Our Staff

Jeb Sexton

Education: Auburn University

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 became owner of McLean Animal Hospital on 6/15/2020 and also serves as our Hospital Director. 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.

Kate Salkeld

Education: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Kate Salked is also an owner of McLean Animal Hospital as of 6/15/2020. 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.


Education: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

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.

Dr. Jack Sexton recently received the Paul F. Landis Veterinarian of the Year award during their conference in Richmond, VA on Saturday Feb. 23, 2019. Congratulations Dr. Jack Sexton!


Mary Ruth Norway

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.

David Clark

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!


Carly White

Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. White grew up in Oceanport, NJ. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Carolina. Dr. White received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC and then joined the MAH team in July 2019.

Her interests include dentistry and oral surgery and internal medicine. She is passionate about preventative care to ensure our pets are living their best, and healthiest, lives. Outside of work, Dr. White enjoys cooking, exploring DC, and hiking with her 5-year-old Goldendoodle, Piper.

Ashleigh Sullivan

Education: University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Sullivan is a northern Virginia local who grew up in Chantilly, VA. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Virginia. She then ventured south for her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated as the co-valedictorian of her class. She is ecstatic to return to the area and to be joining the great staff at McLean Animal Hospital.

Dr. Sullivan's passions in veterinary medicine include preventative care, feline medicine, management of chronic disease, and the human-animal bond. Upon graduating from the University of Tennessee she received the Senior Student Award from the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and is a proud member of their organization.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time doing anything outdoors, live music, being with friends and family, and snuggling with her two kittens Pickles and Olive.

Susan Claflin

Practice Manager

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.


Danielle Kinsey, L.V.T.

Licensed Veterinary Technician Supervisor, lab director

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.


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!

Michele Marriott


Michele is a native Northern Virginian who started her career in Veterinary Medicine here at McLean Animal Hospital in 1998 as a CSR. Getting “bit by the veterinary bug”, she decided to go to tech school and graduated from NVCC and passed her boards in 2001. She has spent the last 17 years working in emergency medicine for a veterinary specialty practice. She has a special interest in anesthesia/analgesia and all things emergency related. In her spare time she can be found outdoors, whether it’s fishing, camping, kayaking or her favorite pastime, horseback riding.

Shilo Martin, L.V.T.

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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.

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

Becky Long

PM Manager

Piers Jensen

Client Service Representative

Piers has been with us since October of 2016. He loves working at McLean Animal Hospital because he genuinely loves helping people. In his free time he is a model painter, digital artist, musician, and plays video games.

Greg Grossman

Client Service Representative

Greg has been with us since June of 2017. He is originally from and still lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his two dogs, Sam and Josie. In his free time he likes to do competitive paint balling and he plays rugby. He has worked with children in the past and made his way over to working with dogs and cats.

Rachel Yeung


Ana Contreras

Client Service Representative


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.

Allison Kirch


Allison has been with us since July of 2017. She has a BA in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. Since she was young, she wanted to work with animals and has just recently started doing what she loves! She loves photography, baking, and reading comic books. Her goal is to go to school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician, but since she is passionate about photography, her dream is to become an animal photographer.

Edwin Contreras

Veterinary Assistant

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

Bella Stork

Veterinary Assistant


Kennel Manager

Ginny has been with us since 2021, starting as a kennel staff member and is now our Kennel Manager.  Since she was a child, she had a passion caring for her four legged family members, and now she loves caring for yours.  Her son Silas and this hospital are the 2 loves of her life.