“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.
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!
“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
- Cathy Horton
- Rachel Thelen
- Jordan Roldan
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.
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.
Rachel joined the WAH family in May 2020. Rachel attended Chesterfield Technical Center in high school and completed their animal science program. This program helped solidify that she wanted to make a career by helping animals. She previously worked at Chester Animal Clinic and was a rock climbing instructor before that. In her free time, she still enjoys rock climbing, river kayaking, mountain biking and hiking with her dog Millie Lu and spending time with her cat Huckleberry Finn.
Jordan joined the WAH family June 2020. Jordan was born and raised in Puerto Rico and attended college to study biology and veterinary science for 2 years. He has been a Virginia resident for about 4 years and enjoys exploring when he has the opportunity. In his free time, Jordan scuba dives, plays sports and plays video games. He also likes having “down time” with his two cats Saber and Olivia.