Meet the Veterinary Assistants of Woodside Equine Clinic
Assistant to Dr. Meg Hammond
Maureen was raised in Glen Allen, Virginia and leased horses and showed in the local 4-H program. She earned a degree from Virginia Tech. Maureen married after graduation and joined Woodside in 2016. She also performs violin and vocals for church and wedding events in her free time.
Martha grew up in Chesterfield, Virginia riding and showing in the surrounding areas competing mostly in the jumpers. In May of 2017, she graduated from Bridgewater College earning a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Equine Studies. Martha joined Woodside in September 2017 after returning back to the Richmond area. In her spare time she enjoys reading and going on trail rides with her horse Shadow and dog Scout.
Assistant to Dr. David Stanford
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 dog.
In House Assistant
Meg grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania (yes, home of the “Office”)! She spent her childhood years taking off the track thoroughbreds into the local hunter rings and spending all her time at the barn. Meg graduated from Penn State University. She relocated to Ashland, VA, after realizing she had put off her dream of working with animals for too long. She enrolled in veterinary technician school in 2019 and started working with Dr. Anderson in February 2020. She recently moved into the clinic to work as an in-house assistant. When not at work, Meg spends her free time seeking any type of adventure with her three dogs and two horses, and a cup of coffee in hand.
Assistant to Dr. Scott Anderson
Dana joined our team in July 2020. Dana Attended school at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she majored in Production Design and rode on the SCAD Equestrian Team. She grew up on Long Island, NY and after graduating from school in Savannah, GA Dana relocated to Chesterfield, VA. In her free time you can find Dana riding, hiking/kayaking with her dogs, wake surfing on Lake Anna or hanging out near any body of water. She’s a big fan of the beach!
Assistant to Dr. Claudia True
Lauren joined our team in September 2020. She is currently enrolled at John Tyler Community College working towards her degree in Biology. Lauren has been riding horses since she was seven years old. She is originally from England and has travelled all over America with her military family. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, nature photography, and taking her German Shepherd named Maverick with her wherever she goes!
Assistant for Woodside – North
Gabby joined the Woodside team in October 2020. She was born and raised in Spotsylvania, Virginia and grew up riding and showing throughout her childhood thanks to her mom. Gabby earned a degree from James Madison University in 2019. While living in the Shenandoah Valley, she took advantage of being so close to the mountains and hiked and explored often. Gabby loves doing anything outdoors with her dog and enjoyes hiking, camping, and skiing every chance she gets!