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Our Staff

VETS

Dr. Katy Cilinski

Dr. Katy Cilinski

Katy is a 2001 graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Though she is particularly interested in care of the performance horse, Katy enjoys the variety of working with all types of horses, regardless of age, breed, or discipline. She has extensive training in dentistry and is certified in acupuncture and Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (chiropractic work). From childhood and through veterinary school, Katy was a true equestrian with experience in the hunter show ring, dressage, and breaking/training young horses. Nowadays, her hobbies include running, baking, and traveling. When she’s not at your farm, you can find her and the family on their small farm, taking care of their mini donkeys, two dogs – Rocky and Sadie, and Bailey, the parrot she’s had for almost 30 years!

Dr. Jennifer French

Dr. Jennifer French

Jennifer is the daughter of an Army major and grew up in Ethiopia and the Middle East before her parents settled in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She spent her teens helping Thoroughbred racehorses find second careers as Pony Club horses. She graduated in 2000 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed an equine medicine and surgery internship at Las Colinas Veterinary Center outside of Dallas, Texas. Jenn is passionate about the human-horse bond and the healing power of horses, and is a sucker for a cute Quarter Horse.

Dr. Jessica Williamson

Dr. Jessica Williamson

Jessica is a native of Augusta, Georgia, and a 2004 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an equine medicine and surgery internship at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala in June 2005, which was where she developed her interest in digital imaging. Her other veterinary interests include endocrinology and management of the equine foot. Jessica’s admiration for horses began at a young age and she has dabbled in several riding disciplines including hunt seat, Western (both at the intercollegiate level), and trail riding. More recently, she has discovered a passion for the exciting new sport of Working Equitation. When she can find the time, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors on her horse, Rugby, and playing with her dog, Lottie, and cat, Trevor. She’s also quite a gifted artist!

Dr. Danielle Grady

Dr. Danielle Grady

A New Jersey native, Dr. Grady grew up showing in Hunter Jumpers before heading to University of Notre Dame for her undergraduate degree. She went on to University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and then completed an internship in medicine and surgery at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in New Jersey. She worked on Thoroughbred racehorses in her home state and also practiced in Maryland on sport horses and racehorses before joining HVS. Her professional interests include lameness, reproduction, and emergency medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine, Danielle is now back in the Jumper ring with her horse, Charlie, and also enjoys hiking, skiing, and photography. She lives in Middleburg with her husband and their dogs, Rory and Owen, and kitty, Millie.

Dr. Bree Kennedy

Dr. Bree Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy is a New Jersey native. Her enthusiasm for horses started young, riding in shows and hunter paces, instructing at camps, and working at a therapeutic riding program.  She obtained both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Cornell University, after which she completed an internship at Rhinebeck Equine.  During her internship Dr. Kennedy honed her skills while exploring her passions in equine medicine for reproduction, ophthalmology, neonatal and geriatric care and emergency medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horse Lily, hiking with her dog Calcaneus (aka Cal), and exploring wineries.

Vet Assistants

Megan Parker, LVT

Megan Parker, LVT

Lead Vet Assistant

Megan is a quick study with an eye for detail and efficiency! She is a licensed veterinary technician with a degree from Blue Ridge Community College. Megan has been riding in the Hunter Jumpers since she was young and continues to compete to this day. She has an off the track Thoroughbred, Dasher, who she is retraining to be a show hunter, and a retired paint, Dakota. When she’s not in the vet truck or riding, you may find her kayaking down the Shenandoah.

Charlotte Butler

Charlotte Butler

Charlotte’s enthusiasm for the job is second to none! She is currently attending Northern Virginia Community College to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Charlotte’s favorite part of the job is the diversity of cases we work on and the variety of horses that we see.  Her riding experience ranges from Eventing to Barrel racing, but ultimately, she has a passion for trail riding. When not working, you can either find her hanging out at the barn or riding her Paint mare, Dixie, on the Manassas Battlefield.

Dakota Sanders

Dakota Sanders

Dakota has been working with Haymarket since 2013. Her upbeat personality is infectious and her preparedness on the road is second to none. Growing up on her family‘s farm, her love for horses was sparked since before she could walk. Western breeds (Appaloosas, Quarter Horses, Paints) are her favorite and she’s been known to ride her horses free in the field. Finally, Dakota has a knack for learning! She has a Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a double minor in psychology and intelligence analysis.

