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Meet Our Team

The Ruckersville Animal Hospital Team!

  • Judi Lefebrve Practice Manager

    Practice Manager since February 2016. Lives locally with her two small all American dogs. Spends time off with her two grown daughters and their families. She has three grandchildren which she adores.

  • Ronnie Serrett, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Ronnie graduated from Blue Ridge Community College with her Licensed Veterinary Technician degree in 1988. She is an active member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America as well as the Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians. Ronnie joined our team in 2009. When not hard at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys and collecting eggs from her wonderful laying hens--which are happily gobbled up by our staff!

  • April Darnell, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    April graduated from Blue Ridge Community College with Licensed Veterinary Technician degree in 2002. She has practiced as a Licensed Veterinary Technician since then and has a total of 18 years experience working in the veterinary field. April joined our team in early 2016. Her hobbies include puzzles, traveling and spending time with her husband and five cats.

  • Whitney Fitzgerald, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Whitney joined our team in 2017. She first graduated from Bridgewater College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She later attended Blue Ridge Community College where she earned her Veterinary Technician license in May of 2017. When not at work, she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, photography, discovering and adventuring new places, and of course spending time with her dog Addison “Addie” and her horse Rainier.

  • Darla Collier, Veterinary Assistant

    Darla worked for the previous owner of our hospital and we were very pleased that she has stayed on with us; as are many of our clients! When not at R.A.H., Darla helps care for her mom, and loves attending car shows (showing off her own beautiful vehicles!) and NASCAR races with her husband.

  • Danny Foy, Veterinary Assistant/WFP

    Danny started with Ruckersville Veterinary Clinic 17 years ago and has stayed on with Ruckersville Animal Hospital, giving us the full benefit of his years of experience as a veterinary assistant, specializing in surgical and lab areas.

  • Taylor Shifflett, Veterinary Assistant/Client Services

    Taylor graduated from Massanutten Techinical Center in 2014 with her Veterinary Assisting License. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster University's Veterinary Technology program. She has two American Rottweilers named Diesel and Zena, and she enjoys reading novels and watching football!

  • Julie Boland, Client Services

    Julie started with Ruckersville Veterinary Clinic in 2002 & decided to stay on our team with the change to Ruckersville Animal Hospital. She has 5 granddaughters, and 3 grandsons and 2 dogs, 2 cats and 13 chickens. She and her husband enjoy 1740's-1840's living history camping.

  • Deia Zukowski, Client Services

    Deia has been with R.A.H. since the beginning, working part-time at the front desk. She is proficient in Spanish and is an important member of our Saturday team. Deia enjoys spending time with her pets and you may also find her working her 'other job' at Crutchfield!

  • Wanda Hedges, Client Services

    Wanda joined our team in 2010 after retiring from UVA with 34 years of service as a Customer Services Manager. She attended Piedmont Community College and devoted 24 years to serving the citizens of Greene County as a volunteer rescue squad medic. Wanda and her husband, Kevin, adore their 4 little furry girls--Abby, Bella, Dakota and Lily. Wanda is the mother of 3 sons and one daughter. She also has 5 grandsons, 4 granddaughters and a great granddaughter. Wanda enjoys all types of music, singing, reading, guitar, cooking and baking.

  • Jennifer Thomas, Client Services

    Jenny joined our team in 2015 after relocating to the Charlottesville area. She has over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field. She enjoys reading, gardening and hiking with her dog Charlee. She and her husband are looking forward to trail riding and camping with Charlee and their two horses, and exploring the trails around their property.

  • Jessie Langone, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Originally from Alexandria, VA, Jessie graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, and subsequently passed her boards to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2015. Jessie has worked in the veterinary field since 2001 at both primary care and emergency hospitals. She has a passion for rescuing senior beagles and holds an interest in pain management and senior pet care. In her free time, Jessie enjoys visiting antique shops, spending time with family, and watching ice hockey. Jessie currently lives in Madison with her husband, young daughter, two beagles named Thumbelina and Carlson and two cats named Cheese and Itukala.

  • Hillary Johansen, Client Services

    Hillary joined our team in 2016. She has always had a love for animals & has 2 dogs of her own named Riley & Ruger. Hillary, her husband and their 2 boys enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking and just being outdoors.

  • In Loving Memory of Georgia Marie Sellari


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