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Welcome to Franklin County Animal Hospital

As Franklin County's most progressive veterinary practice, we strive to exceed all of your and your pet's expectations. It is our strong belief that the key to ensuring our pets live long, healthy and happy lives is regular high quality preventive care and skilled, prompt medical attention should they become injured or sick. At Franklin County Animal Hospital, Dr. Eric Krauss and his staff provide the best of both.

AAHA AccreditedFranklin County Animal Hospital is the only veterinary practice in the county that is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Practices that are AAHA Member Facilities must first voluntarily meet extremely rigorous standards set forth by the association for both the facility as well as the professional care its doctors and staff provide. These standards extend far beyond the regulations set forth by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine. AAHA member practices believe in setting "The Standard of Veterinary Excellence," and we carry this ideal into everything we do.

In addition to dogs and cats, we provide veterinary care for some pocket pets (and an occasional goat!). Please call or stop by to discuss your pet's individual needs. We would love to introduce ourselves and are always happy to give a quick tour of our facility.

Is your pet experiencing a medical Emergency? Call (540) 483-1272 or click Emergency Care for referral info.

About Us

 

About Us:Who We Are

Franklin County Animal Hospital exteriorDr. Eric Krauss and his wife Sherri purchased Franklin County Animal Hospital (FCAH) in January 2000. The hospital has undergone changes and improvements throughout the years in keeping with the many ongoing advancements in veterinary medicine. Our focus is on providing the highest quality medical and surgical services for your companion animals.

The veterinarians and staff at Franklin County Animal Hospital are committed to providing quality veterinary care throughout the life of your dog, cat or pocket pet. We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care.

We serve Rocky Mount, Virgina and the surrounding Franklin County communities, including: Smith Mountain Lake, Bedford, Martinsville, and the Roanoke Valley. Please call (540) 483-1272 today to make an appointment for your dog, cat or pocket pet!

About Us:Meet the Team

 

About Us:Payment Options

CareCredit

We accept a variety of payment options, including CareCredit.

CareCredit is a personal line of credit for healthcare, both human and veterinary. It works like a credit card that is used for your pet's healthcare services. If your pet is ill and needs extensive medical treatment (immediate or long-term, medial or surgery), CareCredit can finance 100% of your pet's needs with no up front costs, no annual fees, and no pre-payment penalties. Your pet's treatment can begin immediately upon approval.

To apply for instant credit approval, click here for CareCredit Online Credit Application. If accessing the Internet is not an option, you can also call their 24/7 phone number at 1-800-365-8295.

About Us:Where to Find Us

We are located directly on Route 220 North across from Foster's Country Market, next door to Franklin Mobile Home Sales.

Our Services

 

Our Services:Preventive Care for Dogs

Prolong Your Dog's Life

Franklin County Animal Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your dog live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We then customize our recommendations based on your dog's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Dog Exam at Franklin County Animal HospitalAnnual preventive care for dogs typically includes:

  • At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions. During the exam our doctors will perform a:
    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
    • Temperature Reading
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Vaccines based on your dog's lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines include Rabies, Distemper and Leptospirosis. Our veterinarians may also recommend additional vaccines such as Lyme, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Influenza.

  • Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect your dog and your family members from easily transmitted parasites.

  • Diagnostic Testing to confirm the absence of tick borne disease, heartworms or other internal parasites and early disease screening tests to help identify any internal issues which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam.

  • Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping that will benefit your dog's overall health and wellbeing and advise you on any questions you might have regarding your dog's health.

 

Our Services:Preventive Care for Cats

Prolong Your Cat's Life

Franklin County Animal Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your cat live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Maine Coon CatOur veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and take into consideration your cat's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Our recommendations for feline annual preventive care include:

  • At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions. During the exam our doctors will perform a:
    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
    • Temperature Reading
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Vaccination recommendations include core vaccines Rabies and Feline Distemper. Your veterinarian may also suggest the Feline Leukemia vaccine for outdoor cats.

  • Parasite Control Products to prevent and repel heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks. Round worms can be transmitted to humans, so controlling these parasites protects your cat and also your family.

  • Diagnostic Testing to check for Feline Leukemia and/or Feline AIDS (FeLV/FIV), heartworms or other internal parasites and early stages of diseases which cannot be detected during a physical exam.

  • Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping, that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your cat.

 

Our Services:Spay and Neuter Procedures

Spayed and Neutered Pets live a healthier and longer life!

