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Dr. Leslie Ann Jones, DVM/MVB/CVA
Dr. Leslie Ann Jones, DVM/MVB/CVA is originally from Water Mill, New York and she found her way to Richmond via a rather circuitous route. She did her undergraduate work at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, VA, and then she pursued a marine biology degree at Long-Island University, Southampton College. Dr. Jones was subsequently invited to attend University College-Dublin Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Dublin, Ireland. After five years on the Emerald Isle, and two years in upstate New York, she has found her way back "home", to Virginia!
Her interests include alternative medicine, dermatology, behavioral medicine and nutrition. In her free time, Dr. Jones can be found in the barn (riding her OTTB, Sugar Smax), on the river (kayaking) up a mountain (hiking and skiing), or gardening at her home. Her adventures are often shared by Godiva and Dugan, her Australian Shepard and Border Collie. She also has two cats, Bailey, who came back from Ireland with Dr. Jones, and Raja, a lilac-point Siamese.
Dr. Debbie Gallof
Dr. Gallof graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and also received her certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Instituate in Reddick Florida. Dr. Gallof has done relief work in the Richmond area for years, and lives with her husband and menagerie in Powhatan. She brings her love of surgery and exotics to the Woodlake Animal Hospital team and we are very excited to have her join us.
Kristen Foster, LVT
Kristen is our head LVT and keeps things running smoothly in surgery and treatment. She is a Chesterfield native and attended Blue Ridge Community College to receive her Licensed Veterinary Technician certification. She brings her excellent technical skills and combines them with her bubbly and outgoing personality, and we are so happy she is here. There is never a dull moment and she keeps everyone smiling!
Chris was born and raised in Chesterfield and attended Cosby High School and the Chesterfield Technical Center for Veterinary Science. After attending Old Dominion University for Marine Biology, he returned home and joined the Woodlake Animal Hospital. In his free time, Chris can be found fishing the reservoir or golfing at Oasis and he has five cats, Sprite, Maverick, Tat, Mouse and Jack.
Roy is also a Chesterfield native and went to Monacan High School. Upon graduation, Roy joined the Marine Corp until 2015 and during that time, pursued a mechanical career path. However, Roy realized that his heart has always been in the veterinary world, even since childhood, so has taken a “leap of faith” to join the Woodlake Animal Hospital team and pursue the path of a veterinary technician. We are delighted to have Roy as part of our Woodlake family.
Kara came on as the Practice Manager for WAH in August of 2016. She has an extensive background in human healthcare, having worked in the fields of Cardiology, Pediatrics, and an Emergency Room. She has always had a love of animals and was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to combine her experience with her passion. Kara is very versatile and helps out in all aspects of the practice to keep the daily flow running smoothly.
Kara lives in Chesterfield with her husband, 3 sons, and their “herd” of dogs and cats. She also has a horse, named Isaac, ridden by her oldest son. She enjoys spending her free time doing things with her family or simply relaxing at the barn, enjoying the horses.
Olivia joined the WAH team in the spring of 2016. She graduated from J Sargeant Reynolds in 2007 with a degree in Equine Science and Management. Animals are her passion and she has well versed experience working in the veterinary field, having previously worked at Deer Creek Equine and Baldwin Creek Animal Hospital. Olivia would like to expand her knowledge and abilities and is excited to be going back to school in 2017 to pursue her Veterinary Technician License.
Olivia lives in Chesterfield with her two dogs, CC and Peanut, and one cat, Ham. She also has a horse named Mac (Positively Macho) who she does competitive show jumping with and is very successful. She spends her off days teaching riding lessons or enjoying the outdoors.
Kaylee is the newest member of our team and her positive, cheerful nature has been a warming addition. She grew up and still lives in Powhatan with her husband, one dog, and one cat. She is very involved with local and international missions. She has been to multiple states here in the US and has also worked with street children and at risk youth in Belize and Tanzania, Africa.
Kaylee has an interest in holistic, all natural lifestyles and medicine, and how they apply to both humans and animals. In her spare time, she can be found somewhere in nature, hiking, biking, camping, etc.
Woodlake Animal Hospital is accepting new patients.
Please call us at 804-639-1159 or use the form to request an appointment.
Yet again, another wonderful experience with Dr. Leslie Jones and her amazingly knowledgeable staff. I HIGHLY recommend Woodlake Animal Hospital for all of your veterinary needs. Many blessings to you all.