ABOUT USCEDARCREST Animal Clinic - Fishersville, Virginia
Courtney Jagger, DVM
Dr. Jagger has always loved animals, growing up volunteering in her family’s veterinary clinic in Charlottesville. A tendency towards sea sickness changed her plans to study marine biology and she found herself better suited toward veterinary medicine!
Dr. Jagger achieved a BS from Virginia Tech and her DVM at Kansas State University. She has a particular interest in emergency and critical care, pain management and treatment of exotics. Her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine include treating a wide variety of animals, seeing their relationships with their families and helping to make a sick patient well again.
In her spare time, Dr. Jagger enjoys spending time with her family, reading and learning to crochet like her grandmother. Her family shares their home with a number of pets including Jax the Golden Retriever; three cats named Simi, Neiko and Koi; Ro and Blox, society finches; a bearded dragon named Loco; and numerous gourami and catfish.
Ruth E. Chodrow, Affiliated DVM – At-Home Pet Care
Dr. Chodrow lives in Staunton. In addition to running the house call practice, At-Home Pet Care, she teaches part-time at James Madison University in the Department of Biology. Dr. Chodrow obtained her B.A. from Harvard University, an M.S. in zoology from the University of Massachusetts, and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania.
She plays the recorder in several early music groups, and also is an active member of the Temple House of Israel. Her other hobbies include needlework and calligraphy.
Donald Kettelkamp, DVM, MPH
Dr. Kettelkamp joined our veterinary family in March 2021 and is dividing his time between Cedarcrest Animal Clinic and Veterinary Emergency Services in Verona. Growing up on a dairy farm in Iowa, Dr. Kettelkamp developed a strong attachment to animals at a young age. He received his DVM from Iowa State University and his Masters of Public Health from the University of Iowa. Dr. Kettelkamp gained experience working with many different species at animal hospitals in North Carolina and Virginia.
Skilled in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, Dr. Kettelkamp finds great reward in the successful treatment of complicated medical cases. However, he also enjoys the close relationships that he develops with clients and their pets over the years. Helping to guide clients in their decisions through education and giving options for diagnostics and treatment are important facets of the type of veterinary medicine he practices.
In his free time, Dr. Kettelkamp and his wife enjoy remodeling older homes. They are also avid travelers along with their two boys, and Dr. Kettelkamp even has a pilot’s license! His fur family consists of a Dapple Dachshund named Finnegan, a Chihuahua named Ricky Rocko, and a DSH cat named Rhino.
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Conveniently located just off Interstate 64, our modern veterinary clinic and boarding facility feature a variety of care amenities, including spacious examining rooms, state-of-the-art imaging and surgical equipment, and indoor kennels with heated-floors and bay doors to outside play yards. Plus, our clinic is home to the best veterinarians in the state! Visit us in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley close to Staunton, Waynesboro, and Charlottesville, Virginia.
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The number one goal at CEDARCREST Animal Clinic is to keep your pet healthy! Healthy pets are happy pets.
To achieve this goal, our team emphasizes preventive wellness care to maintain your pet’s health and assist in disease prevention. Our preventive wellness care services include nutritional counseling, comprehensive oral health assessments and treatments, immunizations, and regular blood test screenings to detect early signs of a disease. Prompt detection of cancer, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases can save your pet from more extensive treatments or hospitalization if therapy is started early in the disease process.
Our second goal is to return sick or injured pets to health and a good quality of life. Our staff includes veterinary general practitioners as well as a double Board-Certified Specialist! They are available to examine, diagnose and treat a wide array of problems in most companion animal species. Our veterinary specialist can assist in those complex medical or surgical conditions that require special diagnostics or treatments.
Q: Which payment options are available to customers?
A: For your convenience, we accept Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and CareCredit. Payment is due at the time services are rendered.
A Payment Plan may be established with CareCredit to allow you to create the easiest payment option for your budget. Care Credit has an automatic 6-month NO INTEREST Plan available, as well as other plans. Care Credit can also be used with many (human) medical service providers. For financing approval, visit the Care Credit website.
We also accept pet insurance! For more information, contact us.
Q: Which types of pets do you see?
A: We see all types of small companion animals, birds and exotic pets! Along with our dog and cat friends, we also see ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hedgehogs, rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, snakes (non-venomous only), sugar gliders, iguanas, monitors, skinks, turtles, tortoises…and more!
We commonly treat a variety of pet bird species like macaws, cockatoos, African Greys, amazons, conures, lorries, cockatiels, parakeets, lovebirds, budgies, canaries and even finches!
We frequently see other types of birds like falcons, hawks, pigeons, peacocks and various species of geese, ducks and other fowl….including chickens and turkeys!
Wildlife can be seen with the appropriate permits.
For more information on the pets we care for, see our services.
Q: Which types of pets do you NOT see?
We do not see large animal species (horses, cows, pigs, etc.), primates (monkeys), venomous snakes, or any type of “Rabies Vector Animals”, such as raccoons, foxes, or skunks. For more information about the pets we care for, see our services.
Q: Does my pet need an appointment?
A: For non-emergency problems, a scheduled appointment will allow you and your pet the opportunity to share your concerns with the veterinarian and hospital medical team. If you present your pet for services without an appointment, we will make every effort to accommodate you given our schedule for that day. As always, any Pet Emergency will be given priority. Click here for our contact information.
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