Our Staff

Jack Sexton, D.V.M.

Years Practicing: 37
Education: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jack Sexton is the director of McLean Animal Hospital. He and Dr. Stork purchased the practice from Dr. Charles Patton in 1993.

Dr. Sexton is a native of Northern Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Master of Science in Veterinary Science from the University of Maryland. He graduated from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978 and joined McLean Animal Hospital as an associate in 1979.

Dr. Sexton has served as president of both the Northern Virginia and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Associations. He has served as a member of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter Advisory Committee and is a volunteer at that shelter. In addition, he has supported various rescue and humane groups in their efforts to further animal welfare.

The Sextons share their home with three dogs.

Stephen Stork, D.V.M.

Years Practicing: 36
Education: Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Stephen Stork is the co-owner of McLean Animal Hospital.

Dr. Stork has been a resident of McLean since 1966. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Virginia and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Tech in 1986, joining McLean Animal Hospital as an associate after graduation.

His special interests include running, golfing, and skiing. He also thoroughly enjoys participating in his children’s school and after school activities. His wife, Ellen, is also a veterinarian. The Storks share their home with 1 cat and 2 dogs and one son and one daughter.

Kate Salkeld, D.V.M.

Years Practicing: 14
Education: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Kate Salkeld was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey but raised in Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Georgia and joined the McLean Animal Hospital after graduation in 2002.

She shares her home with 2 dogs named Maddy and Bug, 1 cat, Lily. In 2007, Dr. Salkeld began volunteering with Alley Cat Allies spay and neuter clinics.

Mary Ruth Norway, D.V.M.

Years Practicing: 16
Education: University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Norway joins us from Central Florida, having spent recent years practicing in the Orlando area.   She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Cornell University and graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.

She and her husband, Rob, have two sons (one a Washington native) and a Border collie mix named Hula.  They are glad to be back in Northern Virginia with its many opportunities.

Grant Richards, D.V.M.


Years Practicing: 9
Education: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Grant Richards joined the Mclean Animal Hospital staff in July of 2015.  After graduating from Florida State University in 2003 and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, he moved to northern Virginia, where he has practiced for the last 9 years.  His professional interests include dermatology and ultrasound.

Dr. Richards is a native New Orleanian and enjoys running/marathon training, skiing, reading, and live music.  He and his wife Carole (also a vet) live with 3 dogs and 2 cats.

Dr. Clark

Years Practicing: 14
Education: Tufts’ School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. David Clark joined the practice in September of 2016, after relocating from San Francisco. He graduated from U.C. Davis in 2003, after doing his undergraduate training at Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 1996, and a Masters in Animals in Public policy through Tufts’ School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.

Upon graduating from Davis he worked at a wide variety of hospitals throughout the San Francisco area. He and his wife, Lindsay – have two children – Isadora – age 9, and Griffin age 5, as well as two cats – Icarus and Squig. Although they all miss California, they felt it was important to raise the two children closer to family – who live in Arlington, and are generally spread up and down the East Coast.

Outside of work, his interests including camping, hiking, running, as well as anything involving the beach – swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and laying in the sun!

Dr. Jeb Sexton

Years Practicing: 2

Dr. Jeb Sexton joined McLean Animal Hospital as an associate in January 2017. A graduate of Auburn University (B.S. 2011, DVM 2015) he spent his first 18 months practicing in a small animal veterinary clinic in Atlanta, Ga.

Dr. Sexton is the eldest son of hospital director, Dr. Jack Sexton, who gave him his first job at Mclean Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant in the summer of 2005 (what a smart hire!).  Dr. Sexton’s professional interests include sports medicine, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine.

In his free time he enjoys the great outdoors including fishing, hunting, and hiking. He shares his home with his beloved rescue dog, Bo.

Dr. Dana Hardison

Years Practicing: 1

Bio coming soon.

Susan Claflin

Practice Manager
Years in Practice: 22

Susan began working in the animal health care field in 1975 in northern California. In September of 1994 she began working at McLean Animal Hospital. She started as a receptionist, then office manager, and since 2005 as the practice manager.

Susan has a Certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration from AAHA , Perdue University. She has 3 cats Eblis, Jackson, Maestro, and one Dachshund named Charlie.

Susan has one daughter and two granddaughters, one who lives in the area and one in Idaho.  Besides her love of animals and animal related causes she loves container gardening, cooking, movies, music, reading, and hopes to start doing a lot of traveling.

Shannon L. Dickey


Danielle Kinsey, L.V.T.

