Kelsey, Arianna, Dannyelle, Cianna, Sydney, Caitlyn, Katy, Ally, Brittany, Amber & Crystal are all here to give the love, care and snuggles to your extra special pets when they stay with us. These ladies will make sure that your family member has a pleasant and stress free visit. They are absolutely the hardest working people here!
Kelsey SimpkinsDoctor Assistant/LVT Student
Hello, I am Kelsey! I become a member of the Confederate Ridge team in 2018. I already feel like I am home, the staff is amazing! I think of us as one big happy family. I have 3 pets of my own, Princess and Lola (German Shepherds) and Tank a Labrador Retriever. I am currently taking classes through Penn Foster to
get my Veterinarian Technician degree. In my free time, I am helping rescue dogs find their forever homes, riding horses or studying! I was recently promoted to Kennel Manager! As a positive team leader, I ensure that all patients who stay with us are fear free and comfortable, keeping the kennel organized and clean as can be.
Brittany PackDoctor Assistant
I'm Brittany, i have been a team member of Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital for 3 years now and am very
proud to say that i work at an amazing facility. I was recently promoted to Doctors Assistant position, helping the Doctors and Technicians with anything needed. I was born and raised here in Fredericksburg, VA. I have one dog named Shiloh that acts just like a human. In my free time you can find me either hunting, fishing, or antiquing. I plan to further my career and later
become a Veterinary Technician, pursuing my dreams.
Arianna VocciaKennel/Doctor Assistant/LVT Student
Hi, My name is Arianna! I have recently joined the Confederate Ridge family and already feel at home. Everyone is so welcoming and loving here. I have one pet of my own, Sammi. She is a one year old lab mix that I adopted from the SPCA. I am currently enrolled in Veterinary Technician School through Penn Foster. When I am not at work, I am either playing with my dog, spending time with my family, riding horses or studying.
Ally CoffeeKennel Assistant
I am one of the kennel assistants that tend to the needs of the animals boarding at our hospital with both gentleness and love, as well as with diligence and motivation. I strive to provide thorough care so that every animal has their unique needs taken care of in a timely manner to ensure that they are being cared for with the same quality as they receive at home. Animals have been a part of my life since the moment I was born, and they continue to be a passion that I carry with me wherever I go. My lifelong dream is to earn my doctorate of veterinary medicine and become a practicing physician.
I am currently a college student enrolled at Emory & Henry College and am on a pre-veterinary tract, working diligently to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Outside of my studies, I am involved in many extracurricular activities which includes student government, debate society, and my personal favorite: adventure sports! Hiking, bouldering, and white water rafting/kayaking have become ways for me to relax between the busy life of an engaged student.
Dannyelle LaneKennel Assistant
My name is Dannyelle. I have been a kennel assistant at Confederate Ridge since November of 2020. I have 1 dog of my own and her name is Roxy. She is a
14-year-old yellow lab with the sweetest heart and the energy of a puppy. I am currently in my first year of college and majoring in Chemistry with the hopes
to one day become a veterinary ophthalmologist. In my free time, I am studying for school, spending time with family, or spoiling my girl Roxy.
Sydney ShenkKennel Assistant
My name is Sydney. I have been at Confederate Ridge since March of 2021 and absolutely love it! I’m currently in my first year at University Of Mary Washington, hoping to achieve a degree in conservation biology. I love all animals and hope to help ones in need when I grow up. I have two geckos at home along with a dog of my own, Kali. She’s a Staffordshire terrier and my entire world. When I’m not working or in school I’m either with my friends or pup, making art, or relaxing watching tv!