Dr. Rebecca Beamer
Dr. Rebecca Beamer graduated from George Wythe High School and attended Virginia Tech before transferring to the University of Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. She worked in several area clinics – Veterinary Associates in Princeton, West End Animal Clinic in Radford, and Radford Animal Hospital in Radford. In 1991, she went to work at Community Animal Clinic in Wytheville. She purchased the clinic from David C. Stanley, DVM in 1994 and moved back home to Wytheville. In 2001, Community Animal Clinic was remodeled and expanded. Dr. Beamer enjoys collecting Virginia Milk Bottles, Wytheville Memorabilia, and Wedgwood Pottery. In her free time she enjoys traveling. She and her husband live in Wytheville with cats – C.K., and Yellow, and dogs – PeeWee, Lady, and Nellie.
Dr. Kay Reasor
Dr. Kay Reasor grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia, and graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Animal Science and a minor in Biology. She is a 1991 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and has been with Community Animal Clinic since 1996. She and her husband raise beef cattle and meat goats. Dr. Reasor enjoys horseback riding, gardening, beekeeping, and couponing. Dr. Reasor has 5 dogs - Bumble, Jewel, Molly, Maggie, Zipper, and a cat named Kit Kat. Dr. Reasor also has horses - Hank, Draper, Otoelene, Jessica Rabbit, Peponita, and Little Girl.
Dr. Rachelle Kopp
Dr. Rachelle Kopp graduated from Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Marine Biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Big Island HI, as well as attended Royal Veterinary College in London England. Dr. Kopp has been with Community Animal Clinic since 2014 Dr. Kopp and her husband Jeff have 4 children. They moved from Alexandria, Virginia to Ceres to grow their small farm and raise their children. Dr. Kopp enjoys gardening, canning, homesteading with their chickens, ducks, cows, goats, and pigs. Currently they have 10 Dogs - Louie the Standard Poodle, Flash and Lemon the Basset Hounds, Pua Pig the Beagle mix, Sampson the mutt, Jolie the Brittany Spaniel, and Ava, Fiona, Trinity, and Finn the Bernese Mountain Dogs. They also have 7 cats - Whiskey, Bourbon, Mable, Grizzley, Olive, Stuart, and Nikita.
Dr. Frances Grubb
Dr. Frances Grubb received a Bachelor of Animal and Poultry Science degree from Virginia Tech in 1997. She is a 2001 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Grubb moved to Wytheville in 2001 and began working at Community Animal Clinic in 2004. She and her husband live in Rural Retreat with their two children. She has 4 barn cats and 2 dogs - Truvey and Deets. Dr. Grubb enjoys helping her children show sheep, goats, and cattle, working on her family farm, as well as owning her own Large Animal Veterinary Business.
Dr. Erin Petrich
Dr. Erin Petrich has been working at Community Animal Clinic since 2014. Dr. Petrich is a 2006 graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently lives in Blacksburg with her husband, her 3 year old daughter, Dogs - Pup Pup and Belle and cat Sniper. Dr. Petrich enjoys eating adventurous foods, online shopping, and playing with her daughter. On the weekends you can find her boating on Claytor Lake.
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Patrisha Yates, LVT
Patrisha Yates, LVT worked as a Veterinary Assistant 2018-2019 then returned to CAC as a Licensed Veterinary Technician after graduating from Blue Ridge Community College in 2021. She was also certified in Small and Large Animal Veterinary Assisting after attending courses at Wytheville Community College. Patrisha graduated from George Wythe High School in 2018. Patrisha enjoys renovating her and her husband, Forrest, new house and farm in Wytheville as well as hunting, gardening, and coming to work at Community Animal Clinic. She has a Beagle named Ruger, a 3 legged red healer named Cutler, 2 cats - Ocee and Goldfish, hunting hounds, chickens, a horse named Lady, and a pony named Fuzz as well as chickens and turkeys. Patrisha added a new addition to her family in August of 2022, a son named Bentley.
Lisa Hughes, LVT
Kayla Williams, LVT
Customer Service Representatives
Denise began working at CAC in 1998.
Trish began working at CAC in 2006. Trish enjoys farming as well as watching her son learn and grow on their family farm. Trish has 2 dogs Annie and Copper.