Licensed Veterinary Technician
Years in Practice: 8

Danielle joined our team in January 2008.  She has always loved animals and while working as an assistant went to school and graduated in 2014 from Northern Virginia Community College Veterinary Technology Program.   Other than animals, her hobbies include scrapbooking and baking.  Danielle loves to bake and she is amazing at it!  She can make a cake that is too beautiful to eat and could rival the best on Food Network Challenge!  She needs to open a dog/cat bakery to fuse her two passions.  She has 2 cats, Baxter and Jasper.

Megersa Belda, L.V.T.

Years in Practice:

Megersa joined the MAH family in July of 2012. He was born in Ethiopia and moved to the states with his family in 2003. He has more than two decades of professional experience in Veterinary Medical Sciences and Laboratory Medicine. He earned multiple degrees including A.A.S, BA and Masters of Public Health (MPH). Upon graduating from Northern Virginia Community College Veterinary Technology Program in 2007, he worked at a wide variety of hospitals throughout Northern Virginia. He currently does not have any pets because his sons keep him pretty busy!

Justin Martin

Client Service Representative

Justin has worked in the veterinary filed for many fortnight (since 2008). He is a jack of all trades and enjoys working on his truck. He lives with his girlfriend Sierra, who is also in the biz. In their free time, they  like to explore the great American outdoors. They share their home with three cats, Killian, DiNozzo, and Monkey, who enjoys watching Kitty TV (a hamster named Jack Skellington).

Bill Shoemaker

Client Service Representative

Genie LaRouche

Client Service Representative
Years in Practice: 25

Genie originally worked at McLean Animal Hospital in February 1991 to 1996.  She rejoined our regular full time staff in November 2008.

Tracy Hewitt

Professional Groomer
Years in Practice: 13
Interests: Grooming

Tracy Hewitt is a native of Northern Virginia and graduated from McLean High School. After leaving the area for some time, she recently returned and graduated from the Virginia School of Pet Grooming. She has been a wonderful addition to the staff at McLean Animal Hospital, joining us in November 2003. She enjoys working with animals, previously owning dogs, cats and horses. Tracy has a love of good food, good books, gardening and travel. She shares her home with her wonderful little rescue dog Soleil.

Islam Ensaad

Years in Practice: 9

Islam joined our staff in June, 2007.  He is from Algeria and attended 1 year of veterinary school before he moved to the states.  He got into working with animals because he enjoys helping them and their humans at the same time.  He likes helping the animals to get better and enjoys the satisfaction of the owner when the animal goes home happy and healthy.  He enjoys swimming, camping, movies, traveling, trying new things, learning new languages.  He speaks English, Arabic and French.  He hopes one day to go back to school because he loves to learn.

Ryan Mannix

Years in Practice: 8

Ryan has been working with cats and dogs since 2004, but his appreciation for animals goes back much further than that.  He grew up with a Chocolate Lab named “Coco” and throughout high school he routinely enrolled in various nature related elective courses. He began working in animal hospitals in 2008.  He especially enjoys working with scared or timid dogs, and building lasting bonds.  He spends much of his time outside of work in the outdoors, either backpacking in the Appalachian Mountains or mouton biking on local trails, and he share custody of a 25 lb mixed breed dog named “Marty” who was his inspiration for beginning his career with animals.

Shilo Martin

Years in Practice: 3

Shilo has had animals ever since she was young and never had the idea of working with them until a family member suggested she try it.  She has loved her work ever since she started at McLean Animal hospital in August 2013.   Shilo has 2 dogs at home, Sadie and Pita.

Janna Robin Shoemaker


Janna has been an assistant at McLean Animal Hospital since 2005.  She is very compassionate and takes wonderful care of all the animals in our care, especially the cats.  Janna shares her life and home with a couple of very adorable cats and husband Bill, who happens to also be a valued member of our staff here at McLean Animal Hospital.

Selina Gonzalez


Selina has been with us since the summer of 2015.  She has been an animal lover all her life and grew up with Bedlington terriers.  She has enjoyed showing dogs all over the world since the age of 12.  Selina’s goal is to attend NOVA’s 2 year program to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She hopes to add a dog into her family soon to be a companion for her two young children Romeo and Leila so they can grow up loving dogs just like she did.

Jackie Deane


Jackie joined our team as an assistant in January of 2017.  She worked as a kennel assistant at another local animal hospital and as a doggie daycare attendant and floor manager.  Her goal is to pursue a career in veterinary technology.  She has a lab named Eli.

Chris Albrant


Chris joined our team in February of 2017.  He was born in Russia and soon after his family moved to Arlington, Virginia, where he currently resides.   Chris realized he wanted to work with animals after taking a senior class in animal science.  When not at work Chris likes to spend his free time running, watching movies, playing video games, and sleeping. He would like to further his veterinary experience and go to school to become a licensed veterinary technician.

Edwin Contreras

Years in Practice: 9

Edwin is our evening kennel supervisor, he has been with us since March of 2007. He is also a part time student at NOVA.