Alanna Dingus

Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

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Alanna Dingus is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has been with SVVS since November 2016 but was previously employed by SVVS in 1993 until taking some time off to raise her family. She is originally from Ashe County, NC but moved to Nickelsville, VA in 1993 to be closer to her now husband, Bill. They met while she was attending Lincoln Memorial University where she graduated with an associate degree in applied science in Veterinary Technology. She and Bill were later married 1994 and they and their three children still reside in Nickelsville, VA. When Alanna is not here at SVVS filling the roles of surgical tech, lab tech, animal nurse, radiology tech, phlebotomist and many more roles she is busy enjoying time with her family, watching her kids play sports, very active in her community and taking care of her many animals including horses, alpacas, cattle, goats and chickens on their farm in Nickelsville. She has three dogs, and five cats. A fun fact is that Alanna has been a permitted wildlife rehabilitator for 30 years so it is not unusual for her to be carrying around some wild babies that are being raised until they are ready to be released back to the wild.

Chelsea Bise

Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

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Chelsea has been a part of the SVVS family since August 2011. She started as a kennel attendant, became a veterinary assistant in 2015, and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and spending time with her family. She has a Boxer named Maci, a Blue Heeler named Zeke, and several other barnyard critters.

Kim Dotson

Veterinary Assistant

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Kim started as a Kennel Attendant in November 1999. She has been a veterinary assistant since June 2000.

Kim enjoys riding her motorcycle along with her husband, Larry. She enjoys spending time with her children Josh and Sarah-Beth and her grandchildren Alexis, Rachel, Lauren, Samuel, Ethan and Benjamin, and twins Tanner and Trevor.

Kim has two dogs Teddy Bear & Bennie, who she adores and two cats (she IS a crazy cat lady) Birdie and Stumpy, who are the loves of her life.

Kim stays busy traveling on her motorcycle, in the ministry with Larry. She loves playing with her two-legged and four-legged babies.

Hannah Jessee

Veterinary Assistant

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Hannah has been a member of SVVS since August of 2016. She started working at SVVS as a Kennel Attendant and she then became a Veterinary Assistant.

She will start school in the fall of 2018 to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

Hannah likes to spend her free time with her Australian Shepherd, Emmy.

Joanna Booher

Veterinary Assistant

Alyssa Robinett

Alyssa Robinett

Veterinary Assistant

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Alyssa started working at SVVS as a Kennel Attendant then in February of 2018 then she moved up to be a Veterinary Assistant in April of 2019. She is currently taking classes at Cedar Valley College to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has always had a passion for animals and always knew that it was her calling to have a job working with them that’s why she knew working at SVVS would be the perfect job for her. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her fur babies. Alyssa is the pet owner of; Atlas, a German Shepherd; Jasper, a Yorkie; Nix, a Border Collie; Bella, a German Shepherd; Penny and Alfie, her two cats; Percy, her rabbit; and Fynn and Leo her two goats.