Dr. Kimberly Jessup, DVM with catDr. 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.

Dr. Kaitlyn McBane, DVMDr. 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.

dr elizabeth knick dvm dog catDr. 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.

Eric Krauss, DVMDr. Eric Krauss 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, and he fills in at the hospital as needed.

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.

Dr. Cara Waddell grew up in Fountain Inn, SC and currently resides in Christiansburg, VA. She received an undergraduate degree from Clemson University and earned a DVM degree from Virginia- Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining the Franklin County Animal Hospital team, Dr. Waddell practiced in Pulaski, VA. Her special interests include Preventative Medicine, Nutrition, Client Education, Internal Medicine, and Surgery.

Dr. Waddell has one dog and one cat and  in her free time enjoys Sports, Hiking, Crafting, Reading, and Baking/Cooking.

Jennifer Hoch DVMDr. Jennifer Hoch grew up as an Army “brat” before attending Auburn University (War Eagle!). She obtained a B.S. in Zoology and graduated with her DVM in 2001. She completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Surgical Internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. Her residency training was done at Iowa State University 2003- 2006, and she became board certified in 2007.

In 2007, Dr Hoch settled in the Triad of NC and currently lives in Oak Ridge, NC with her 4 children (ages 7, 9, 10, and 12 years). They have a Golden Retriever, 2 cats (DSH and Ragdoll) and a bearded dragon.