Cate Lemmond
Founding President, Chief Executive Officer 

Cate Lemmond is founding President and CEO of the Anicira Veterinary Centers.  Since starting in this position in January of 2005, Cate has worked to improve the lives of people and animals in Virginia.   During this time, the clinics have seen major growth both in the number of animals served and the breadth of services provided.  

Cate received a MS in public policy and animals from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and a BA in government from the University of Virginia. Cate is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) as well as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM). She shares her life with her husband Marc and their two mixed breed adopted dogs Louis and Bernadette.


Megan Oelstrom, DVM
Veterinarian In Charge 

Dr. Oelstrom has been the Veterinarian in Charge at Anicira Veterinary Center since October 2013. Previously, she worked as a shelter veterinarian and surgeon in Wisconsin. Megan received a BA in biology from the University of Virginia in 2005 and earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. 

She has exhibited a passion for surgery and helping animals in need since veterinary school. During that time, she volunteered with the Rural Area Veterinary Service providing spay/neuter and vaccine clinics in remote areas of the United States. After graduation she completed a small animal rotating internship at Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia.

Megan feels blessed to be able to help animals in our community by providing affordable surgical services.


Julia Carter, DVM, CCRT, CVA
Associate Veterinarian 

Dr. Carter has practiced veterinary medicine in Northern Virginia since graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She developed a passion for veterinary medicine at the early age of 10.  She enjoys spending time with her son, her dog, Arya and her cat, Cho. She has been an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts and with her church’s youth group. She loves hiking and camping, reading, running and listening to bluegrass music in her spare time.

In addition to her love of surgery and dentistry, she is certified in canine rehabilitation and veterinary acupuncture.


Tina Brehm, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Brehm joined the Anicira team after completing a rotating internship at the Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia after veterinary school. Originally from Springfield, Dr. Brehm received her BS in Biology and Psychology from Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA.

Dr. Brehm has owned and loved shelter pets for her entire life and her top career goal is to share her professional skills with the shelter community and those organizations that support them.  Dr. Brehm strongly believes that if people can afford veterinary care, they can afford to keep their animals- keeping more animals out of shelters.

In addition to surgery and preventive care, Dr. Brehm loves soccer and volleyball, and hanging out with her black lab, Vader.  

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