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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 co owner of Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital. 

Dr. Nina Aragon  joined our team in October of 2020!

Dr. Samantha Moffitt went to Purdue University for undergraduate studies and obtained a BS in Animal Science and Biology and an associates degree in Chemistry. She then purse her dream of becoming a veterinarian and went to Ross University in the Caribbean and finished at North Carolina State University. Dr. Moffitt did an emergency and critical care internship in Richmond, Virginia where she obtain a greater clinical experience and education in emergency medicine, critical care, and surgery. She started working in ER medicine right after her internship. She was the medical director for a few years to help implement hospital policy, procedures, and training protocols during the growth of the ER practice. She continues to do ER medicine but works part time with Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital since fall 2019. She loves the mix of emergency medicine and day practice and adores working with the patients and their owners who are in need.

Our Licensed Veterinary Technicians

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

Arianna, Dannyelle, Amber, Sydney, Crystal, Amber M, Caitlyn, Katy, Cianna, 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, Margaret, 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 MEDVET

8614 Centrville Rd. 

Manassas, VA. 20110