Dr. Lauren Gallagher

Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Lauren Gallagher grew up in Maryland outside of Baltimore and has worked in veterinary medicine since she was fourteen years old. She is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and has been in small animal general practice in northern Virginia since moving here in 2014. In her spare time, Dr. Gallagher enjoys exploring the local parks and wineries of northern Virginia with her husband and twin boys as well as yoga, baking, and crocheting.


  • Virginia Board of Health Professions: Veterinarian, #301203808

  • Drug Enforcement Administration Practitioner’s License

Katie Kuchinsky, DVM - Market Street Animal Clinic

“We consider All Four Paws Relief not only professional colleagues but friends to our practice and clients. Doctors Starke and Kirk are thorough clinicians, considering patient care as well as client comfort. We are a one doctor practice and appreciate a veterinarian that can come in and provide true relief.Dr. Starke has been working with us for several years. She is a family oriented person with a great disposition and the ability to manage a busy schedule. We appreciate her interpersonal skills and bedside manner. We recommend All Four Paws Relief Services.”

Anne Williams, DVM - Del Ray Animal Hospital

“We are very impressed with the quality of care that the All Four Paws veterinarians provide. It is surprising how well they integrate into our practice. We are always relieved to see their friendly faces as we know that our clients and patients will be in very capable hands. They are an invaluable asset to our practice. We would highly recommend All Four Paws Vet Relief.”

Sue-Anne Slonin, Practice Manager of Falls Road Animal Hospital

“One of our veterinarians retired and another veterinarian went on maternity leave, and suddenly, we found ourselves in a difficult position for about 3 months of being short on veterinary coverage. We fortunately found All Four Paws Veterinary Relief. They were able to cover more of our shifts than any other relief companies I contacted. The doctors have been wonderful and easy to work with. Our clients feel they have been well cared for and the relief veterinarians have maintained our high level of service. The relief doctors have adapted to our workflow with ease and have learned our electronic medical record system quickly even though they have not worked with this system in the past. I could not imagine walking into a new veterinary practice, meeting everyone, learning the computer system and attending to appointments as seamlessly as they have done. I would recommend this company to any hospital that needs help covering shifts and needs to pursue the assistance of relief veterinarians.”