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Dr. Anita Walton - practice owner

It started with a childhood love for all animals, including many family pets.  That love of animals is one of the happiest parts of my life, a real gift.  A bent for artistic endeavors was replaced by a greater desire to help keep pets healthy and happy.  Providence eventually led me to the veterinary school at Virginia Tech., followed by practice in No. Va. We opened the clinic in 1996. Wanting even more ways to help my patients led me to study Acupuncture, then Animal Chiropractic, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, herbs, homeopathy, and other techniques.  My/our goal is to be of service - to you & your pets & to our community; to be a good steward of the environment & all of God's creatures.  Personal pets: Border Terrier, Zuzu, rescue Dachshund Munroe; & our cat,  Grayson.  Hobbies: my pets and painting, especially painting animals:-), Washington Capitals fan.


Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicince, 1984

Internat'l Veterinary Acupuncture Society, 1992.

Amer. Veterinary Chiropractic Assn., 2000





Dawn Ammen

Dawn is our Clinic Manager.  Our very own "animal whisperer," she has been devoted to animals since childhood - dogs, cats, horses, reptiles, birds, wildlife, etc.  

Education, Special Interests

Attended the Cedar Valley Veterinary Technology program.  

Special interests - compasionate patient care, rehabilitation, dental hygiene, and behavior.

Holly Adams

Holly is our long time receptionist and official social secretary.

Special Interests

Client care, communications, & pet to people match making.

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Sherry Shifflett

Sherry is on our veterinary assisting team.  She is is adept at all areas of animal care and in-house laboratory services.  Sherry is a born lover of animals and a natural at animal caretaking.  She has lived in Locust Grove since childhood, and graduated from Orange County High School.  Besides working with us at the clinic, Sherry has a local pet sitting service which we highly recommend.  Sherry is a devoted and proud pet parent of 1 senior pooch and 2 young adult cats.  She enjoys the outdoors, is an exercise enthusiast, and plans on pursuing her education as a Veterinary Technician at the NOVA Community College.

Education and Special Interests

Granduated from The Art Institute for Digital Design

Studied Veterinary Assisting at Germanna Community College

Owner of Pet Sitting/Dog Walking LGVA