Giancarlo became a member of the Dupont Vet Clinic family in August, 2013. He was born and raised in Lima, Peru, then moved to Florida when he was a teenager. When he was a child he always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. He earned two Associates Degrees while in Florida, one in Science, and another in Environmental Science Technology. He also volunteered at the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter, FL. He moved to Washington DC with his wife in 2012 and is currently enrolled at the University of Maryland studying Environmental Science and Geography. His dream is to apply his environmental and geography background to design plans to help with wildlife conservation. He loves playing and watching soccer, rock music, reading, and writing. He and his wife also like hiking and travelling.
Theo joined the Dupont Veterinary team in May, 2016. He was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He spent several years working as a grooming assistant where he became an expert in dog handling. In his spare time he enjoys playing with his son and following his favorite sports team, the Golden State Warriors.
Jenny joined the DuPont team in January 2017. She has worked as a veterinary assistant for three years now. When not tending to dogs and cats at work, she cares for her own furry critters – a Parson terrier, Bunk, and a Roborovski hamster, Scar. In her free time, Jenny reads, ballroom dances, and studies parasitic wasps at the Natural History Museum.
Sondra is a native of the DMV area. She joined the Dupont Veterinary Clinic team in June, 2017 after becoming a certified veterinary assistant having completed a Montgomery College program taught by Dr. Rosen, our Medical Director. Her training included a clinical internship with the Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic in Rockville. Prior to returning to the DMV area, to pursue her love of animals as a career, Sondra called Massachusetts home. Sondra earned her BA from Hampshire College in Outdoor Experiential Education, Psychology and Feminist Theory. While teaching Outdoor Education, owning a bakery, and practicing as a Wilderness First Responder for mountain search and rescue, Sondra always found time to foster her deep love for animals by volunteering at the local animal shelter (and usually adopting the ‘unadoptable’ dogs). Sondra hopes to work her way up to a certified veterinary technician in the future. Outside of the clinic Sondra can be found working with a disaster response NGO as a first responder. Sondra enjoys discovering new places for adventures and exploring some of the beautiful trails and waterways the area has to offer with her partner and their baby yeti, Thor, a 120 pound Great Pyrenees mix rescue, and the boss of the household, their southern belle beagle-basset mix, Emma. Sondra strives to treat each patient with the same level of care, compassion, attention and love that she would want her own fur babies to receive.