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Dr. McClendon and her husband, Frank, have owned and run Orange Veterinary Clinic for more than 25 years. Dr. McClendon received her veterinary medicine degree from Kansas State University and found Virginia to be a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
Today, the face of the clinic has changed significantly, both externally and through major additions, renovations, and landscaping. Internally, the clinic has succeeded in building a compassionate and professional practice, which is well respected in the community.
Together, the McClendons have 2 grown sons, Colin and Rory. In their free time, they all enjoy horses and horseback riding and have many horses at home, along with 1 Jack Russell Terrier. Dr. McClendon also thoroughly enjoys gardening, which is evidenced in the beautiful gardens surrounding the clinic.
Dr. Cheryl Graybush is one of our full-time veterinarians. She is very gentle and efficient with pets. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1997.
Dr. Graybush has most recently been employed by Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, where she saw many dogs, cats, and pocket pets, and was able to see many interesting medical cases. Her interests include dermatology, dentistry, and surgery. She is interested in various methods of pain relief. She has received her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture through the internationally recognized Chi Institute of Veterinary Medicine.
She lives in Albemarle with her husband, an equine veterinarian, and 2 small children, Justin and Kelsey. Dr. Graybush has 2 cats—PigPen and Taz—and a young dog named Patches. The 2- and 4-legged children keep her quite busy during her time outside the clinic.
Dr. Monohan is a native Virginian. She received her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Virginia and her DVM degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VA Tech). She has practiced in Charlottesville, Scottsville, Washington, DC, Maryland's Eastern Shore, and the Caribbean.
Dr. Monohan has had an ongoing interest in exotics and is developing a new interest in veterinary behavioral medicine. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine as a whole is client education, which allows her to meet and foster relationships with pets and their owners.
Outside of work, Dr. Monohan enjoys special time with her twin boys, Aidan and Riley (especially doing anything that is outdoors). She hopes to continue some home improvement projects, mosaic art, and watercolor painting in the future. She also enjoys traveling as much as possible. She has 2 cats named Mel and Jax.
Dr. Monohan is very enthusiastic about joining our team here at Orange Veterinary Clinic and is eager to learn more about Orange, Virginia, and its pets.
Marc graduated from S.U.N.Y Farmingdale College in 1992, where he studied Veterinary Science and Technology. He passed his boards in 1993 to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Marc moved from NY in 1999 and joined our team in April 2013. Marc enjoys spending his time off camping and hiking with his daughter and wife and their four dogs. He also has a special interest in Canine Behavior and puppy training.
Rebecca currently resides in Gordonsville. She attended VA Tech and earned her bachelor's degree in biology in 2000. Since then, Rebecca has worked as an assistant for the Charlottesville SPCA, and now helps them out part-time.
She came to us in January 2007 as an assistant and has proven to have a very gentle touch with the animals and a very special place in her heart for cats in particular. Rebecca has 5 cats, 1 dog, cows, chickens, peacocks, and 2 betta fish.
Kim is a native of the Charlottesville-area and has lived with her family on a wonderful farm in Keswick for 22 years. He family is not inclusive to the two-legged kind - Kim has a menagerie of dogs, cats, horses, and other critters.
Kim has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 1991, working in Equine, Small Animal, and Emergency Medicine. Additionally, Kim is an Animal Control Officer for Albemarle County for 8 years.
In her spare time, Kim enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and lovingly raising Labrador Retriever puppies.
Kat is a native to Orange County, but now resides in Madison. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Online Veterinary Technician program. She joined the team in December 2014 and has previously worked at a veterinary practice in Louisa, the Orange Animal Shelter, and is also currently working at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA as an assistant.
She has children of the two and four legged varieties - a daughter, 5 dogs, 5 cats, and 2 rats.
She likes to spend her spare time doing outdoor activities, being with family & friends, and playing video games. She has a soft spot for older/geriatric animals and is a foster mom for the shelter & SPCA.