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.
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.
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!
Hi, I'm Dr. Cathy Connelly. I graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. I also completed a fellowship in abdominal ultrasound imaging at UC Davis Veterinary School. I have extensive experience in veterinary dentistry, ultrasound imaging, and exotic animal medicine. Most recently, I worked as a shelter animal veterinarian around Roanoke. I am passionate about geriatric medicine, ultrasound imaging and radiology, exotic animal medicine, chemotherapy, and education.
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 a dog Mack. 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!!
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.
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 two cats Rowdy and Ruby. I look
forward to meeting you and your pets very soon.
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.