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15 Miss Phillips Rd. Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 337-6200

Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Assistants

Ashley C. - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ashley C.

Ashley started working with us in 2005 as a kennel attendant. She graduated from BRCC in 2008 as a licensed Veterinary Technician. Ashley has a ball python named “Hector”. She has a special interest in dentistry and cytology. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys any outdoor activity including hiking, running, snowboarding, traveling, and gardening.

Ashley R. - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ashley R.

Ashley has been with us since 2013. She graduated with her Licensed Veterinary Technician license in 2013. She owns “Harry”, “Emily”, “Lloyd” - cats, “Dominique”, “Zac”, “Princess”, “Holly” - dogs, and 200 market lamb producing ewes. Her favorite area in the hospital is monitoring anesthesia during surgical procedures. Outside of work, she enjoys raising and selling club lambs, fishing, and watching Alabama football.

Hillery W. - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Laura W.

Hillery W. joined our staff in 2017. After graduating from JMU in 2008, she attended BRCC and graduated from the LVT program in May 2017. She is passionate about patient care and wants to make sure the experience is a pleasant one. Hillery also enjoys educating our clients about vaccines and preventatives to help keep their pets healthy and happy for a long time! She is a member of NAVTA and VALVT, and winner of the 2016 VVMA/VALVT student scholarship award. Hillery was born and raised in Culpeper, VA where her family still resides. She has "Henry", a 6 year old Beagle mix who loves to go on walks and make new friends. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling and riding horses.

Patsy M. - Veterinary Assistant

Patsy M.

Patsy has been with us since 1978! She has “Lily” a Shih Tzu - and “Roxi” - a Pug .She enjoys her new job in our Dispensary. Outside of work, she likes to go to movies, hiking, sports, and traveling.

Carolyn M. - Veterinary Assistant

Carolyn M.

In November 1987 Carolyn joined our team as a veterinary Assistant. She graduated from the North American School of Animal Sciences in May of 1991. She has a menagerie of pets including, “Daisy”, “Ernie Dog”, “Sabrina”, “Remie”, “Abby” - dogs, “Pearl” and “Georgie” - both African Gray parrots, “Indy” - Meyers parrot, “Parker” - Quaker parrot, “Ducky” - a rescued starling, “Reggie” and “Hamie” - both conures, and “Willow”, “Raindrop”, “Flower”, “Trudy” - all cats. She likes learning new things at work, taking radiographs, and assisting with chicken care.

Staci K. - Veterinary Assistant

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Staci has been with us since 1993. She does a great job of keeping our prescription refills in order! Her pets include “Ferguson” a black lab and “AJ”, a registered quarter horse. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to Smith Mountain Lake.

Hannah C. - Veterinary Assistant

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Hannah C. joined our staff in 2017. She graduated from Valley Vo-Tech Veterinary Assisting program as a certified Veterinary Assistant. In 2015 she was named 3rd overall Veterinary Assistant in the Virginia HOSA (health occupational students of America). She enjoys venipuncture and interacting with clients and their pets. Hannah was born in Richmond but now resides in Staunton with her parents. She has a Boston Terrier mix – “Auggie” who was a parvo survivor, loves chasing cows and thinks he is a farm dog! Hannah's extra-vet interests include raising and showing Angus cattle, going to the beach and lake, horseback riding, and working cattle on horseback.


Jennifer H. - Receptionist

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Jennifer started with us in 2012. She has one dog, “Marco”, who is a poodle mix. Jennifer enjoys making sure every client feels welcome when they come to the office. Her interests outside of work include cheerleading, music, and being around family and friends.

Laura L. - Receptionist/Accounts Receivable

Laura L.

Since 2006, Laura has been making the trek from Bath County to work at Westwood. Her most favorite animal in the world is her chocolate lab “Jacob”. Laura enjoys providing clients with excellent care. Outside of work, she likes to camp, go boating, traveling, mowing, and spending time with “Jacob”, family, and friends.

Lauren D. - Receptionist

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Lauren joined our receptionist staff in 2016. She has a lab “Brody”, and dachshund “Macie”. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys music, kayaking, and fishing.

Debbie G. - Receptionist


Kennel Staff

Lashel H. (Shel) – Kennel Attendant

Lashel H.

Sheli has been with us since 1996. She has an Australian Shepard mix named “Dominic”. Shel enjoys working with animals and making them feel as comfortable as possible. She likes art, hiking/walking with “Dominic”, being a grandmother, and feels blessed in her life with her family, friends, and co-workers.

Carol W. - Kennel Attendant

Carol W.

In 1991 Carol started working in our kennel and has been with us since! She has 1 cat, “K.C”, who she loves very much. She enjoys taking care of the animals that board with us, along with the hospitalized patients. Out side of work, Carol likes to make jewelry, play with “K.C”, and spending time with her family.

Sarah B. - Kennel Attendant

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Sarah joined our kennel crew in 1995. She loves her furry family which includes; “Emma”, and “Betsy” - dogs, and “Cable”, “Bella”, “Edward”, “Frost”, “Phoenix”, “Jinx”, and “Remie” - ferrets. Sarah enjoys taking care of our patients. She likes to take pictures, cooking, watching television with her husband, scrap-booking, and taking care of her furry family.

Ashley L. - Kennel Attendant

Ashley L.

Ashley has been working with us since 2013. Her pets include “Rosalie – Chihuahua, “Talli May” - Lab mix, “Kiera” - cat, “Tygie” and “Jack” - ferrets, “Marshall” and “Skrillex” - both birds. She graduated from the Veterinary Assistant school at BRCC in 2013. She enjoys working with animals. Ashley's special interests out side of work include reading, walking in the park with her dogs, and watching shows with her husband.

Terry R. - Kennel Attendant

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Terry started working with us in 2015. She owns a few dogs, “Twister”, “Pepper”, “Gracie Mae”, “Sweet Pea”, and “Rosco”. She graduated from Massanutten Technical School in 2010 and her areas of interest in the veterinary field include taking care of our hospitalized patients and assisting the veterinarians. Outside of work, Terry likes to garden and hang out with her family and dogs.

Barn Staff

Leah S. - Large Animal Assistant/Accounts Payable

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Leah joined our team in 2002. She was born in New Jersey, then as a teenager, moved to Virginia with her family. Leah has a cat named "Oscar" who thinks he is a dog, and "Ernie", a Quarter Horse, who thinks he is a big kid! She has a daughter - Kailyn, and son - Jayce. She enjoys all aspects of equine medicine and bovine reproduction. Outside of work, she enjoys riding horses, photography, hunting, hiking, running, pet/farm sitting, and spending as much time outside with her kiddos as possible!

Kim C. - Large Animal Assistant

Kim has been with us since 2003. She is from Goshen, VA and lives with her husband - Kevin and daughter – Amber. Kim has a Walker Coon-hound named “Molly”, and “Duke” who is a Treeing Feist. “Duke” is her hiking buddy! She enjoys assisting with Equine dentals, radiographs, and cattle work. She also likes assisting in surgery, helping our clients and their animals. Outside of work, she loves to go hunting, hiking, fishing, spending time with her family, and in her spare time, enjoys reading.

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