Eric Krauss, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. 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.
Sarah Giambuzzi, DVM
Dr. Sarah Giambuzzi was born and raised in Philadelphia Pennsylvania but came to Virginia for vet school and fell in love with the people and mountains. She received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Virginia Tech in 2015, her certification in veterinary acupuncture from Colorado State in 2013 and her Master's degree in physiology in 2007 from Penn State. Her special interests include surgery, acupuncture, critical care and pain management.
Dr. Giambuzzi lives outside of Roanoke with her husband and four dogs. Two of her furbabies are 'pit bulls', and she has a passion for the breed! Outside of work, Dr. Giambuzzi loves hiking, horseback riding, travel and winter sports.
Kimberly Jessup, DVM
Dr. Kimberly Jessup joined our team in 2017. Originally from Arkansas, she received an undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and is a 1995 graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Upon graduation, she worked at The Cat Practice in New Orleans for four years, and later upon relocation, at Veterinarians to Cats in Roanoke for 18 years.
Kaitlyn McBane, DVM
Dr. Kaitlyn McBane grew up in Botetourt County, Virginia and currently resides in Roanoke, Virginia. She received an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and earned a DVM degree from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include internal medicine, integrative medicine, and neurology.
In her spare time, Dr. McBane enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking, kayaking, running, baking, and traveling. She also shares her home with two dogs, a black pug named, Chessie and a dachshund/Labrador mix, Ollie and two cats, an exotic shorthair, Sohfie and a domestic shorthair, Sydney.
Dr. McBane is very excited to serve clients and pets in her hometown area.
Elizabeth Knick, DVM
Dr. Elizabeth Knick grew up in Rocky Mount, Virginia. She received an undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and earned a DVM degree from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include neurology, oncology, and nutrition.
Outside of work, Dr. Knick enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, running, horseback riding, and traveling. She lives near Callaway with her one dog, two cats, 10 goats, and small herd of beef cattle.