At Franklin County Animal Hospital, we believe in the importance of spaying/neutering puppies and kittens to provide them with a long and healthy life.

Spaying or neutering your dog or cat will reduce common problems such as:

  • A pyometra, or uterine infection, is a potentially life-threatening condition which can cost thousands of dollars to treat. Occurrence is 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.

  • Over one half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your pet beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.

  • There are more puppies and kittens overpopulating shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized.

  • Testicular cancer can be eliminated and prostatitis, an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate, can be greatly reduced with early neutering.

  • Unwanted behavioral problems such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be avoided with early spaying/neutering.

 

Our Services:Puppy and Kitten Care

Give Your Puppy or Kitten the Right Start in Life

At Franklin County Animal Hospital each pet's first year of care is customized based on its specific needs to help your puppy or kitten get the right start in life. Just like human children, puppies and kittens require additional physical exams and vaccine boosters to ensure that they get the very best start in life.

Below are our recommendations, in addition to ones noted above, for your puppy's or kitten's first year.

  • Physical Exams: Your puppy's or kitten's lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines.

  • Vaccinations: Due to their immature immune systems puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to the suggested guidelines.

  • Diagnostic Testing: We recommend that puppies are tested for Heartworm at 6 months of age if not done previously and that kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit if not done previously.

  • Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as spaying, neutering or microchipping that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.

 

Our Services:Sick and Injured Care

Care for Sick and Injured Pets

Dr. Krauss looks at a pet's ultrasound.At Franklin County Animal Hospital, we focus on keeping your pet happy and healthy. Unfortunately, some pets occasionally experience illnesses or injuries that require a veterinarian's care and attention.

Franklin County Animal Hospital offers high quality diagnostic and medical treatments for sick and injured pets. We provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere to diagnose and treat your pet. A successful recuperation is our goal and our experienced and caring team of veterinarians is supported by our on-site laboratory, ultrasound and digital x-ray capabilities.

If your pet is experiencing an illness including, but not limited to, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, loss of appetite or lower energy level, our team and facility are here to diagnose and treat your pet. We are also equipped to help your pet recover if it has sustained an injury such as a bite wound, lameness or trauma from an accident (including if your pet is hit by a car).

We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours. If your pet has an after-hours emergency or if we determine that your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.

 

Our Services:Surgical Care and Services

Why we are the best choice for your pet's surgical needs

Dr. Krauss performs surgery on a pet patient.Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Franklin County Animal Hospital, your pet's safety and comfort are our top priority so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.

Our procedures include the following:

  • Safe Anesthesia—a very safe anesthetic gas which is also used in human pediatric medicine.

  • Experienced Monitoring Support—our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet's pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure.

  • IV Catheter Placement—fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.

  • Pain Medication—is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet's comfort.

  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work—ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.

Veterinary Surgical Services

Franklin County Animal Hospital provides surgical services for dogs and cats. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

In addition to spaying and neutering procedures, our team of veterinarians and technicians are experienced with a range of surgeries, including soft tissue and orthopedic. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring and lots of care and attention throughout the day.

Our Services:Pet Dental Cleanings & Procedures

Veterinary Dental Services

Our veterinarians provide dental services for pets including routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis) and surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions.

When dental problems and oral diseases are diagnosed, sometimes a dental procedure may be necessary. Franklin County Animal Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology to provide your pet with a safe and dental procedure.

Pet Dental Care

Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet's long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease. Franklin County Animal Hospital offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your dog's or cat's teeth clean and healthy.

Routine Pet Dental Examinations

Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.

Good Oral Hygiene for Pets

Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats

  • Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
  • Brush your pet’s teeth daily, or if every other day give your pet a dental hygiene chew
  • Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health

Our Services:Laser Therapy for Pets

Franklin County Animal Hospital offers the latest technology in health care for your pet — therapeutic laser therapy. Our therapy laser provides a deep-penetrating light that allows relief of pain by releasing endorphins and stimulation cells to heal faster. Your pet will relax and enjoy the pain-free treatments.

What Is Veterinary Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, non-invasive treatment to relieve pain. It accelerates the body's natural healing process. Laser therapy is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions, and post-surgical pain and inflammation in pets. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds or simply aging, laser therapy has been shown to provide relief and speed healing.

What Conditions Can Veterinary Laser Therapy Treat?

