Lakewood Animal Hospital

36097 Goodwin Dr.
Locust Grove, VA 22508

(540)972-2203

www.lakewoodanimalhospital.org

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.

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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.

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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 boating.

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Francesca, Veterinary Assistant

Francesca joined the team in December 2020. She had prior experience working as a veterinary assistant in the veterinary field. She has dachshund and a black cat that absolutely adore each other. When she is not at work she is taking care of her pets and her two amazing little boys.  

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Maxie, Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming!

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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 husband, son, dog Sadie, and her cat Macy. She spends most of her time with her son, but occasionally enjoys going to concerts.

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Megan, Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

Megan joined the Lakewood team in July 2019. She is now cross-trained working at the front desk and on the clinical side.  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. She 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.

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Susan, Receptionist

Susan is new to our team in 2022, but she is not new to the love of animals. She always has pets of her own, most of which are rescues. She currently has one dog and one cat who are best friends. In the past Susan has done pet sitting and fostering. She has prior experience working as a receptionist in the veterinary field. Susan is Nana to Mikey and Vino, her grand-dog. Susan loves outdoors and spending time with her family.

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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.