Michael J. Watts, D.V.M.
A graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM), Dr. Watts also holds a degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Maryland and a graduate certificate from Purdue University. Prior to opening his own practice, Dr. Watts served as director of Centreville Animal Hospital, a six-doctor practice in Northern Virginia. Dr. Watts has served as an adjunct professor of the Northern Virginia Community College, a committee chairperson for the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, President of the VMRCVM Alumni Society, and a mentor for veterinary students. An award winning veterinarian, Dr. Watts is widely recognized in the veterinary community of both Virginia and Maryland. He lives in Culpeper with his wife, three daughters, two cats, two dogs, a pony, a snake, a rat, and a guinea pig. His weekly newspaper column can be read in the Culpeper Star-Exponent and Culpeper News every Sunday.
Betty Myers, D.V.M.
Dr. Myers grew up surrounded by animals. Her early love of horses blossomed into countless hours spent rising through Pony Club and competing in dressage and eventing. Her study of horses included in-depth first aid, which was what led her to a love of veterinary medicine. Dr. Myers attended Davidson College where she graduated with a degree in Fine Art and the courses necessary to apply for veterinary school. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, one year behind Dr. Watts. Before joining CCVC, Dr. Myers had extensive practice experience in Ruckersville, Culpeper, Sperryville, and Middleburg. Many of her loyal clients have followed her to our practice. Dr. Myers has clinical interests in surgery and accupuncture. She is also adept at integrating herbal and nutritional therapies into her patients’ treatment. Dr. Myers is a long-time resident of Rappahannock County, and enjoys hiking, gardening, writing, weight-lifting and martial arts in her free time. She delights in her family of 4 rescued cats and 2 beautiful yellow labs.
Hunter Hamblen, D.V.M.
Dr. Hamblen started working in veterinary medicine as a teenager and never looked back. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech. A big Hokie fan, Dr. Hamblen stayed in Blacksburg to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hamblen’s work experience includes over a decade at Centreville Animal Hospital, the same practice where Dr. Watts spent the early years of his career. Her hobbies include cooking and baking, going to the beach, VT football, and hiking with her dogs, a Great Dane named “Roman” and a Chocolate Lab named “Moose.” Dr. Hamblen is a lifelong resident of Fairfax County where she lives with her husband.
Rachel Dodson, D.V.M.
Dr. Dodson is a recent graduate from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical Biology from Liberty University, and worked for several years as a veterinary assistant with a local clinic prior to beginning veterinary school. Dr. Dodson and her husband, Eddie, live just outside of Culpeper with their corgi-mix, Mia. In her free time she enjoys yoga, going on walks with Eddie and Mia, and working on DIY projects around the house.
Tosha Starke, DVM
Dr. Starke grew up on a grain and livestock farm in Brunswick County Virginia. She has always had a passion for caring for and healing animals. After receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Tech in 2004, she moved to Northern Virginia to practice Veterinary Medicine. For over the past decade, she has provided exceptional surgical and medical care to furry patients. Dr. Starke previously served as the Medical Director and Chief of Staff for high quality practices in Northern Virginia.
Tibor Lazar, D.V.M., D.A.C.V.S.
Dr. Lazar is a board-certified veterinary surgeon who performs orthopedic and complex soft tissue surgery in CCVC’s state of the art surgical suite. He earned his Bachelor degree from the University of Virginia and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed internships at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, Florida, where he also completed his surgical residency. He achieved “Diplomate” status with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2003. He lives in Fairfax County with his wife, two sons, and a plethora of pets including dogs, cats, birds, snakes, and fish.
Cheryl Dellinger, L.V.T.
Our Head Technician, Cheryl earned her degree in Veterinary Technology and passed her Virginia licensing boards in 2001. Before joining Clevengers Corner Veterinary Care, Cheryl headed the nursing staff at McLean Animal Hospital, a large AAHA accredited practice in Northern Virginia. She has special clinical interests in dentistry and animal behavior. Cheryl lives in Bealeton with her husband, son, daughter, four horses, two dogs, a cockatiel, guinea pig, lizard, chickens, and numerous cats.
Susan Ritenour, L.V.T.
Susan earned a degree in Veterinary Technology from Blue Ridge Community College. She brings years of experience in several small animal veterinary practices in the Shenandoah valley. She enjoys outdoor activities and playing music with her family. (Susan is our resident fiddler.) She lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, son, two cats, two horses, and a dog.
Cailey Roeske, L.V.T.
Cailey is an enthusiastic Licensed Veterinary Technician who loves helping pets and the people who love them. Cailey’s first college degree was actually in art, but while working at a boarding facility she learned that she wanted to “work with pets forever.” She returned to college to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. After graduation, passing her board examination, and earning licensure, Cailey entered private practice. As an avid learner, Cailey always seeks to expand her knowledge and improve her clinical skills. That’s what brought her to CCVC: the opportunity to practice our advanced standard of nursing care. She has a passion for ultrasound. In her free time she loves to spend time outdoors going hiking and seeing new things. She lives in Remington with her rescue Border Collie “Buzz”, her Lab Brandy and 2 cats.
Margaret Bolen, L.V.T.
Margaret has been working in the veterinary field for over 15 years. She earned a degree in Veterinary Technology through AAHA sponsored program at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster Texas as well as has a bachelors in Psychology and masters in Experimental Psychology. Margaret loves being a Licensed Technician because it offers a great combination of working with people, pets, nursing care, laboratory work and problem solving. On her free time she enjoys gardening, baking, camping, hiking, swimming and reading. Margaret resides with Mike and their son in Prince William County along with their border collie “Annie”.
Marissa Hughes, L.V.T.
