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.
I like to manage our hobby farm where we grow lots of our own food, hops for beer, raise chickens, and take care of our herd of horses. I ride horses frequently and have been doing more trail riding and endurance focused events. I love exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains we live in by hiking, camping, and fishing at every opportunity I get.
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.
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 Pony Cross named Piper, and several chickens roam the farm as well!