The Animal Hospital of Lynchburg

1705 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501



Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Rick Krason

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! 

Dr. Jean Krason

Dr. Jean Krason:

I am a graduate of Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. I grew up in Northern New Jersey, but my family frequently vacationed in Virginia, particularly around the Smith Mountain Lake area.  I quickly fell in love with the mountains of Central Virginia. I met Dr. Rick at our first job together in McLean, Virginia, and won his heart as dog walking partners. 

During my free time, I am an avid competitor in canine obedience and canine agility with our dog Tracer (see the side bar about Dog Sport), and have obtained multiple titles with my old Australian Shepherds, Kaila and Torque. Since then  I have passed the baton on to my two girls, MacKenzie and Reilly Kate, as they had done competitions with them as well. In addition, I have taken up riding again after many years. I train and compete with our Appendix Quarter Horse, Kevlar, in dressage. 

When at work I particularly enjoy working up internal medicine cases. I have been honing my skills in ultrasonography and have been finding it to be a great diagnostic tool.  I also love dentistry, and am one of the few veterinarians in the surrounding area that has a dental radiography unit and the ability to do endodontic therapy.