Lakewood Animal Hospital

36097 Goodwin Dr.
Locust Grove, VA 22508

(540)972-2203

www.lakewoodanimalhospital.org

 

Our Team

Amy Olson, DVM

Dr. Amy is a native of Wisconsin. She earned her bachelor's degree from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud Minnesota in 2000 and went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. She and her husband, whom she met in vet school, moved out east after graduation seeking a coastal climate to begin their careers. Dr. Amy has worked in this area since graduation and opened Lakewood Animal Hospital in October of 2011.  She enjoys building long-term relationships with her patients and their owners. She treats cats and dogs of all ages and has a special interest in dentistry, feline medicine, and pain management.  She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

The Olsons have two children, two cats (Bernie and Bean), and a family of fish. In her free time Dr. Olson loves to spend time with her family enjoying the beautiful Virginia outdoors.



Andrew Olson, DVM

Dr. Andy joined Lakewood in the summer of 2013.  After earning a bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Dr. Andy attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Dr. Andy's professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry, oral surgery, soft tissue surgery, and ultrasound.  He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Andy is married to Dr. Amy, who listed all of their beloved critters above.  While he enjoys working with all dogs and cats, he has a special place in his heart for boxers.  While not in the office, Dr. Andy enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, running, and hiking.



Alex, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Alex joined the Lakewood team in April 2017. She graduated from the LVT program at Northern Virginia Community College in May 2012, but has been working in the veterinary field since 2007. She has always had a passion for working with animals and is happy to continue that work with our clients and patients.

Alex lives in Fredericksburg with her three fur babies: her dog, Keira and her two cats, Tiger and Sumi. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family and friends, especially in the outdoors; hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and being on the water.



Kara, Veterinary Assistant

Kara joined Lakewood Animal Hospital in 2019. She has always had a love of animals. In high school she worked at a kennel. Kara then studied at Blue Ridge Community College in the Vet Assisting program. Before joining our team, she worked in the veterinary hospital field for 3 years gaining much experience and knowledge. She plans to continue her education in the future as well.

Kara lives in Fredericksburg and has an orange tabby named Elle. In her free time she enjoys going to the gym and staying fit. She also likes almost anything outdoors, especially going out on boats.



Clarissa, Veterinary Assistant

Clarissa joined Lakewood in the beginning of 2020. She has 2 years of experience in the veterinary field, including veterinary emergency work. She enjoys helping all of our patients, but is very interested in furthering her knowledge and skills in assisting with our emergency/critical care cases.

Clarissa has a fiance, a beautiful 1 year old daughter, 2 dogs (Bane and Tallulah), 1 cat (Riot), 2 bearded dragons, and a bunch of fish. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and kayaking in her free time.



Dana, Receptionist

Dana joined the Lakewood team in January 2018. She is a friendly face at the front desk! She is happy meeting all our pet parents and learning more about animal care so she can better help our clients.

Dana lives in Locust Grove with her fiance, one happy young son, her dog, Sadie, and her cat, Macy. She spends most of her time with her little son, but occasionally enjoys going to concerts.



Megan, Receptionist

Megan joined the Lakewood team in July 2019. She studied International Affairs and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Mary Washington. She enjoys interacting with clients and meeting their furry family members. Megan loves all animals, but has a soft spot for hounds.

Megan lives in Fredericksburg with her two foster fails, Amelia and Pearl. She enjoys going on long walks, reading, and volunteering at local animal rescue organizations.



Kate, Media Manager

Kate joined Lakewood Animal Hospital in July 2013.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management, but crossed over into the companion animal world. After adopting her dog, Lucy, in 2012 she saw the importance of the human-animal bond and is thrilled to play a part in our clients' bonds with their pets!

Kate lives in Fredericksburg with her husband, son, and three furballs- Lucy, Desi, and Mrs. Whiskersin. She enjoys traveling, baking, crafting, dog events, and raising her son.