The Village Veterinary Clinic was founded in 1995 by Dr. Suzanne Cliver. The clinic has a smart, friendly, and caring staff that is available to help you and your pets.
The doctors and technicians regularly attend continuing education classes and stay current on traditional surgical and medical procedures as well as emerging new fields. We will also work with you to seek alternative treatments when appropriate.
The doctors and staff are committed to spending time with you and your pet to try to arrive at a correct diagnosis so we can proceed with a treatment plan that meets your expectations. We have a very good working relationship with the many board-certified veterinary specialists in the Northern Virginia area to offer you the referral services your pet may require.
We enjoy the excellent relationships and many friendships we have developed in the community over the last 19 years. We have a big circle of friends, and we always welcome more.
Suzanne Cliver, DVM
Dr. Suzanne Cliver founded the Village Veterinary Clinic in Warrenton in 1995. Dr.Cliver graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978 and went on to complete a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Illinois Veterinary School. She practiced at Reston Animal Hospital for 14 years, following one and a half years at the Vienna Emergency Clinic.
Dr. Cliver has lived in Fauquier County for 30 years. She arrived at the decision to open her own practice in Warrenton to be closer to her then recently adopted children who were attending Fauquier public school. Two of her grown children live in Virginia, and her older daughter and twin granddaughters reside in Kenya.
She has hosted four high school students from four different countries. Dr. Cliver loves travel and the opportunity to learn and appreciate other cultures. She has served as Chair of the Outreach Committee at Leeds Episcopal Church in Markham and has gone on mission trips to Haiti and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She and her younger daughter also spent two weeks at a girl's home in Honduras learning Spanish and making new friends with the girls.
Dr. Cliver currently helps to support the educational expenses of two girls who live in Guatemala and Honduras through Episcopalian Outreach programs.
In addition, she went with other local volunteers to an HSUS shelter for animals rescued from Hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Cliver is proud of her staff for helping her create and carry out her dream of having a veterinary practice which practices quality medicine and reaches out to the the community to provide a compassionate and concerned environment for pets and their owners.
Dr. Denise Costley
Dr. Costley joined Village Veterinary Clinic in December 2015. She has been practicing veterinary medicine in Northern Virginia for over 30 years. For the first eight years she was in a mixed small animal and equine practice with even the occasional cow, pig, and goat. Since then it has been all small animals. Dr. Costley was heartbroken when the owner of a clinic where she worked for 20 years had to close the practice for health reasons and she had to leave clients she had known for so many years. She feels she has found a new home here with the staff and clients at VVC.
Dr. Costley graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in New Orleans and received her BA at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. She has also attended Middle Tennessee University and University of Tennesse, Nashville prior to going to veterinary school.
Dr. Costley lives in Catharpin with her husband Tom. For 30 years, they have been very slowly restoring their 1860 farm house. Their daughter Nell is thrilled to be a student at JMU. Dr. Costley has more interests than time including, but not limited to, cross-country skiing in West Virginia, biking, and hiking.
Rosiland Russell Arrington, LVT
Rosiland Russell-Arrington, a Fauquier County native, started at a young age loving and caring for chickens, dogs, and cattle; while, in her spare time, earning a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do under Master Ron Jenkins.
Her love for animals brought her to the start of her career at The Village Veterinary Clinic in 1999; leading her even further to No. Virginia Community College where she became a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) in 2002.
Rosiland has committed herself to the clients and patients of The Village Veterinary Clinic both as a LVT and the hospital manager. She still has her chickens and dogs and now has added two cats.
Rosiland is the devoted mother of her two wonderful children and her two special step sons. She and her husband, Gary, also own an automotive service/repair business here in the area as well. She believes in staying busy!
Katrina Tomlinson, LVT
Katrina Tomlinson, a Virginian for most of her life, became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 1991. She joined the team at The Village Veterinary Clinic in 2004.
Katrina appreciates working at a hospital that does not do cosmetic or convenience surgeries on its patients; allowing the focus to be placed on medical needs and wellness issues only. She truly enjoys working with the animals and their people and being involved in client education about the most beneficial and humane treatments available.
When not working, Katrina likes to spend time with her husband and their dogs, cats, and horses.
Gina Knupp, Assistant
Gina Knupp started working at The Village Veterinary Clinic in 2007. She manages to juggle a full schedule here as well as volunteering and fostering animals for the S.P.C.A. Her long time love of animals, which led her to working in a pet store, at a boarding kennel, and as a groomer, gives her lots of experience.
Gina has a special interest in dog behavior and enjoys educating people about the right type of dog for their life style. She's thrilled to see one of our clients come in with a recently adopted pet from the S.P.C.A. that she has taken care of and assisted in its adoption process.
Gina hopes to make time to go to veterinary technician school someday and would like to have her own boarding and rescue facility. In the meantime, she's busy with her own nine dogs and a three-legged cat. She is married to a Fairfax County firefighter and is a new mother.
The Village Veterinary Clinic, according to Gina, has opened the door for her to pursue her dreams of always working with animals.