Our Greenbriar Team
Erin Frey, DVM
Dr. Frey was born in Cambridge, MA and raised in Hockessin, DE, Dr. Erin Frey joined the practice in the fall of 2010. A proud “Screaming Eagle,” Dr. Frey graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston College. It was at during her tenure at B.C. that Dr. Frey pursued both the research and clinical elements of animal medicine with internships at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Tri-State Bird Rescue, and the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center.
After graduation, Dr. Frey went directly to Raleigh, NC to pursue her D.V.M. degree from North Carolina State University, an oasis of farmland in the middle of the city. It was there that she became a member of Phi Zeta, the veterinary honor society. Through many experiences in research and clinical medicine, Dr. Frey discerned her path as a veterinarian to be in clinical medicine where she can provide direct care to her patients and clients. She is a proud member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association). She resides in Maryland.
Bev Hollis, DVM
Dr. Hollis moved to the northern Virginia/ Maryland region in 2006 from Nashville, where she had lived for 13 years. She earned her undergraduate degrees in English, Math and Biology from the University of Minnesota and George Mason University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.
During her years in Nashville she worked in a small animal practice, started her own veterinary housecall practice, and became Nashville’s first full-time shelter veterinarian. She is an avid supporter of greyhound rescue and was a co-founder of Operation Scooby, a non-profit organization that sent teams to Spain annually to work as volunteers at the largest “Galgo” (Spanish greyhound) shelter there.
She became D.A.R.T (Disaster Animal Response Team) certified in 2001. This certification came in handy when she had the opportunity to lead a team of 10 volunteers to New Orleans in 2005, 5 days after Hurricane Katrina had struck the region. Her team spent 14 days deep in the 9th ward and to this day those rescue efforts remain Dr. Hollis’ most rewarding contribution to animal care.
Dr. Hollis believes strongly in the extremely important role animals play in people’s lives and approaches each veterinary case with a deep respect for this bond.
She lives with her 13-year-old shelter dog, Lily and the memory of her beloved PBGV, Niles – the world’s funniest dog.
In her spare time she is an avid photographer – both film and digital. She loves adventure travel, anything Apple (Mac, not the fruit), running, yoga and golf.
Jessica Finnegan, Director - After graduating with a bachelor's degree in business communications from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Jessica obtained a Pennsylvania real estate license and worked in property management for a large real estate company. There, she was a property manager for a 180-unit condominium complex in Pittsburgh for 2 years before moving to Virgina Beach, VA as a Assistant Director of Group Services at Al-Anon World Headquarters.
After spending 3 years abroad in Sigonella Sicily, Italy, Jessica moved to Maryland and joined C. Enterprises, a group of privately owned learning centers for children 6 weeks to 12 years. There, she was the Program Director for an individual center before being promoted Regional Director of Operations, overseeing operations for 8 locations, assisting in searching for new site locations, working with the build outs and permits, staffing, marketing, policies and procedures and implementing structure to help support the rapid growth of the company. By the time Jessica left in 2007, Celebree had grown to 20 locations in Maryland and Delaware. Jessica joined the Greenbriar Veterinarian Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort as the Director in November of 2007.
Jessica lives with her daughter Hannah and their two beautiful Harlequin Great Danes, Seamus and Teagan.
Hooman A. Pooya, DVM
Dr. Pooya, Chief of Surgery recently returned to Maryland, where he was born & raised, after 16 years of education & training across the nation, including nearly six years of post-doctorate specialty surgical training. In addition to performing surgery, his training also involved the process of seeing surgical appointments, doing surgical consultations for other veterinarians, and scheduling follow-up visits postoperatively to help ensure the desired surgical outcome and optimal benefits for your pet.
Having graduated from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine as a member of Phi Zeta (the National Veterinary Honor Society) in 1999, he then completed a small animal internship at Cornell University's Hospital for Animals and a one-year surgical internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Jacksonville, FL. He has authored numerous publications in various veterinary journals, many of which have been presented at international surgical conferences. The bulk of this work stemmed from the orthopedic fellowship he completed at the J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Laboratory at U.C. Davis in CA. Dr. Pooya obtained his ACVS-approved surgical residency training at both U.C. Davis and a large specialty referral practice in nearby San Leandro, CA.
Dr. Pooya lives with his wife, Nazie and their three dogs, Calvin, Max and their new addition, Taffy.
Our lead technicians have years of experience and the technical knowledge to take care of your pet during your visit. They lead a team of technicians dedicated to practicing the very best in veterinary medicine. Their passion and love for animals is one of the many things that makes us your ONE stop for all your pet's veterinary care.
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