Meet Our Staff...
I am a 1994 graduate from the Blue Ridge Community College in Veterinary Technology. I enjoy working with people as well as their pets ! I especially enjoy seeing and working with exotic pets like the reptiles, avians and pocket pets. When I am not at work, I enjoy bluegrass music festivals. My family includes my husband, Matthew, 3 dogs: Kanani, Bruce and Coco as well as a one-legged cockatiel named Peg-Leg Pete.
I grew up a New Jersey beach girl then moved to Lynchburg to see the mountains. I've been working in the veterinary medicine field for over 20 years now and it's never a dull moment, i love a job that you learn something new everyday, Helping a pet that can't tell us whats wrong is very rewarding to me. As for pets of my own, I have 2 fire belly toads named Johnny and June, and a tree frog named SoJe (for now :). In my free time I love to travel, I enjoy spending time with my family at the beach, horsing around with my niece and nephews, go camping any chance I get, as well as taking in all of the many festivals Virginia has to offer.
I started working here over a year ago, but have been working with animals for over 6 years now. I have multiple pets of my own to keep me busy when I'm not at work; with 2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 ferrets and a tortoise as well at my 3 wonderful children. Being originally from the Chicago area I do enjoy the mild winters of Virginia. I am most excited about working with all of the Exotic animals that we see here daily.
I've lived in Lynchburg my entire life. My love for animals started at a young age being surrounded constantly by family pets. I've grown up with dogs, cats, chickens, snakes and an iguana. I come from a big family who also has a passion for animals and rescuing them. I currently have 6 cats and 2 dogs whom i love very much. The best thing in the world is the love you receive from animals and i am so lucky to be living my dream job of being surrounded by animals each and every day.
I grew up a country girl from a small town in Oregon. I've found myself surrounded by farm animals and pet stores my whole life. I enjoy taking care of animals, seeing the joy they bring others, and learning more about them all the time. I recently rescued a Slovakian Chihuahua while living in Italy and we named her Abby. In my free time, i am addicted to coffee, baking and crime shows. I have three dogs Abby, Autumn & Oliver and two mischievous cats named Felix and Mocha, however it's my husband, two daughters and parents that keep me on my toes!
I'm thrilled to be a part of the Animal Hospital of Lynchburg team! Working with animals has always been a passion of mine, and I look forward to providing a quality and caring experience for you and your pet! Some of my favorite things are pugs, spending time with my family, and traveling. In my free time, I enjoy crafts, attending UVA sporting events with my husband, and also hanging out with my pug and lab.