Our Vets

“We want to provide a warm and caring environment for pets and their owners while offering the best medical and surgical veterinary services.”
– Dr. Keith Robbins

 

 



Dr. Keith Robbins

Dr. Robbins is a 1996 graduate of Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing as a small-animal veterinarian ever since. After graduating from Cornell, he worked as a small animal veterinarian in rural New Jersey. After a year, Dr. Robbins moved to New York City and joined a busy, progressive Manhattan veterinary hospital. In late 2001, he moved to the Washington DC area and worked in Maryland at a small animal hospital. In April 2006, Dr. Robbins bought Catoctin Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Robbins was attracted to Catoctin Veterinary Clinic because of the warm, caring environment and solid veterinary reputation that Dr. Clinton Pease had fostered for over 20 years. In 2006, Dr. Robbins purchased Catoctin and has been committed to continuing the open, caring, and nurturing environment of the clinic.

He currently lives in Brambleton with his wife and three children. The most recent addition to the family is a rescued dog named Elliot who Dr. Robbins endearingly refers to as “The Spoon” (not the sharpest knife….). When Dr. Robbins is not at Catoctin he enjoys playing basketball and soccer and watching his kids’ endless sporting activities. In 2018 he had the opportunity to visit Italy and Spain, which whet his appetite for travel.

Dr. Robbins, along with the other veterinarians at Catoctin Veterinary Clinic, is dedicated to providing his clients and furry patients with the best, compassionate care. He has been the owner at Catoctin for over a dozen years and fully plans on being here for at least another dozen more.


Dr. Christy Trinidad

 Dr. Christy Trinidad will be joining the team December 4th! Dr. Trinidad grew up on a small farm in California, where her father was a mixed animal veterinarian. She found her love for animals and always wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps. Throughout her undergraduate career she worked as a kennel technician, veterinary assistant and veterinary receptionist! After graduating from The University of Utah she then went on to achieve her Veterinary degree from The University of California Davis.

Dr. Trinidad has a passion for preventative medicine, urgent care, general surgery, and geriatric care. She is excited to help pets and their owners thrive at Catoctin Veterinary Clinic.

When she is not working, she spends her time with her husband and adorable one year old son. Together they have 3 dogs (Bentley, Ana , Munchie), one cat (Juno) and a Mule (Rhonda). You can often find her hiking, trail riding or visiting a local winery!


Dr. Marta Acha

Dr. Marta Acha has been a practicing veterinarian for over 35 years now, 26 of those years she served our country as an Army veterinarian. Dr. Acha attended Virginia Tech for undergraduate studies and then graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She offers a wealth of knowledge to our practice and new services such as acupuncture and a wholistic approach to medicine. Dr. Acha is currently studying for her Masters in Herbal Manufacturing and Design as she follows her passion and approach to medicine. 

Dr. Acha has been a Loudoun County resident since 1988 and in that time traveled to 76 countries. Her worldly exposure and drive for education has allowed her to become fluent in Spanish, German and Italian. Dr. Acha loves both dogs and cats and owned many over her lifetime. She currently has one 18.5-year-old diabetic kitty in her household. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, sailing, hiking and skiing.


Dr. Brian Carson

 Dr. Carson comes to us from a local clinic with 4 years of experience in small animal medicine. Dr. Carson is a graduate of Cornell University just like Dr. Robbins!

Dr. Carson is originally from upstate New York and enjoys experiencing the culture of every new place he visits. He was introduced to the veterinary field as an adolescent and has continued to pursue his passion ever since. As an undergraduate, he traveled to Berlin, Germany and worked with a small animal veterinarian and various professors studying veterinary medicine and the German language. He has continued to pursue his passion for veterinary medicine in the beautiful state of Virginia.

Dr. Carson is a strong believer in the human-animal bond and the joy that beloved pets introduce into our lives. One of his greatest passions in veterinary medicine is working with clients on a personal level to strengthen that bond between animals and people and ensure that our beloved pets have the best quality of life that they can achieve. He has a special interest in animal dentistry and in fact teaches veterinary technician at Northern Virginia Community College. Dr. Carson brings a plethora of medical and surgical skills to our clinic. 

 

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Dr. Tatiana Robinson

Dr. Robinson grew up on a small horse farm in Manassas, VA where she developed her love of animals. After graduating from James Madison University with her undergraduate degree she moved to Colorado for 10 yrs to continue her education. She earned her masters degree in epidemiology prior to completing her veterinary degree at Colorado State University in 2012. During veterinary medical school Dr. Robinson was awarded a Health Professional Scholarship Program scholarship from the US Army.

After graduating from veterinary medical school, Dr. Robinson was commissioned as a Captain in the US Army and completed a 1 yr US Army internship at Ft Bragg in Fayetteville, NC. Her active-duty army career kept her in NC for three more years where she served as the Officer in Charge of the veterinary medical clinic at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville NC. She completed her Army career with 4 yrs in the reserves while starting her civilian career in veterinary medicine. For the last 7 yrs she has been working in Chesapeake VA as an associate veterinarian at a small animal practice.

Dr. Robinson has a passion for preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic lameness exams, sports medicine, and chronic and acute pain management. Dr. Robinson is also certified in acupuncture and is looking forward to being able to offer this service to patients at Catoctin Veterinary Clinic.

When not at work, you can find her at the barn spending time with her animal: two horses (Guinness and Jäger), two dogs (Ember and Apollo). She also enjoys gardening. She recently started riding her younger horse, Jäger, and is looking forward to starting their show career together.

Dr. Jessica Surman


Dr. Jessica Surman

Dr. Surman is a DMV area native. She attended University of Maryland for her undergraduate degree and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine with her VMD in 2015. Since then, she has worked at small animal clinics in Northern Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Indianapolis before settling down in Leesburg.

She and her husband have 3 kids who are all young animal lovers. They live in a home full of pets including cats, dogs, chickens, and a bearded dragon. In her spare time, she can be found shuttling her kids to different sporting events, watching Steelers football games, relaxing on the Delaware beaches, camping with her kids, and visiting local vineyards with her husband.

Dr. Surman is looking forward to making long lasting relationships with pets and clients in her new hometown of Leesburg.

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Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Friday: 7:30am – 6pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 2pm

Catoctin Veterinary Clinic
112 Dry Mill Road SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 703-777-8447