Marissa went to Northern Virginia Community College where she earned her degree in Veterinary Technology and passed her boards in September of 2017. Shortly after high school, Marissa started working in the veterinary world. She plans on growing her experience here at CCVC. She enjoys doing outside activities. Marissa lives in Fauquier county with her 2 dogs and 3 cats.
Lisa Pullen, L.V.T.
Lisa graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and later graduated from Penn Foster with her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2018. Lisa has a growing passion for emergency medicine and surgery. She plans on going back to school to get her bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology in the near future. Lisa lives in Culpeper country with her husband and 3 children along with their animals- 2 dogs, 3 cats, 1 rat, 2 birds, 7 chickens and their cow Tinkerbell.
Jessica is a certified phlebotomist through ASCP. Her original intent was to enter human nursing, although we were able to convince her to work in veterinary medicine. She loves spending her free time reading and drawing. Jessica lives in Warrenton with her husband and 2 kids as well as their two dogs- Bridgette and Russell and two cats- Rosie and Winifred.
Michelle’s professional background includes several small specialty retail establishments where she polished her exceptional customer service skills. She also brings remarkable patience and compassion from her experience working with elementary school children. Michelle claimed Culpeper as her home in 1982 where she currently resides with her husband and two children.
Julie is a graduate of Fauquier High School. She has also earned certification as a Veterinary Assistant through the Animal Behavior College. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses and assisting animal rescue causes. She lives with her husband, 2 children and three dogs- Pookie, Cletus, and Kerrigan.
Meghan is a graduate of Culpeper County High School and has career aspirations of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Prior to joining CCVC, Meghan worked for a dog training facility and rescue group. Meghan lives in Culpeper with her family, five cats, two dogs, and an occasional foster pet.
Olivia is a lifelong animal lover. Prior to pursuing her passion for veterinary medicine, Olivia had an exciting lacrosse career. Her accomplishments as a player and coach spanned the country, from Virginia to California to Hawaii. Olivia graduated from Fauquier High School and Lord Fairfax Community College. She also attended Virginia Tech as an Animal Sciences major. Olivia is now attending Cedar Valley Community College. She is in the process of completing the LVT online program. She lives in Fauquier County with her son and her pitbull mix, “Dude.”
Cayla is a graduate from Culpeper County High School and has career aspirations of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the near future. In her free time Cayla enjoys swimming and spending time with her family and friends. She currently lives in Fauquier County with her husband, and her two dogs, five cats, four chickens, and one duck named Buck.
Emily is originally from PA but now lives in Fauquier County where her love for animals started. She is always rescuing wild life animals and has a big passion of reptiles. Her current love of animals and extensive background in customer service is what led her to join our practice. Emily enjoys gardening, arts and crafts, exercising, yoga and being outside hiking and swimming and spending time with her dog “Indie” and her 3 cats.
Rachel lives a few foothills away from CCVC on ten acres with her parents, two sisters, and three of her five brothers. She is particularly fond of animals, and loves her family’s twenty-eight pets; Quinque, Megan, Ruby, Phoebe, Copper, Rascal, Merry, Bucky, S’more, Cookie, Freckles, Speckles, Silver, Sunny, Sally, Penny, Muffy, Wiggun, Big Graygun, Keet, Jed, Jarry, Josiah, Jeordie, Milly, Mabel, Chiquita, and Dave. She is currently a student at IUE, pursuing a BS in Mathematics.
Alicia relocated to Virginia from Hudson Valley Region in NY. She grew up on a farm and had been around animals her whole life. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She came to our practice with 14 years of working in customer service. Alicia enjoys gardening, arts and crafts, and is an avid runner. She lives in Culpeper county with her husband and dog, Wrangler.
Laura is originally from West Virginia. She graduated from Hedgesville High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Shepherd University. After working in Early Childhood Education for five years, she felt the calling to work with her first love in life, animals. Laura aspires to one day become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She is self-proclaimed “Crazy Cat Lady”. Laura enjoys being outdoors, creating art and watching documentaries. She lives with her husband Mike, dog Eva and seven cats: Kitty, Sally, Chloe, Joey, Maya, Ralphie and Bagheera.
Megan is originally from New Jersey but recently moved to Culpeper County with her fiancé and their newly adopted dog “Diesel”. She graduated from Virginia Intermont College and has career aspirations of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Prior to joining CCVC, Megan worked as an assistant for an AAHA-Accredited practice in Great Falls, VA for 3 years. In her spare time, she enjoys running, horseback riding, baking and hiking.
Christa graduated from Virginia Tech with an English degree in 2010. From an early age, Christa has been working with animals on her parent’s farm. She previously worked at a mixed animal practice in Page County. Christa has a love for horses, cooking and hiking. In her spare time, you would either find her doing barn chores, riding her horse, hiking in the woods or working at her parent’s distillery. Christa lives on a farm in Luray with her husband Will.
Sir William Pi
Willie was just a kitten when he came to our clinic in 2008. He had no home and had a severe injury to his right eye. After two surgeries and lots of TLC, Willie has become a happy, healthy, one-eyed clinic mascot. He enjoys greeting our clients and likes to beg for food. Willie tries to become friends with our canine patients, but is frequently jealous of other cats.
We are first and foremost medical professionals. We are entrusted custodians of proud traditions developed by fellow medical providers through the centuries. The values of the Veterinary and Hippocratic Oaths govern our practice and our lives. Individually and collectively, we are professional, collegial, and ethical at all times. We depend upon each other for success. Each member of our practice is expected to actively promote a team atmosphere. With respect, consideration, and effective communication, we work to accomplish our shared goals. By treating our clients as essential members of the medical team, we help them achieve compliance with treatment plans.