MEET THE SURGEONS

Tibor Lazar, DVM

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Reston, Virginia
703-880-8613
info@lazarveterinarysurgery.com

Dr. Lazar grew up in Fairfax County, graduated from Robinson High School in 1987, and received his BA in biology at the University of Virginia in 1991.

He earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1996 from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1997, he completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City.

Following a year of private practice in Manhattan, Dr. Lazar moved to Maitland, Florida, and spent four years in a small animal surgery internship and residency at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists. In 2003, he earned board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Since 2002, Dr. Lazar has focused on small animal specialty surgery in Northern Virginia. He lives in Reston with his wife, two sons and a plethora of pets including dogs, cats, birds, snakes and fish.

Sebastian Gordon, DVM

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Bethesda, Maryland
703-880-8613
info@lazarveterinarysurgery.com

Dr. Gordon graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Animal Science in 2001. After four years at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, he participated in a one-year small animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York.

Following a three-year small animal surgery residency at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in Canada, he achieved Diplomate Status as a board-certified surgeon in 2010.

After four years in a small animal surgery practice outside Washington, DC, he and his family moved to Tasmania where he joined a small animal hospital and was the only specialist (surgical or otherwise) on the entire island.

Missing the oppressive mugginess of DC summers, the Gordons returned to their Bethesda home in 2016 and he joined Lazar Veterinary Surgery.

When not in surgery, Dr. Gordon tries to survive raising three sons. In rare moments of peace, he enjoys finding the perfect recipe, talking about outdoor activities, and subjecting innocent bystanders to his banjo playing.

MEET OUR TECHNICIANS

Hannah Schofield

Surgery Coordinator

Hannah is a British native that emigrated to the US after college in 2003. She entered the veterinary field quite by accident when she took a Saturday job at a small clinic whilst studying for her Masters in Clinical Psychology. After quickly realizing she was pursuing the wrong dream, she shifted gears and started working at a Northern Virginia general practice in 2007. Developing an interest in surgery, she moved into specialty medicine and began studying for her degree in veterinary technology in the evenings. Hannah was staff supervisor for a large surgery group for three years before taking time off to start a family in 2012. She joined Lazar Veterinary Surgery the following year, working from home on her farm in Western Loudoun County that she shares with her horses, dogs, cat, chickens, fish, two beautiful daughters, and long suffering husband. Spare time is more of a dream than a reality for her due to the aforementioned, but when she does find some, Hannah enjoys being a complicated girl that is equally at home in lipstick and mud, and convincing herself that this will be the year she will finally get to a horse show.

Mary Barnette

Technician

Mary Barnette grew up in a rural town in Georgia, where she first began her career in veterinary medicine. After a break from working due to living overseas, she moved to northern Virginia where she began working again as a veterinary assistant. She has had a love for animals for as long as she can remember. She received her Veterinary Assistant certificate from the Animal Behavior College in 2012. She started working part time with Lazar Veterinary Surgery in 2013 and eventually joined the team full time in 2015. Her “mini” zoo at home consists of 3 Bully dogs, a cat named Mumbles, and a saltwater fish tank. When she isn’t working, or catering to her animals’ needs and wants, she happily spends her time with her husband and 5 year old daughter doing mostly kid things, while imagining all of the adult things they’d like to do but will pick back up one of these days.

Christina Charity

Technician

Christina Charity graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with an emphasis in equine studies in 2007. After experience working at a thoroughbred breeding farm and fearing flying hooves on a daily basis, she has happily settled into small animal medicine over the past 9 years. In October 2016 she branched out from general practice to join the surgical world at Lazar Veterinary Surgery. With an at home “farm” of 14 chickens, 5 ducks, 2 horses, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and an array of fresh water fish, she understands first hand how powerful the bond between humans and animals can be. When not working, she spends the majority of her time maintaining the farm and catering to her spoiled critters.