a full-time veterinarian here since 2007. She is our Medical Director at UVC. She lives with her husband Ry, daughter Matilda, son Leo, dog Rooney and cat Sparkles.

Melissa Lehmann

Associate Veterinarian

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Dr. Lehmann, a native of the Washington area, received her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota. She completed an internship at SouthPaws Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Center in Fairfax, Va. and went on to practice emergency medicine at Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral before joining Union Veterinary Clinic. Before studying medicine, she received her Bachelor’s degree in international environmental policy from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and later worked for a nonprofit on environmental issues at the New England Zoo in Boston. She holds special interests in internal medicine and emergency medicine.

Boorus Yim

Associate Veterinarian

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Dr. Yim grew up in California and graduated from Louisiana State University – School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.  He worked as a full-time veterinarian in North Carolina for over 5 years before moving to the Washington DC metro area in 2016.  He worked as a full-time relief veterinarian for 4 years at various hospitals in Maryland and Washington DC, including here at Union, before he officially joined the team as a full-time associate veterinarian.  He holds a special interest in ophthalmology, dentistry, cardiology, and soft-tissue surgery.  Before obtaining his veterinary degree, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and Dairy Science, and a Master’s degree in agriculture, concentration in micro and molecular biology while at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.  He enjoys spending time practicing the clarinet and trying to be a home-cook chef.

Dasha Perry

Associate Veterinarian

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Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Perry graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. At Tufts, she volunteered her free time at Tufts at Tech, the veterinary school’s community clinic, which offers low-cost high-quality care to communities in need. She practiced at several different clinics and shelters in Boston before relocating back to DC where she now provides relief veterinary services. She is passionate about nurturing the human-animal bond through open and honest conversations with clients and providing low-stress and compassionate care for her patients. Her interests include soft-tissue surgery and preventative care. When not working, Dr. Perry enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family. 

Dr. Massre

David Massre

Associate Veterinarian

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Dr. Massre’s roots lie in the sunny town of Cooper City, Florida. He embarked on his academic journey at the University of Florida, where he pursued both his undergraduate degree and veterinary studies, proudly earning the distinction of being a ‘double gator’ upon his graduation. During his time in school, he cultivated a deep fascination for preventive care, as well as internal and emergency medicine.

Outside the world of veterinary medicine, Dr. Massre’s passions include hiking and immersing himself in captivating landscapes, often accompanied by his cherished canine companions, Marshall and Mango. One of his cherished dreams is to explore every national park across the United States.

Veterinary Technicians

Antonio Perry

Technician Supervisor

Aaron Carrington

Amy McCloskey

Hospital Manager

Johnathan Ranga

Technician Supervisor

Camille Nell

Carlos Torrado

Christian Martinez

Veterinarian Assistants

Ed Glover

Maikel Johnson

Bryce Robinson

Melany Ruiz

Client Service Representatives

Nesha White

Client Service Manager

Katie Saunders

Kia Johnson

Rebecca Green

Maddux Pelusa Pantalones

Clinic Supervisor Cat

Maddux has been patrolling the halls of UVC since 2014. His hobbies include sneaking food, shredding toilet paper, chasing ankles, and taunting dogs.

A Tribute to Our Former Owner, Dr. Julie Giles

The Julie Fund is a memorial tribute to the former owner of Union Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Giles passed away on February 11, 2009 due to complications from multiple sclerosis. She possessed a deep love for all animals and the practice of veterinary medicine.

Julie had a special place in her heart for kittens and cats, and she spread that affection, influencing many others to feel the same.

Monetary gifts donated to the Julie Fund will be used to help clients and pets with limited resources. These animals will receive discounted or no-charge examinations, treatments, and/or medications.

The Julie Fund is a registered 501(C)(3) through the Veterinary Care Foundation. All donations are tax-deductible. You can mail a check (payable to “Union Veterinary Clinic” with “Julie Fund” on the memo line) to the address at the bottom of this page or call us to donate using a credit or debit card.

We thank you for your support and know that Julie would be so happy to see the assistance we can offer to animals in need.

To avoid confusion please be sure to click the ‘Donate to Julie Fund’ option on the “Billing” page. Thanks!