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Blue Ridge Animal Hospital Blue Ridge Animal Hospital

(540) 586‑4290
1343 Moneta Rd
Bedford, VA 24523

Meet the Team

Veterinarians

Blair Snively, DVM

Dr. Blair Snively, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. Blair Snively, originally from Maryland, is a life-long horseman and animal lover. She was active in 4-H for many years and showed extensively on the local equestrian hunter show circuits. Dr. Snively was often found, even as young as age four, playing “vet” with her ponies and house pets. 

 

Dr. Snively attended Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM in 2016. She completed her small animal and equine veterinary acupuncture training at the Chi University in 2017. Since then, she has worked as an associate and relief doctor at multiple private and corporate small animal hospitals in Maryland and Mississippi. Prior to moving to Bedford County in late 2021, Dr. Snively owned and operated the only full-service mobile, mixed-animal veterinary service in the state of Mississippi.

 

Some of her favorite parts of practice are client education and communications, general soft tissue surgery, traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, dentistry, and business management. She enjoys practicing an integrated approach, offering the best of both Western and Eastern medicine to promote the health and longevity of her patients.

 

In her spare time, Dr. Snively is a blossoming novelist and dedicated horseback rider. She is a member of the Bedford County Hunt and shares her love of riding and foxhounds with her husband, Bryan and son, Wakem. They stay busy on their farm in Moneta looking after their horses, chickens, dogs, and cats.

 

She is thrilled to join the BRAH family and plans to stay in Bedford County indefinitely.

Jessica Tracy

Dr. Jessica Tracy, DVM, MBA, CVA

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.

Staff

Lee Ann Showers

Lee Ann Showers
Office Manager

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.

Faith Newcomb

Faith Newcomb
Veterinary Assistant

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! 

Faith has received her certification as a Fear Free Professional and helps ensure we are providing a safe and stress free visit for all our patients. Faith is currently pursuing her Vet Technician degree and license through Penn Foster.

Abby Rose

Abby Rose
Veterinary Assistant

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.

Abby comes to visit us weekly to help us keep our inventory up-to-date. We are looking forward to the day where she comes back to join us more regularly!

Tammy Woolridge

Tammy Woolridge
Kennel Advocate