Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Hartwood Animal Hosital!

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    Helen Jewett DVM
    Veterinarian
    Dr. Helen Jewett has been a practicing Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine since 1991 when she graduated from Ross University School of Veterinarian Medicine. Dr. Jewett has worked at Alexandria Animal Hospital, Virginia-Maryland Veterinary Emergency Service, and Ridge Lake Animal Hospital. She has practiced at Ridge Lake for the past 12 years.
  • Dr. Rebecca Austin
    Rebecca Austin DVM
    Veterinarian
    Dr Rebecca Austin was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. She attended Colorado State University for Veterinary school graduating with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.
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    Katrina Kollgaard DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Katrina Kollgaard was born and raised in upstate New York. She graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, and has been practicing in Virginia ever since.  She lives in Fredericksburg with her husband and their greyhound, 5 cats, 2 bearded dragons, 2 African Grey parrots, and 6 ducks. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading.

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    Alexandra Council-Troche DVM
    Veterinarian

    Alexandra Council-Troche, DVM joined our team as a veterinarian in 2021. Dr. Council treats dogs and cats but will be working with Dr. Jewett to treat exotic companion animals.  Dr. Council believes that it is important to provide pet owners with an environment where they feel comfortable to ask questions and get the information they need about their pets.


  • Charlotte Caton
    Charlotte Caton
    Hospital Manager
    After graduating from George Mason University in 1982 with a B.S. in Business Administration, Charlotte began working for Prince William County Government as an accountant for the Community Services Board. After a long break in her work career Charlotte joined Hartwood Animal Hospital as a receptionist and now is the Hospital Manager.
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    Lucy Goodall LVT

    Being born and raised on a farm in Rixeyville, VA, Lucy has always had a passion for animals. She grew up with sheep, horse, cows, chicken and ducks but her main passion when she was younger was horses. She worked at Equine Reproduction Concepts in Amissville, VA as a stallion handler for six years. At the end of those six years Lucy knew for sure what she wanted to do as a career. She then moved south attending Blue Ridge Community College and graduating with honors in 2009 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.

  • Michelle Henry, LVT
    Michelle Henry LVT

    After earning a Liberal Arts degree at Northern Virginia Community College, Michelle moved on to George Mason University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She spent many years working in the finance industry, even though her real passion was to one day pursue a career working with animals. When a position became available at the local veterinary clinic, Michelle jumped at the chance to follow her passion and accepted a receptionist position. She worked her way up to being an assistant and later decided to further her career by attending NOVA and graduating in May 2015 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Michelle continues to be a loyal member of the Hartwood team and has been ever since Hartwood's doors opened.

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    Emily Deane
    Emily Deane, LVT

    Emily was born and raised in Northern VA, primarily in Fredericksburg. She has had a big space in her heart for other species since before she can remember; she was always trying to save any animal or bug she could get her hand on as a kid.

  • Debbie Eberle
    Groomer

    Debbie is originally from Maryland, but has lived in the Fredericksburg area for most of 30 years. She became interested in caring for animals when she was quite young.  Debbie currently has one dog, Bear and one cat, Bonkers. Debbie started working as a dog bather right after high school and by the age of 22 was the head groomer at the shop where she was employed. Over the years she has groomed thousands of dogs and has owned her own successful grooming business.  Debbie is also a certified grooming instructor. She is very excited to working at Hartwood Animal Hospital.

Hours of Operation

Monday

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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