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Meet Our New Emergency Veterinarian, Dr. Lindsey DeFalco

Jul 26, 2016


We are excited to announce that we have added an emergency clinician to The COVE team – Lindsey DeFalco, DVM.

Dr. DeFalco is originally from Sanford, Florida. She completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at the University of Florida in 2015, and then completed a rotating veterinary internship at Blue Pearl in Tampa, Florida. In addition to her studies and employment experience in small animal medicine, she has completed externships and volunteered with New England Aquarium, Jacksonville Zoo, manatee health assessments, and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine’s Zoo Medicine Ward.

She is keenly interested in emergency medicine and moved to Virginia looking to pursue that passion at a high-level, independently owned facility. We are happy to be that hospital, and we know she will be a great asset to our team.

A message from Dr. Lindsey DeFalco

Why I chose The COVE

I am a bit of a perfectionist so trying to find a hospital that fits me was nerve-racking. However, after interviewing at The COVE, I knew that this was the perfect place for me. From the second I walked in the door, I was treated with nothing but kindness and respect. The teamwork was excellent and the level of patient care exceeded my expectations. I knew I would be able to practice at an exceptional level.

Passion for emergency medicine

From cardiology to surgery to neurology, I enjoy all disciplines of veterinary medicine. However, it was in emergency medicine where I found my passion. In this field, I get to see and do a little bit of everything! I also love being there for both the animals and their owners in their most urgent time of need.

Other areas of interest

I also love working with species outside of the ordinary, from birds to rabbits and bearded dragons. Aquatic animals have always been a favorite of mine so I hope to eventually incorporate these amazing animals into my practice by volunteering with a local marine mammal stranding program.  

Join us in welcoming Dr. Lindsey DeFalco to The COVE! 








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