   
       
Chronic and acute conditions that respond to laser therapy treatments include:
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Burns
  • Cystitis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Feline Acne
  • Fractures
  • Gingivitis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Infections
  • Inflammation
  • Lacerations
  • Otitis (ear infections)
  • Post-surgical healing/pain relief
  • Skin conditions
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tooth extraction pain relief
  • Wound healing

If you think that your pet would benefit from laser therapy call us at 540-483-1272 to schedule a consultation to find out how laser therapy can help your dog or cat.

Our Services:Pet Boarding

Franklin County Animal Hospital offers boarding for dogs and cats so that you can leave your pet in total comfort at our facility.

At Franklin County Animal Hospital, we try to make your pet's vacation a special occasion. We know the decision to board your pet can be an anxious time for you and your special friend. Our boarding facility provides a comfortable and relaxing home away from home for your pet when you need to be away on business, vacation or an emergency.

We pay special attention to assure your pet is safe and comfortable.

Dog WalkingBoarders at our facility enjoy the following amenities:

  • Clean Cages
  • Large Dog Runs
  • Owner Visits and Tours of the Facility
  • Outdoor Leash Walks may be provided upon request
  • A Clean & Comfy Atmosphere
  • Fresh Bedding & Daily Housekeeping
  • Spacious Kennels
  • Individualized Care
  • Convenient Hours

We also offer peace of mind:

  • Attentive Staff
  • Individual Playtime
  • Extra Treats
  • Veterinary Medical Services if needed

Boarding Requirements

Dogs must be current on the following vaccines – Distemper, Rabies, and Bordetella
Cats must be current on the following vaccines – Distemper (FVRCP), and Rabies Vaccine
All pets must be free from Internal and External Parasites

Please feel free to drop off your pet's vaccine history to us prior to arrival. We look forward to your pet's vacation!

Our Services:Pet Grooming

Pet Grooming - DogAt Franklin County Animal Hospital, we offer grooming as one of our services for your pet. Pets can get dirty and their fur can get matted. We have terrific groomers who loves to make pets look, feel and smell their best. A well groomed pet is a healthier and happier pet.

Our groomers are pet care professional who understand that each pet and breed has different grooming requirements. We will be happy to discuss the best ways to achieve a healthy and comfortable coat for your pet.

In addition to maintaining a healthy coat, your pet's hair and nails should be trimmed on a regular basis. Trimming your pet's hair and nails is an important part of a hygiene routine that not only helps your pet stay in top shape, but also contributes to its overall good health.

Our Professional Groomers offer:
  • Clip, Trim & Style
  • Breed Specific Cuts
  • Brush Out
  • Shampoo
 
  • Conditioning
  • Nail Trims
  • Ear Cleaning
 

Please call 540-483-1272 to book your pet's grooming today. We'll be happy to answer all your questions to ensure that your pet's grooming experience turns out just as you imagined.

Our Services:Pocket Pet Care

Dr. Annis with Rabbit PatientIn addition to dogs and cats, Franklin County Animal Hospital is happy to provide care for pocket pets. Dr. Annis offers preventive care, nutritional advice, and general care recommendations for your small pets. Each species of pocket pet has its own specific needs for housing, diet, and care. We can help you take care of your small pet!

Dr. Annis is experienced with treating and caring for many types of pocket pets including:

  • Ferrets
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters & Gerbils
  • Rabbits
  • Sugar Gliders

(We occasionally see goats, too.)

 

Our Services:Pharmacy and Products

Pet Retail Store at Franklin County Animal HospitalFranklin County Animal Hospital offers an array of both prescription and over the counter products to keep your pet happy and healthy. Our in-house pharmacy is stocked with prescription medications to provide preventive care, treat illnesses and ensure that your pet's medication is always available.

 

 

Our Services:Emergency Care

We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours. Please call us at 540-483-1272 for immediate assistance. If your pet has an after-hours emergency or if we determine that your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.

We refer after-hours emergencies to:

Emergency Veterinary Services of Roanoke
4902 Frontage Road NW, Roanoke, VA 24019
(P) 540-563-8575

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Resources:Educational Information

Preventive Care

Providing your pet with a long and healthy life is our top priority at Franklin County Animal Hospital. We base our care recommendation on the guidelines provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are making the following client education handouts available to help you better understand our Annual Preventive Care Recommendations and to provide you with resources to give your pet the best care possible.


General Educational Information

 

Resources:Client Forms

New Clients

Thank you for choosing Franklin County Animal Hospital to care for your pet. Downloading and filling out the New Client Form prior to your first appointment will greatly assist us in adding you and your pet to our system. Please feel free to fax it to us at 540-489-1248 or to bring it with you to your pet's first appointment. We will be happy to contact your previous veterinarian to obtain any necessary information or documentation regarding your pet's medical history.

