Tally Oaks Veterinary Service Compassion Team
Dr. Tania Woerner
Dr. Tania Woerner received her V.M.D. degree from University of Pennsylvania and her B.S. from Albright College in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from University of Pennsylvania, she was employed by several highly respected equine practices specializing in reproduction (Dr. W. Soloman, York, PA), racetrack practice (Drs. Tiegland, Franklin and Brokken, Miami, FL) and general equine practice (Southern Maryland Equine Veterinary Services, Upper Marlboro, MD).
She also worked as a Veterinary Medical Officer for the Food and Drug Administration where she specialized in veterinary pharmaceutical research and development. Dr. Woerner has received certification in equine and small animal acupuncture and has been trained in equine osteopathy. In addition to running Tally Oaks Veterinary Service, Dr. Woerner breeds and trains Thoroughbred and Warmblood horses and foxhunts with several Northern Virginia hunts.
She is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the American Veterinary Medical Assocition (AVMA) and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA).
She resides at her home in Purcellville, Virginia with her dog Little Joe, barn cats, and her three horses Chanel, Lady, Iris. In her spare time her hobbies include riding, cycling, workout classes, reading, and enjoying the outdoors.
Tessa Bowers, LVT
Tessa attended Northern Virginia Community College's Veterinary Technology program and received her Associates Degree in 1996. Shortly thereafter, she passed the Virginia State and National boards and began her career as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in private practice. A short time later she began working at a local Surgical Referral practice where she learned she really enjoys speciality medicine. Her favorite areas include Anesthesia & Pain Management, Emergency and Oncology medicine.
Tessa enjoys the whole process of veterinary medicine. Assisting in the management side of the practice, caring for patients, along with education and support of the pet owners.
When asked why she chose veterinary medicine as a career her reply was "Because of the animals. I've always loved working with pets and helping others, I couldn't imagine doing anything else."
In 2012 she took a 5 year hiatus to stay at home to raise her daughter. In 2017, when she added a puppy to her family, she meet Dr. Woerner and she began working part time at Tally Oaks Veterinary Service, where she found the perfect combination of working with pets and their people while being able to spend quality time with her daughter.
She lives at home in Purcellville, Virginia with her husband, special needs daughter, chocolate labrador retriever (Molly), and sister kitties (Lily & Bella.) In her spare time she enjoys quilting, reading, relaxing, spending time with her family and friends, and when weather allows it swimming.