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Meet Our Staff

Lee Ann Showers
Office Manager

Lee Ann Showers

Lee Ann is from Bedford and joined us in 2017 after being in the Army, law enforcement, security and a brief stent as a stay at home wife. As a client she loved the friendly staff and Dr. Tracy's wonderful care of her kiddos, so when the opportunity presented itself to be a part of the team, she went for it. She loves meeting the patients and assisting their owners. She is married and her fur babies are a cat and Jack Russell Terrier. She enjoys trips in the convertible with her husband, nature walks and reading. 

Veterinarians

Dr. Jessica Tracy, DVM, MBA, CVA
Veterinarian and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

Jessica Tracy

Dr. Jessica Tracy, like many in her profession, has known she wanted to be a veterinarian from a very young age. She received her Biology degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, and then headed north to Starkville, MS to complete her veterinary degree at Mississippi State University.  Loving to travel, Dr. Tracy decided that while she was learning the art of veterinary medicine, she also wanted to experience the United States. She practiced mixed animal medicine in Casper, WY after she graduated. While there, she elected to pursue her MBA degree with the desire to one day own a clinic of her own.  She received her MBA from Colorado State University in 2013.  She then traveled to Yuma, AZ where she practiced small animal and exotic medicine while enjoying the desert. She was approached by AAHA to engage in a pilot program for mentoring younger, recently graduated veterinarians and was requested to travel to Franklin, NC to do so. While performing her duties as a veterinarian and mentor there, she was seeking to pursue her dream of clinic ownership. In November 2013, she became the proud new owner of what she considers the most amazing practice in the United States that is still growing and making improvements to the overall health and well-being of pets and clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her 'farmella,' triathalons, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, running, traveling and skiing.

Dr. Tracy completed her training in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute in 2017. She is excited to be the only AAHA certified clinic in Bedford to offer Certified Veterinary Acupuncture. 

"Fear Free" has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, with over 13,000 veterinary professionals committed to becoming certified. To stay on the cutting edge, Dr. Tracy has recently completed the "Fear Free" certification, in an effort to not only look after a pet’s physical well-being, but their emotional well-being, as well. We know that we must feed the pet’s mind as well as the body.

 

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Katelyn Spradlin
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Katelyn Spradlin

Katelyn is a licensed veterinary technician from Bedford Virginia. She has been in the veterinary field for 4 years and has recently returned to it after time in the army as a medic. She got her degree in Veterinary Technology at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas. She has a labrador named Remington, and 2 cats named Holly and WIllow. Her interests include Anesthesia and Denistry.  

Customer Service Representatives

June Holden
Customer Service Representative

June Holden

June has been employed at Blue Ridge Animal Hospital for over 21 years; having moved here from a veterinary hospital in Lee's Summit, MO.  She is married and has two daughters and two step-sons, a 7 year old grandson and a 1 year old granddaughter, two Labrador Retrievers and two cats.  She enjoys doing obedience trials with her Labs, hiking, knitting (sometimes with the cats' help), camping and reading.  She enjoys working with and caring for animals and their people; she feels like our clients have been coming here for a long time and are an extended family.

Veterinary Assistants

Caelan Heuser
Kennel and Veterinary Assistant

Caelan Heuser

Bio in process! :) 

Faith Newcomb
Veterinary Assistant

Faith Newcomb

Faith has been in veterinary medicine for 7 years, working at 2 practices prior to joining the BRAH team! She has 5 pets, 2 dogs whose names are Trixie & Belle and 3 cats whose names are Waylon, Avalanche and Opal! She also has a farm full of critters! Most of her spare time is spent outside with her fur-babies! 

Abby Rose
Veterinary Assistant

Abby Rose

Abby was born and raised here in little old Bedford! She has always had such a soft spot for animals of all kinds, but an even softer spot for her little Yorkie friends! She has three adorable yorkies named Bella, Puff, and Toby, along with one kitty cat named Ember! Her little fur babies are what inspired her to start in this field and kindled her passion for veterinary care! She loves reading in her past time along with drawing, swimming, and hanging out with her friends! Her dream is to travel the world, and She's already looking to start soon! She is very much an optimist, and loves to cheer people up and see the little, better things in life! It makes her happy knowing she is spreading smiles throughout the clinic and giving our patients the best care they absolutely deserve. Abby is currently pursuing her veterinary technician degree through Penn Foster.

Abby has recieved her certification as a Fear Free Professional and helps ensure we are providing a safe and stress free visit for all our patients.

Kennel Advocates

Olivia Martin
Kennel and Veterinary Assistant

Olivia Martin

Olivia has just joined our practice as her first step in becoming a licensed veterinary technician! Olivia has 2 cats Aphrodite & Kaiser! 

Desiree Waldo
Kennel Manager

Desiree  Waldo

Desiree is the kennel concierge here at Blue Ridge Animal Hospital. She has been working in the veterinary field for about 7 years. She has 2 pets. One dog whose name is Kacey, and a cat named Alfie. She hopes to continue her career by getting her Dog Training Certification.