Gretchen Hedges, LVT

Operations Manager, Licensed Technician

Gretchen joined the Mechanicsville Animal Hospital team in June 2015. She has been in the veterinary field since 1999, graduating Magna Cum Laude from NOVA’s Veterinary Technician program and passed her licensing examinations in 2005. She was also awarded Veterinary Technician Student of the Year at graduation, as voted on by her classmates and professors. Gretchen brings with her extensive general practice skills as well as over 5 years of ER/ICU and leadership experience, and plays a major role in helping our practice closely monitor and fine-tune treatment protocols in an effort to consistently offer the highest level of patient care.

Gretchen and her husband live in Mechanicsville with their 4 children and 2 dogs. She enjoys family camping trips, skeet shooting, and movie nights.

Professional Associations:

Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians

American Animal Hospital Association

Virginia State Animal Response Team



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