We love our patients like members of our own families.
About Us

Our Team

Dr. Syamsundar Gaddamanugu

Syamsundar Gaddamanugu

Dr. Syam is originally from India, where he developed a love for caring for animals! In India, he received his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degree and worked mostly with large animals for over 8 years before coming to the United States in 2008. In 2011, he received his master’s degree in Molecular Avian Biology from the University of Delaware. Dr. Syam has a strong interest in both surgery and diagnostic imaging, and he is experienced in soft-tissue and bone surgical procedures. He has been working in Northern Virginia for 6 years and has Emergency Veterinary experience. He is fear free certified, and he received an award in 2018 for Best Veterinarian in Northern Veterinarian magazine. Outside of work, he enjoys painting and gardening. His wife is an IT consultant, and together they have two children.
Dr. Hamid Moghal

Hamid Moghal

Dr. Moghal received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from UVAS in 1971. He taught in the teaching hospital at King Faisal University, KSA for three years - and worked for USDA for two years. He has worked here at Heritage Animal Hospital in Sterling, VA.

Kayla Robinson

Chief Operations Manager
Kayla has been an integral part of our team since she graduated from Anderson University in 2018. She has gained experience with us in just about every role other than veterinarian and is happy to apply that knowledge to her current administrative position. As an aspiring veterinarian, she has always carried a passion for animal health and welfare, and that is evident in her compassionate care towards our patients and their humans alike. When she is not doing vet-related work, you can find her traveling, curled up with a new book, or exploring nature with her camera in hand.

Sarah Van Staalduinen

Administrative Director
Sarah is an NC State graduate with double majors in Animal Science and Applied Nutrition. She has lived with animals her entire life and has always had a special place in her heart for them. She has been with the company since 2019, and she loves her job. Not only does she have the opportunity to meet new people and pets on a daily basis, but she also gets to help those fur babies stay happy and healthy with their families. Her favorite things to do outside of work include spending time with her furry kiddos; two dogs named Ochi and Denali, and two cats named Juniper and George. When she’s not at work, you can find her hiking with her dog, or taking part in any other activities in which she can include them.

Reeta Rehman

Practice Manager
Hi! My name is Reeta and I have been working at Heritage Animal Hospital since 1999. After initially pursuing a long and successful career in Business and Hotel Management, I decided that my true passion was in the care and service of animals. I have had pets for most of my life and have always felt a special connection to my pets. As an Administrator/Manager of Heritage Animal Hospital, I have had the opportunity to interact with many families and their pets and helping to ensure that each pet gets the best quality health care brings me utmost joy. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with Family,(including all the fur babies in the family) traveling, event planning, music, fashion, reading and needlepoint.

Matthew Person

Veterinary Assistant
Hey my name’s Matt, I’m a veterinary technician here at Heritage Animal Hospital. I’ve spent the past 8 years working in emergency medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, but I also love working with dogs and cats. I have a strong passion for advanced critical care and pet rehabilitation. I strive to constantly expand my technical abilities and to educate clients. I'm originally from Florida and just moved to the DMV area with my Wolf-hybrid Mystique. When I’m not working you can find me hiking, enjoying the beach, traveling, or spending time with my dog.

Aadesh Chaandolia

Veterinary Assistant
Hello, my name is Aadesh Chaandolia, I was born in Punjab, India. As a new graduate Veterinarian, I worked in India in small and large animal practice for two years. With a passion for advancement in my career, I then moved to the United States of America. In my free time I love to explore new places and restaurants, I also enjoy playing board games.

Kira Fowler

Veterinary Assistant
I have been working at this hospital for almost 3 years and really enjoy getting to know about each pet that comes through the door. I have been working with animals for 5 years all together and wouldn’t trade it for anything! In my free time I enjoy taking my Yorkshire terrier Brody for walks on the trail behind my complex. I look forward to getting to know you and your pet!

Bianca Ferrante

Veterinary Assistant
I was born in Canada but raised in the northern Virginia area. I grew up with horses and volunteering at cat shelters and have always loved spending time with any and all animals. After graduating high school, I went on to obtain a bachelors in marine science at the University of South Carolina. After graduating I started working as a vet assistant / tech and have loved every minute of it since! I am passionate about helping all animals, however I love marine mammals and cats the most! In my free time I enjoy reading, listening to music, and spending time with my four cats.
Choosing us as your pet’s

Veterinarian in Sterling

Heritage Animal Hospital provides dental care, spay & neuter, surgery & orthopedics, vaccinations, grooming, and emergency & urgent care for dogs and cats in Sterling, Herndon, Sterling Park, Countryside, Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Reston, and the surrounding areas.
Located in Sterling, Virginia, we provide high-quality veterinary care.
Hospital Hours
Mon - Wed: 8am - 7pm
Thursday: CLOSED
Fri & Sat: 8am - 7pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Holiday Hours
December 25th: Closed
January 1st: Closed