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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

Deborah Akers, LVT, VTS (Anes.&Analgesia)
Lead Technician, Office Management

Deborah Akers

Customer Service Representatives

Lee Ann Showers
Customer Service Representative

Lee Ann Showers

Lee Ann joined our team in September of 2017. We look forward to having her picture and bio up soon!

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

Amber Bradley
Veterinary Assistant

Amber Bradley

Abby Rose
Veterinary Assistant

Abby Rose

My name is Abby Rose and I was born and raised here in little old Bedford! I have always had such a soft spot for animals of all kinds, but an even softer spot for my little Yorkie friends! I have three adorable yorkies named Bella, Puff, and Toby, along with one kitty cat named Ember! My little fur babies are what inspired me to start a job and kindled my passion for veterinary care! I love reading in my past time along with drawing, swimming, and hanging out with my friends! My dream is to travel the world, and I'm already looking to start soon! I am very much so an optimist, and I love to cheer people up and see the little, better things in life! It makes me happy knowing I am spreading smiles throughout the clinic and giving our patients the best care they absolutely deserve.

Erica Seward
Veterinary Assistant

Erica Seward

Kennel Advocates

Caelan Heuser
Kennel Attendant and Veterinary Assistant

Caelan Heuser

My name is Caelan Heuser and I’m from Staten Island, New York. I moved down to Bedford, VA with my family when I was a kid. In my early youth when I accompanied my mini-dachshund (his name is Rocky and he’s now 12 years old) to the vet’s office, the doctor that provided care to Rocky for most of his life would teach me interesting facts and show me some of the things involved with working in a veterinary environment. My interest eventually peeked to the point where I’d become quite driven and passionate about working with animals and I’m now in the process of applying to a veterinary technician’s program to get my vet-tech license. In the future, I hope to one day become a doctor of veterinary medicine as well. As far as a little bit about me, when I’m not working or at my classes I like to play guitar, draw, and watch movies. I also like to do recreational shooting with my cousin and friends as well as going on hikes with them.