DR. ERIC CRYAN (OWNER / CHIEF VETERINARIAN)
NoVa Mobile Vet’s founder, Dr. Eric Cryan is a devoted animal lover that will treat each and every pet as if he were their loving and dedicated owner. Dr. Cryan specializes in using direct, effective, compassionate communication to help calm the frazzled nerves of both patient and owner. By combining his technique with his mobile veterinary clinic, Dr. Cryan is now able to provide exceptional pet care to critters in need!
Since 1979 Dr. Cryan has called Virginia home and is a proud product of the local school system (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Graduating Class of 1993). His education continued at the University of Virginia where his insatiable curiosity led him to major in biology and minor in history. After graduation he began working toward a Masters in Veterinary Biology at University College Dublin in Ireland and ended that year with first class honors in Applied Medical Biophysics. After relocating back to the states, the Doctor earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) in Blacksburg, Virginia, a unique school that is partnered with both Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland.
Dr. Cryan began practicing clinical medicine immediately after his 2002 graduation from VMRCVM. He initially worked at Greenwich Animal Hospital in Connecticut and eventually returned to Northern Virginia to work at a small animal hospital in Mclean, Virginia until launching NoVa Mobile Vet in the summer of 2011.
NoVa Mobile Vet, PLLC allows Dr. Cryan to focus his efforts and energy on delivering premier veterinary care right to the front doors of his neighbors in Northern Virginia. Thanks to his mobile pet care hospital, the Doctor will provide exceptional animal care to his customers, regardless of whether they speak, bark, meow or purr.
Dr. Cryan shares his home in Springfield with his high school sweetheart and beloved wife Alicia, their young son and two daughters. In addition, Dr. Cryan has a rescue dog named Loki and three cats named Mittens, Tina, and Tiger Augustus.
Dr. Alex King
Alex King grew up outside Chicago before attending Georgetown University in Washington, DC where he graduated with a degree in Economics. He earned his DVM degree from Virginia Tech. He has been practicing in Northern Virginia since 2017. He enjoys living in Alexandria with his wife, two kids, and his favorite hound/boxer mix, Rusty. His medical interests include pain management, geriatric care, and behavior management. Dr. King is certified by the USDA to perform Interstate and International health certificates for small animals (APHIS).
He is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (cVMA) as alternative and adjunctive therapy for medical conditions, and completed the Fear Free Veterinary Certification Program in 2021 for low stress veterinary visits.
He loves biking, running, ultimate frisbee and hiking whenever he gets the chance.
Tara has been involved in veterinary medicine since the age of 12 helping out at spay and neuter clinics and later on decided to become a Veterinary Assistant in 2011 and has continued in the field ever since. She’s worked at several local hospitals and has worked and trained in general practice, ICU, surgery, triage, ultrasonography, and dentistry and finally found her “work home” here at NMV in August 2019!
She was promoted to Practice Manager in May 2021 and loves supporting the team as much as possible. Outside of work, Tara loves exploring Northern VA (especially Old Town Alexandria), going hiking, reading web comics, watching Greys Anatomy over and over, staying up to date on Veterinary Medicine topics, and keeping tabs on Formula 1 races.
Sam Meston (Pic/Bio coming soon!)
Head Client Care Coordinator
Amanda has been working in the veterinary field for 10 years. Starting in critical care in Boston Massachusetts, she then spent multiple years at a specialty hospital for exotic animal medicine and rescue care. She joined the NOVA mobile team in September of 2020. When Amanda is not at work she loves to read and sew as well as watch Pittsburgh Penguins hockey. Amanda also loves spending time with her hedgehog “Bella”, her gecko “Porg”, her rats “Mando” and “Grogu”, and her cat “Maizie”.
Veterinary Assistant/Client Care Coordinator
Victoria found her passion in animals since she came home from the hospital at birth. Her mother and father were German Rottweiler breeders in the 80’s in Washington DC. She moved to VA when she was 5 yrs old and started volunteering at an animal hospital with her mom. She has owned all types of animals from the typical hamster to a spider monkey! Victoria continued her passion for animals in High school and took animal science courses further c in college by getting her B.S. in Animal Science/ PreVet and an M.S. in Animal Behavior. While getting her degrees she worked for the SPCA and after graduating took a break from the Vet Hospital world and worked for Doggie Daycare as a pack leader/trainer for 10 yrs. She is now with us at NMV since March 2021 and owns 4 dogs, 2 Bearded Dragons, 1 Parrot, and 1 snake.
Veterinary Assistant/Client Care Coordinator
Liza recently joined NMV in June 2021. Liza found her passion for helping animals after a summer of volunteering at the DC humane society at 12 . She started her journey in 2015 in CT as a Vet Assistant then moved back to DC to explore the emergency side as a ER/ICU Assistant in 2017. Being an emergency tech assistant inspired her to enroll in school to achieve her Vet Technician license. When she’s not working or studying, she enjoys her time with her many animals and fiancé. The 3 cats are Fat Mama, Twix, and Arya Stark. The 3 dogs are Piglet, Stitch and Pongo. Liza loves Disney movies, music, theater and spending time at her family’s home in cape cod.