VCA Woodford Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Mary Ann Rombold-Zeigenfuse, L.V.T.
    Veterinary Tech School: Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology

    Mary Ann has been with us since October of 1982. She is our Lead Technician in the hospital and runs our surgery area. She and her husband Robert enjoy the company of their Aussies and Yorkies.  Mary Ann specializes in canine behavior and teaches obedience classes at the clinic as well as around Centrl Kentucky. She operates her own business: Best Friends Obedience, Inc. and travels internationally giving behavior seminars. She also has been a frequent speaker at many veterinary conferences. She has written a book on dog training "Dog Tricks Step by Step" (Howell Book House) and has authored various articles published in multiple dog magazines. We are very lucky to have Mary Ann here to consult with our clients about their behavior problems.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Hillarey Kriegler
    Veterinary Tech School: Cedar Valley College-2008

    Hillarey is a transplant to Kentucky from Buffalo, NY. Before moving here 10 years ago she attended State University of New York at Morrisville and received her A.A.S. degree in Equine Science & Management and also a Bachelor of Technology degree in Equine Reproduction. Hillarey came to VCA Woodford nearly 5 years ago after spending some time working in equine medicine. She began working on her Veterinary Technology degree and in December of 2008 she graduated and passed her state boards in January of 2009. Hillarey has a 3 year old Black Retriever, Sirius, that she competes with in canine agility. She also has a new Golden Retriever puppy, Potter, that is in training for agility. Rounding out her family is her 9 year old cat, Rascal. While busy with work and her pets, Hillarey enjoys scuba diving, horse back riding and traveling in her spare time.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Angel Lafferty
    Veterinary Tech School: Morehead State University

    While being raised in Wisconsin, Angel knew she wanted a career working with animals. That desire is brought her to Kentucky to attend Morehead State University were she completed their veterinary technician program. Angel spent 12 years working with a equine practioner and then spent 9 years helping a primary bovine practice transition into a mixed practice. Angel has been at VCA Woodford since July of 2003. Pepper Ann is her senior status Harrier Hound with great energy for her age. She remains healthy with only hearing loss and arthritis being her main concerns. Shazelle is her exhuberant, mischievious long-haired gray tabby with a fun personality. Angel and her pets enjoy farm life on the outskirts of Woodford County. She has 6 wonderful grand kids by way of her 3 lovely daughters. When not working Angel stays busy pet sitting and gardening.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Amanda Russell

    At 6'2", we all look up to Amanda in more ways than one. Amanda joined the VCA Woodford team in 2011 and has been a very welcomed addition. Originally from Shelbyville, Amanda now lives in Frankfort with her furry friends which include Dixie her chocolate lab, Buckey a Jack Russell Terrier, Cedric the Great Dane and Jack her grey tabby. Besides loving and helping animal maintain healthy lives Amanda cannot wait until the day she is a Little League Mom.


  • Technician

    Katie Martin
    School: University of Kentucky, BS

    Katie has been involved in veterinary medicine since 2000. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Animal Sciences she came to work at VCA Woodford in May of 2005. Katie and her husband Brett were married in 2010. They welcomed their first son, Timothy, into the world in December 2012.  Katie has 1 dog (Coda), 3 cats (Cleo, Cotton and Cheddar) and a Leopard Gecko (Calypso). She is currently Dr. MacLeod's technician and oversees our lab operations. In her spare time Katie enjoys counter cross-stitch and traveling.


  • Technician

    Rebecca McVey

    Rebecca started her veterinary career in Chicago in 1998 before moving to Lexington and working at the AA Emergency Hospital. She joined the VCA Woodford team in her current position in 2003. She has worked for some very good hospitals but feels VCA Woodford is the best she's seen.

    Rebecca and her husband, DJ,  stay busy in their off time with 3 horses, 3 cats and 2 dogs. After a long day at work Rebecca shifts gears and runs a business she has started, Above and Beyond Horsemanship where she trains horses and gives riding lessons. Rebecca trains her personal horses and participates in eventing with them. She also enjoys hiking, swimming, camping and trail riding.


  • Technician

    Kylye Roberts

    Kylye is a pre-vet student at the University of Kentucky that has been with VCA Woodford since March of 2011. Kylye has loved animals all her life and is a senior at UK studying animal science. Her dream of being a veterinarian will begin in ernest this fall when she applies for admittance to Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Kylye lives with her dog Aries, bunnies Rosy and Moose and her turtle Poseidan.


  • Technician

    Megan Story

    Megan has been with VCA Woodford Animal Hospital since 1996. She and her husband of 14 years, Brad, have three beautiful children. They live on a small farm with goats, chickens and other four legged babies. Megan began her career at VCA Woodford as a volunteer in high school. She is now Dr. Eckert's technician and has been working side by side with him for several years. She is a practicing vegetarian and an advocate for Pit Bulls.


  • Technician

    Jetta Thompson
    School: James Graham Brown H.S. & Purdue Univ. Vet Tech Pr

    Jetta has many years experience in veterinary medicine. Jetta began her veterinary career in 1978. She spent 28 years at a hospital in Louisville with most of it in emergency and trauma. In her spare time she is a advocate of several spay/neuter programs, foster cares and assists in wildlife rehabilitation. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and cooking. Jetta has one daughter (Jayme),one son (Joey) and one granddaughter (Alysta). She also has several dogs, cats and birds.

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

VCA Woodford Animal Hospital offers emergency service for our active clients 24/7. If you have a emergency call 859-873-5181. The technician on duty will verify you are a active client and give you further instructions. Otherwise you will be referred to the closest emergency clinic.

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