It is our privilege to provide the loving care and professional attention your furry companions deserve.
Our dedicated team of veterinary professionals want to provide you with peace of mind while helping your dog and cat live the happiest, healthiest life possible.
We care about dogs and cats just as much as pet owners, because we're pet lovers, too.
With state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained doctors and staff, Ashby Animal Clinic provides quality medical treatments for pets and the best in preventative care.
Dr. Bell is from Williamsburg, VA. She completed her undergraduate program at VA Tech-Animal Science and received her BS degree in 2001, then received her D.V.M. from VA Tech in 2007.
Dr. Simmons grew up in Bridgewater, VA. He received his B.S. in General Science from Bridgewater College. He attended VA Tech and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from UGA.
Dr. Whitman has been working at Ashby Animal Clinic since July of 1991. Dr. Whitman received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Tech in 1989 and her Masters in Bovine Reproduction from Virginia Tech in 1984.
Justin graduated from BRCC in May of 2010 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. He joined AAC in August 2013 as a Licensed Technician. Justin enjoys surgery and all aspects of canine medicine. In his free time, Justin enjoys hiking, camping, swimming and spending time with family. He has a variety of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and ducks.
Whitney graduated from BRCC in May of 2007 with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She joined AAC in September as a Licensed Technician. In the clinic, Whitney enjoys surgery and radiography. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, going to breweries, camping and traveling with her husband, two sons and golden retriever, Sullivan.
Morgan B. joined AAC in June of 2013 and worked as a receptionist/assistant while attending college. She then became a Licensed Technician when she graduated from BRCC in May 2015 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Morgan enjoys canine medicine in particular. In her free time, Morgan enjoys freshwater and saltwater fishing as well as being outdoors in general. Morgan has three dogs and several chickens.
Morgan C. joined the team at Ashby in May 2018. She graduated from the VeterinaryTechnology Program at Blue Ridge Community College in May 2019. At Ashby sheenjoys canine medicine and educating the clients on the best care for theirfurry family members. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with herhusband while hiking, fishing and hunting and just being outside. Morgan has 2 hounds, Piper and Gus.
Liz graduated from BRCC in 2011 with a Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and joined the Ashby team in May of 2011. Liz enjoys caring for the hospitalized patients and client education. In 2016 Liz graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and works at Sentara RMH. In her free time Liz enjoys riding her horses, hiking, and traveling. She owns three horses and two dogs.
Graduated from BRCC Vet Tech program in 2022.She has been with Ashby since 2019 when she started as a kennel attendant. She enjoys taking care of the hospitalized patients, working in the laboratory, and phlebotomy while at work. She has 2 cats and 1 dog outside of work that keep her on my toes constantly. Her goal is to live somewhere near the water and work at an aquarium!
Anissa started at Ashby, as an assistant, and then graduated BRCC tech program in 2013. She moved away in 2018 and then returned in 2022. She enjoys doing the dental procedures at work. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and being outdoors fishing, going on walks, etc. She has two dachshunds Slinky and Rex.
I have been working at Ashby full time since 1995. However, I have been involved with Ashby since it opened...I was 3!. I am a graduate of JMU, bachelors in 1993 and MBA in 2005. Married with 4 grown children and 2 labradoodles, Sailor and Chavez and 3 grand dogs; Darla (a Frenchie), Coal (a lab/pointer mix), and Nash (a hound mix).
Winnie has been working at Ashby since 2014. She enjoys the relationships she has built with long term clients and meeting the new ones too! Her favorite dog breed is a Border Collie, but she loves all dogs and kitties. Winnie enjoys hanging out with her husband, time with her children and road trip adventures. Winnie has one dog and 2 goats.
Hannah joined AAC in December 2017. She will soon graduate from a veterinary technology program. Hannah enjoys phlebotomy and assisting in surgery. Outside of work she enjoys helping her husband on his family farm, riding horses, and any outdoor activity. Hannah has 2 dogs, Mathias and Rusty.
Haley joined the Ashby team as a Veterinary Assistant in 2022. She is a JMU student majoring in Biology with a minor in pre-veterinary studies. When she isn’t busy studying she enjoys art and hanging out with her two cats Kovu and Forrest.
Chelsea has over 8 years of experience as a Vet Assistant. She lives with her husband and their 3 dogs. Chelsea enjoys hiking, off-roading, baking and spending time with her family.
Sara joined the reception team at Ashby in November 2018. What she enjoys most about her work is meeting all the friendly clients and their cute family members! Sara is married to her best friend and they have two daughters and one granddaughter. The family pets are a Chihuahua named Tito McBurrito and a cat named Meeko. Estoy aqui para ayudarte con todas uts necesidades con tus perros y gatos.
Ashley joined the AAC team in September 2018 as our full-time receptionist. She loves being in the company of her furry friends and help to educate their humans. She comes to AAC with 15 years of experience in the animal care industry. Outside of work, Ashley lives with her son, two dogs, Navi and Midna, and her cat Dunkin. In their free time they enjoy hiking, kayaking and spending time at home. At work, her desk companion is a Pac Man frog named Morla.
Tracy joined the team in July 2022. She comes to AAC after retiring from teaching preschool for 20 years and with a Marketing BBA degree from JMU. She is enjoying meeting everyone and seeing all their furry family members! Tracy enjoys volunteer work, cheering on JMU teams, kayaking, traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter. Tracy’s family has 4 cats; Jasper, Charlotte, Iris and Itty Bitty Kitty (Bitsy).