Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Lecanto Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference.

Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Melanie Woch
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Melanie Woch graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1996. After graduating, Dr. Woch moved to Florida and worked in Ocala for 25 years. She lived in Ocala until 2008 when she moved to Citrus County. She has a small zoo at her house including four dogs, three cats and numerous exotics. She loves meeting new people and taking care of their animals.

Dr. Woch's special interests are internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. In her free time, she enjoys visiting state and national parks, natural adventuring, and traveling the world. She has also done Taekwondo for 8 years with her children and each of them...

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Hospital Manager
Ashlee moved to Florida from New Jersey in 2006 and graduated from Lecanto High School. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management at CF. She has been with VCA Lecanto Animal Hospital since March, 2013. She enjoys spending time with her husband, adorable son, and their dogs: Piston, Tino, and Chief.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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