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Meet Our Assistants


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 Simpkins
    Doctor 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 Pack
    Doctor Assistant

    Hey Y'all
    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 Voccia
    Kennel/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 Coffee
    Kennel 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 Lane
    Kennel 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 Shenk
    Kennel 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! 

  • Crystal Jackson
    Doctor Assistant

    Hi I'm Crystal! I have a big love for all animals and treat them as they are my own. I have 1 dog and 1 cat that are the prime examples of dogs and cats can be best
    friends.  I grew up in Las Vegas, NV and got married in 2007. My husband was in the Navy until 2017 and we moved here to VA in 2019. I've been in the veterinary field since 2012 and joined the Confederate Ridge family in April 2021.
    Working with animals is my passion and I absolutely love my job! I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful team and I am enjoying all the new things I am learning here. I love to snuggle my patients and give them lots of love! You can always count on me to greet you with a smiling face and cheery attitude! So come visit and let me cuddle your cute fur babies! 

  • Amber Mitchell
    Kennel Assistant

    I’m Amber! I have loved animals for as long as I can remember and ever since I could walk I have been determined to pet every animal I come across.
    Over the years I’ve taken animal based classes in high school, volunteered for FFA, helped prepare and transport cows and sheep for show to the local fair.  I've helped on an alpaca farm, and worked in clinics and shelters that grew my love for the veterinary field. Those opportunities led me to join the CRAH team in September as a Kennel Assistant! I feel beyond blessed to help care for your fur babies while they stay with us.

    I have two young cats at home, Enzo and Salem that are spoiled beyond measure! I also have a daughter who shares the love of all animals with me; she’s so excited to hear the stories of the dogs and cats. Thank you for sharing your fur babies with me!


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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