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

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

Since completing my internship, I have worked as both a general practitioner and an emergency veterinarian in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. I love surgery, internal medicine, dentistry and emergency medicine, as well as building relationships with my patients and their families. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and the Blue Ridge Veterinary Medical Association.

Outside of veterinary medicine, I enjoy spending time with my husband David, daughters Anna, Kate, and Emily, and son Danny as we fix up a 125+ year old farm house and farm near Buena Vista. I have 2 dogs: Gil, and Abigail, and 3 cats: Cluckster, Cuddles, and Booger. Our farm is also home to a small herd of Highland cattle and two dozen heritage chickens and ducks. I love all outdoor activities, especially kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, cross country skiing, and hiking with my dogs.

Dr. Mollie Fox, DVM

Hi, my name is Dr. Mollie Fox, but I usually go by Dr. Mollie. My parents say that I had wanted to be a vet since I was 3 years old. With that goal in mind, 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 was thrilled to have moved back home to southwest Virginia in 2015. I started working for Dr. Carls at Lexington Animal Hospital in 2015, and was happy to continue working regular relief for Dr. Ryan when she bought the practice in 2017.

My furry family includes Sgt. Tibbs, the cat who enjoys wrestling with my husband, and Tag, my eager to please schnauzer-poodle mix that loves to tag along on adventures. When not working, my favorite things to do include skiing, hiking, and kayaking with my three boys. 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!

Dr. Rachael Kleidon, DVM

Dr. Kleidon grew up in the beautiful hills of Northern California and is ecstatic that her family was given the opportunity to move to the gorgeous Blue Ridge mountains of Lexington.  After graduating summa cum laude from UC San Diego in 2004 with a BS in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, she moved to Massachusetts to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian.  She received her DVM from Tufts University in 2009 and then completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at NEAMC in the Boston area in 2010.  She and her husband then moved to northern New Hampshire where she worked at a great small animal practice for 13 years, the last decade of which she was proud to have been Chief of Staff. 
 
She is very excited to have the opportunity to form new relationships here in Lexington at a practice that values compassionate high-quality veterinary medicine.  While she loves all stages of our companion animal's lives, she has an extra special place in her heart for older patients who need some extra help staying comfortable as arthritis and other age-related ailments begin to take hold.  One of the greatest loves of her life was her beloved black Labrador Sammy, who joined her on many backpacking and ocean swimming adventures over his amazing 16-year lifespan; she wishes she had all the tools now available to us to have helped him move with greater ease in those last few years.
 
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Kleidon loves spending time with her husband and daughter, hiking, camping and swimming.  As an avid water polo player in high school and college, she is very excited to support the VMI Women's Water Polo team and to finally get to show her daughter that there truly are no horses involved.
 
Dr. Kleidon very much looks forward to meeting you and your furry loved one and working together to keep them as happy and healthy as possible!

Jesse Chittum

Hi, my name is Jesse, and I am the Office Manager here at Lexington Animal Hospital. I’m a native of Rockbridge County, and wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve been at Lexington Animal Hospital since 2012, and have learned a great deal in that time about client services and animal health. I’m your go-to gal when it comes to questions, concerns, or anything that has to do with your pets. I have three children: Mason, Madison, and Olivia, and they keep me on my toes even as they get older. I have a cat Later and two dogs Mack and Charlie. In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family. I can’t wait to meet you and your fur family at your next visit!!

Hali Clubb

Hello, my name is Hali Clubb. I was born in Canada and moved to Rockbridge County in 2008. I graduated RCHS in 2017, after which I did a lot of traveling (mainly back to Canada). I moved back to Lexington in 2019 when I started working at Lexington Animal Hospital. I started off as a veterinary assistant and am now working in reception. Occasionally, you’ll still see me running around helping in the back. If you know me, you may have heard me being referred to as the “crazy cat lady.” My coworkers will tell you if I go missing in the middle of the day, that you can find me cuddling your cats! I adore cats and have two of my own (Twister and Mocha Bean). Outside of work, I love to go ice skating, read books, travel, and go horse back riding when I have the chance!

Elizabeth Miller, LVT

Hi, I'm Elizabeth Miller. I was born in WV and moved to Covington, VA in 2004. I received my bachelors degree in Agricultural Science in 2015 from Virginia Tech, and graduated from Blue Ridge Community College as a Veterinary Technician in May 2022.

I worked as a veterinary assistant for nine and a half years at a local clinic in Covington before starting my externship at Lexington Animal Hospital in the summer of 2021. 

I have had a deep love of animals my entire life.  In February 2021 I moved to Lexington with my husband, Josh, to make more room for our animals. I have a dog, Daisy, and 3 cats- Busa, Manny, and Saleen. Outside of work I enjoy watching my husband race his dragster, cleaning and organizing, shopping, and spending time with my friends and family.

Celie Hayslette

Hi, I’m Celie Hayslette. I’ve been with Lexington Animal Hospital since August 2019. I graduated RCHS in 2020 and and I'm currently in my 2nd year of the veterinary technology program at Blue Ridge Community College.  I have always had a passion for working with animals and veterinary medicine.  I enjoy working at LAH very much and I continue to learn lots of new things every day!  Outside of work, I love to travel and watch basketball.  I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and pets.  My beagle Violet lives with me now, but back at my mom's house my pets include two dogs (Oliver and Clover) and three cats (Sebastian, Matilda, and Biscuit)!  I look forward to meeting you and your furry friends soon!

Brandi Higgins, LVT

Hello my name is Brandi, I am a Rockbridge County Native and graduated
from Rockbridge County High School in 2017 where I then attended Blue
Ridge Community College and got my Veterinary Technician degree in 2020.

I have always had a deep love for animals and I knew I wanted to have a
career in veterinary medicine.

In my spare time I enjoy crafting, working on our family farm, and
spending time with my dog Daisy and three cats Rowdy, Ruby, and Lucy. I look
forward to meeting you and your pets very soon.

Alley Lobdell

Hi, my name is Allison, but I prefer to go by Alley. I graduated from RCHS a year early in 2023. I am currently enrolled at BRCC majoring in Veterinary Technology. I am currently a receptionist at Lexington
Animal Hospital and LOVE getting to meet all of you and all your fur babies! I have a few animals of my own. 4 dogs Tripp, Mac, Tacoma, and Paisley. I also have one cat, Ki. Outside of work, I enjoy going
kayaking with my family, going to live music with my boyfriend, and walking around and feeding ducks at the park.

Halina Homiak

Hello.  I am Halina Homiak.  I am a senior at RCHS and have been with Lexington Animal Hospital since August 2022.  I really enjoy being around animals and am interested in going into the health field.  I love working here and seeing all the different pets that come in.  I even have a Rhodesian Ridgeback of my own named Yumi.  In my free time I like to play lacrosse, read, annoy my dog, and spend time with my family and friends.  

Jennifer Reter

Hello, I am a Certified Dog Groomer and am excited to help your pets look and feel their best. I am a dedicated mother of four sons: Christian, Austin, Aidan, and Victor. My family includes a delightful array of pets, including cats, a bearded dragon, snakes, and a very special GrandPuppy named Raven. I am available to groom Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and help out in reception on the other days of the week. I look forward to meeting you and your pets soon!

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, 3 daughters, 1 son, 2 dogs, and 3 mousers.   You'll find him in the hospital on evenings and weekends, trying to help out and not break things.