Meet Our Team

Dr. Jeanette McClendon

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 and a spoiled orange cat. Dr. McClendon also thoroughly enjoys gardening, which is evidenced in the beautiful gardens surrounding the clinic. 

Dr. Cheryl Graybush

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  children, Justin and Kelsey. Dr. Graybush has 1 cat named Mason and a dog named Patches. The 2- and 4-legged children keep her quite busy during her time outside the clinic.

Dr. Leah Monohan

Dr. Leah Monohan is a native Virginian who has nearly 25 years of experience performing small animal medicine and surgery. She received her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Virginia and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in Charlottesville, Scottsville, Washington, DC, Maryland's Eastern Shore, and the Caribbean.

Dr. Monohan's favorite aspect of veterinary medicine overall is client education, which allows her to meet and foster relationships with pets and their owners.  Her parents are both retired science educators, so this comes naturally!  She truly enjoys building bonds with families, and also in offering thoughtful options for owners regarding diagnostics and treatments that fit with their individual needs. 

Outside of work, Dr. Monohan enjoys special time with her teenage 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 shares her time with her two cats named Mel and Jacks, and an English Mastiff named Rose.

Cassie Rohling LVT

Cassie Rohling

Cassie started with us in 2016 as an intern, then graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in 2017 with her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Since then, Cassie has been practicing and gaining her experience with us.

She has a special interest in physical therapy, internal medicine, and client education. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Jarrette, their 2 dogs Lily and Nelli, and 3 cats, Tinkerbell, Draco, and Lemmy.

Rebecca Simonton

Rebecca currently resides in Gordonsville. She attended Virginia Tech and earned her bachelor's degree in Biology in 2000.

She came to us in January 2007 as a veterinary 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 five cats and chickens.

Olivia Bryant

Olivia Bryant

Olivia move to America in 2015 from England and joined the Orange Vet clinic in October 2017.

She studied Equine Science and Business Management in England for three years before deciding to move out to Virginia to ride and compete eventing horses in Northern Virginia. She now lives just outside the town of Orange with her boyfriend, 2 dogs Diesel and Bella, 5 cats (Smokey, Buddy, Spice, Biscuits and Gravy), chickens, and a potbelly pig named “Pig Pig”.

Katrina Carpenter

Katrina Carpenter

Katrina, affectionately known as 'Kat', has been involved with animal care and medicine for over 15 years, in both a clinic and rescue setting. She has critters of her own - both the two and four legged variety. This include a son, daughter, a dog, chickens, and 11 cats!

She likes to spend her spare time participating in outdoor activities such as gardening and chicken husbandry, being with family and friends, and playing video games. She has a soft spot for older geriatric animals and those with spunky attitudes.


Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


7:30 am

6:00 pm


7:30 am

6:00 pm


7:30 am

5:30 pm


7:30 am

5:00 pm


7:30 am

5:30 pm


7:30 am

12:00 pm




Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Patient Testimonials: Coming Soon."