Internal Medicine Clinicians

Anne Chiapella, DVM

Diplomate ACVIM

Nichole Birnbaum, DVM

Diplomate ACVIM

Todd Deppe, DVM

Diplomate ACVIM




Anne Chiapella
DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine - University of California at Davis - 1973
Veterinary Internship - University of Pennsylvania, 1973 – 1974
Veterinary Residency - University of Pennsylvania, 1974 - 1976
Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Medicine - 1979
Associate Internal Medicine Clinician - University of Pennsylvania, 1976 - 1983
Owner of Veterinary Internal Medicine Practice of Northern Virginia, 1989 – Present
In addition to her clinical work days, Dr. Anne Chiapella still finds time to enjoy hiking with her husband and their two energetic Labradors, Cheyenne and Chelsea. Dr. Chiapella is an active member at her local Church where she is the Head of the Mission Team.  Dr. Chiapella enjoys craft shows and is an avid reader.






Nichole Birnbaum
DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Undergrad Degree BS Animal Science, 1989 – Cornell University
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, 1993 – University of Florida
Veterinary Internship – Veterinary Specialists of Rochester, NY – 1994
Associate Practitioner - Pittsford Animal Hospital - Rochester, NY -1995
Veterinary Residency – Cornell University, 1997
Stayed on as a Clinical instructor at Cornell until 1998
Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Medicine - 1999
Associate Practitioner - Veterinary Internal Medicine Practice 1998 - present
In addition to her clinical work days, Dr. Nichole Birnbaum shares her days with her family which includes her husband Paul and their daughters. Dr. Birnbaum enjoys the outdoors and participates in Tae Kwon Do training along with one of her daughters. The Birnbaum family has a boisterous Labrador puppy named Butter and a three-legged cat named “Three” by the girls.     






Todd Deppe
DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Undergrad B.A. Comparative Literature, 1991, University of California Davis.
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, 1995, University of California Davis.
Veterinary Internship, 1996, University of Pennsylvania.
Residency in small animal internal medicine, 1998 - Cornell University; Board certified (ACVIM), 1999.
Clinical Instructor, 1998-2001, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University.
Staff Veterinarian, internal medicine, 2001-2010 - Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group, Ventura, California.
Associate Veterinarian Veterinary Internal Medicine Practice Manassas, Virginia, 2010 to present.
In addition to his work at VIMPVA, Dr. Todd Deppe spends time with his wife and two children. He has two dogs and one cat. Outside interests include backpacking, bird watching, and when possible these days, surfing.





Our veterinarians are certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.