The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospitals is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.
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Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.
Dr. Susan McConnell has called the Lynchburg area home for over 30 years. She began practicing veterinary medicine in Madison Heights in 1987, but has been with VCA Boonsboro (originally Boonsboro Animal Hospital)since 2004. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and considers kitty head butts and wet dogs kisses major on–the-job perks. When she is not at work she enjoys time with her husband, Mike, their two daughters, and the animal friends that share their home. Fostering bottle fed kittens for the local humane society, and scuba diving are two of her favorite extracurricular activities.
Why I "do veterinary medicine"
It allows me to combine my love of science and medicine, my joy in nurturing living creatures, and my belief that caring for pets also cares for their owners so that I am truly serving people, into a career that is endlessly interesting and challenging. What could be better than that – using my hands, heart and head to care for animals and serve people!
Kelly is from Boonsboro and lived in the area most of her life, she started out with us as a veterinary assistant and is now our hospital manager. She has worked in the veterinary field for 6 years prior to joining our team. When she isn't at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their two chocolate labs, Fatty and Jackson. She enjoys camping, fishing, floating the river and hiking! She is extremely happy to be a part of the team we have at VCA Boonsboro!