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Meet the friendly staff at St. Francis Animal Hospital!

  • Madelyn Gonzalez, DVM
    Medical Director
    Dr. Madelyn Gonzalez joined the St. Francis animal hospital team in 2012, when she relocated to the Fredericksburg area from Puerto Rico. She is an experienced veterinary practitioner whose main interests are internal medicine and emergency situations. She is fluent in both Spanish and English and accepts appointments in both English and Spanish. When she isn't at the hospital, she enjoys making sugar cookies and spending time with her husband, children and their dog.
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  • Dawnette Montague, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

  • Kaitlyn Childs, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Childs graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Her background includes infectious disease research and international veterinary medicine. She has spent time in Italy, Argentina and India. She is currently interested in emergency and herbal medicine. Dr. Childs loves Weimaraners! Inher 'spare' time she enjoys seasonal sports, cooking, beekeeping and medicinal gardening. The bees love her medicinal plants!

  • Debbie Marinacci
    Practice Manager
    Debbie started her career in veterinary medicine in 1988 in northern Virginia as an assistant in a small, up and coming practice. After 6 years, she moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to work as a surgery technician in a mixed practice for a year. After returning to Virginia, she came to work as a veterinary technician at St. Francis in 1995. Debbie was able to experience working many aspects of the hospital until her husband's career took them to Lynchburg in 2005, for the next 10 years. She returned to St. Francis in August 2015 as Practice Manager. In her free time, Debbie enjoys spending time with family, cooking, and the beach. Anyone that knows Debbie, knows she is a huge Pearl Jam fan and has been able to enjoy seeing them in concert more than 50 times (and counting) all over the country. She is also an avid Redskins and Maryland Terrapins Fan.
  • Keri Webb
    Assistant Manager
    Keri Webb has been in the veterinary field for 20 years, she began her career in 1996 in Illinois as a veterinary assistant. She was at the same practice for 13 years and then moved to Virginia. She has been with the St Francis Team as a tech assistant/inventory manager since 2011. Keri has recently transitioned into more of a management role within the practice. Keri has been married for 20 years, she is the mother of 3 beautiful daughters, one four legged fur son Hunter a chocolate lab, Spike the leopard gecko and Mochi the dwarf hamster. Her time is filled with all things family outside of work.
  • Suzy Thompson
    Customer Service Representative
    Suzy has worked at St. Francis for 16 years and counting! Suzy lives on a farm with her husband Don, 3 German Shepherds, 3 goats, 5 pigs, 5 piglets and 2 orange cats. She also shares this farm with her beloved horse she has had since she was a yearling and is now 33. Suzy is a master at getting to know her clients by name and enjoys making everyone feel welcome.
  • Taylor Keffer
    Customer Service Representative
    Taylor is one of the first people there to greet you. She is a proud member of the reception team, and has been with us since 2015. Taylor is currently a student in Mary Washington's class of 2018! At home she is owned by her 2 cats, Bridget, 17 and Gypsy, 10. Taylor loves to spend time with her sister and 2 year old nephew, whom she adores. Taylor's message is that you join us as clients of this wonderful hospital, if you haven't already!
  • Colleen Brinkheide
    Customer Service Representative

    Colleen has been in the veterinary field for almost 16 years. She has been married to her husband and best friend Mike since 2010. Together, they have a son, Avery and a daughter in Heaven, Emily. Colleen has a Cocker Spaniel, Tink, 2 cats, Miss Whiskerson and Soshi. She loves her family, her pets and God. In her spare time Colleen likes to crochet. Many of her co workers are proud owners of one of Colleen's beautiful handmade creations!

  • Christy York
    Customer Service Representative

    Christy's love of animals started at an early age while growing up on a large farm in Maryland. She now has a small farm of her own which is home to many 4 legged creatures. When not tending to her pets, she looks forward to helping our clients take care of the needs of their pets.

  • Valerie Matteucci
    Customer Service Representative

    Valerie is originally from the New Jersey shore area, and is fairly new to veterinary medicine. Her love of animals led her to pursue her role here as well as an advocate for rescue animals. At home she has 2 cute pugs, Money and Cash. Valerie likes to sew and loves amusement parks. 

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