Meet Our Managers
Our practice managers play a vital role in helping our practice run smoothly so you and your pet receive the very best of care from our team. Find out more about them! And when you’re ready to meet them in person, call us at (703) 273-2110 to make an appointment.
Andrea Kochis – Hospital Administrator
Andrea Kochis is the Hospital Administrator of Town & Country Animal Hospital and has been with the company since 2007. Andrea started her veterinary career as a veterinary assistant in the early 2000’s. From a very young age, Andrea always had a way of creating bonds with animals that her future was destined to involve working with them. Andrea’s demonstration of integrity and compassion quickly had her transition into a leadership role.
Andrea studied at Northern Virginia Community College and received her Leadership Certification in Veterinary Management with the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. Andrea has recently gone back to school to earn a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership with Columbia Southern University.
Andrea’s free time is spent with her “pack” which includes her husband, two stepsons, four dogs, two cats, and two parakeets. Andrea is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and loves cheering on her Washington sports teams.
Janet Gurumendi – HR Director
After completing her Bachelor of Science at George Mason University, she applied her psychology degree in the realm of leadership and human resources. With a combined five years’ experience in service and retail, she learned her interests more aligned with developing and advocating for fair employee-employer partnerships. Since 2013, she has progressed her human resources professional experience and responsibilities in recruiting, employee advocacy, and human resources management. In 2019, she achieved the recognition of Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resources Management.
When she isn’t spending time supporting the hospital teams, she is spoiling her two Schnauzers, Paisley and Remi. As a former baker, she’s often researching new recipes to test and share with family and friends. She and her husband enjoy exploring local cultural events, vintage car and motorcycle shows, and the restaurant scene. Any chance she gets, she’ll make a trip to her home town, Charleston, South Carolina, to visit family and escape to the beach.
Lauren McLaughlin – Pharmacy Manager
Lauren has worked for Town & Country Animal Hospital for over 14 years. She’s been a CCS, a Lead CCS, a Kennel Manager, and now a Pharmacy Manager. She really enjoys her newest position, especially learning about all the different medications and more about the new department.
Lauren recently purchased a home in Shenandoah county but loves Town & Country so much that she still make the 65-mile commute. This is her first year as a vegetable gardener and she’s loving it. Lauren lives with my fiance and three kids.
Haley Gray – Client Care Manager
Everyone loves a homegrown success story, and for Town and Country that is Haley Gray. Haley is a long-time Fairfax County resident and client of Town and Country Animal Hospital. She joined the reception team in 2012 and has been an integral part of the reception team’s growth.
As of 2020, Haley is now the Client Care Manager at Town & Country Animal Hospital! She looks forward to building a compassionate and efficient team that will complement the rest of the hospital. She is also just as passionate about her studies as she works towards becoming a teacher. Haley is very close with her family and loves spending time with them. She has a love for all animals and currently has three little fur babies of her own.