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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  • Jeremee Lewis, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Jeremee Lewis was raised in central Kentucky. He attended Eastern Kentucky University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2013. Following his undergraduate career, he moved to Auburn Alabama where he attended Auburn University College of Veterinary medicine, and graduated in 2017. Completing his veterinary degree, he returned to Kentucky to begin working as a small animal practitioner. During his time in Kentucky, he noticed a need to learn ASL (American Sign Language) in order to better communicate with his deaf client. Dr. Lewis is not fluent in ASL, however, he is comfortable enough to hold a conversation and strives to improve his skills. Dr. Lewis lives with his wife Amanda , and their 3 dogs; Shelby, Diesel, and Casper. When not at work, Dr. Lewis enjoys to spend his time either outdoors hiking, fishing, stargazing, or inside cooking/baking, or playing the guitar or trumpet. Dr. Lewis interest is alternative medicine, neurology, and rehabilitation.

  • Jody Stiefel, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Jody Grzybowski-Stiefel grew up as an army brat and traveled all over the country with her family. She settled in MA and graduated with a BS in Environmental Biology at Westfield State College. She then followed her family to VA and attended Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Graduating in 2006, she started her career in a small animal practice. In addition to her education in western medicine, she is certified in veterinary acupuncture and trained for veterinary tui-na (massage/chiropractics) and food therapy by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Florida. She believes the best medicine is obtained by integrating traditional Chinese medicine with western medicine. Other areas of her interest include surgery and ultrasonography. She thoroughly enjoys her clients and spending time getting to know them and educating them on their pets specific health concerns.  

    When not taking care of your pets, she is taking care of her two sweet and silly kids and her two dogs.  In her free time you can always find her at yoga and CrossFit  (she is an RYT 200 certified yoga instructor and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, as well) or you can find her reading a good book at a local coffee shop, cooking and baking in the kitchen or going on all sorts of adventures with her friends and family.

  • Trisha Metzger
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Trisha Metzger graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She practiced for one year at a mixed animal veterinary clinic in Wisconsin before venturing east to Virginia. After nearly two years of practice outside of Williamsburg, VA she eventually settled in the Stafford area. She spent the last 14 years living out her life’s’ passion in the area as a small animal vet. She is so excited to join the team at St Francis Animal Hospital.
    Despite its unique challenges, Dr. Metgzer truly loves being a veterinarian and is thankful she can make her life’s passion her career. She has a particular interest in feline medicine, dentistry small mammal medicine and husbandry, emergency medicine, dermatology and ear disease and endocrinology. She is a member of AAFA (American Association of Feline Practitioners), AEMV (Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians), and VECCS (veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society).
    In her personal time Dr. Metzger enjoys gardening and assorted home improvement projects, kayaking, hiking, camping crafts, cooking, swimming and spending time with friends. She has a minor obsession with guinea pigs. Whenever possible loves to return to the frozen tundra of Wisconsin to visit family and remember what real snow and winter look like.
    Her furry family members include three feline friends: Reggie, Sherwin Williams, Reuben. Her guinea pig herd consists of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Chili and Pepper. Someday she will fulfill her dream of having a pair Greyhounds (but her current feline family members will not allow it). 

  • Keri Webb
    Practice Manager

    Keri Webb has been in the veterinary field for more than  21 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 is now the Practice Manager. Keri has been married for 22 years, she is the mother of 3 beautiful daughters, one four legged fur son Hunter a chocolate lab , Spike the leopard gecko. Keri recently added a new rescued lab mix puppy named Fisher to her crew. Her time is filled with all things family outside of work. 

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.
  • Shonia Anderson
    Customer Service Representative

    Shonia has been with us since February, she moved to Virginia from London England. You may get a chance to hear her cool accent on the phone. Shonia lives with her son and her husband in Spotsylvania. In her spare time Shonia likes to play video games, swim and watch movies. She has two pets, one adopted dog from Fredericksburg SPCA, who was a foster fail and her cat who is from England. She loved animals her whole life. Shonia is always positive and upbeat. We are glad she works here. 

  • Andi Earls
    Veterinary Technician Student

    Andi was born and raised in the island of Maui, Hawaii. She moved to Fredericksburg in 2014 she has one dog and two cats. Andi enjoys camping and hiking. In her spare time Andi also teaches NU line dance which has allowed her to travel across the country as well as Norway and Japan. Andi has begun her path to getting her LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician)  and we couldn't be more proud of her. 

  • Nicole Baumgardner
    Veterinary Technician Student

    Nicole joined St. Francis in April, she is pursuing her LVT. She grew up in Massachusetts, and moved to Virginia while in high school. She is an identical twin and also has two older brothers and one older sister. She lives in Thornburg with her husband Brian and their 3 rescued dogs, Terra, Lloyd, and Ace and  two rescued cats Bruce and Tucker. Nicole likes to be outside and do crossfit for fun. She is a great addition to our team. 

  • Ellyn Keith
    Veterinary Technician Student

    Ellyn joined the St. Francis Animal Hospital family as a veterinary assistant in July 2019. In the Spring of 2016, Ellyn graduated from the University of Dayton with her bachelor's in Biology. In the Fall of 2018 Ellyn began her training to become a licensed veterinary technician by starting the veterinary technology program at Northern Virginia Community College. She eventually hopes to become a licensed zoo veterinary technician for the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Her love for animals came from her dog, Sir Maxwell Montgomery Davis, a stubborn little old Westie with a huge heart and a whole lot of personality. He taught her that even through life's toughest moments it is important to enjoy life's journey and he showed her how to give unconditional love to others.

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