All For Paws Animal Clinic
After nearly 20 years of practical experience in providing veterinary services to various communities within the NRV, I decided it was time to fulfill my dream of opening my own veterinary practice.
I am extremely compassionate about the animals in our care and care deeply about the community we serve. Running my own practice allows All for Paws Animal Clinic to provide the highest level of care and customer service for our patients, and to stay true to our mission and core values.
What makes us different?
Culture – we are here to serve you and your beloved pets. We are happy, friendly, thoughtful, and compassionate. Who we are, reflects greatly on how we care for your pet and how we treat YOU.
Did you know that animals can sense happiness? We understand how providing care and treatment can be stressful to both you and your pet. By providing a happy and caring environment, we help to reduce the stress and ensure both pet and owner have a positive experience.
Flexibility – We are accommodating. Sometimes scheduling a convenient time for your pet’s care can be challenging, we get it. We will always be flexible in accommodating your schedule.
Convenience & High-Levels of Care – We are a one-stop animal clinic providing you and your pet with both convenience and consistency of care. In addition to our own on-staff specialists, we partner with various specialists in surgeons in the area to perform treatment within our location. This benefits you and your pet by reducing the time and expense of referrals, travel, and higher-cost specialty hospitals.
Heart of a Teacher – We know you will have lots of questions and we are eager to answer them. We always take the time to LISTEN and answer your questions thoughtfully and respectfully. We will simply complex explanations and ensure you walk away with a full understanding of any treatment or medication prescribed for your pet.
Community & Advocacy – Service to our community is one of our most important values. We support numerous animal advocacy organizations and other community programs like youth athletic organizations, and school programs. For a full list of organizations we currently support, click here >
We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care,
and health-related educational opportunities for our patients
Highest Standards of Care
Virginia Butler, DVM
Founder | Veterinarian
A passionate advocate for the well-being & health of animals. Practicing veterinarian for over 20 years.
Dr. Katy Dempsey
Dr. Katy Dempsey is a 2011 graduate of the VMRCVM vet school at Virginia Tech. Since then she has been practicing small animal medicine in Princeton, Blacksburg, and Dublin. Dr. Dempsey grew up in Maryland, then attended Tulane University in New Orleans. After college, she lived in Shanghai, China for two years, before attending vet school.
She currently lives in Blacksburg with her husband and two cats, Benny and Oscar. She loves all animals but particularly likes working with cats, dogs, and ferrets. Dr. Dempsey is an avid sports fan, and can’t get enough football or college basketball. Her other interests include traveling, reading, spinning, and cooking.
Nikki Hallinan, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) & Office Manager
Nikki is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has been in Vet Medicine for over 15 years. She started as a kennel worker in high school and worked her way up. At the age of 36, she decided to go back to college to get her Associates in Veterinary Technology and become licensed.
Nikki and her husband Todd, have 3, 2-legged kids and 3, 4 -legged kids, 2 horses and multiple farm animals on her mini-farm in the Riner area. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and riding horses.
She loves being an LVT and enjoys taking care of your 4-legged family members. She can’t see her self doing anything else. She says that taking care of animals is “in her blood”.
Brian Joy, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)
Linsey is a Veterinary Assistant at All For Paws. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor degree in Animal Science. She has been in Vet Medicine for 3 years. She met Dr. Butler at another clinic and followed her when she opened her own. She is currently enrolled in Technician school and is on track to be licensed in the next year.
Linsey grew up on a beef cattle farm in Bland, VA. She has experience with everything from pigs to parrots. She owns a large farm in Bland and has a myriad of farm animals. She has always had a passion for animals and hopes to make a career in Vet Medicine.
On her days off she enjoys time with her 2 fur babies, her dog, Turbo and cat, Piper.
Mercedes is a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from Ferrum College with a Bachelors of Health Sciences. Mercedes is our official clinic “ear cleaner”. She enjoys cleaning ears and all of our patients who come in get their ears cleaned by Mercedes.
Mercedes shares her house with her cat Moe. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family, volunteering at local animal shelters and binge-watching Netflix.
Mercedes has a passion for animals and plans to attend Vet Tech school in the future. She can’t see her self doing anything else.
From Richmond, Morganne is currently studying Business Administration & Marketing at New River CC. Morganne has worked in retail for three years. She loves animals and has a 2-year-old golden retriever.
When not working, she loves being in the outdoors, at the lake or dog park with her fur baby and boyfriend.
Remi moved to the states in 2017, from Le Havre, France to live with his wife, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and ferret. He is a freshman at New River Community College and plans to transfer with a focus on Animal Science. In his free time, he enjoys nature hikes with his dogs, volunteering at the shelter, and dabbling in computer science.
An aspiring veterinarian, Hannah enjoys finding ways to accommodate the individual needs and stay-experience for each pet. With her attention-to-detail, she closely monitors each pet to ensure both comfort and safety.
Animal Care Specialist
A playful caregiver with a natural, nurturing ability. Pets just love spending time with Blaise and even the most cautious pets seem to warm right up to him. Many clients have commented on Blaise's ability to interact with and put their pets at ease. Rest assured that your pet will be hugged and loved under Blaise's care.
Animal Care Specialist
Graduated from Blacksburg High School in 2018. Currently enrolled at New River Community College studying biology. He will be transferring to Virginia Tech in the fall of 2020 to obtain a bachelor in Biology. Conner came to us after he volunteered here thru the New River ACE program. We enjoyed his company so much we gave him a full-time job. In his free time, he likes to downhill snow ski and being outdoors.
Animal Care Specialist
Originally from New Jersey, Brittany is a hardworking and caring Kennel Attendant. She’s currently a student at Virginia Tech, majoring in Animal and Poultry Science to achieve her goal of becoming a veterinarian. She was inspired to get into animal care when she moved to Virginia 4 years ago and has been volunteering and donating to animal shelters ever since. She is always willing to lend an extra hand and will do everything she can to make sure your pet is happy and comfortable.
When she’s not loving on animals, she’s either with her family and spunky poodle mix, hiking, or writing. She loves large dogs and horseback riding.
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