Julia Cavagna

Julia Cavagna

Julia is always ready for anything the day might bring!  She has been riding she was very young, with experience in Hunter Jumpers, Fox Hunting, Hunter Paces, and Dressage.  While in college, she rode for the University of Lynchburg’s Varsity Equestrian IHSA Team.  Her hobbies outside of the equestrian world include being an avid freshwater aquarist, mushroom hunting, hiking, and traveling. 

KaiLee Bell

KaiLee Bell

In addition to being a skilled horsewoman, KaiLee is one of the most empathetic, caring individuals on our team. She truly enjoys getting to know our clients and creating a positive experience for our patients (even when they are sick!). KaiLee developed a love for horses as a teenager and soon became a working student with a dressage instructor in Rappahannock, VA. In her free time, she enjoys time with her family and their Pit Bulls, Omi and Eve.

Nicole Scott

Nicole Scott

Nicole is another one of our vet assistants that doubles as an office assistant.  You’ll know it’s her when you hear her infectious laughter!  She is always enthusiastic about helping others and is a natural with the horses.  She grew up on a Thoroughbred breeding farm and currently has three horses, Bullwinkle, Nellie, and Jojo, that keep her busy.  When not “horsing around”, Nicole enjoys time with her family, traveling, photography, and many outdoor sports. 

Samantha Weeks

Samantha Weeks

Sam comes from a family of ranching and rodeos in Wyoming but got hooked on Hunter/Jumpers when she moved to Virginia.  With such a diverse background, she’s a natural with the horses and can calm even the fussiest of our patients.  When not at work, she can be found with her husband, Tommy, their daughter, and 2 fur babies.  They spend much of their time working on their home together, but Sam also finds opportunities for reading and is working on quite a large personal library!

OFFICE STAFF

Liam Burke

Liam Burke

Owner/Office Manager

Prior to joining Haymarket Vet Service, Liam gained a wide variety of experience from his career that first took him around the world and then landed him a position in Prince William County.  Now, you’ll usually find him managing the office, but he makes “guest appearances” on the road assisting the vets or dropping off medications to your barn.  He’s quick to answer the phone but be prepared to joke around with him when he does!  When not working at HVS, you’ll find Liam with his family, running the trails of the Battlefield, or in the barn with their four mini donkeys. 

Mary Averill

Mary Averill

Account Services Specialist

Mary is the person that keeps our “books” organized at Haymarket Vet Service! Prior to being our bookkeeper, she had been an auditor for the federal government for over 30 years. Her favorite things about working here are speaking with our clients regularly and ensuring that all of their billing questions and problems are resolved. When she’s not working, Mary enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs, Copper, Chewy, and Teddy.

Alissa Graham

Alissa Graham

Alissa has been a vital member of the HVS team since 2001. She has excellent organizational skills and enjoys creating strong, lasting relationships with clients and their horses. Though she enjoys all equestrian disciplines, Quarter Horses have a special place in her heart and trail riding is one of her favorite past times. When she‘s not horsin’ around, she likes traveling, reading, photography, and spending time with her hubby and two kids.

Allie Chinn

Allie Chinn

Growing up, Allie had a life full of horses!  Our clients benefit from all these years of experience when she is answering the phones here.  She is also a licensed pharmacy technician, which makes her very helpful around the HVS pharmacy. She used to show Sky, her Paint hors, at breed shows in Western and English. Now Sky is living the “laid back lifestyle” while Allie is busy with her daughter, Remington.

Emily Graham

Emily Graham

Before starting her family, Emily was a vet assistant at HVS. Now that the kids are older, she’s back on the team in the office!  Emily grew up taking riding lessons before she found her passion with soccer but has always had a love for all animals. When Emily is not busy here, you can find her at the motorcross track with her husband cheering on their 2 boys, or ringside while their daughter is riding her pony, Chicken Bob.

Joanne Brown

Joanne Brown

Joanne is always willing to go the extra mile when communicating with clients about their horses!  She grew up in Southern Maryland, riding whenever she had the opportunity, and gained a lot of experience over the years.  She’s now an integral part of the office staff and enjoys getting to know all of our clients.  When not at the office, she spends time with her husband, two children, and their horses on a small farm in Rappahannock.