Ridge Lake Animal Hospital

1400 Old Bridge Rd

Woodbridge, VA 22192

(703) 491-1111
In case of an after-hours emergency please contact the following emergency hospital:

Prince William Emergency Vet Clinic/Veterinary Referral Center
8610 Centreville Rd
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 361-8287
http://vrc-nova.com/emergency

Regional Veterinary Referral Center (Emergency Department)
Backlick Shopping Center
6651 Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: (703) 451-8900
http://www.vetreferralcenter.com
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Meet Our Care Team

Our care team provides many important services to our patients including: pre and post surgical care, monitoring symptoms, administering medications, alerting the doctors to any problems, and giving lots of hugs to frightened animals.

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Sherry, Practice Manager

As a young child, Sherry adored the company of animals and only became more interested in their health and care as she got older. It wasn’t long before she realized that helping pets involves helping their owners as well—Sherry knew that a career in the world of veterinary medicine was the perfect choice for her! Sherry is originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where her family has owned a local business since the 1800s. She moved to northern Virginia after college, where she was referred to a local veterinarian for employment. The day she started, Sherry knew that she’d made the right choice! She’s been working in veterinary medicine ever since. Sherry joined the Ridge Lake Animal Hospital family in January of 2016 and serves as the clinic’s Practice Manager. Some of her favorite parts of the workday are getting to hear clients’ fun pet stories and being a first-hand witness to the incredible bonds between animals and their owners. Above all, Sherry likes knowing that she’s made a true difference for the families of the area. Outside of work, Sherry enjoys volunteering her time to animal rescue efforts, going for walks with her family, and riding dressage. She has two horses: Jalapeno Poppers, who is retired and now lives comfortably at home with Sherry and her family; and Sherry’s dressage horse, Semper Fi. The family also owns a rescued collie named Mollie and four rescued cats named Phoebe, Raphael, Lucie, and Linus.

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Lindsey, Veterinary Assistant

Ever since she was a little girl, Lindsey said she was going to be a veterinary technician. She never gave up on that dream. At first, she volunteered at Ridge Lake Animal Hospital, quickly working her way up to Vet Assistant. Now Lindsey is attending Penn Foster College, working towards her degree to become a certified Veterinary Technician! As a Vet Assistant at Ridge Lake, Lindsey performs a variety of crucial tasks, like drawing blood from patients, getting vitals, helping to restrain rowdy patients, and caring for pets that are boarded at the facility. She even assists during surgeries! Outside of work and her education, Lindsey enjoys spending time with family and friends. She and her parents love to spend time outdoors with their pets. They have an extremely energetic Bluetick Coonhound named Levi, a pony named Flower, and four African geese.

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Heather, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Heather has adored the company of animals since she was a little girl—she wanted to bring home every critter that she laid eyes on whenever she visited the pet store. She’s owned everything from dogs and cats to fish, pocket pets, and birds! For Heather, helping animals in need as a veterinary professional is a dream come true. Heather is from Alexandria, Virginia and began her veterinary career at a local animal clinic when she was only 15 years old. She joined the Ridge Lake Animal Hospital family in February of 2016, and serves the area’s pets and animal owners as a Veterinary Assistant and receptionist. When time allows between her work schedule and her studies at Northern Virginia Community College, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends, pet sitting, going on road trips, and tending to her own pets. She has three animal companions at home: Spencer, a deaf Boston terrier; a spunky French bulldog named Otis; and a Netherland Dwarf rabbit named Binx.

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Jenny, Groomer

Jenny was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Woodbridge, VA. Jenny has been grooming for over seven years and has always been passionate about animals. As a child, she always cared for stray animals, even though her mother was not happy about it; however, her care for each stray taught her responsibility and compassion. Her favorite breeds are pit bulls and Great Danes. Jenny keeps up-to-date with current grooming and animal care techniques through continuing education year round. She has a great deal of patience and observes her patients carefully before she begins grooming to insure every pet she sees is at ease and has a pleasant experience. Her hobbies include exercising, car shows, Muay Thai boxing, running 5k marathons, art, and activities with her beautiful daughter. Jenny’s goal is to become a licensed veterinary technician and to always keep improving her grooming skills. She hopes one day to be proficient enough to groom for American Kennel Club (AKC) shows.

