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1685-A Garbers Church Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801



Monday and Thursday 8am-7pm;

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm; Saturday 8am-12pm



Emergency care is available at Veterinary Emergency Service, which is open evenings, weekends, and holidays.

For after-hour emergency care, please call: (540) 248-1051

(540) 433-9174

All About Paws Boarding, Grooming and Day Care

About AAC

From reception to management, the team of professionals at Ashby Animal Clinic is dedicated to providing quality, expert pet care.

2015 Expansion

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Founded by Dr. James G. Simmons in October of 1974, Ashby Animal Clinic operates with experienced, trained veterinarians supported by a knowledgeable staff who are all working toward the continued goal of ensuring that your small companion pet receives the very best in veterinary care.  Our veterinarians work with you as well as your pet, in order to evaluate the animal's health, diagnose and treat illnesses, provide routine preventative care, prescribe medication and perform surgery. We also specialize in laser therapy treatments and dental health.


We offer pet owners professional advice and resources as well as a wealth of valuable pet care information, including preventative measures such as wellness visits, spaying & neutering, and vaccinations to help preserve your pet's good health. We provide medical and surgical care for both simple and complex situations.


For your convenience, Ashby Animal Clinic has varied office hours throughout the week, including Saturdays, in order to best accommodate your schedule.  We also have after-hour emergency care available during evenings, weekends and holidays in the event of an urgent need.

Serving Shenandoah Valley pet owners with small animals such as dogs and cats, Ashby Animal Clinic is located on Garbers Church Road in Harrisonburg, Virginia.


In 2015, we also expanded our services to include

boarding, daycare and grooming through All About Paws.


Our Licensed Veterinary Technicians:

Whitney, LVT, graduated from BRCC in May of 2007 with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She joined AAC in September as a Licensed Technician. In the clinic, Whitney enjoys surgery and radiography. In her free time she enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking, and traveling to new places. She has two dogs: Scooter and Penny.


Anissa, LVT, joined AAC in July 2010 as an assistant. She then became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in May of 2013 when she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from BRCC. Anissa’s interests in the clinic include dental procedures and puppy/kitten education. In her free time, Anissa enjoys fishing, archery, and other outdoor activities.


Justin, LVT, graduated from BRCC in May of 2010 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. He joined AAC in August 2013 as a Licensed Technician. Justin enjoys surgery and all aspects of canine medicine. In his free time, Justin enjoys hiking, camping, swimming and spending time with family. He has six dogs, three cats, and various breeds of chickens, ducks, and geese.


Morgan, LVT, joined AAC in June of 2013 and worked as a receptionist/assistant while attending college. She then became a Licensed Technician when she graduated from BRCC in May 2015 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Morgan enjoys canine medicine in particular. In her free time, Morgan enjoys freshwater and saltwater fishing as well as being outdoors in general. Morgan has three dogs and several chickens.


Kelsey, LVT, began working at Ashby in May of 2015 as an intern from the Veterinary Technology program at BRCC for the summer. When she finished her externship, she remained at Ashby and continued working as an assistant. Upon graduation in May 2016, Kelsey became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Kelsey loves seeing a wide variety of patients especially puppies and kittens. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog Strider and playing Pokémon Go/video games. She has three dogs, one cat, and a betta fish. In the future, Kelsey wishes to work in Zoo and Wildlife medicine.


Our Veterinary Assistants & Receptionists:

Veterinary Assistants:

Taylor, interned at Ashby while in high school and while attending Massanutten Technical Center’s Veterinary Assistant program. She joined the AAC staff as a veterinary assistant in February 2014. She is currently attending BRCC and pursuing her degree in Business. She has four dachshunds and one horse. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her friends.


Lexis, Veterinary Technician Intern/ Veterinary Assistant, joined Ashby in May of 2016 as an intern from the Veterinary Technology Program at BRCC. Lexis really enjoys helping during all of our appointments because she gets to see many of our clients and patients. Outside of work, Lexis enjoys hiking with her two dogs Dutchess and Krypto. Her future plans are to graduate BRCC and get her technician license in May of 2017.



Tiffani, joined the AAC staff in November of 2008 as a receptionist/assistant. She enjoys seeing all her patients, especially our feline friends. Outside of work Tiffani enjoys being outdoors, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. She has multiple pets including cats, dogs, and horses.


Winnie, joined the AAC staff part-time in February 2014 and quickly became full time. She works as a receptionist as well as in the business office. Winne enjoys office work and seeing all the puppies and kittens come into the clinic. Outside of work she enjoys her family, camping, swimming, and being around water in general. Winnie has two dogs, one cat, and two horses.


Lisa, joined AAC as a receptionist in September of 2013. She has years of experience working as a veterinary receptionist. At work, she most enjoys interacting and talking with all our clients. In her free time, Lisa enjoys jewelry, shopping, riding her motorcycle, and spending time with her family. Lisa has three dogs: Mugsy, Franklin, and Victor.



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