Our Staff

 

 

Lexington Animal Hospital is proud of our professional and courteous staff!  

We have deep veterinary experience and a passion for animals.  We would love to meet you.

Dr. Meghan Ryan, VMD

Dr. Meghan Gick Ryan was raised in Arlington, VA. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Georgetown University in 2006. Dr. Ryan attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2010. She completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Regional Veterinary Referral Hospital in Springfield, VA, where she developed a love of emergency medicine.

Since completing her internship, Dr. Ryan has worked as both a general practitioner and an emergency veterinarian in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Dr. Ryan enjoys surgery, internal medicine, dentistry and emergency medicine, as well as building relationships with her patients and their families. Dr. Ryan is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and the Blue Ridge Veterinary Medical Association.

Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Ryan enjoys spending time with her husband David, daughter Anna, son Danny, her two mischievous cats: Gunner and Porter, and her two goofy dogs: Finn and Gil. Dr. Ryan loves all outdoor activities, especially kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, cross country skiing, and hiking with her dogs.

Dr. Mollie Fox, DVM

Hello, my name is Dr. Mollie Fox, but you can call me Dr. Mollie.  I started regular relief work at Lexington Animal Hospital in September 2015.  I graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech in 1999 and in 2002 I received my DVM from Virginia- Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.  In 2008, I became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.  After practicing in small animal private practices in Georgia, Florida, and Texas, I am so happy to have worked my way home
to southwest Virginia.

My furry family includes Sgt. Tibbs, the cat who enjoys wrestling with my husband, and Matilda, my feisty poodle mix that keeps everyone on their toes.  My sons Cooper, Gibson, and Sawyer love the pets way more than the pets love them.  When I am not working, my hobbies include hiking and photography. I am proud to work at Lexington Animal Hospital because we practice an excellent quality of medicine provided in a caring and compassionate environment. I hope I get to meet you soon!

Ashley Woodson

My name is Ashley Woodson, and I am an LVT (licensed veterinary technician).  I started working at Lexington Animal Hospital in April 2013 as a kennel assistant.  After graduating from Rockbridge County High School in 2014, I went on to complete my Veterinary Technology degree from Blue Ridge Community College in May 2017.

Outside of work I enjoy kayaking, training for and running 5k's and obstacle course races, and barrel racing.  My furry friends include 2 cats (for now), Oli and BK.

Heather Hall

Hi, my name is Heather Hall,  and I am a 1999 graduate from Rockbridge County High School.  I started my career in this field at the age of 14 with Dr. Showalter. I have worked in this field for over 20 years and I love it so much. I attended Blue Ridge Community College where I studied to be a veterinary assistant.  

At LAH, I handle all of the grooming, and you can often find me working the front desk.  Outside of work, I am married to my husband Corey.  We have 2 wonderful children, Makayla and Eli.  I enjoy walking my two dogs, Xander and Kiara, and love camping with my family and dogs.  

Jesse Saunders

Hi my name is Jessica Saunders, but everyone calls me Jesse.  I’m a native of Rockbridge County and wouldn’t have it any other way.  I came to Lexington Animal Hospital in 2012 as a Vet Assistant then worked my way to being that smiling face that greets you at the front desk!  I'm your go-to gal when it comes to having questions, concerns or anything in between that has to do with your pets.  I have three beautiful rambunctious children; Mason, Madison, and Olivia.  Turn Up is my feline fur baby who is a spunky dilute calico who just turned up at LAH, and I recently adopted my lab-mix puppy Mack.

In my free time I enjoy cooking, not baking haha!  I enjoy fishing, reading, those Drive-in nights and family fun activities.

I can't wait to meet you and your fur family at your next visit!!!

Kambray Wilhelm

Hi, my name is Kambray Wilhelm.  I have been at Lexington Animal Hospital since December 2018. I am currently enrolled at Blue Ridge Community College where I am pursuing a career in veterinarian.
 
