Our Veterinarians

The Vienna Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Vienna areas. At Vienna Animal Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.


Dr. Eric Chafetz, DVM, Diplomate ABVP Emertus, Specialty Canine and Feline

Dr. Chafetz, born and raised in New York City, graduated from Cornell University in 1976, and received his D.V.M. from Cornell in 1980. After practicing near Albany, New York, he joined the Henry Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital of the ASPCA in New York City in 1981. At that time the Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital was the fourth largest hospital in the country. In 1985 he became head of medicine and staff surgeon at the hospital, and remained there until 1989 when he joined the Vienna Animal Hospital.

In 1987 he sat for, and passed his board exams, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, a level of expertise attained by less than 800 of the 75,000 veterinarians practicing in the United States and Canada. Unlike other specialty boards, the ABVP required recertification every 10 years, and Dr. Chafetz has resat and passed in 1997 and 2007. He has also been an editor for a prestigious national veterinary journal, The Compendium of Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. Dr. Chafetz, his wife Diana, a pre-school teacher, and their 2 children, Aaron and Emma have lived in Vienna since 1989.

Currently their house is ruled by their two small dogs Bella and Teddy. Dr. Chafetz has been active in youth sports in Vienna, serving on boards in Little League, Babe Ruth, and the Vienna Baseball foundation, as well as coaching baseball, basketball and lacrosse. His hobbies include, obviously, baseball, as well as reading and politics.


Dr. Juli Westfall, DVM

Dr. Juli Westfall was born in near Cleveland, Ohio, and was raised there and in Pelham, New Hampshire. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire, and is a 1988 honors graduate of the veterinary college at The Ohio State University. Dr. Westfall joined the Vienna Animal Hospital immediately after graduation.

Besides working in the Animal Hospital she is actively involved in the PTA at South Lakes High School and Langston Hughes Middle School. She is very active in “Paws for a Cure”, our fund raiser for The American Cancer Society. She has served as the Continuation Education Chair for the DC Academy of Veterinary Medicine since 1997. A New Hampshire native, she lives with her husband, Barry, also from New Hampshire, and daughters Alison and Melissa. The Westfalls also live with Olive, a Beagle mix, and their Great Dane, Lucy.


Dr. Eric Wolff, DVM

Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Wolff attended Drew University. He went to Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean, with his clinical year completed at the University of Tennessee. After working in Milan, Ohio for 3 years, he joined Vienna Animal Hospital in July of 2007. He is living here in Vienna with his wife, 2 dogs, 4 cats, a bird, and a snake.


Dr. Pickard

Dr. Pickard is the latest addition to the Vienna Animal Hospital Staff. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of the Philippines in 1987 and has been practicing in Northern Virginia for 20 years. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Dr. Pickard enjoys various aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in internal and emergency medicine as well as behavioral medicine. One of her main strengths is nurturing the human-animal bond. Dr. Pickard has a love for hounds and her beagle Tycoon, often joins her at work.

In her spare time, Dr. Pickard is an avid reader, a regular Zumba dancer, and plays the piano. Born and raised in the Philippines, she belongs to various Asian American organizations. She lives in Fairfax with her husband, Al, and their children Carl and Mackenzie.

Dr. Amy Dillon

Dr. Amy Dillon grew up in Oakton, Virginia. She attended Cornell University for her undergraduate degree in Animal Science. She graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She practiced in Syracuse and Clifton Park, NY for five years before returning home. For the past 15 years, she practiced small animal medicine and was the medical director at a veterinary hospital in Northern Virginia. She has been named one of Northern Virginia’s Top Veterinarians by Northern Virginia Magazine in both 2017 and 2018.

Dr. Dillon is excited to share her years of experience with our practice. Her interests include internal medicine, ultrasound, soft tissue surgery, cold laser therapy, and dentistry. She has an affinity for senior pets and practices preventative medicine for early detection and treatment of illnesses, promoting longer and more comfortable lives.

At her home in Franklin Farm, the animals outnumber the humans with three dachshunds, one boxer mix, two cats, two geckos, occasional tadpoles, and seasonal monarch butterflies in various life stages. Luckily, Dr. Dillon’s biologist husband and two sons are all animal lovers and help with their care. She enjoys Boy Scout activities with her family, reading, wine tasting, and travel.

Dr. Anna Shaw

Dr. Shaw grew up in Vienna and McLean. After completing her homeschool education she earned her undergraduate degree in biology at Marymount University in Arlington and her veterinary degree from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She was voted “Most Compassionate” by her fellow veterinarians in the Class of 2018 (Go Green!)

In her spare time Dr. Shaw enjoys spending time with her family and friends and orange tabby Desmond, traveling, playing board games, cheering for the Washington Nationals, and attending Renaissance Faires. Huzzah!

She feels blessed and happy to be practicing in her hometown.