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, daughters Anna and Kate, son Danny, her dogs: Finn and Gil, and cat, Ranger (he owns the night). 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.

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!!!

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. 

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, 2 daughters, 1 son, 2 pugs, and 1 mouser.   You'll find him in the hospital on evenings and weekends, trying to help out and not break things.