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Eric Krauss, DVM — Chief of Staff

Eric Krauss, DVMDr. Eric Krauss, our Chief of Staff, received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 from The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Before coming to Franklin County Animal Hospital in 2000, he worked in Christiansburg and Roanoke in small animal practices and in an emergency/critical care facility. His areas of professional interest include orthopedic surgery, cardiology, emergency medicine, and diagnostic ultrasound.

When not working or chasing his children, Dr. Krauss enjoys hunting, photography, and just being outdoors. He lives in Callaway with his wife, five children, six cats, five dogs, 12 goats, and entirely too many chickens. He is an active member of Highland United Methodist Church and enjoys assisting with youth group activities.

Janice Annis, DVM — Associate Veterinarian

Janice Annis, DVMDr. Janice Annis received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and a bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 1998, both from Virginia Tech. She has worked in veterinary hospitals in the Roanoke area, the New River Valley, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Her special interests include small dogs, cats, and exotic companion mammals, which is to say, almost any pet with fur. Dr. Annis also enjoys soft tissue surgery, dental surgery, pain management, and geriatric pet care. One of her favorite jobs was working closely with a colony of baboons, long-tailed macaques and Rhesus monkeys.

Although Dr. Annis loves her patients, she is also passionate about pet owners. "Honesty, kindness and compassionate care of pets and people is central to everything I do."

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17068 Virgil H. Goode Hwy.
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
P: 540.483.1272
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VALVT Names Sherri Krauss Veterinary Technician of the Year

The Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians (VALVT) presented Sherri Krauss, LVT with its Veterinary Technician of the Year Award for 2013. The award ceremony took place at the Virginia Veterinary Medical Conference in Roanoke on February 28, 2014. (Shown in photo: Sherri with VALVT's Veterinary Technician of the Year Award for 2013.)

Sherri Krauss named Veterinary Technician of the Year 2013About the Veterinary Technician of the Year Award

The purpose of the Veterinary Technician of the Year Award is to acknowledge one individual within the state of Virginia who exemplifies the professionalism, expertise, and compassion of a Licensed Veterinary Technician. This person has participated in upholding and improving the standards of professional practice and education, and has contributed to the profession's body of knowledge.

This individual has further shown a high degree of understanding and support for the attachment between people and their pets and has worked to prevent and relieve the suffering of animals with a strong sense of professional ethics. This individual's exemplary conduct not only upholds the honor and dignity of the veterinary profession, but also enlarges the profession's sphere of usefulness and promotes the science of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technology.

Congratulations, Sherri — Franklin County Animal Hospital is a better practice because of you!

Protect Your Pets from Freezing Temperatures

Dr. Krauss with a canine friend.  

Our Chief of Staff, Dr. Eric Krauss, was recently interviewed by WDBJ7 on how winter weather can pose a risk to your pets' well being.

Watch the TV video clip below or read the full story here: Outdoor Pets Can Be Affected by Freezing Temperatures.

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Sherri Krauss, LVT — Hospital Manager

Sherri Krauss, LVTSherri graduated and received an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Veterinary Technology in 1995. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially interacting with the people in Franklin County and surrounding areas. While her husband Eric runs the medical side of the practice, she manages the business aspect. Outside of work, her time is spent mothering her five children, volunteering, and scrapbooking (whenever time allows). She is also an active member of Highland United Methodist Church.

 

Katherine Melton-Simpson, LVT — Veterinary Technician

Katy, who graduated from James Madison University with a BA degree in Studio Art in 2005 and from the Veterinary Technology program at Blue Ridge Community College in 2009, has been working at Franklin County Animal Hospital since 2006. Katy is interested in nutrition. She lives in Ferrum in a yurt that she and her husband Randy built. They live with a couple of dogs, some chickens, lots of cats, and a horse. In her free time, Katy enjoys working on their yurt, riding her horse, ceramics, gardening, herbal teas, spending time with friends, and lots of other various activities.

Mary O'Donohue, LVT — Head Veterinary Technician

Mary O'Donohue, LVTMary graduated from Blue Ridge Community College with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Veterinary Technology in 1979. Past employment includes Roanoke Animal Hospital, Virginia Tech School of Veterinary Medicine, and Commonwealth Animal Hospital. As head veterinary technician of the treatment and surgical departments at Franklin County Animal Hospital, she enjoys the everyday challenges and changes of veterinary medicine. Mary and her husband James currently reside in Franklin County where they enjoy 5 acres backing up to the Blackwater River. Current pet population in the O'Donohue house includes Cal the cat and Katie a beagle mix adopted from FCAH. On days off Mary pursues her hobbies: a love to run, hike, bike, kayak, travel, and being with family and friends.

