Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Todds Lane 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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Skye Hartman
BVM&S MRCVS Medical Director
Dr. Hartman was born and raised in central Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree in history with minors in leadership and physics from Mary Baldwin College. While there, she was also a part of the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership (VWIL), which is the only all-female cadet core in the nation.

Dr. Hartman graduated in 2017 from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). While in veterinary school, Dr. Hartman had the opportunity to study various training and techniques throughout the world including exotics in South Africa and medicine in Japan. She enjoys small animal medicine, surgery, and client education. She also sees some exotics, as well.

Dr. Hartman was an associate veterinarian at VCA Todds Lane for a few years before becoming the new Medical Director. She is looking forward into learning and growing into her new role.
Michelle Righenzi
Hospital Manager

Michelle Righenzi grew up in Mississippi and transferred to Virginia on a military assignment in 1994. After her 8 year military enlistment, she worked toward developing her leadership skills and landed a hospital manager position within VCA. In addition to her role as a hospital manager, Michelle enjoys serving as an unofficial trainer for her region and sister hospitals.  

Michelle serves on the leadership team at her church and as volunteer for a local hospice organization. During her leisure time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and water sports. Her favorite past time is spending time with her son and granddaughter.  


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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