Amanda Chattin — Office Manager
Amanda 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.
Amanda was born and raised here in the Rocky Mount area. She and her husband, Eric, currently live in Sontag with their two cats, Jasmine and Bender; their Pomeranian, Sadie; and their Labrador mix, Lance.
Mary O'Donohue, LVT — Head Veterinary Technician
Mary graduated from Blue Ridge Community College with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Veterinary Technology in 1979. Her 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 five 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: running, hiking, biking, kayaking, traveling, and being with family and friends.
Robin Bell, LVT — Licensed Veterinary Technician
Robin graduated from Virginia Tech in 2003 with a BA degree in Animal Science and a minor in Biology. In 2006, she went on to receive her Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Veterinary Technology from the Blue Ridge Community College program.
Robin lives in Rocky Mount with her husband, three cats, two dogs, two horses, and donkey! When she's not working, she enjoys spending time training and showing her youngest horse, sailing with her husband, and biking.
Tammy Tosh — Receptionist
Tammy 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.
Michelle Thompson — Receptionist
Michelle joined our team as a receptionist in 2017. She loves reading, spending time outdoors, and traveling. She has a lifelong passion for animal rescue and regularly volunteers her time to Franklin County Humane Society.
Michelle lives in Ferrum with her husband, son, three dogs, cat, turtle, and a bunch of fish.
Abigail Krauss — Receptionist
It would be hard to say when Abby officially joined our team since, as daughter of Chief of Staff, Eric, and Hospital Manager, Sherri, she has practically been here since birth. Abby has a natural love of people and pets which makes her a terrific fit as a receptionist after school and during summer breaks.
As she completes her senior year and heads to college for an interior design degree, she hopes to continue to help out and maintain the relationships she has cultivated with our wonderful clientele.
Maggie Crutchfield — Receptionist/Kennel Attendent
Maggie joined the Franklin County team in June 2016. She is currently attending Emory and Henry College where she's studying biology and chemistry. She feels a strong calling to veterinary medicine and hopes to one day go on to vet school!
When she's not hitting the books or working, Maggie enjoys traveling and outdoor activities including kayaking, hiking, and camping. She can often be spotted with her five pets, Emory, the chocolate lab, Lucy, the German Shepherd, Jack, the Shih Tzu, and Huck and Scout, the domestic short-haired cats!
Karen Kinsey — Veterinary Assistant
Karen 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 joined the team in January 1998 and is one of our longest tenured members. 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.
Megan Wunderlich — Veterinary Assistant
Megan joined our FCAH staff in 2011 after graduating from Franklin County High School. She is a veterinary assistant and especially likes preventative care client education.
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.
Deanna Gradwell — Veterinary Assistant
Deanna graduated high school in Hawaii and attended the University of Hawaii for her first two years of college. While in Hawaii she volunteered at Kapalama Pet Hospital and worked for Dogwalker Etc. She moved to Blacksburg to attend Virginia Tech in 2013 from which she earned her BS in Animal Science in December 2015.
Deanna joined our team in March 2016. When not at work, her hobbies include kayaking, hiking, video games, and playing with her calico cat, Daphne, and her dog, Hoss. Her dream is to specialize in animal behavior and offer training.
Mandy Harris — Veterinary Assistant
Mandy joined the team in April of 2014 as an animal care attendant. With her love of animals, compassionate way of nursing, and easy going attitude, she was moved into the position of veterinary assistant. She is currently taking classes with hopes of becoming a licensed veterinary technician.
Mandy lives in Roanoke with her two dogs, Copper and Minnie, and 2two cats, Chester and Bobbee-Sue. She enjoys spending time outdoors in her free time, including hiking, fishing, kayaking, and traveling.
Danielle DeSandro — Veterinary Assistant
Danielle joined our team as a veterinary assistant in 2016. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster veterinary technology program with hopes of becoming a licensed veterinary technician in the near future.
Born in New Jersey, she relocated to Franklin County where she can hunt, fish, hike, and enjoy nature. Not only does Danielle have a love of dogs and cats, she also owns several reptiles and tarantulas.
Cornelia Cook — Pet Groomer
Cornelia Cook joined our team in 2003. After working several years as an Animal Care Attendant, she decided that she liked pampering pets. She now grooms dogs and cats of all breeds.
Cornelia’s off time is spent with family and enjoying the lake.
Jada Tolliver — Animal Care Attendant
Jada joined our team in the summer of 2017 as an Animal Care Attendant. Her love for the animals, cheery personality and eager to learn attitude have made her a star player on our team.
Jada has been accepted into the 2018 Veterinary Technology course at Blue Ridge Community College which will provide the training for her to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2021.
Krista Farrell — Animal Care Attendant
Krista started at FCAH in June 2016 as an Animal Care Attendant. She is originally from Fredericksburg, but moved to Franklin County to attend Ferrum College where she received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and her teaching certification.
She currently teaches at Sontag Elementary and helps take care of our patients during breaks and holidays. When she is not at work or school, Krista enjoys playing with her loving dog, Brody.
Ashley Haywood — Animal Care Attendant
Ashley is a 2003 Franklin County High School graduate. Ashley always had a love of animals so she decided to turn this passion into a career! She joined the FCAH team in 2014.
When she's not at work, Ashley enjoys being outdoors and spending time with daughter Jaidyn and family.