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Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Faiz Ahmad
    DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Ahmad opened Hope Animal Hospital in 2012. He is a third generation Veterinarian graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has 15 years of experience specializing in small animal care.

  • Savannah Grimes
    Practice Manager

    Savannah joined the Hope team in April 2017. She is a pre-vet student at UMW pursuing a bachelor's degree in Biology. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rats, and 1 leopard gecko. Dr. Ahmad has taken Savannah under his wing and is training her to be the best future DVM she can be!

  • Kathleen Kaelin
    Lead Receptionist

    Kathleen has been with us since November 2016. Her love for animals began in her childhood. She has had many furry (and scaly!) companions, including dogs, gerbils, fish, cats, and a bearded dragon. One of Kathleen's first jobs was working in an animal hospital while she was in high school. She is a vegetarian, pet mom to an 8 year old Siberian cat, and a foster mom to a 2 year old domestic long haired cat. She is warm, kind, and loving to our furry patients as well as our clients.

  • Dakotah Towers
    Veterinary Assistant​

    Dakotah has been a vet assistant at Hope since December 2016. He loves pitbulls and has 2 of his own. He takes pride in his radiology skills!

  • Alexa Yakabouski
    Veterinary Assistant

    Alexa is one of our part-time vet assistants. She joined the team in April 2017. She loves making a difference in the lives of not only her pet patients, but also their human families as well!

  • Tabatha Aylor
    Veterinary Assistant

    Tabatha started working at Hope in February 2018 and says she is loving it so far! She moved to Virginia 4 years ago from Connecticut and is currently enrolled at Penn Foster to become a veterinary technician. Ask her about her dogs, turtles, ducks, and Chinese Water Dragon!

  • Jennie Jenkins
    Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

    Jennie recently joined our team in February 2018. She graduated from Radford University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy, but she has decided to change career paths and pursue veterinary medicine. She has 2 big pups, Sheldon and Atticus, and 1 sweet cat, Keegan. Jennie strives to make a difference and be a voice for the animals. 

  • Courtney Riggs
    Veterinary Assistant

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00am

7:00pm

Tuesday:

9:00am

7:00pm

Wednesday:

9:00am

7:00pm

Thursday:

9:00am

7:00pm

Friday:

9:00am

7:00pm

Saturday:

9:00am

6:00pm

Sunday:

9:00am

5:00pm