Meet Our Support Staff

Kathy VanDyke

Front Office Manager

Kathy is a Virginia Tech graduate with a BS degree in Forestry & Wildlife Management. Her professional career took a turn after graduation when she joined her family business and spent her professional career overseeing the operations of a high tech manufacturing company. After several year of retirement, Kathy joined the Appalachian Veterinary Services team in 2011 and the rest is history!

When not at the clinic, Kathy enjoys life with family on a 20 acre horse farm with her Paint & Quarter Horses, Belted Galloway cow Ellie and Akitas, Sookie & Magnum. She also enjoys bike riding with family and making stained glass for friends.

Chelsea Lang

Veterinary Technician

Chelsea joins the Appalachian team from Bristol, VA, and now resides in Belspring, VA with her boyfriend Cody, their three cats (Zim, Wolfie, Poe), and blue heeler, Hopper. When Chelsea isn’t at work you can find her hiking on a local trail or kayaking the New River.

Chelsea has worked with animals for almost two years, bringing to Appalachain her experience working in small animal emergency medicine in Blountville, TN. She has assisted in everything from surgeries, to basic inpatient care, and will be the cheerful smile that greets all of our patients and clients here. Chelsea has always been on her toes when it comes to the health and well-being of animals and can not wait to further develop her career here with us at Appalachian Veterinary Services. 

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