Meet Our Team
Dr. Carol Hansen (a.k.a. Carol Kern) has lived and worked in the New River Valley for the past 15 years. She obtained her B.A. degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA in 1990 and her D.V.M. from Virginia Tech in 1995. Her specialties include animal behavior consultations and nutrition programs for whole health including weight loss, preventative medicine, and disease management. She is interested in wellness for a pets whole life: pediatrics, adult, and geriatrics. She also has a special interest in dermatology and neurology. Her patients include canines, felines, and exotics. Dr. Hansen enjoys living and working in the Radford community and the NRV.
She uses her skills and compassion to keep your four legged friends happy and healthy. Fer favorite part of her job is taking part in improving the bond between her clients and their pets. She believes she has the greatest job in the world because she gets to work with animals and the people who love them every day.
Dr. Hansen has a husband named Jim and two children names Sarah and Jason. They share their house with four rescue animals: one hound dog named Shelby, and two cats named Annie and Autumn, and a bearded dragon named Commander. Her other interests include: spending time with her family hiking or camping, walking her dog, or curling up with her cats and a good book.
Favorite Quote: 'Happiness is Wanting What You Have.' Unknown
Mandi MartinezPractice Manager
Mandi has been with Radford Animal Hospital since 1999. She is married with a beautiful daughter and a handsome son. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, and VA Tech football. Mandi is a volunteer for DARE Doberman Rescue.
Mandi's favorite quote:
'You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get want they want.' ZIG ZIGLAR
April ScruggsLEAD Veterinary Assistant
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Shannon recently joined Radford’s team in January 2018. Currently a vet assistant, she is going through school to become a Licensed Vet Technician. Her hobbies include anything that involves her dogs, from hiking to training. Shannon’s household includes four dogs, including two rescues, a German Shepherd and one police canine. She is excited so learn and grow alongside Radford Animal hospital.
Jackie is a recent resident of the New River Valley, having moved here in 2013. She has been working with animals since she was very young. She has previous experience working at a Doggie Daycare in Illinois, as well as Petco in Wytheville; She also spent a lot of her younger years volunteering at animal rescues in her free time. Most recently she had been working at Staples but realized her true calling was to be around animals so she joined our team in January of 2016.
In the past, Jackie has owned a snake, hamsters, birds, cats and dogs. Though at home currently, she has a three-legged dog named Chance and a Cat named Dashi (which means Fish Ramen Soup).
Karen ScruggsKennel Manager
Karen is our incredible Kennel Manager. She has been with Radford Animal Hospital since July of 2007 and has many prior years in patient care. Karen truly looks at the pets she cares for like they were her own. She is a graduate of Bishop Hafey High School
Sarah has been a resident of the New River Valley since starting at Virginia Tech as a pre-veterinary student in 2015. After graduation she will be looking into veterinary school or animal behavior. She has previous experience training service dogs with St. Francis Service dogs and is a Pet Partners therapy team with her Golden Retriever Kya. Along with Kya, Sarah also has a shepherd mix, Rhett, that live with her in Blacksburg.
In her free time, Sarah loves a good book, backpacking and hiking with her pups, and getting time to paint.
Favorite quote: 'Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in
length' - Robert Frost