About Us

Dedicated Team at Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital

The team at Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia, has the skill and compassion you seek for your pets. 

Team Work/Dream Work

They say it takes a village. That's true in the case of Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. From the voice on the phone to the receptionist at her desk, to the technicians and assistants, to our veterinarians, your experience should be friendly, positive. Our employees have compassion for our clients and their beloved pets. 

Our Veterinarians

Veterinarian Alan Witter, better known as Doc, graduated from Cornell's veterinary school. He hails from a family of veterinarians, including his father, brother, uncle, and cousin. He is retired and enjoying farming in Missouri. 

Veterinarian Dolores Newman is a graduate of Virginia Tech's veterinary school and is a new owner at Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital. 

Dr. Collins graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing at Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital since 2005. 

Our Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Nancy Long LVT, has been a part of the Confederate Ridge team since August of 1977. 

Jessica Keaton LVT, has worked in several capacities at Confederate Ridge since finishing high school. In January of 2018, Jessica became one of the owners. 

Kathy Rau LVT, has a long work history here and still works a few days a week.

Aaron Hayes LVT Student, brings us his skills and learns a few from us.

Jessica Strong Student LVT, has also served in different jobs here since finishing high school. To her, it's a second home. 

Our Assistants

Chloe, Cora, Arianna Kelley, Bethany, Ashley, Kelsey, and Britt are on-call to give your pets all the love and snuggles they can handle when they board with us. They are eager to learn your pet's habits and preferences so you can rest easy while you are away. 

Our Office Staff

Shannon, Jessica Strong, Pat, Ashley, Dorothy, and Lia are our rocks. They are the cheerful voice on the phone, the smiling receptionist offering a cup of coffee, and they make a lasting impression on our clients. 

Our Bookkeeper

Krystal Simmons has been at Confederate Ridge as the bookkeeper since the 1980s. She is proud to be a part of Confederate Ridge and the reputation it has built for over 50 years.

Our Hospital Manager

Lia McCarthy joined our staff in 2009, felt at home immediately, and still enjoys coming to work at Confederate Ridge. 

If You Need A Veterinarian in Fredericksburg

Call us at 540-373-6100 for an appointment.  We are located at 2301 1/2 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Fredericksburg Office


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-12:00 pm


4:00pm - 6:00pm

*Boarding drop off and pick up ONLY*

Our Office is Closed on New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

In Case of an EMERGENCY after hours, please call 
Virginia Veterinary Centers 
1301 Central Park Blvd Fredericksburg, VA 22401