Meet Our Staff

Veterinarians

Dr. Nathan Wehrli, DVM
Practice Owner, Veterinarian

Nathan Wehrli

Dr. Wehrli, or “Dr. Nate”, has worked as a private practice veterinarian since 2001. He grew up in New England, and obtained his veterinary degree from Tufts University. He moved to Silver Spring, Maryland in 2005, and is blessed with his wife, 2 young children, and a small rabble of pets.


Dr. Wehrli enjoys working with the variety of people and animals he sees every day. Before becoming a father and practice owner, he had time for hobbies which included hiking, kayaking, reading, cooking, brewing, gardening, and home improvement projects.

Dr. Emily Kimberly, VMD

Emily Kimberly, VMD

Dr. Kimberly graduated from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 2003 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.  She spent one year doing emergency work in Arizona, then returned to the East Coast and has been in private practice since. She enjoys preventative care and internal medicine cases, and the variety of different things you see and do in general practice.  When she is not at work, she likes to explore DC with her husband and 3 boys, and go to yoga classes.  She has a golden retriever mix and a cat at home.

Veterinary Technicians

Karla Palma-Vides

Karla Palma-Vides

Born in Guatemala City, Karla moved to the United States in 2005.  She started working as a veterinary assistant in 2007, and soon realized she wanted to make a career of working with animals.  She has learned to be a skilled veterinary technician, and is taking courses towards her goal of becoming accredited by the NAVTA.


Karla has a tremendous love and compassion for animals, and brings this attitude to work every day!  She is also the proud wife of an army husband, and the mother of a beautiful 8 year old girl.

Carlos Penado

Carlos Penado

Carlos is originally from El Salvador, where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and worked as a veterinarian for 10 years before moving to Silver Spring. He has been able to continue working in the veterinary field in the U.S. while growing his family (newest member is a son, Enzo, now 2). He is always happy to see and meet new neighbors, human and furry alike, and to support animal health through compassionate care and communication. In his free time, he likes to play soccer with his 7 year old daughter, Zaira, and ride his Kawasaki 650EZR motorcycle.

Sade Davis

Sade Davis

Sade was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland.  She started working with animals when she was 16, volunteering at shelters.  From those experiences, she knew she wanted to work with animals, long term. She later worked doing doggy daycare, then became a veterinary technician.  She has two dogs named Asap and Zoey and they’re her world.

Christian Salmeron

Christian Salmeron

Chris is a new employee.  He has a passion for working with animals and shows strong enthusiasm for leaning more.  He has decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and is currently studying at NoVa.   Always friendly with a quick, engaging smile, we welcome him to our staff. He will be happy to help you and your pet.


He also loves to hike, go on long road trips, and ride his motorcycle whenever he can.