Meet our Staff

Feline Advocates

Feline advocates are trained to educate fellow staff and clients on how to create a low stress environment for our feline friends.

Staff

Zach Buchanan
Veterinary Assistant

Zach Buchanan

Zach has been working with animals for two and a half years, and he cherishes each and every moment. Zach became a member of the CAH family in order to further his promising career in the veterinary field. Zach especially values the experience he has gained at Centreville Animal Hospital because he plans to become an LVT and then a DVM. He owns an adorable pug named Katie, and she is a little ball of energy. She keeps him busy playing fetch, going on walks, and having doggy play dates with her. When not at work, Zach is fond of going to the range, spending time with his friends and family, and playing baseball, football, and MotoGP.

Ashley Rice
Veterinary Assistant

Ashley Rice

Ashley is a native of the Shenendoah Valley and now resides in Gainesville, VA; she loves cuddling with her four rescue cats, Punky, Pretty Girl, Momma and Piper, playing guitar, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Ashley aims to become an LVT and she is so excited to be working at a place that allows for her to learn new things about the animal medical field and advance her future career!

Vanessa Emerson
Veterinary Assistant

Vanessa Emerson

Farah Meyer
Veterinary Assistant

Farah Meyer

Marie Schallmo
Veterinary Assistant

Marie Schallmo

Heidi Graupp
Veterinary Assistant

Heidi Graupp

Heidi is currently enrolled in the NOVA Vet tech program to become a licensed veterinary technician. For as long as she can remember, she's always wanted to work with animals. She knows how pets bring so much joy into people’s lives and how very rewarding it is to help them and their families. Before joining the CAH care team, Heidi worked at an emergency animal hospital for three years. She came to CAH to gain a new perspective on veterinary medicine. Outside of work and school, Heidi loves trail riding horses through Clifton, crafting with friends, and traveling.   

Adam Barstow
Boarding Assistant

Adam Barstow

Adam, a Centreville, VA native, is excited to be entering the veterinary care field, bringing with him a lifelong love of animals.  He currently shares his home with an affectionate beagle named Pepper. Adam is currently taking classes at NOVA and enjoys longboarding in his free time.

Madison Duncan
Boarding Assistant

Madison Duncan

Danielle Yelland
Groomer & Client Care Specialist

Danielle Yelland

Danielle has over two years of Professional Grooming Experience and is a graduate of the Virginia School of Pet Grooming with a Certificate in All Breed Dog and Cat Grooming. She enjoys seeing the "before" and "after" of grooming especially when it makes a positive change in the hygiene and appearance of a pet. Danielle, a Northern Virginia native, has a 3 year old, 7 lbs Shih Tzu named Luna. She recently returned from a month long trip to Italy and considers herself somewhat of a wanderlust and wishes to travel more across the states and Europe.

Janelle Powell
Hospital Manager

Janelle Powell

Janelle's love of working with animals goes back to 1998 when she first started working in a hospital setting. She joined CAH in April 2001 and as Hospital Manager is helping to develop a team that gains great personal satisfaction from working with animals. Janelle currently resides in Manassas with her husband, a protection trained German Shepherd named Zee, a cane corso Italian Mastiff named Casta and Charlie the cat. Janelle holds a Biology degree from George Mason University and when she's not at work, she can be found snowboarding, hiking, kayaking and doing yard work.

Samantha Sims
Client Care Specialist

Samantha Sims

Sam plans to go back to school soon to study to become a licensed veterinary technician. She enjoys the great outdoors, cooking binge watching movies and going on adventures with her two young boys. Sam has a 8 year beagle named Princess that is the love of her life! When not working, you’ll find hunting for antiques and reselling them online.

Raeanne DeVoe
Veterinary Assistant

Raeanne DeVoe

Raeanne always knew from a young age that she would be working with animals and now she's currently enrolled in the LVT program at NOVA. Raeanne is mom to Nala, a boxer, and Leo, an American Bulldog. In her spare time she enjoys grilling and cooking Italian food, hiking and spending time with her family.  

Melissa Wilmoth
Client Care Specialist

Melissa  Wilmoth

Hi there!  My name is Melissa, and caring for animals is a huge source of happiness in my life.  I currently have one dog (Boomer) and four guinea pigs (Bon-Bon, Oreo, Twix, and Butterfinger).  If you’re anything like me, your pets are your babies.  I believe in treating animals with the same level of love and care as you would a child.  My house is always full of furry children, and I adore all of them.  I also spend many hours loving on my boyfriend’s darling felines, Bernard and Phizz.

I have two prior degrees, and I am going back to school for my Master’s in Education because I also love people children.  However, the furry children will always be my first love!

Erin Collins
Client Care Specialist

Erin Collins

Eric Conroy, PHR
HR

Eric Conroy

Eric P Conroy joined our CAH family as our new Personnel Manager in November 2012. Previously, he headed up the HR Department for a special events start-up at the U.S. House of Representatives. He received his Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in May 2003 and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. In addition to his professional career, Eric has a passion for cooking, golfing, and spending time with his son. While his family currently does not include a pet, he has always had a soft spot for Pugs.

Soxx
Hospital Animal

Soxx

Soxx is an endearing member of the Centreville Animal hospital team. He joined out practice in 2011. As it is with many pets, he adopted us. One early Spring morning in 2011 he showed his cute little face to our morning crew. He appreciated our verbal greetings and offerings of food, but did not want to be handled right away. With a little time, coaxing and more food we found that he has a delightful HUGE purr. While he does not get billed for his healthcare (or indoor boarding stays during inclement weather), he happily completes his job of being the morning greeter to employees and clients, and for the most part, appreciates the cuddles he gets when swooped up by someone who needs some "kitty snuggle time." He is a smart boy who understands the exact length of all lead ropes attached to dogs - he manages to stay just out of reach. He has a few favorite napping spots - one of which is in the shade of the bushes in the garden on the left side of the hospital's front door. Look for him there.