The Veterinarian's Oath
Being admitted to the profession of Veterinary Medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of livestock resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
Dr. Kit Charbonneau, DVM
Dr. Kit is a 1989 graduate of the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He has been practicing in the Midlothian, VA area since 1995. Hobbies include woodworking, scuba diving, trail riding and playing guitar. His second job is renovating an 80 year-old farmhouse in Amelia. Kit has also joined the horse crazy employees in owning a Spotted Draft Walker Cross, named Little Bit. He and his wife now enjoy frequent trail rides together and have two little ones soon to join them on the trails.
Dr. Cindy Lee Charbonneau, DVM
Also a graduate from the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and proud mommy of two, Dr. Cindy Charbonneau joined her husband in the family practice after working in emergency medicine in 2006. Her hobbies include the playing keyboard for Sunday church services in addition to trail riding and competitive hunter show jumping with her grey horse "On Eagles Wings".
Katie adds charm and wit to the clinic. She has been working for Dr. Charbonneau since 1996 and has the knowledge to prove it. Katie does the organizing and management of the clinic in addition to assisting and reception. Hobbies include being a mom (of the best behaved kids we’ve ever seen), collecting frogs, camping (esp in OBX) and shopping for bargains.
Nicole, LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technincian)
Nicole is a graduate of Blue Ridge Community College and has worked for us since 2006. She's a gem -- an enthusiastic and quick learner who shows initiative and gets things done! Nicole is a workaholic (makes for a good employee) and gives a broad smile to every client coming in the door. Her hobbies also include horseback riding on her gentle giant draft horse "Monty". She also enjoys hunting and can pick off a skeet at 60 yards with her Charles Daly semiautomatic shotgun! (She's also our clinic security!!!)
Susan is a long time client who got drafted to work with us in 2003. A real team player and multitalented-assistant, receptionist and surgical assistant -- she keeps us looking great and organized. Hobbies include arts and crafts, interior decorating and managing her own home zoo. Susan has been in intensive dressage training with her horse Mojo and enjoys show competitions. She is also now in charge of organizing our annual charity dog event Paws for a Cause.
Ashley's love of animals is obvious and shines through everything she does here at the hospital. There are pets at home to testify to her love including horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and turkeys! She enjoys nature, hunting and relaxing with her family. Her dedication and caring spirit make her a valued receptionist and veteirnary assistant since 2011.
Becky has been with us since 2006. She is our full time groomer who also helps on the veterinary side. Quite knowledgeable and excellent with the clipper blades Becky can give your pooch a glamorous look with a wagging tail!
Brooke joined our team in July 2012. She is an excellent receptionist and assistant who is currently pursuing a nursing degree. Brooke enjoys artsy stuff as well as spending time tubing and knee boarding.
Kayla has been with us since 2014 and is a treasured asset to our clinic. She is another avid horse enthusiast and enjoys photography. She has a kind heart with a huge love of animals and is a quick learner!
Trisha is a sharp gal who keeps our accounts in order and makes sure the bills get paid. Her sense of humor adds spice to the day! She loves spending down time with her seven awesome grandkids and going out to a country cabin.