Your Love, Our Passion

A longer, happier life with your pet.

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Your Love, Our Passion

A longer, happier life with your pet.

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“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.”

Doctors

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! 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.

Megan Dayton

DVM

Dr. Megan Dayton Milford was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and moved around at a young age with her family being in the military. Her family ended up in Yorktown, VA where she grew up most her life. Dr. Dayton attended Virginia Tech (Go HOKIES!) for her undergraduate degree graduating with a Bachelors in Animal Sciences. She then made her way back to Oklahoma for Veterinary school at Oklahoma State (Go Pokes!). After school she moved back to Virginia to be closer to family and ended up in Richmond, VA with her husband and has been here since.

Her interests include surgery, dentistry, dermatology, pain management, and preventative care. In her free time, she loves going to the beach (really anything to do with the water), gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Richmond with her husband, her son, and 2 crazy Labradors, Chloe and Neptune.

She has loved becoming a part of the Woodlake Team and community!

Meghan Lobb

DVM

Dr. Meghan Lobb joined the Woodlake team in March of 2020. She was born in upstate New York, but raised from a young age in Chesterfield County. Meghan graduated Cosby High School and earned her Bachelor’s degree at James Madison University where she graduated with a double major: Biology and Health Sciences. Following graduation from JMU, Meghan took a year off to gain a better understanding of the Veterinary field. She worked as a Veterinary Assistant and found that she loved the experience and she became determined to become Veterinarian herself. Meghan applied to multiple post graduate programs and in doing so became exposed to the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). The Royal Veterinary College is the largest and longest-established vet school in the English-speaking world and is a college of the University of London. She interviewed with the RVC staff in New York in February of 2015 and in September Meghan moved to London, UK to pursue her veterinary degree.

At the RVC, Meghan was an active member of the Women’s Football Club and also participated on the Equestrian team. Her favorite British memory is of relaxing days at the pub with her teammates and schoolmates. While abroad, Meghan traveled to many different countries and loved all the different cultures, especially the food and weather in Greece! She also had the amazing experience of working in South Africa at the Amakhala Game Preserve where she worked with a team to treat rhinos, giraffes, water buffalo and eland.

Meghan’s small ark at home currently consists of Chance – an orange tabby with too much attitude, Koda – a Siberian Husky Malamute cross who is her fiercely independent best friend (and helped her survive vet school!), and Bella – her overo paint pony that was a rescue from slaughter and has the most loving personality!

After graduation, Meghan returned home to be around friends and family after her four year hiatus in Europe. Her interests in veterinary medicine include surgery, emergency work, pain management and preventative care. She is learning and expanding her knowledge daily with the help of the great team at WAH!

Danielle Hartman

DVM

Dr. Hartman was born and raised right here in Chesterfield, VA. She left to study Animal Science at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) and then went on to graduate from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. After graduation, she returned and has been practicing in and around the Richmond, VA area before becoming a part of the Woodlake Animal Hospital team.

Dr. Hartman loves helping all of her patients, but is particularly passionate about helping geriatric patients with comfort care and support in their golden years. It was this passion that led her to seek additional training in acupuncture and herbal medicine, and in the Fall of 2019, Dr. Hartman graduated from the Chi Institute’s Small Animal Acupuncture course. Dr. Hartman is a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association, and continues to stay up to date with new and exciting ways to help her patients.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Hartman loves spending time outdoors hiking, camping, paddleboarding, or just walking the dogs! She lives with her husband Jeff, their two cats Pickle and Phasma, and two dogs BooBoo and Tilly.

“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.”

-A.D. Williams

Team

Paige Morello

Paige joined the WAH family in August 2020. She was born and raised in Queens, NY and moved to Chesterfield in 2008. She graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and became a certified yoga instructor in the beginning of 2020 after spending a month in Thailand. This is her first experience working in veterinary medicine.

In her free time, Paige enjoys doing yoga, cooking, going to concerts, spending time with her family and being by any body of water. She loves being surrounded by her friends and her fur babies.

Bobby Becker

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.

