Meet the Team


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
Team member since 2018

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, Relief Veterinarian

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. Her hobbies include horseback riding on her gentle giant draft horse “Monty”. She also shares her home with 5 dogs, 1 cat, a donkey, and chickens!

Kendall, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Team member since 2007

Kendall is a 2015 graduate of Blue Ridge Community College who has returned to our clinic after being with us as a veterinary assistant for 7 years! She serves as the Vice President for the Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians and as the state of VA representative for the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America. She has 3 cats at home and enjoys spending time with her daughter who was born in January 2016.

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. Hobbies include camping (esp in Hatteras) and shopping for bargains. She loves to bottle feed orphan puppies! At home, she has 1 cat and 2 dogs and 2 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 is the annual charity event coordinator for Paws for a Cause. She enjoys spending her free time at the barn with her Walker/Quarter horse cross, Mojo. She has 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a bird at home!

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 horses, dogs, cats, and rabbits!

Brooke, Veterinary Assistant
Team member since 2012

Brooke re-joined our practice in 2018 after spending a year in the human medical field. She is excited to pursue a career in veterinary technology.  At home, she and her fiance have 2 dogs- Beans and Chop. We are thrilled to have her back!

Megan, Veterinary Assistant
Team member since 2017

Megan joined our team in April 2017. Her 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, and a quarter horse, Leo.

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!

Brittany, Veterinary Assistant
Team member since 2015

Brittany completed the Veterinary Science program at the Chesterfield Technical Center in 2017. She plans to attend Virginia Tech after graduation to become a veterinarian! She has 1 dog (Toby) and 2 cats (Bumper and Allie) at home.

Meagan, Kennel Assistant
Team member since 2018

Meagan joins our team as a “behind the scenes” worker- although you may not see her during your visit, rest assured she is working hard in the treatment, grooming, animal holding areas, as well as exam rooms to ensure our office is tidy! At home she has a dog, 3 cats, and 7 chickens. When she graduates, she hopes to pursue a career in the animal industry.