Meet Our Team

The Ruckersville Animal Hospital Team!

Our Staff

  • Judi Lefebrve
    Practice Manager

    Judi has been the Practice Manager at Ruckersville Animal Hospital since February 2016. She lives locally with her two small all-American dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two grown daughters and their families. She also has three grandchildren which she adores.

  • 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 20 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 six 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 fiance, Morgan, their dogs Addison “Addie”, Tucker, and horse Rainier.

  • 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 trying out new recipes, baking, spending time with family, and watching ice hockey (Go Caps!). Jessie currently lives in Madison with her husband, young daughter, two beagles named Thumbelina and Carlson, their new Terrier mix pup, Dug, and two cats named Cheese and Itukala.

  • 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 two boys and pup, Bella, and attending local band shows and dancing.

  • 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 enjoys riding in her boat, as well as fishing, attending antique car shows, usually showing her and her husband's own vehicles, and spending time with her two hounds, Drifter and Libby.

  • 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.

  • Elle Pergin
    Veterinary Assistant/LVT Student

    Elle joined our team in August 2018 and is originally from California.  She earned an Associates of Arts and Sciences from Germanna Community College in May 2018 and will begin her studies toward an Associates in Veterinary Technology through Blue Ridge Community College in August 2019.

    In her spare time, she enjoys painting, arts and crafts, and riding horses.  Elle currently lives in Charlottesville with her fiance', William, two Chihuahuas, Trooper and Mickey, and her Domestic Shorthair cat, Boo.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • In Loving Memory of Georgia Marie Sellari



8301 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, VA. 22968

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule



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8:00 am-12:00 pm