Veterinary Staff All for Paws Animal Clinic

All For Paws Animal Clinic

Our Story

 

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 >

Our Mission

We are  committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care,
and health-related educational opportunities for our patients

Our Values

Friendly

Compassion

Respect

Accountability

Continuous Learning

Highest Standards of Care

Our Team

Virginia Butler, DVM

Virginia Butler, DVM

Founder | Veterinarian

A passionate advocate for the well-being & health of animals. Practicing veterinarian for over 20 years. Graduate of Virginia Tech.

Dr. Katy Dempsey

Dr. Katy Dempsey

Veterinarian

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.

Emily Gallagher, DVM

Emily Gallagher, DVM

Veterinarian

Bio coming soon!

Becca Stephens

Becca Stephens

Practice Manager

Becca began her career in vet medicine as our receptionist when the clinic first opened. She then went to the Emergency Veterinary Services of Roanoke temporarily, but knew All For Paws would always be her home.

She graduated from Radford University with a degree in Mathematics with the goal of being a math teacher, but once she started working in vet medicine, she knew this was the career for her. When she was growing up, there was never a time where they did not have pets in the household.

When she isn’t at work, Becca spends her time obsessing over her dog, Chloe, and buying her many outfits.

Brian Joy, LVT

Brian Joy, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Linsey Dean

Linsey Dean

Veterinary Assistant

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 Stafford

Mercedes Stafford

Veterinary Assistant

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.

Hannah Collins

Hannah Collins

Veterinary Assistant

An aspiring Licensed Veterinary Technician, Hannah grew up on a family-owned dairy
farm in Riner, VA. She also the FFA President in her high school. Hannah’s favorite thing
about being an assistant is assisting with radiographs. She enjoys finding ways to
accommodate the individual needs of each pet.

When she is not at work, Hannah
enjoys riding horses and four-wheelers and spending time with her family and friends.

Remi Picard

Remi Picard

Veterinary Assistant

Remi moved to the states in 2017, from Le Havre, France to live with his wife, 4 dogs, 2
cats, and ferret. He is currently enrolled 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 zoo, and dabbling in computer science. Remi is
also the caretaker for all our clinic creatures, which include a frog and mouse.

Kayli Mull

Kayli Mull

Receptionist

Bio coming soon!

Blaise Butler

Blaise Butler

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.

Conner Winn

Conner Winn

Animal Care Specialist

Conner graduated from Blacksburg High School in 2018. He is 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’s degree in Biology. 

Conner came to us after he volunteered here thru the New River ACE program.  We enjoyed his company so much that we knew we wanted him to stay as a paid employee. In his free time, he likes to downhill snow ski and being outdoors.

Brittany Bolger

Brittany Bolger

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 in 2014 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.

Jolene Ernst, LVT

Jolene Ernst, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Lynn Jones

Lynn Jones

Animal Care Specialist

Bio coming soon!

Hannah Beard

Hannah Beard

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Hannah Bentley

Hannah Bentley

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah knew ever since she was young that she had the biggest heart for animals and knew she belonged in vet medicine. Hannah said she always knew animals made her happy, so she wanted the opportunity to make them happy as well. She is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

Her favorite thing to do as an assistant is filling prescriptions and learning about the different medications. When she is not at work, she can most likely be found cuddling with her pets, which include 10 cats and a Siberian husky, watching Netflix, or napping.

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