Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Minnieville Animal Hospital!

  • Dr.
    Lori Greenwood
    Owner/Veterinarian

    Dr. Lori Greenwood grew up in northern Virginia where, as a teenager, she worked as a manager, technician, and receptionist at Minnieville Animal Hospital. She received a bachelor’s of science degree in Biology at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina, where she graduated with foreign language honors in Spanish. 


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  • Dr.
    Yong Chang
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Yong Chang attended the Kangwon National University of Veterinary Medicine in South Korea. After he studied in Korea, he finished his training program at the Veterinary Medicine of the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree through ECFVG program of AVMA in 2012. Since 2012, he has practiced in Georgia and Northen Virginia. Currently, he is licensed in California, Georgia, and Virginia. His main interest is in internal medicine and urgent care medicine.

  • Katie Smith
    Office Manager

    Katie became a part of the Minnieville team in June of 2010. She started out as a receptionist and with her dedication to the hospital, she was very happy to take on the management position. Daily, Katie ensures that the practice operations run smoothly, handles inventory, HR management and helps maintain a positive work environment. She takes pride in balancing her 2 children, rescued pup named Blu and her work life. In her down time, she enjoys being outdoors, going on adventures, and doing 

  • Kelsi
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Kelsi joined the Minnieville Animal Hospital family in August of 2011. She had a small amount of experience working at another animal hospital's kennel facility as a high schooler. She also has completed a dog behavior/training course. Over the years Kelsi has been with us, she has earned her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology Degree and will soon become a licensed Veterinary Technician.  She also has two of her own fur babies at home, a 4 year old Jindo named 'Scully' and a 7 year old calico named 'Kitten'.

  • Brianna
    Head Receptionist

    Brianna joined the Minnieville Animal Hospital Family in February of 2012 due to her love of animals. She started working as both a veterinary assistant and soon became a receptionist as well. After a few years of hard work and growth working in both areas she became the receptionist manager in 2015. In the fall of 2016, she left to finish her degree of Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Mary Washington. She rejoined our team in May of 2019 soon again becoming the receptionist manager. She also has a fur family of her own with 2 cats, Tulip and Pablo, and 2 dogs, Abe and Rox

  • Maryela Figueroa
    Receptionist

    Maryela joined Minnieville Animal Hospital in August of 2018. She was born in Mexico but grew up in California and has loved animals her entire life. She began working as a receptionist in a veterinary office while still in high school; her love and determination followed into her adult career.  Currently, she is attending school online to become an LVT. While home, Maryela loves spending time with her husband, son, and daughter as well as her beautiful fur babies; Samus, her lab mix, and Khaleesi, her orange tabby. 

  • Alejandra
    Receptionist

    Alejandra has been with the Minnieville family since July of 2015. She has 3 dogs and 2 kitties that are all rescues. She loves spending time with animals and was a dedicated volunteer at the PWC animal shelter. Currently she is attending community college. Alejandra is originally from Bolivia and is fluent in English and Spanish. She hopes to continue working with animals throughout her life.

  • Audrey
    Veterinary Assistant

    Audrey joined our team in 2016 with a strong passion for animals. Growing up with her military family,  she moved to several places around the country and first found her love for animals on the coast of California exploring all the marine life. She has two rescued pups named Biscuit and Vader. Working at Minnieville Animal Hospital, she has been able to continue her passion with animals and hopes to further pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine.

  • Amanda
    Groomer

    Meet our groomer, Amanda! She started working with animals in 2014 as a Pet Care Attendant at a boarding facility; since then, she has never left the animal field. For the last four years, Amanda has been dedicated to grooming and enjoys having the opportunity to work patiently with many different breeds of dogs and cats. She is currently enrolled in school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician, and her goal for the future is to continue grooming while also having the opportunity the be an LVT.  

  • Kevin
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kevin has been working at Minnieville Animal Hospital since August of 2015, but overall has a total of 6 years experience working with animals. One of his strongest points are working patiently with animals who show fear and aggression. He is determined to help make your fur baby feel safe and comfortable during their visit. His love for animals definitely shows when he is able to befriend a pet that may have had a bad experience in the past at the vet.

  • Leslie
    Receptionist | Veterinary Assistant

    Leslie became a part of the Minnieville Team in October of 2019. With 20 years of experience in the Veterinary field, her knowledge is conducive in every department within our facility. 

    Growing up in an active military family, she traveled frequently to many different places until her her dad retired. Leslie originally was born in Jacksonville Fl; by the age of 14, they moved to Alexandria Va. Animals have always been an immense part of her life. She had a horse of her own named 'King',  who sadly passed away in 2015 at the age of 19. 

    Leslie takes pride in helping save the live's of animals and getting to know all of our wonderful clients including their fur-babies. In her spare time, she enjoys boating activities with her husband, spending time with her children and grand-children, as well as taking walks with her Doberman, Nick. 

  • Laura
    Veterinary Assistant

    Laura joined Minnieville Animal Hospital in August of 2019 after completing her first internship here for her studies to become a LVT. Born and raised in Northern VA, she is an inborn animal lover who grew up surrounded by animals of all types; mainly because of her desire to bring home any creature she could. She is an advocate for animals and knew at a young age that she wanted to work in the veterinary field helping them. Laura currently has four dogs and two cats of her own that she enjoys having as her fur-babies. 

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Holiday Hours | We will close at 12:00 pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. We are closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Monday:

6:30 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

6:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

6:30 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

6:30 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

6:30 am-8:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed