Dr. Courtney Norjen


Dr. Courtney Norjen grew up in Ellicott City, MD. She wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was 5 years old. She received her BS in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences from Penn State University in 2014 and her DVM from Ohio State University in 2018. She has been practicing in northern Virginia since graduation. She spent the last two years prior to joining MVP as a relief veterinarian, practicing general medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine at many hospitals in the area.

Dr. Norjen has special interests in preventative medicine, behavior/training, surgery, and pain management. She is passionate about educating clients on the importance of all aspects of preventative care so that their pets live long, happy, healthy lives. She learned a ton about behavior and training from her experiences with her own dog who used to hate veterinary care. She is a Fear Free Certified Professional and is skilled in teaching cooperative care behaviors to dogs so that they learn that veterinary visits don’t have to be scary, and can even be fun! She also enjoys performing soft tissue surgeries, ranging from routine spay/neuter to advanced and emergent abdominal procedures like foreign body removal, pyometra, and mass removals. She is passionate about providing excellent pain management to all of her patients – whether related to surgery or for chronic painful conditions like arthritis.

Dr. Norjen lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, Sean, and her Australian Cattle Dog, Finn. She spends most of her free time hiking with Finn, traveling with Sean, and exploring local wineries and breweries.