Dr. Rick Krason:
I am a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I grew up in southern New Jersey, not far from the shore, but had relatives that lived in Madison County Virginia, where I fell in love with the area. My wife (Dr. Jean Krason) and I first met out of veterinary school during our first job in McLean, Virginia. After several years in northern Virginia, we began to move south... first to the Charlottesville area, then to Lynchburg.
My hobbies include all kinds of outdoor sports from surfing and wake boarding to mountain biking, hiking, camping and horseback riding! I compete locally in the "Hunters" divisions and dabble a little in the "Jumpers" as well. During the little spare time remaining, I love to work on my 1960 Corvette which is in a constant state of restoration. I often take the top down and cruise around, or occasionally drag race the car.
I enjoy surgery, and have had years of experience with both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. I have a special interest in Oncology (cancer medicine) as well, which I find challenging, but rewarding when I can provide more time for the pet and the owner to be together.
My wife and I have two children that love animals and are always asking to "come to work" with us. MacKenzie and Reilly Kate love horses and have both been riding for several years and are avid Hunter/Jumpers. They may both have a future in veterinary (equine) medicine if they keep it up.
We have an awesome Australian Shepherd named Tracer, two cats named Storm and Snickers, a Welsh pony named Remington Steele, a Thoroughbred x Quarterhorse named Kevlar and a Welsh Cross named Piper ...we will keep you posted on any new developments.