Kelly Burdette is a VMRCVM graduate of 1992 and opened Town & Country Veterinary Clinic the summer after graduation. She is the sole owner of the clinic. The clinic has grown over the past 25 years from a one-doctor practice with 2 employees to a 10-doctor, 24-hour, full-service veterinary hospital that now employs over 70 staff members.
Dr. Burdette has special interests and additional training in soft tissue surgery, ultrasound, and internal medicine. She performs many of the specialized surgeries currently available at the practice. Her time is now divided between working as a small animal veterinarian and as hospital director of Town & Country Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Burdette was born and raised in Maryland with lots of animals and thanks her Mom, Joyce Burdette, for her deep passion and love of animals. She moved to the New River Valley in 1988 and now resides in Blacksburg with her husband, John Barr, Jr. and her five daughters.
Deborah Tucker, DVM
Dr. Deb Tucker joined Town & Country Veterinary Clinic as a full-time Veterinarian in June of 2004. She is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include surgery, specifically orthopedic procedures, and ultrasonography.
Deb, and her husband Dave, relocated to Virginia from Vermont in 1999. Her hobbies include horseback riding and photography. Deb and Dave reside with their dogs, cats, and horses here in the New River Valley.
Dr. Sarah(Schmoke)Canevari was born and raised on a small farm in Northern Michigan. Dr. Schmoke received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University and she completed her clinical training at Cornell University. In 2014, Dr. Schmoke moved from upstate New York to the New River Valley and joined Town & Country Veterinary Clinic. Her special interests include emergency medicine and cardiology.
Dr. Schmoke lives on a farm with her two horses, two cats, 15 chickens, and one very spoiled English Pointer, Wes. In her free time she enjoys riding her horses and hiking with Wes.
Nicholas Canevari, DVM
Dr. Nicholas Canevari joined Town & Country Veterinary clinic as a full time veterinarian in 2015. 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 enjoys riding his horse, fishing, hiking, and tending his garden.
Dr. Elsbeth Centola joined our practice in February 2016. She is a 2014 graduate from Oregon State Universities College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary medical school, she earned her B.S. in 2010 from Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania majoring in biology with a specialty in zoology and minor in large animal science. Before moving to Virginia, she practiced in the Midwest outside Chicago.
Dr. Centola has special interests in dentistry, anesthesia, preventative medicine, senior pet wellness and is dabbling in alternative therapies such as Chinese herbs and medicine. She lives in Christiansburg with her husband Rick, her all American mutt and frisbee sensation Juniper, cat Hawthorne and three little Parakeets. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, and doing anything outside with her family.
Savannah Shepherd, DVM
Dr. Shepherd is from Lebanon, VA, where she lived until she attended undergraduate school at Virginia Tech in 2006. While at Virginia Tech, she was involved in undergraduate research as well as a study abroad program where she traveled to Australia/Fiji. She graduated in-Honors with her Biology degree in 2010. Following this, she attended Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, tracked small animal medicine, and was inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2014 and began practicing emergency medicine at an emergency/specialty clinic in Pennsylvania until she joined Town & Country Veterinary Clinic in July 2016.
Her and her husband, Jason, now live in Christiansburg, VA with their two dogs, Tanner and Joey, along with their two cats, Gus and Mufasa. Her professional interests include emergency medicine, ophthalmology, and immune-mediated diseases. Dr. Shepherd’s past times include traveling, running, hiking, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.
Amy W. Sanderson, DVM
Dr. Sanderson studied biology at the University of Virginia, pursued graduate study in microbiology at Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a 1988 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
She practiced for several years in Gastonia, NC. The family returned to Virginia in 2004, at which time she joined the staff of Town & Country Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Sanderson’s special interests are general medicine and soft tissue surgery/wound repair, and just doing her best to keep pets happy and healthy!
She and her husband Bill live in Blacksburg. When not on road trips to visit their now grown son and daughter, they are likely to be hiking the many beautiful trails in our area.
Dr. Kaitlynn Graham earned a Bachelor’s in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2012 and 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 their pets!
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.