“The people are what makes Woodlake Animal Hospital so special. Driven, talented, compassionate, and collaborative, this is a special culture. The skills here are diverse, but the professionals are united by a singular mission: giving you and your pet a happier, longer, more meaningful life together.”
Leslie Ann Jones
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! Woodlake has been her home for over 10 years now, and she is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful, generous and animal-loving community.
Her interests include alternative medicine, dermatology, behavioral medicine and nutrition. In her free time, Dr. Jones can be found in the barn (riding her horses Sugar Smax and Blue Tunes), at the beach (swimming, fishing and kayaking), gardening at her home or traveling. Her adventures are often shared by Godiva and Apple, her Australian Shepards and Border Collie, Dugan. She also has two cats, Aurora, and Athena, two twin lilac-point Siamese that were orphaned at Woodlake Animal Hospital the summer of 2017.
I grew up in Yorktown, VA but have lived in Richmond for the past 3 years and love it! I went to undergrad at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) and received my bachelors in Animal Science. I then made my way to Oklahoma State to pursue my veterinary degree. I enjoyed the mid west but was glad to head back to the East Coast following graduation. My interests include surgery, dentistry, dermatology and preventative care. In my free time I love going to the beach (really anything to do with the water) especially with our labs, gardening and spending time with family and friends. I live in Richmond with Logan, my husband, and our 2 crazy Labradors, Chloe and Neptune.
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“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”
- Kristen Foster
- Chris Carlson
- Roy Hernandez
- Bobby Becker
- Olivia Stanley
- Kaylee Green
- Danielle Freedman
- Cathy Horton
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 Licensed Veterinary Technician. We are delighted to have Roy as part of our Woodlake family.
Bobby Becker is our Office Manager and we are delighted that he is part of our Woodlake Animal Hospital family. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and has been working as a non-licensed veterinary technician since 2000. He has experience in small animal practice with a focus in emergency and critical care medicine for the past 7 years. He recently relocated to the Richmond area and is excited to join the Woodlake Animal Hospital team.
In his time away from the office Bobby enjoys brewing beer, watching college football (Go ‘Noles!’), playing board games with friends and traveling. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, son and their dog Cooper.
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. . She also has an OTTB named Mac (Positively Macho) with whom she successfully competes in show jumping. She spends her off days teaching riding lessons or enjoying the outdoors.
Kaylee brings her positive, cheerful nature and her incredible crafting skills to Woodlake Animal Hospital. 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.
Danielle rejoined the Woodlake Animal Hospital team in January 2020 and is happy to have returned after receiving a Bachelors degree in Animal Science and Agriculture from Penn State- WE ARE!
Danielle grew up in Chesterfield and her love of animals began as a child when she decided from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her ultimate goal is to become a zoo veterinarian and work with elephants, large cats and hopefully manatee’s. She is eager to learn everything she can from our Woodlake team and looks forward to expanding her knowledge every way she can.
Cathy joined the Woodlake Animal Hospital family in early 2020. She has over 20 years of veterinary experience where she started as a veterinary assistant. Her nurturing demeanor truly shows the calming spirit that she has for both clients and their pets.
When she’s not working, Cathy enjoys archery, golfing, crocheting and spending time with her two twin daughters and her pets Winston Churchill; A 12.5 year old Australian Shepherd/Boxer mix, Chesnut; a lovable Chihuahua, and Fletcher a 9.5 year old Congo African Grey Parrot. Cathy’s favorite thing about veterinary medicine is even though new things happen everyday, the care she provides never changes.