Desirae started working at CAC in 2022. She enjoys hiking and traveling. She has 7 cats and 2 dogs. Tiger Woods, Mufasa, Thackary Binx, Neil Patrick Harris, Leia, Theodore Robert Bundy, Draco "Meow Foy" Malfoy, Penelope - an American Lab Hound, Willow - a Chabrador.
Jordan began working at CAC in April of 2014. She attended Wytheville Community College and Penn Foster College. Jordan is a graduate of the Leadership Development Institute by the Wythe/Bland Chamber of Commerce and a Certified Veterinary Business Leader. Jordan enjoys spending time with her son and husband outdoors. In her spare time she enjoys portrait photography and collecting houseplants. Jordan has a Golden Doodle named Kash and an Australian Shepherd named Cinch
Jenna has been with Community Animal Clinic since 2015. Jenna enjoys gardening, riding and showing horses, playing with her daughter, hiking, shopping on Amazon, and volunteering her time with Wythe/Bland Trap-Neuter-Release. Jenna has 3 dogs - Sophie, Joy, Stella. 2 cats - Muffin and Cracker. 1 Horse - Bheir and 1 pony - Angie.
Mable has been with CAC since August of 2001. Mable enjoys crafts, camping, and spending time with her 3 grandbabies. Mable has 4 dogs - Lady, Hoss, Ace, and Dixie.
Hilary has been with CAC since 2008. Hilary is a certified Veterinary Assistant and has completed the Veterinary Assistant course at Wytheville Community College. Hilary enjoys farming. She also has a Labrador Retriever named Willow Grace.
Carter has been with Community Animal Clinic since August of 2020. Carter enjoys running in his free time. He is attending college to become a Veterinarian. Carter has two cats - Zeus and Chalupa.
Lexie has been with CAC since October of 2020. Lexie is taking college classes to become a small animal veterinarian. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, drinking sweet tea, feeding Stevey breakfast, and online shopping. Lexie’s pets are Murphy, Marley, June, and Henry.
Chloe has been with CAC since September of 2020. Chloe is currently in college to become a veterinarian focusing on cattle and equine reproduction and equine water therapy. She enjoys barrel racing and making shirts and jewelry in her free time. Chloe has a dog named Luke, 2 cats named Lizzie and Piper, and 2 horses Ace and Skye.
Keiana has been with CAC since November 2022. She is currently attending Blue Ridge Community College to become a Veterinary Technician. Keiana goes to the gym everyday and is a heavy weight lifter and body builder. She loves soccer and a fun fact is that she can deadlift 305lbs which is 2X her body weight. She has a cat named Stallion and a Dwarf Hamster named Clover.
Cailie has been with CAC since May of 2020. Cailie is a Rural Retreat High School graduate, who attended Emory & Henry College where she played on the Women’s Tennis team. Cailie is attending school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys CrossFit, hiking, swimming, and spoiling her pets. Cailie has 7 dogs - Archie, Bella, DB, Jazz, Riley, Tally, Toby and 3 cats - Jasmine, Marnie, Princess.
Cas has been with CAC since March 2022. Cas's hobbies include game creation, music, and playing and training his dogs. Fun Fact about Cas is he can play most wind instruments and percussion instruments as well as guitar and ukelele. Cas has 2 dogs names Kento and Toge and 5 cats Mo, Nyx, Trouble, Mayheim, and Pai.
Emotional Support Cat
Steven "Stevey" Wonder
Stevey is a 3 year old, Neutered Male, Domestic Short Hair feline. Stevey enjoys naps, eating anything he can find, naps on laundry, chewing up boxes, naps in the middle of the floor, chasing flies, napping in exam rooms, and begging for employee lunches. Stevey enjoys laying in his window hammock in the lobby of the clinic and screaming for help when he is ready to get down. Stevey is loved by many and very well known.
If you're bringing in a dog that hates cats for an appointment, Stevey is sure to change their mind. If you're bringing in a nervous cat for a visit, Stevey is sure to curl up at their carrier to calm them down. If you're waiting to visit with a hospitalized patient, Stevey will crawl on your lap while you wait. You can typically find Stevey taking long naps in the dust pan, empty box, or the middle of the waiting room.
If you'd like to visit with Stevey while at Community Animal Clinic, just shake a container of "Temptations" Cat Treats.