I live on a small family farm with an assortment of animals. I have a yellow lab, a pitbull, a mini pot-bellied pig named Piggley, a paint horse named Vinay, a herd of over 30 Angus cattle, as well as a several bear and rabbit hunting dogs. In my spare time, I enjoy doing Liberty work with my horse, kayaking, hiking, spending time with friends, and exploring Virginia. I also really love to take cute photos of the patients at Lexington Animal Hospital.

Kierra Brown

Hello my name is Kierra. I've been working at LAH since August 2019. I graduated from RCHS in 2017. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family. I have one dog, Remy. She is a shih-poo. I've always loved animals! I grew up with many dogs and cats. When I was in the 9th grade I realized I wanted to work with animals and I'm thankful that Lexington Animal Hospital gave me the opportunity!

Hali Clubb

Hi, my name is Hali, I was born in Canada and moved to Rockbridge County in 2008. I have taken horseback lessons for a little over eight years and went into showmanship, which is now what I do in my spare time. I currently have one golden retriever (Piper) and three short haired cats (Buttons, Peppermint, and Half Paw). I graduated RCHS in 2017, and started working at the Lexington Animal Hospital in August of 2019, where I hope to further my experience working with animals.

Celie Hayslette

Hi, my name is Celie Hayslette. I'm a senior at Rockbridge County High School and I started working at Lexington Animal Hospital in August. 

I have three cats (Sebastian, Matilda, and Biscuit) and three dogs (Oliver, Clover, and Violet). I love spending time with them and other animals. Outside of work, I enjoy watching basketball, traveling, and being with my friends and family. 

I love working with animals and working at LAH helps me understand more about the veterinary science field. 

Kelsey Hostetter

Hi, my name is Kelsey Hostetter and I've been here at Lexington Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant since July of 2014.  I graduated from Rockbridge County High School in 2016 and began attending Longwood University to receive a degree in elementary education with a concentration in special education. Choosing my career path was not easy; I love working with animals, as well as children. Here at the hospital you'll only see me during the summer months and near Christmas, but you'll probably find me in the front desk or running around with a dog in my arms cleaning! Leaving to go back to school is always a bittersweet day as I love my job and caring for your pets. 

Pictured is my feisty two year old boy, Oakley. I also have a sassy dachshund named Sadie. I love my fur babies dearly! 

As a Rockbridge county native, I enjoy fishing, hunting, kayaking, cooking, and spending time with children and pets.

Caleb West

Hello, my name is Caleb. I'm from West Virginia, and graduated from Southern Virginia University in 2017. I have a B.S. Biology, with a minor in Creative Writing. I am also a member of the National Guard and am interested in applying to veterinary school. In my free time, I enjoy playing games with friends, working out, service projects, and activities at my church. Currently, I don't have any pets, unless you count my carnivorous plant. Back home, my family has 4 dogs and 2 cats. I have always been fascinated by animals since I was little and I enjoy having exotic pets and petting furry ones

 

Brianna Parker

Brianna is graduated in 2018 from Rockbridge County High School. She now attends Radford University and helps take care of the boarding pets.  She originally lived in North Carolina and moved into the county in June, 2013, because her father was hired at W&L to head the music department.  Her home includes her mom and dad, her older brother, two goofball mutts (Lucy and Holly), a sassy calico cat named Butterscotch (pictured), and an adorable kitten named Macaroon that she adopted from a litter born at LAH.  There are also several fish and their tanks which she maintains regularly.  She's had experience pet-sitting when she was younger, and previously worked in crafts at an after school program in Central Elementary.  She aims to earn a geology degree and become a paleontologist after college.

David Ryan

David is from Duncannon, a small Appalachian Trail town in Pennsylvania.  He left home for "travel and adventure" in the Army shortly after 9/11, and now works for Devil's Backbone Outpost in Lexington, VA.  Growing up he had a lab and a German Shepherd, but has graduated from that to a veterinarian wife, a 3 year old daughter, a 1 year old son, two pugs, and two mousers.   You'll find him in the hospital on evenings and weekends, trying to help out and not break things.