A good team is essential to providing the best care possible for you and your pet. Each and every one of our staff members bring a special skill to our team to ensure we care for your pet the way they deserve.
Janene has been one of our capable assistants here at Southern Hills for more than four years. She has earned her Bachelor's degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences with a double minor in Biology and Animal & Poultry Sciences at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg where she enjoys the great outdoors with her dog Ronan and fiance Brandon. While working here at the hospital, Janene enjoys interacting and educating clients along with assisting in surgery or pulling blood for lab work. She continues to provide outstanding medical care to all of her patients while working towards admission to Vet School.
Hannah has been one of our morning assistants for over 3 years. She was born and raised in Franklin County, VA. Hannah is often found in exam rooms with owners and their pets or assisting the doctors with treatment or surgery. While here at the hospital Hannah enjoys developing radiographs and bathing, but above all loves being part of an animal’s transition from ill to well. She also has many talents outside of work. Hannah is extremely artistic and even has some of her masterpieces on display in our lobby. She also created several pieces for the Pet Expo that she helped to organize in April 2014 and again in 2015. When Hannah is not hard at work, she spends time with her friends or family and enjoys the outdoors. Hannah continues to provide first rate medical care to all of her patients and is an essential member of our Southern Hills Team.
Anna has been a veterinary assistant with us since May 2013. She is a Franklin County native and a recent Virginia Tech Alumni. She graduated on the Dean's List with a major in Biological Sciences with concentrations in Microbiology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine May 2013 and is currently studying to be our next Licensed Veterinarian Technician. You can find her just about anywhere in the hospital whether she is doing an appointment, assisting a doctor, or discharging a patient. Anna enjoys pulling blood for lab work, bathing and grooming, and doing physiotherapy with patients. She enjoys spending time with animals inside and outside of the hospital between her pets at home and when she pet sits for those animals who are uncomfortable boarding. Anna ensures all of her clients and patients are at ease whenever they come to visit us at Southern Hills Animal Hospital.
Nicole heads up our morning kennel team and assists our doctors with appointments here at Southern Hills. She has been with us since Summer 2014. You'll often see Nicole up front whether it is helping you check in your pet for boarding or assisting with many of our services here in the hospital. Her skills make her a great asset to every part of our team, as she is knowledgeable in almost every area of the hospital! From boarding questions, to appointments, to every day front of the house routines, she knows it all.
Maria spends most of her time in the front of the hospital. Her background is broadcast, marketing, graphic design and public relations, so she enjoys combining those passions with her love of pets. Her main role is to make your visit to our hospital as quick and as easy as possible--for both you and for your pet. If there is anything that will make your visit to us better, she is your go-to-gal and the person to speak with. Improving your experience is her number one goal, so be sure to give her plenty of feedback on how to make Southern Hills Animal Hospital an even better place to be for both you and your pet.
Sarah joined us toward the end of 2014 and works with our kennel staff and assists with some of our technician appointments at our hospital. Sarah loves having the opportunity to interact with all the different pets we are lucky to care for in our office.
Heidi joined us in 2015 and works both in the kennel and assists during appointments. In the past, Heidi worked with more exotic animals including llamas and other zoo animals. She is a great asset to our team and loves being able to care for both cats and dogs.