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Hospital Manager Emily McClellan with DogsEmily’s 20 years of veterinary experience began while she was still in high school. Without giving her age...it was sometime in the 1990’s. She began her career at a small animal hospital in Carrollton, Texas and worked there for almost 10 years. Emily ultimately made the difficult choice to leave the industry. It was so difficult because she has always loved working with animals, but decided she needed to be home with her five children, all under the age of seven!

Thirteen years later, Emily returned to her passion of helping animals at a wonderful small clinic in Seaside, Oregon. In the summer of 2015, her family made the long journey from Oregon to Virginia. They made it even longer via a 7,500 mile, 4 week road trip that included the Redwood Forest, Disney Land, Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Craters of the Moon National Park, Flathead Lake, Yellowstone, and much more!

In September 2015, she joined our team. Emily made an immediate impact on our clinic and was soon promoted to the role of Hospital Manager. She has continued to help our clinic as a manager, while also filling in wherever she is needed most. Emily loves all of the work but especially enjoys the days when she can snuggle the fur babies while they are nervous or in need.

From the crazy days of five little kids, Emily is now down to one teenager at home. In her newly found free time, she enjoys hanging out with any or all of her four cats and four dogs, running the trails of Virginia with her fellow work friends, and sharing a late night coffee with her husband of twenty years.