Support Staff

Office Manager

Terri began her medical career nearly 30 years ago.  Steve and Terri Escobar married in 1986 and spent their first years together in Blacksburg, Virginia as Steve attended The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

The 90’s were a decade of change for the Escobar’s; Richmond became home once more.  After 10 years in veterinary medicine, Terri and Steve began to pursue their own entrepreneurial endeavor.  The Springfield Veterinary Center opened it’s doors in 2000.

Terri has been an integral part of the Vet Center since it’s inception; managing the practice, establishing front desk protocols and engaging with clients.  The practice has grown significantly and so has the Escobar clan….Terri is mother to 3 children, 5 horses, 2 cats and 2 dogs.  When Terri is not working at the Vet Center you can find her busy managing the Escobar household and stables,


gail1Gail completed her undergraduate work at Virginia Tech and moved to Richmond attaining a Masters in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1980.  Following years of social work, Gail started to become an active volunteer at a veterinary practice.  A love for animals and for “their people” led her to a position with Springfield Veterinary Center in June of 2001. Gail has served in several capacities since joining the Springfield team.



Licensed Veterinary Technician

Andrea joined the Springfield Vet Center after graduating from Blue Ridge Community College where she earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology and became licensed in 1997.  Andrea is very well versed in canine behavior and canine reproduction.  She specializes in educating new puppy owners.

Andrea and her husband Chris (also a veterinary technician) share their home with their Bernese Mountain Dog, Flyer.   Andrea is an active member of the Potomac Valley Bernese Mountain Dog Club, the BMD Club of Central Virginia, and the BMD Club of America.  During her spare time, Andrea enjoys preparing and showing her dogs at the American Kennel Club conformation dog shows and training them in obedience, carting (drafting), rally obedience, and agility.

Gina Louise
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Gina Louise graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors in Science and began her career with animals in 2001 as a volunteer for Operation Catnip. Gina Louise joined the Springfield Veterinary Center in the Fall of 2001.

Gina Louise attended the Blue Ridge Community College distance education program where she became a licensed veterinary technician in May of 2005. She became certified in the PennHip procedure in January of 2016.

Gina Louise spends her free time with her husband Mark and their children.  As a family, they enjoy the outdoors; sports events, running, and cycling.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Chrissie started her career working with small animals and exotics in 1989 in Northern Virginia at the Companion Animal Hospital.  After graduating in 1997 from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in English, she returned to a veterinary assistant position in Northern Virginia where she resided until moving to Richmond in 2000.

The next step in Chrissie’s veterinary career was with the Virginia Equine Clinic.  Although she enjoyed her experience with horses, Chrissie’s love for small animals motivated her to attend the Blue Ridge Community College distance education program where she became a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  Chrissie has been part of the Springfield Veterinary Center  team since 2003.

Outside of work, Chrissie likes to spend quality time with her husband, children, their dogs FiFi and JJ, and cat Cookie.

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Laura has worked in the veterinary field since 1997, joining the Springfield team in July, 2006 with prior experience as a veterinary assistant in Virginia and Colorado.  Laura graduated from Blue Ridge Community College where she earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology and became licensed in May 2011.

Laura shares her life with her husband, dog and two cats. When she is not working, Laura enjoys live music and travel.



Veterinary Assistant

Chris started working at Springfield Veterinary Center in August of 2010 as a veterinary assistant.  Although this is his first job working with animals, he has grown up with them all his life.  In his free time, Chris enjoys hanging out with friends and snowboarding (weather permitting during the winter time).




Licensed Veterinary Technician

Alana was first introduced to Dr. Escobar and Dr. Scotti in 1997 while working on her LVT externship.  After graduating Blue Ridge Community College in 1998, she continued working as a licensed veterinary technician alongside both doctors at Broad Street Veterinary Hospital.

Most of Alana’s experience comes from small animal general practice while also learning some aspects of referral medicine in neurology.  When not working inside with animals, she spends time enjoying nature outside dog walking for clients and playing with her pet sitting pets on weekends.  She also enjoys any free time by being outdoors hiking or biking, enjoying the river with her Rottweiler, and cuddling with one of her three cats.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Candace joined the Springfield team in November 2013 as a veterinary assistant. She attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia in 2001 before pursuing a nine year career at an equine reproductive facility.

In her free time she enjoys spending time on her farm with her husband, daughter, son, five American Foxhounds, two Boston Terriers, a Beagle and a small herd of goats.




Administrative Assistant

Jennifer, a native to Richmond, began working at Springfield in July 2016. She has an Associates in Applied Sciences from John Tyler Community College. She takes great pleasure in being able to work with pets and their owner’s as well. In her free time, Jennifer likes to read and cuddle with her kitty cats.





Administrative Assistant

April moved to the Richmond area in May 2018 from the Shenandoah Valley when she joined the Springfield team.  She has a certification in Medical Office Assistant.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband hunting, fishing and being on the cattle farm.  April has always had a passion for large and small animals, her new passion is raising bottle calves.  She also enjoys spending time with their 3 dogs, Drake, Zip and Reba.  April also enjoys visits to the Shenandoah Valley to see family and friends. 


Veterinary Assistant

Alissa joined the Springfield Veterinary team in February of 2018.  She previously worked for another veterinary practice and other animal-related jobs including a salon.  She has been happy to continue over a decade of working with animals by joining Springfield Veterinary Center

In her free time, Alissa enjoys spending time with her dalmation mix,  Piper and her cat, Sophia. She also enjoys ending to her tropical fish aquariums.


Veterinary Assistant


Administrative Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant




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