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Joan, Veterinary Assistant

Joan has been passionate about animal care ever since she was young—she remembers rescuing a feral kitten and helping nurse it back to health with her mother many years ago. The experience made a permanent impression! Now, Joan is proud to help the area’s pets and animal owners as a member of the Ridge Lake Animal Hospital family. A native of northern Virginia, Joan took a veterinary course in 2008 and earned her Veterinary Assistant’s certification upon completion. In the spring of 2010, she joined the Ridge Lake Animal Hospital team and cared for pets here for three years—in the fall of 2013, Joan moved out of state before returning in 2016 and becoming a member of the hospital family once again. Medically, she’s fond of conducting in-house laboratory work and learning about new techniques on a daily basis. Most of all, Joan likes meeting and forming relationships with clientele and their beloved pets. Joan and her husband, Adam, share their home with their two wonderful children, Madison and Jared, as well as a pair of pets. The family owns a sweet black Labrador, Sparky, and a cat named Sadie who is under the impression that she alone runs the household.

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Jessica O., Veterinary Assistant

Jessica grew up here in northern Virginia, where animals were consistently a part of life. She’s always known that she wanted to work in the veterinary industry in one capacity or another. She’s proud to serve the area’s pets and animal caretakers as one of Ridge Lake Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Assistants! Jessica completed multiple internships throughout her college career, working with small-animal practices (including Ridge Lake Animal Hospital!) and a large-animal facility. Next, she got into laboratory research, which allowed her to grow both as a scientist and a technician. The longer she worked in research medicine, the more Jessica found herself drawn to veterinary care itself. She knew that a job in a veterinarian’s office was the next step—now, she’s happy to help pets as a Veterinary Assistant here at the clinic. At home, Jessica keeps a few animal friends of her own. She lives with Addie, a Labrador/Coonhound mix who is constantly learning new tricks, as well as a betta fish who enjoys building bubble nests. Outside of her animal-care interests, Jessica enjoys reading good books, skiing, and traveling. She recently visited Iceland, where she had the opportunity to hike a glacier and see the Northern Lights!

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Tammy H., Veterinary Assistant

I have always had a passion for animals but never thought to make it a career until my guinea pig got sick and I had to nurse him back to health. I’m currently pursuing a certification as veterinary assistant through Penn foster College and will likely pursue a technician license in the near future. I’m the owner of two guinea pigs, Nipper and Holmes, and two rambunctious kitties, Shadow and Smokey. My hobbies include sports, being outdoors, spending time with my husband Jamey, and snuggling with my fur babies.

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Terry, Veterinary Assistant

Terry grew up in Northern Virginia and animals were always a part of her life. Having many cats and dogs as well as her first horse at age 13, she grew up knowing that she wanted to work with animals. In 1995 she started working for Oakridge Farms feeding and medicating the horses. In 1997 Terry obtained her degree in Animal Science and started schooling the horses and working horse shows. In 2009 she started working in the small animal field. Terry has been working with Ridge Lake Animal Hospital since February of 2014.Terry’s favorite place to be is monitoring anesthesia during surgery. She also performs tasks such as blood draws, digital X-rays, lab tests, and obtains vital signs of our patients. Terry has 3 large dogs at home, a bird named Furio, and enjoys pet sitting when not working at Ridge Lake.

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Erika, Receptionist

Erika have always loved animals ever since she was a little girl. She would be fascinated with them and couldn\’t wait to learn more about them. She is currently on the path to receive her veterinary technician license. She has a Yorkie and a leopard gecko. She hopes to own more animals in the future.

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