Chris Carlson

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.

Olivia Stanley

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.

Roy Hernandez

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.

Jennifer Crocker

Jennifer joined our team in August 2020! She has been in veterinary medicine for the past 7 years, with a focus in emergency medicine. She was born and raised in Chesterfield County and currently attends a local community college to take classes to see if she likes human medicine. She is also a member of Powhatan Volunteer Rescue Squad and is taking classes there to become an EMT!

In her free time, Jennifer likes to hang out with friends, go on spontaneous adventures, kayak or go hiking!

Kaylee Hernandez

Kaylee brings her positive, cheerful nature and her incredible crafting skills to Woodlake Animal Hospital. Her favorite part about working at WAH is building relationships with the patients and owners, and organizing all of the community outreach programs and events.

She grew up and still lives in Powhatan with two dogs, 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, Central America 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, kayaking, biking, and camping.

Jen Digney

Jen lives in Midlothian with her 4 year old daughter and two cats, a scrappy old tabby cat named Moshi and a big fluffy ginger cat named Toulouse. She is a Chesterfield native who went to Monacan and VCU. While in school for medical assisting, she realized her true passion was for veterinary medicine. After college, she lived in the New York metro area for ten years and worked at a small town veterinary hospital in rural New York State before moving back to Chesterfield to be near family. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and spending time outdoors having adventures with her daughter.

Cathy Horton

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.

Bonnie Horne

Bonnie has lived in chesterfield her whole life. She attended Cosby high school and is currently enrolled in Penn Foster for her Associates Degree to become a licensed veterinary technician. She has 3 crazy kitties named Brody, Bae Bae and Toulouse and 2 dogs, a Beagle named Ellie Mae and a Dachshund named Opie. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family and loves to be in the water!

Veronica Walters

Veronica is no stranger to the WAH family. She worked as an assistant in 2015. She then left to pursue her dream of becoming a licensed vet tech and graduated from BRCC in 2018. She then spent the next few years gaining experience in emergency and specialty medicine before joining the WAH family again in December of 2020. She has been in the veterinary field for almost 10 years and enjoys anesthesia and surgery. Her favorite thing about being an LVT is playing a part in improving the quality of any patient’s life and developing connections with clients and their pets.

When she is not working, she enjoys baking, spending time with her two children and her fur babies, reading, listening to music, doing yoga, and spending time outdoors.

Alleigh Turner

Alleigh Turner joined the WAH family in November 2021. She was born and raised in Chesterfield County. She has had a passion for animals for as long as she can remember. She was homeschooled most of her life and graduated high school in 2020. Alleigh took a veterinary assistant class at the Chesterfield College and Career Center her senior year and got her CVA and has been assisting ever since. This then led her to apply for the Vet Tech program at BRCC.

Alleigh enjoys playing volleyball, board games, swimming and being with friends, family and her German Shepherd Mickey.

Steven Korhorn

Steven joined the WAH team in January of 2022. Previously from New Jersey, he gained experience in the veterinary field at an emergency animal hospital. After moving to Richmond, he continued to pursue the veterinary medicine field. The WAH team welcomed him with open arms. When not at work, Steven is a self professed nerd who enjoys reading horror novels and fantasy series, playing DnD, and creating art. He has two cats, Mjolnir and Stormbreaker.

Rebecca Thurber

Rebecca became a part of the WAH family in March of 2022. She was born and raised in New Jersey, but has spent most of her life here in Midlothian, VA. Graduating from Clover Hill High School and Chesterfield Technical Center in 2014, she left high school with every intent of going into child education and development prior to starting in ER veterinary care in 2020 as CSR. Now, working with animals and their adoring owners is her full time focus and passion. She hopes to go back to school to get her Technician’s license after gaining sufficient experience in the field.

Rebecca has 2 dogs (Jemma and Emilia) and 3 snuggly cats (Boots, Kennedy, and Nyxon), whom she loves greatly. When not at work, she can typically be found being taken on a walk by her dogs, reading a book with Boots, or cooking a meal/baking sweets for herself and her husband.