Kimberly Kuhn, DVM, CHPV graduated from the University of Missouri in May of 1989. She has been practicing veterinary medicine in Virginia since graduation. She has found a special interest in older/geriatric dogs and enjoys helping them age gracefully while also improving the quality of their lives through their silver and golden years. Dr. Kuhn was part of the first graduating class of veterinarians to earn their credentials in Animal Hospice and Palliative care. Outside the office, Dr. Kuhn’s interests include hiking, camping, yoga, and biking…basically anything outdoors. She currently has two dogs, Charlee and Fletcher, both terrier mixes, and a cat, Stuart.
Caitriona Matthews, DVM graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and has been practicing in Florida and Georgia since graduation. She recently relocated to Virginia with her husband and two children to join the Cary Street Veterinary team and to be closer to family. Dr. Matthews has practiced at several clinics including a feline only practice where she spearheaded and obtained Fear Free and Cat Friendly practice certification. Dr. Matthews loves so many aspects of veterinary medicine, but her primary interests include internal medicine, behavior and staying current through an abundance of continuing education. Dr. Matthews has been involved in leadership in the state of Georgia including her local veterinary medical association and serving on the board of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. In her free time, Dr. Matthews loves spending time with her family including her two sweet rescue pups, Dingo and Foxy and sassy kitty Lord Tubbington, as well as running, traveling and being outdoors.
LVT, CCRP, CMT, VTS
Kim is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) with over twenty years of career experience spent dedicated to the pursuit and implementation of high-quality standards in patient care. Her professional history reflects her commitment and active contribution to the practice of progressive medicine. While she has explored many facets within the veterinary field, her primary area of interest is in mind and body wellness. This focus led her to obtain her certification in Physical Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee in 2010 and in 2017, complete an extensive Small Animal Medical Massage course through the Integrative Medicine and Education Center. In 2019 she accomplished her Elite Fear Free Certification and attained her credentials as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Physical Rehabilitation. Kim is an active member of the Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians, the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, the American Association of Rehabilitation (Technicians) Veterinarians, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, and the Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians. She views professionally implemented physical rehabilitation and behavior management to be critical and necessary services required to ensure optimal standards in patient care in the field of veterinary medicine.
Ellen Russell, DVM, MPH is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, although her true loyalties lie with the University of Virginia where she completed her undergraduate degree. She enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, but her favorite things include feline medicine, geriatric care, and helping to preserve the human-animal bond.
In her free time, Dr. Russell enjoys traveling, hiking, craft beer, and good coffee. She also loves exploring the city of Richmond with her husband, and snuggling her handsome siamese cat, Henry.
Shannon graduated from St. Petersburg College with her LVT in 2007 and has been a part of the Cary Street team since 2001. She has completed the Sophia Yin Low-Stress Handling and Fear Free certification programs. She also has special interests in dentistry and animal hospice and palliative care. She completed the AAHA Animal Hospice and Palliative Care certification program in March 2018. She has had extensive training in dentistry, primarily in intra-oral radiography techniques and pain management.
When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her wife Tamra and their three furry children: Ellie, Emmie, and Franklin. She enjoys yoga, running, resistance training, and the local racing circuit. She also considers herself quite the craft beer connoisseur and enjoys the local craft beer scene around Richmond.
Alyssa Thompson, DVM, is a Virginia girl. She moved to Northern Virginia when she was five years old, then spent her college years in Williamsburg at The College of William and Mary. She moved to Blacksburg in 1993 to attend the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, and upon graduation in 1998 moved to the beautiful city of Richmond.
Dr. Thompson’s practice interests are in internal medicine, geriatric care, and holistic therapies. She spends her free time walking her two pit bulls, Silk and Leeta, through Carytown and the Fan or hiking them in the Appalachian trails. She also enjoys cooking and entertaining friends and family. The rest of the Thompson zoo includes her 2 cats, Pablo and Isabel; two guinea pigs, Sunny and Stormy; and two horses, Gambler and Guess What.
Years in Practice: 19 years
Education: William & Mary, Virginia Tech Veterinary School
Interests: Integrated Medicine Including Acupuncture and Herbal Modalities
Lauren completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Virginia in 2012 before discovering her interest in the field of veterinary medicine. She has been working in small animal general practices since 2015 and graduated in 2019 from the NVCC Veterinary Technology program. She enjoys the hands-on aspects of nursing care and helping to educate owners so their pets can live long and healthy lives.
In her free time, Lauren loves cooking, baking, and going on adventures with her boyfriend, Stuart and furry best friend, Kekoa.