Meet the Team
Veronica Jarvinen, DVM
Dr. Veronica Jarvinen trained in veterinary medicine at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Her undergraduate degree is in Biology and Chemistry from Wake Forest University. Between her undergraduate training and veterinary degree, she served as an assistant in a specialty/referral practice in Surgery, Neurology, and Ophthalmology.
After obtaining her degree in veterinary medicine, Dr. Jarvinen completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Surgery, Medicine, and Emergency at the Angell Animal Medical Center, in Boston, MA.
At Angell, she developed a deep commitment to Emergency Medicine. While working in Emergency and Specialty Referral Centers, she realized that Urgent Care remains in most areas an underserviced need, including in the Alexandria, VA district. To meet the need for Emergency Medicine in the region, she decided to launch EMMAvet – Veterinary Urgent Care to provide state-of-the-art care to the area’s cherished dogs and cats.
Dr. Jarvinen is the daughter of Foreign Service parents. She and her older sister, Lilian, began their lives in Hong Kong, Togo, and Morocco, after which time the family moved for their school years to Fairfax, VA.
EMMAvet (EMergent Medical Attention) is named after one of her own dogs, Emma (a somewhat eccentric hound you might meet at the clinic). Her other precious pet is Jaildog, a little hound mix found on the streets of Tennessee during a spay/neuter clinic. Jaildog had been raised by inmates, hence her name.
Dr. Jarvinen and her husband, Mike, spend as much of their time as possible outdoors with their two dogs, and they enjoy traveling the world as often as possible.
Craig Randolph, DVM
Dr. Craig Randolph is from Springfield, Virginia and has worked in veterinary medicine since a young age. He started as a kennel attendant at a local general practice where he later worked as a veterinary assistant. Initially interested in politics, Dr. Randolph went to James Madison University to study political science and international relations. He completed a master’s degree in European Union Policy Studies from James Madison University’s Graduate School located in Florence Italy, but still found himself drawn to the veterinary field. He traveled to St. Kitts, West Indies to complete his veterinary training at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, which is where he adopted his beloved female shepherd mix named Kaiah (Kai-yah).
He applied and was the only student in his class to be accepted to complete his clinical year at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Randolph stayed at the University of Pennsylvania for an additional 6 months completing an anesthesia internship prior to starting a traditional rotating emergency, surgery, and medicine internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Following his internship, Dr. Randolph has been committed to emergency and critical care veterinary medicine and has worked in multiple specialty referral practices as a staff ER clinician.