Meet Our Team
Davis Hall, DVM
Dr. Davis Hall is the founder and patriarch of Columbia Pike Animal Hospital and Emergency Center, founded in 1974. Our actual roots were planted in 1974 when, after serving in the military, Dr. Hall acquired Town & Country Animal Hospital in Fairfax. The practice treated both large and small animals, as Northern Virginia was still richly rural.
Through the years, Dr. Hall organized and nurtured a growing staff of veterinary professionals, all embracing his philosophy of expert treatment delivered with compassion. He also serves as a touchstone for our team, as his wealth of knowledge and experience will always help to ensure the best outcomes.
Most of his clients consider him part of the family, having cared for generations of pets, some traveling many miles for wellness exams and treatment. Both hospitals have grown to include full-service kennels and grooming facilities with more than 150 staff members. Dr. Hall graduated from Texas A&M University in 1969.
Reed Hall, DVM
Dr. Reed Hall, son of Dr. Davis Hall, extends the family’s veterinary legacy. Dr. Hall displays enormous compassion for his patients and clients alike. His clients never leave their appointments without having been educated on topics related to either their pet’s health, treatment, or nutrition. He also has an affinity for surgery and animal teeth cleaning. This is among many reasons he has been named one of NOVA Magazine’s “Top Vets.”
Dr. Hall and his family, including son Davis Hall V and daughter Hope, live in Clifton and are a part of the fellowship at Expectation Church. He supports and shares a Christian veterinarian philosophy with other veterinarians and veterinary students. He is a member of the C12 Group, a national Christian peer advisory organization and he is also active in the Christian Veterinary Mission.
He practices at both Town & Country Animal Hospital and Columbia Pike Animal Hospital and Emergency Center. Dr. Hall completed his undergraduate degree at West Virginia University and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree at Virginia Tech.
Alexandra Stocks, DVM
On a personal mission to “save the world,” Dr. Stocks studied Environmental Science and Ecology while working as a State Park Ranger before she became a veterinarian. She feels honored to have found a vocation where she can combine her love of patient care and animals. She genuinely enjoys the mystery of Veterinary care as it sometimes involves research.
Dr. Stocks is a talented scholar, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She also has associations with the D.C. Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, Pi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Alpha Psi Veterinary Fraternity and Omega Psi Veterinary Service Fraternity. She was named one of “NOVA’s Top Vets,” in 2017 by NOVA Magazine.
Dr. Stocks volunteers for the Fairfax City Animal Control and KaBoom, an organization that builds playgrounds for underprivileged children. In her free time, Dr. Stocks enjoys being a Washington Capitals fan, knitting, and Bikram yoga. She and her family, including two boys and a dog, live in Reston.
Courtney Katsur, VMD
Black and yellow proud, Dr. Katsur hails from Pittsburgh, PA. Before becoming a veterinarian, she had a career in private banking. The demands of Wall Street allowed very little time for one of her true loves, animals. Time spent volunteering for Puppies Behind Bars helped set the stage for a major career change. She attained certification in pet grooming, became a Caninology Canine Body Worker and planned for opening a homeopathic spa and rehabilitation center for pets. Later, she realized that becoming a veterinarian was her true calling.
Dr. Katsur attended Boston College for undergraduate studies and the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Veterinary degree. She has particular expertise in dermatology, chronic allergies, and auto-immune diseases. She also possesses talents in soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and preventative care. She has worked as a volunteer for the Humane Rescue Alliance of Washington D.C., and for the Pennsylvania Wildlife Rescue League. She is a member of the The American Veterinary Medical Association, (AVMA), and is Six Sigma certified for project and change management.
Dr. Katsur is an avid skier that equally enjoys the beach. She also enjoys international travel, and affectionately recalls time spent in Africa observing animals in their natural habitat. She and her husband are pet parents to two dogs, Dexter and Kylie, who has special needs because of blindness.
Jacque Stahl, DVM
Becoming a veterinarian was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for Dr. Stahl. She even left paradise to do it. Before earning her Veterinary Degree, she owned, operated and chartered a sailing catamaran that voyaged the British Virgin Islands. As she and her guests sailed, she even served as Chef and Divemaster.
As a practitioner, she is a proponent of good nutrition. Her clients are educated on the link between food and health. She is also working to develop a pet food company whose proceeds would support military service dogs. The Foundation will provide health insurance for them, ensuring lifelong veterinary care.
Dr. Stahl is native to the DMV, hailing from Annapolis. She was an All American Lacrosse player at Dartmouth College and was named Player of the Year in 2000. She earned her Veterinary Degree at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, where she received the Bayer Client Communication Award. She is a member of the AVMA, American Veterinary Medical Association. She enjoys hiking, running, sailing, cooking and life with her young son and daughter. Her family is extended by their dog and kitten, Scout and Rex.
Kelly McGrath, DVM
Dr. McGrath appreciates the opportunity to promote the good health and welfare of her patients. She received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies. Dr. McGrath completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists, Long Island, NY. She is a member of the AVMA, American Veterinary Medicine Association and she is certified in VetStem Small Animal Regenerative Medicine.
She enjoys time spent with her husband and son, extended by two dogs and two cats. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking and cheering on the NY Giants.
Kristen Cage, DVM
After working as a Veterinary Assistant for only two days, Dr. Cage found her life’s joy and purpose. She gathered her determination and earned her Veterinary Degree at the University of Missouri.
Dr. Cage is an excellent companion animal veterinarian with a special expertise in acupuncture. While still a relatively new treatment option, pet acupuncture has had success in treating pets experiencing pain and chronic conditions. Acupuncture involves the use of tiny needles to gently penetrate over a dozen ‘acupoints’ on various parts of the body to stimulate the nervous system and activate pain-associated regions of the brain.
Dr. Cage has volunteered with various wildlife organizations including the Pacific Rim Conservation, the Hawaii wildlife Center, Hawaii Marine Animal Response and West Sound Wildlife in Washington State. She is a member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, and the AVMA. Dr. Cage enjoys hiking, reading, running, bird watching, wildlife watching, and photography.
Emily Spadaro, DVM
As a college student at Penn State, Dr. Spadaro majored in Engineering. She soon changed paths after volunteering at a local pet shelter. She found her passion; her love for animals, and she never looked back. She went on to complete her BS degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Besides shelter medicine, Dr. Spadaro has a special interest in forensics and behavior medicine. She is a member of the AVMA and is Fear Free Certified. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, bouldering, and hiking. Her favorite time is spent running with her dog, Toby, and spending time with friends and family.
Natacha Simpkins, DVM
Dr. Simpkins is proud to be a veterinarian, dedicated to helping and curing animals so they can live long and healthy lives. She was born in Montreal, Canada and raised in Denver, Colorado. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College before attending Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated with honors and awards. In practice for over 20 years, Dr. Simpkins has spent most of that time in Northern Virginia, where she is thankful to have developed many long lasting relationships with clients and their pets. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, geriatric medicine, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She is consistently listed as one of Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best Veterinarians. In her time away from work, she enjoys being with her family, hiking, traveling, speaking French and taking on home improvement projects.