Our Veterinary Team

Meet Our Veterinary Team in Moneta VA

The veterinary team at Staunton River Vet Clinic is a group of professionals dedicated to your pet’s continuous health and welfare.

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Carrie Turnbull
Dr. Carrie Turnbull

Education: Dr. Turnbull graduated Vet School in 2006 from Ross University. She is the owner and lead veterinarian of Staunton River Vet Clinic since 2012.
Geeky Veterinary Moment: Dr. Turnbull saw a male calico cat. Only one in 3,000 calicos are male and are called Klinefelter males. Dr. Carrie made sure to get a picture taken with him to prove to her veterinary colleagues the moment happened!
Super Power: Just call her Dr. Doolittle – she can calm down anxious dogs and cats that are typically difficult to work with.
Outside Life: Married to Chris since 2002, with two daughters, Rachael and Hannah. She loves to be outdoors doing something athletic.

Dr. Jessica Stein
Dr. Corey Fruits

Dr. Corey Fruits, an alumnus of Lincoln Memorial University, was raised on a small family farm where he developed a passion for animals, particularly pigs, thanks to his early involvement in 4-H at the age of 10.

During his time at LMU-CUM, Dr. Fruits fell in love with the Appalachia area. Returning to this community fills him with excitement as he sees it as a homecoming of sorts, eager to contribute his skills to a place that holds such personal significance.

Outside of work, Dr. Fruits spends time with his two dogs, Atlas and Persephone. His free time is often spent outdoors, trail running, hiking, and kayaking.

Brittany Lawhorn

Education: Brittany came when we purchased Furry Friends Vet Clinic in December 2020. She had been an assistant/receptionist there since 2010. She was promoted to our Practice Manager in March 2021.
Geeky Veterinary Moment: She is always surprised by how well animals can hide how sick they truly are.
Superpower: Brittany will go above and beyond for clients to make sure they are happy.
Outside life: She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Paisley, country music concerts, festivals, and time on the lake.

Carrie Turnbull
Kristen, Lead LVT

Education: Kristen has been an LVT at Staunton River since July 2019; she graduated as an LVT in 2015.
Geeky Veterinary Moment: Kristen loves senior pets and pain management.
Super Power: Kristen loves to teach. She will make sure our clients understand everything related to their pets and she is a great mentor for the other LVTs and assistants.
Outside Life: She LOVES  her chickens and four-wheeling.

Lilly Mullins

Experience: Lilly has been a Veterinary Assistant at SRVC since October 2019.
Geeky Veterinary Moment: Lilly enjoys helping senior pets and helping in surgery.
Superpower: Lilly has the power of persuasion.
Outside life: She enjoys spending time with her family, crocheting, and is an amazing baker


Experience: Maggie has been with us for over 10 years!!!
Geeky Veterinary Moment: Maggie loves surgeries and everything involved, especially new and different ones.
Super Power: Maggie can get a muzzle onto any animal. She has an amazing ability to soothe stressed-out animals.
Outside Life: Maggie loves to travel! She also loves kayaking, hiking, concerts, and just being outdoors.


Experience: Aymarie has Veterinary Assistant since September 2021. 
Geeky Veterinary Moment: Aymarie loves watching the transformation a dental makes for a pet.
Super Power: She can make a cat burrito better than any person we have ever seen!
Outside Life: When not at the clinic (or in school getting her LVT degree), Aymarie loves horse training, riding horses, and spending time with her husband, Gary.


An avid lover of all animals, big and small. I am a proud dog mama to five fur children whom I love dearly. I started working in the vet field in 2013 as a receptionist and assistant. I thoroughly enjoy the hands-on experience and working closely with the animals. Venipuncture and running lab specimens are a couple of my favorite things. Compassion is my superpower. Senior and special needs babies hold a special place in my heart. When I’m not in the clinic, you can find me shopping or relaxing on the farm, spending time with my husband and our fur children.


Experience: Veterinary Assistant since September 2022
Geeky Vet Moment: Enjoys running ear cytologys, being able to identify the different types of bacteria and their distinct smell. I once had a patient shake their head during an ear cleaning and it covered the room in ear debris.
Super Power:
Finding things to do for the clinic during quiet hours and staying patient with complicated clients/patients.
Outside Life:
I enjoy my free time playing fetch with my labradoodle named Remi, fishing, listening to music, and going on spur of the moment adventures.

Experience: Hannah has been a Customer Service Representative with us since Fall of 2023. She has a lot of farm experience with large animals.
Geeky Vet Moment: She loves assisting with deliveries and helping bring baby animals in the world.
Outside life: She raises and shows Quarter Horses, and runs her own cattle and goat farm.
Experience: Chandler has been an assistant since September 2022, and has been at SRVC since September 2023. She is currently enrolled in Blue Ridge Community College’s Veterinary Technician Program.
Geeky Veterinary Moment: Chandler has a passion for allergy patients. Allergies are miserable for animals and she loves being able to relieve their pain and itching. She also has severe allergies herself, and a dog with severe allergies so she is experienced in most scenarios.
Super Power: Chandler’s superpower is that she loves to learn new things. She is always willing to jump in and help when needed.
Outside Life: Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her pitbull, Marley, family, and friends. She loves being outdoors, going to music festivals, and anything that involves being on the water.
Experience: Nicole has been a Customer Service Representative with us since October 2023. 
Geeky Vet Moment: She loves learning about all of the medications, procedures, and how sick animals can get.
Super Power: Nicole is great at being able to multi-task, and she handles emergency situations in a calm and efficient manner.
Outside Life: Outside of the clinic, Nicole enjoys spending time with her two daughters and her furbabies. She also enjoys being outdoors, adventuring, and new hobbies.