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Meet Our Veterinarians

  • Dr.
    Richard "Chip" L. Godine
    • DVM: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine - 1987
    • BA: University of Virginia - 1977
    • Past-President, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA)
    • Past-President, North American Association for Light Therapy (NAALT)
    • Virginia Delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association(AVMA)
    • Distinguished Alumni Award (2016) Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Contributing Author
      • Laser Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, Riegel, Godbold et al (2017)
      • Handbook of Laser Therapy, Hamblin et al (2016)
      • Medical Low-Level-Laser Therapy, Foundations and Clinical Applications, Weber et al (2015)

    Dr. Godine is a member of the:>

    • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
    • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association)(VVMA)
    • North American Association for Light Therapy (NAALT)
    • World Associaition for Laser Therapy (WALT)
    • American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS)
    • International Association of Laser Medicine and Surgery (IALMS)
    • International Society for Medical Laser Applications (ISLA)

    Dr. Godine grew up in Baltimore and nearby Advanced Mills. He graduated from Woodberry Forest School and was a letterman on the UVa lacrosse team in the mid-1970's. Dr. Godine's special interests in Veterinary Medicine include ultrasound, cardiology, laser therapy, STEM cell therapy, and orthopedic surgery. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four adult children, playing golf, and professional association work.

  • Dr.
    Caroline K. Godine
    • DVM: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine - 1987
    • BS: University of Maryland - 1982

    'Dr. Caroline' grew up in White Marsh, Maryland, and received a BS in Dairy Science from the University of Maryland. Her special interests include reproduction, dermatology and soft tissue surgery. When 'Dr. Caroline' isn't practicing Veterinary Medicine, she can be found volunteering at her church, giving veterinary presentations to local schools, breeding and raising adorable Labrador puppies, traveling, and spending time with her husband and four adult children.

  • Dr.
    Janet N. Robertson
    • DVM: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine - 1990
    • BS: Michigan State University - 1978

    Dr. Robertson is a member of:

    • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
    • Jefferson Area Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA)
    • Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

    Dr. Robertson is a native of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and moved to the Ruckersville area in 1980. She has a special interest in feline medicine and also enjoys all types of surgery. When not working, Dr. Robertson enjoys traveling and vacationing with her family.

  • Dr.
    Ashley H. Bruce
    • DVM - Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine - 2009
    • BS - University of Mary Washington - 2005

    Dr. Bruce grew up near Richmond, VA and recently moved to the Ruckersville area. She wanted to be a veterinarian from a young age and enjoyed volunteering at animal shelters and riding horses. Before going on to vet school, she majored in Biology at UMW where she did a research project with cornsnakes and kept two as pets. Her medical interests include gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and diagnostic ultrasound. She enjoys playing with her two dogs and two cats, and spending time with her husband and two little girls.

  • Dr.
    Kayla Odom

    Growing up in the small town of St. Francisville, Louisiana, Dr. Odom acquired the interest of helping animals during high school while working at a local veterinary hospital. She went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science and then pursued her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. Upon graduation, Dr. Odom practiced in Las Vegas, NV before moving to the Ruckersville area to be closer to family. Her professional interests include dermatology and internal medicine. Through her special interest in the veterinary mission field, she has traveled to Haiti and Honduras multiple times. In her spare time, Dr. Odom loves to spend time with family and friends and travel to new locations. She has a Maine Coon kitty named O’Malley.

  • Alba "Maria" M. Shank
    DVM,MS, Diplomate ACVP

    Dr. Shank is an Anatomic Pathologist that has been working for Idexx Reference Laboratories since 2012.  She currently works out of an office here at Ruckersville Animal Hospital.  Her main interests include ocular pathology and reproductive pathology.  In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, reading and playing with her kids and chickens.

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