Meet the Team

 “Where your fur-family is treated like our fur-family, every time.”


Dr. Kit Charbonneau

Dr. Kit is a 1989 graduate of the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. His hobbies include woodworking, trail riding, and playing guitar. His second job is renovating an old farmhouse. Dr. Kit has a horse named Little Bit that is his Cowboy Mounted Shooting partner. He and his wife enjoy frequent trail rides together and have children that will soon to join them on the trails.

Dr. Cindy Charbonneau

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”.

Dr. Ingrid Pabón, Veterinarian

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Ingrid Pabón joins our practice after graduating from the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. When she’s not tending to our pawed friends, she enjoys watching movies, doing all sorts of craft projects, and spending time with her husband, Javier, her two dogs Luna and Sookie, and her cat Remus.

Dr. Rebecca Ripley, Veterinarian
Team member since 2015

Dr. Ripley is a Disney-loving Florida native, who graduated from University of Florida (Go Gators!) in 2006. Her passion is small animal preventative medicine. In her free time she enjoys photography, traveling, and crocheting. When she is not in the office, she is spending time at home with her husband, Scott, and daughter, Emerson. They have two cats- Davinci and Newton.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Nicole, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Team member since 2006

Nicole is a 2010 graduate of Blue Ridge Community College. Nicole is a workaholic who shows initiative and gets things done! She is the veterinary representative and an active foster for Sanctuary Rescue.  Nicole spends her free time riding her horses and loves to vacation in Maine with her family! She shares her home with 6 dogs, 1 cat, 2 horses, and chickens.

Office Staff

Katie, Office Manager/Client Service Representative/Veterinary Assistant
Team member since 1996

Katie manages the clinic in addition to helping as both a veterinary assistant and client service representative. Her hobbies include vacationing in Hatteras, shopping, softball, and bottle feeding orphan puppies. At home, she has 2 dogs and a cat, along with two teenage daughters!

Susan, Client Service Representative
Team member since 2003

A real team player, Susan keeps us looking great and organized at the front desk. She has 2 dogs, 3 cats, a Walker/Quarter horse cross named Mojo, and a bird at home! Her free time is spent snuggling and spoiling her grand baby born late 2018.

Ashley, Veterinary Assistant
Team member since 2011

Ashley’s love of animals is obvious and shines through everything she does here at the hospital. She enjoys nature, hunting and relaxing with her family. There are pets at home to testify to her love including a horse, dogs, a cat, chickens, goats, and rabbits!

Megan, Veterinary Assistant
Team member since 2017

Megan’s bubbly personality and quick ability to learn has made her a great asset to our team! She enjoys being outdoors- hiking and kayaking. At home, she has 4 dogs- Kasey, Mila, Callie, and Raiyn, 3 cats- Kiwi, Lolli, and Mango, an African Grey named Bella, and a quarter horse, Leo.

Britney, Veterinary Assistant
Team member since 2018

Britney joins our team in hopes of pursuing career as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In her spare time, she enjoys hunting and spending time with her animals- a bird (Peaches), 2 dogs (Dixie and Chevy), and her cat (Nelson).

Amanda, Client Service Representative
Team member since 2018

Amanda is currently a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University with plans to become an occupational therapist. She loves long car rides and spending time in the mountains. At home, she and her fiancé, have a kitten (Scarlet) and a dog (Zoey).

Becky, Groomer/Client Service Representative
Team member since 2006

Becky is quite knowledgeable and excellent with the clipper blades. She enjoys being outdoors hiking, camping, and rock crawling. She shares her home with a parrot, dog, rabbit, chameleon, 4 cats, 2 leopard geckos, and lots of fish!