Meet the Veterinary Assistants of Woodside Equine Clinic
Assistant to Dr. David Stanford / Team Leader
Kelsey grew up riding and showing horses in Washington State through her local 4-H program. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Randolph-Macon College in 2015. Kelsey previously worked with small animals at a local small animal clinic and joined Woodside in 2018. In her spare time she enjoys exploring new Appalachian trails with her husband and her dogs.
Assistant to Dr. Charlotte Tate
Britney is originally from California. She has been riding horses since she was five years old, training and competing in hunter/jumpers. Prior to enlisting she would exercise horses for her old trainer as well as had an internship at a small animal clinic. When she turned seventeen, she decided she wanted to follow in her uncle’s footsteps and enlist in the Marine Corps. She served honorably for four years, and the majority of her time was spent overseas in Japan and Korea with an artillery unit and loved every minute of it. After getting out of the military she knew that she wanted to get back into vet medicine since that is where her heart was. She is currently aspiring to become an Equine LVT. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her 2 cats Iris and Percy as well as taking her German Shepherd, Adonis and Agouti Husky, Athaea out hiking on whatever trails she can find.
Assistant to Dr. Scott Anderson
Katya is originally from Russia and came to the United States at the age of seven. She began taking riding lessons shortly after and got her first horse when she was eleven. Katya graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2021 and began working in an environmental lab. She has now returned to the field of veterinary medicine as that is where her true interest lies. In her free time, she enjoys riding her mare, camping, and spending time with her two cats.
Assistant to Dr. Charlene Noll
Anna grew up in Virginia riding Hunters and trail riding. As an adult she has enjoyed dressage and jumpers. Anna enjoys specifically working with young and green horses and helping them reach their potential. She is expecting her first homebred foal in 2023.
Assistant to Dr. Wynnie Angus
Victoria grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She took riding lessons at a young age, but primarily focused on playing soccer and field hockey. Victoria graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal and Poultry Science with a pre-vet option and equine emphasis. While at school, she reconnected with horses by taking lessons and exercising horses at a local barn, being involved in the equine reproduction club, and taking on a project horse of her own. Between semesters, Victoria worked at a small animal emergency clinic and joined Woodside in 2022 after her graduation. Outside the clinic, she enjoys riding her horse, Warbucks, and spending time with her boyfriend, family, and cat, Ellie.
Hospital Assistant / Team Leader
Christine grew up in Haymarket Virginia. After volunteering at a therapeutic riding center, she began riding at a local barn. There she trained in Dressage and discovered her love of caring for horses. Through high school and college, she spent her summers teaching riding camps and training school horses. She graduated from James Madison University in 2018 with her Bachelor’s in Biology. Post-graduation, she taught at a riding camp in Harrisonburg. Recently, she and her husband relocated to the Richmond area. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and spending time with her husband, 2 cats, and chinchilla. Picture coming soon!
Tanner joined our team after completing a six-month equine reproduction internship in Pennsylvania where they foaled out seventy-five Standardbred mares. They grew up in Richmond, Virginia, riding horses since age 8 at several of the local hunter/jumper and eventing lesson barns. They graduated from the University of Richmond in 2016 with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. Outside of the clinic, Tanner dabbles in many hobbies, from gaming to playing their ukulele to biking with their partner and stepkiddo.
Kayley grew up in the Powhatan area, riding primarily Dressage and Eventing with a local 4-H group. She graduated in 2019 from Wilson College where she double majored in Equine and Equestrian Management. Since then, she has spent the last few years working at equine breeding farms until coming to Woodside. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two horses, Dandy and Pibb, and her dog, Pippin.
Laine, born in Virginia, learned to ride in middle school while living with her family in Brazil. Upon returning to Richmond, she continued riding and working at Tuckahoe Plantation for 6 years. Laine graduated from Duke University in 2022 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and was an active member of the equestrian team, serving as president for two years. While at Duke, she researched genetic therapies for canine glycogen storage disorder with the Koeberl lab and researched service dog behavioral patterns in the Duke Puppy Kindergarten. An aspiring equine veterinarian, Laine plans to apply to vet schools in the coming years. Outside of work, Laine enjoys spending time at Lake Gaston as well as with family, her cat Zoe, and two dogs, Millie and Maggie Mae.
Katrina grew up on a farm in Maryland, where she took care of a herd of horses as well as other livestock. She got started in veterinary medicine at a small animal emergency clinic. In her spare time she enjoys painting, reading, exploring historic places, and the occasional hike.
Alex is originally from Virginia Beach and spent numerous years working and riding at different barns in the area. She found her love of horses when she was just 6 years old and has been working with them ever since. Alex is currently a junior at VCU working on her Bachelor’s degree in biology. She loves her animals and has many of her own, including her two cats Pancake and Mandi, multiple fish tanks, and a chihuahua called Buggy. Her passion lies with animals, and she is working towards being a Veterinarian herself one day