Kelly Burdette, DVM, Owner
Kelly Burdette graduated from VMRCVM in 1992 and opened Town & Country Veterinary Clinic the summer after. As the sole owner of the hospital, she has overseen its remarkable growth from a one-doctor practice with two employees to a 10-doctor, 24-hour, full-service veterinary hospital with over 70 staff members. Dr. Burdette has special interests and additional training in soft tissue surgery and ultrasound. She performs many of the specialized surgeries currently available at the practice. These surgeries include PDA’s (patent ductus arteriosus surgery), TECA’s (total ear ablations), PU’s (perineal urethrostomy), brachycephalic surgery, liver lobectomies, anal gland removal, and many more.
With great skill and dedication, Dr. Burdette adeptly balances her roles as a small animal veterinarian and hospital director at Town & Country Veterinary Clinic with the cherished time she spends with her three amazing adult daughters. Her passion for animals was cultivated during her upbringing in Maryland, where her mother, Joyce Burdette, instilled in her a deep love for all creatures great and small. Since moving to the New River Valley in 1988, Dr. Burdette has remained dedicated to serving her community and providing quality veterinary care to pets in need.
Deborah Tucker, DVM
Dr. Tucker has completed additional training in orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, and abdominal ultrasound. She specializes in orthopedic surgeries which include… fracture repairs, patella stabilizations, TPLO surgeries, and lateral suture stabilizations which both address cranial cruciate ligament injuries. She also performs a broad spectrum of other orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries, specialty surgeries, and endoscopies.
Sarah Canevari, DVM
Dr. Sarah Canevari joined Town & Country Veterinary Clinic in 2014. Dr. Canevari is from Northern Michigan where her love for animals grew on her family’s farm. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University and completed her clinical training at Cornell University. Dr. Canevari’s special interests include cardiology and emergency medicine. She has pursued additional training in cardiology and performs echocardiograms and abdominal ultrasounds.
Dr. Canevari raises American Quarter Horses and competes in Reined Cowhorse. She and her husband Nick enjoy riding horses and traveling.
Nicholas Canevari, DVM
Dr. Nicholas Canevari joined Town & Country Veterinary Clinic in 2015. His interests include orthopedic surgery, with additional training in advanced fracture repair and the TPLO procedure. Dr. Canevari received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University and he completed his clinical training at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Canevari worked as a contractor in New York City.
In his free time, Dr. Canevari and his wife Sarah enjoy competing quarter horses in Reined Cowhorse competitions.
Savannah Shepherd, DVM
Her professional interests include internal medicine, critical care, and soft-tissue surgery. She has completed additional continuing education in abdominal ultrasound and emergency medicine/surgery.
Kaitlynn Graham, DVM
Dr. Kaitlynn Graham earned a Bachelor’s in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2012 and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 as part of the inaugural class. She has special interests in emergency and critical care, ultrasonography, and nutrition.
Dr. Graham has two dogs—Colby and Ella as well as a three-legged cat named Roo. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, and watching football—Go Hokies!
Dr. Graham is excited about being back in the New River Valley and building relationships with our clients and
Katy Bailey, DVM
Garrett Bailey, DVM
Sidney Linkous, DVM
Dr. Sidney Linkous is a native of South Western Virginia and graduated from Radford High School prior to pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia. There, she graduated with honors with a BA in biology. She then attended veterinary school back home at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2014.
Afterward, she went to Arizona and worked at a specialty emergency/internal medicine/surgery clinic until beginning work at Town and Country Veterinary Clinic in the spring of 2017. Her professional veterinary interests are in trauma and toxicology.
When she is not working, Dr. Linkous enjoys spending time with her 4 dogs on the Appalachian Trail, cross-stitching, and singing karaoke.