Amanda Chattin — Office Manager

Amanda ChattinAmanda has been with Franklin County Animal Hospital since 2006 as a receptionist and now, office manager. She loves pets and enjoys working with the public. Amanda also has a strong interest in massage therapy and is a Certified Massage Therapist. She was born and raised here in the Rocky Mount area. Amanda and her husband, Eric, currently live in Sontag with their two cats, Jasmine and Bender; their Pomeranian, Sadie; and their Labrador mix, Savannah.

 

Tammy Tosh — Receptionist

Tammy ToshTammy has been a familiar face at the front desk of Franklin County Animal Hospital since 1990. She enjoys working with the clients and their animals. Away from the clinic, Tammy and her husband Enos enjoy traveling and sharing their lives with 11 Chow Chows that they actively show in American Kennel Club (AKC) Conformation Dog Shows all over the country.

 

 

Karen Kinsey — Veterinary Assistant

Karen KinseyKaren has worked at Franklin County Animal Hospital since she was 16 years old and is the glue of the practice. She specializes in patient preventive care and oversees the clinic staff. Her wit and humor brighten every client's day while her compassion toward patients is overwhelming. Karen resides in Boones Mill with her many four-legged and feathered friends.

 

 

Anita Peirce — Veterinary Assistant

Anita has many years of experience with animals including riding and showing horses, fitting and showing cattle, teaching obedience classes, showing and putting obedience titles on her welsh corgis, and working as a veterinary assistant. She enjoys educating clients on preventive medicine and pet wellness practices. She knows how much our pets enrich our lives and wants to help them to live healthier, longer lives. Anita and her husband John live on a farm they share with six Quarter horses, two mini donkeys, one mini pony, a goat, five dogs, and three cats.

Tammy Clark — Veterinary Assistant

Tammy ClarkTammy has worked with animals for over 15 years and says she can't imagine doing anything else. Her experience through the years has taught her that every animal deserves the very best treatment possible, therefore she treats every pet she encounters as one of her own. Tammy resides in Martinsville with her husband Jessie, their dog Rascal and cat Bud who were all rescued. She enjoys photography, swimming, and camping outdoors. Tammy is pursuing a degree in veterinary technology with plans to become a licensed veterinary technician.

 

Trish Switzer — Veterinary Assistant

Trish SwitzerTrish works at Franklin County Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant. She over two decades of experience, having worked at numerous clinics through the years as well as Angels of Assisi. Patient care, specifically for hospitalized and post surgical patients, where she can give one-on-one loving is what gives Trish the most joy.

She and her husband Greg reside in Boones Mill with their fur babies. Trish enjoys exploring the outdoors, swimming, and target shooting.

 

Megan Wunderlich — Kennel Manager

Megan WunderlichMegan joined our FCAH staff in 2011 after graduating from Franklin County High School. She has excelled as an animal care attendant, taking on the role of kennel manager in January of this year. Megan hopes to attend college to become a licensed veterinary technician in the near future.

At home, Megan loves spending time with family and her own three dogs and cat when she is not exploring the great outdoors. She also loves horses and wishes to someday own her own horse farm.

 

C.J. Rhodes — Animal Care Attendant

C.J. is one of our marvelous animal care attendants. He has been with Franklin County Animal Hospital for several years while juggling classes on his track to become a mechanical engineer. He spends his free time playing guitar and is actively involved with the youth group at Highland United Methodist Church.

Mandy Harris — Animal Care Attendant

Mandy joined the Franklin County Animal Hospital team in April of 2014 as an animal care attendant. She's had a passion for animals since she was young and hopes to excel in her current position, working toward becoming a licensed veterinary technician. Mandy lives in Hardy with her family and fur babies: Copper the hound, Ivey the boarder collie, and three loving cats. She enjoys the outdoors; going out on her family's pontoon, fishing, hiking, shooting guns and traveling.

our hours

Mon 7am - 7:30pm
Tues: 7am - 6pm
Wed: 7am - 6pm
Thurs: 7am - 7:30pm
Fri:  7am - 6pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 4-6pm (Boarding
  Drop off/Pick up)
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New Patients Always Welcome!