Linden Heights Animal Hospital

274 Linden Drive
Winchester, VA 22601

(540)667-4290

lindenheightsanimal.com

 Client Relations Team

From left to right:
Beth Woodyard, Colbi Rippeon, Kim Newcomb, and Theresa Heavener

Kim Newcomb has been working as a receptionist/assistant in numerous veterinary offices for the past 20 years.  She joined our Linden Heights team in 2013.

She and her husband, Jimmy have a small hobby farm which includes a cow, a goat, two  miniature donkeys, 25 chickens, 7 ducks and 2 turkeys.  They share their home with 4 dogs, 8 cats, numerous pet rats and several fish.

Theresa Heavener has worked at Linden Heights Animal Hospital since 1998 in several different capacities.  She currently maintains our hospital inventory as well as assists the Practice Manager with administrative duties.

In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, knitting, and scrapbooking.  She lives in Clearbrook with her husband, Willie and their two boxers, Brandy and Shylah.

Beth Woodyard joined the Linden Heights team in July of 2010 with over 30 years experience, in a variety of positions, in the veterinary field.

Beth has 2 sons, 2 dogs, 1 cat and many ball pythons.

 NURSING TEAM

 


 

Nicole Root has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Linden Heights Animal Hospital since 2009 and is currently the Head Technician.  She graduated from the Blue Ridge Community College's Licensed Veterinary Technician program.  Nicole decided to attend tech school after working as an assistant for many years while attending Sherando High School. 

In her spare time she enjoys hitting the gym and cooking for her husband, Josh.  Nicole currently has 5 pets, all of which are rescues; 3 cats, 1 mix breed dog and her pit-bull.

 

Jennifer Burchnall is a veterinary assistant who has been working with animals for 10 years.  Before moving to Berryville and joining our staff in 2013, she gained experience working at an animal hospital in Springfield, Virginia and has completed several veterinary assistant programs. 

In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her two german shepherds, Dugan and Scarlett, two cats, Naruto and Videl, and husband, Richard.

 

Emily Judy is a 2014 graduate of Blue Ridge Community College where she received her degree in Veterinary Technology.  Shortly after graduation, she joined the Linden Heights Animal Hospital team.  She has a few years of prior experience working with both large and small animals. 

In her spare time, she enjoys taking care of her dogs and spending time outside.

Nicole Holsinger graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in 2014 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  Before joining the Linden Heights team in 2016, she worked at a small town veterinary hospital in Timberville for 5 years.

Nicole's hobbies include participating in her church activities and spending a lot of time with friends and family.  She also enjoys eating lots of sprinkles and reeses!  Nicole has a chaweenie, Roxie and a cat named Ke$ha.

Lisa Sandy has been in the veterinary field for 10 years starting in day practice and then spending 6 years in emergency care.  She joined the Linden Heights team in 2016.

Lisa has a daughter and two cats.  In her spare time she enjoys binge watching Netflix, fishing, and cleaning.  

Brandi Shackleford has been working in the veterinary field for 11 years and joined the Linden Heights team in 2015.  Her areas of interest include surgery and denistry.

Brandi has two Pit Bulls, a Cavalier King Charles, a Ball Python and three fish.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, and attending as many Washington Capitals games as possible.

 

Jessica Purinton is a veterinary assistant who has been working in the veterinary field for over 12 years.  She graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in animal sciences and nutrition.  Jessica joined Linden Heights Animal Hospital in September 2015.

In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, camping and hiking, among other outdoor activities.  She also enjoys spending time with friends, family and her dog, Maddie.


Practice Manager

Pamela Fabian, MSW, CVPM

Pam has been involved in veterinary practice management for over twenty years.  She began her career in the veterinary industry as a technician at the age of 16.  She also was a receptionist before being promoted to a practice manager.  Pam became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2014 and has a Master's Degree in Social Work from West Chester University.  She is passionate about leading and creating a positive team-based culture that promotes the strengths of each individual while complementing each other as a team.

Pam has worked at veterinary practices in Texas, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.  Relocating to Virginia at the end of 2016 was an easy decision as it brought her closer to her children and grandchildren.  She has a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Chelsea.  On her bucket list is to learn how to properly care for and ride a horse - what better place than Northern Virginia to accomplish this!


 


Frederica, Ethel, and Lucy

Support Staff
from left to right: 
Frederica, Ethel, and our dear Lucy who passed away in June 2006.

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