Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Appalachian Animal Hospital in Elkins! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 304-636-8760 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

    Veterinarians

  • Tonya White, DVM

    Practice owner and Randolph County native, Dr. Tonya White,…
  • Amanda Haddix, DVM

    Dr. Amanda Haddix is a 2004 graduate of Philip Barbour High…
  • Leslie Starnes, DVM

    Dr. Leslie Starnes is a West Virginia native, originally hailing from Montgomery, WV. She…

    Practice Manager

  • Micky Messer

    Practice Manager Micky Messer began her career in the veterinary field in January of 1992…

    Lead Receptionist

  • Tessa Murphy

    Lead Receptionist Tessa Murphy is a Randolph County native,…

    Reception Staff

  • Abby Liggett

    AAH welcomed Abby to our receptionist team in October of 2016. She is a Randolph County…
  • Haley Teter

    Haley was raised in Elkins, and is a graduate of Elkins High School, where she was a…
  • Kristen Whitley

    AAH welcomed Kristen Whitley to our staff in March of 2018 after she moved to our area…

    Lead Veterinary Assistant

  • Natasha Zirkle

    Natasha started at Appalachian Animal Hospital as a…

    Veterinary Assistant Staff

  • April Manolidis

    April Manolidis joined us in October of 2011 as a veterinary…
  • Francesca Riley

    A Barbour County native, Francesca is a 2011 graduate of Philip Barbour High School and…
  • Hayley Hinchman

    Hayley joined our team as a Veterinary Assistant in August of 2015. Her youthful…
  • Rachael Nelson

    A Randolph County native, Rachael Nelson began her career in veterinary medicine in 2012,…
  • Sean Kerns

    Sean joined our staff as a Kennel Assistant in April of 2015,…

    Grooming Staff

  • Toni Fargo

    Groomer Toni joined the staff of Appalachian Animal Hospital…
  • Jen McCoy

    The Appalachian Animal Hospital welcomed Jen to our staff in…

    Kennel Attendants

  • Alyssa Roy

    Kennel Attendant Alyssa Roy was born and raised in Elkins.  She is currently a student at…
  • Chasity Hicks

    Kennel Attendant, Chasity Hicks, came to work with us at AAH in August of 2017.  Chasity…
  • Mackenzie Guy

    Mackenzie Guy joined the Appalachian Animal Hospital team as a kennel attendant in the…