Dr. McElveen was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. She attended the University of Mary Washington where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences. Dr. McElveen joined the Falls Church location in 2005 as a veterinary assistant until 2007 when she attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine to pursue her own dream of being a veterinarian. She joined the Richmond, VA Banfield location in 2011 as an associate doctor, but soon found herself back in northern Virginia. During her off time, she enjoys hiking, going to concerts, watching movies and reading. She currently resides with her husband and two cats, Mack and Spike (a.k.a. Buddha).