Dr. John Lonam DVM, Practice Owner
Dr. Lonam grew up in Otis Orchards, WA, a then somewhat rural community east of Spokane, where his family lived on a small farm with the requisite assortment of livestock, barn cats, and family dogs. He briefly entertained a career in the priesthood during high school and attended seminary for 2 years. Upon high school graduation, he joined the Navy and served for three years during the Vietnam War, part of that time spent on the aircraft carrier, Enterprise. After his Navy stint, Dr. Lonam enrolled at Washington State University and embarked on studies to fulfill his dream of becoming a veterinarian. He received his B.S. in Bacteriology and Public Health in 1974 and his DVM degree in 1978.
Dr. Lonam’s veterinary career was launched in the shadows of Glacier National Park as a large animal vet in NW Montana, and subsequently in the Spokane and Yakima Valley areas of Washington State, where he worked as both a large and small animal veterinarian. He moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1983 and worked both as an associate for a small animal medical practice, and as a relief veterinarian. He and his wife, Anne, purchased Village Veterinary Clinic in 1987 and have since nurtured it into a well-established and highly respected practice. In addition to his veterinary interests, Dr. Lonam is an avid skier. He also enjoys camping, fishing, playing guitar, attending cultural events, reading and spending time with his very large, extended family. He is also holds a 2nd-degree black belt in Judo.
Dr. Jeonghwa Kim DVM, Associate
Dr. Kim received her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Chonbuk National University, Seoul, South Korea in 1994. After practicing in Korea for several years, she enrolled at the Royal Veterinary Academy in London, England and obtained a Master’s degree in Wildlife and Zoo Animal Medicine. In 2004, Dr. Kim emigrated to the U.S. and received her U.S. license in the spring of 2006 after completing a year’s accreditation program at the University of Oklahoma. She joined the Village Vet staff in November 2007. She and husband, Trace, have two beautiful daughters, Mahri (born in 2010) and Serin (born in January 2012). They are also joined by felines Gurumji and Sundungi and the family cockatiel. Dr. Kim and her family enjoy outdoor activities, attending cultural events and traveling.