Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Mechanicsville Animal Hospital has a large team of dedicated, caring and experienced veterinary staff that work together to ensure that you and your pet have a great experience at each and every one of your veterinary visits. Please call us at (804) 559-9800 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members

Dr. Jeff Kilgore

Lead Veterinarian/Owner

A 1993 graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Jeff Kilgore has been practicing in the Richmond area for over 20 years. He opened Mechanicsville Animal Hospital in April 1998 and has enjoyed watching this grow into a multi-doctor practice. His professional interests include preventative medicine, internal medicine, and general surgery.

Dr. Kilgore enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and four dogs at his home in Mechanicsville. His favorite hobbies include outdoor sports, boating, and traveling.

Professional Associations:

American Veterinary Medical Association
Virginia Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Chris Kaloski


Dr. Chris Kaloski is a 1993 graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been practicing in the Richmond area since 1993. His professional interests include preventative medicine, internal medicine, and general surgeries. His hobbies include fitness, racing, Virginia Tech sports, and spending time with his wife and dogs.

Dr. Carol Dugan


Dr. Carol Dugan graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. She co-owned a practice in Richmond’s west end from 1983 to 2011. Her professional interests include feline medicine and nutrition, internal medicine, and geriatric care. Dr. Dugan spends her free time in cat rescue and church activities.

Dr. Stuart Callahan


Dr. Stuart Callahan is a Mechanicsville native and graduated from Hanover High School in 2007. He continued his academic career at Hampden-Sydney College where he played football and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2011. He then went on to Virginia Teach to pursue a Master of Science in Animal & Poultry Sciences that landed him a job working for Smithfield Foods. Dr. Callahan graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. His professional interests include preventative medicine and surgery. Dr. Callahan is excited to be back in his hometown to serve the Hanover community. His personal interests include outdoor sports, spending time with family and friends, attending concerts/sporting events and cheering on the Hokies.

Dr. Desiree Brooke


Dr. Desiree Brooke went to William and Mary for undergrad from 2001-2004 and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech from 2004-2008. Both Dr. Brooke and her husband are from Mechanicsville and graduated from Lee-Davis High School. Dr. Brooke’s main interests are exotic and companion animal medicine, but she particularly likes soft tissue surgery. She also enjoys working out, being crafty, and chasing around her daughter! Dr. Brooke has two cats (Frankie and Atticus).

Dr. Tracy Perdew


Dr. Tracy Perdew is originally from Vienna, Virginia, but has also lived in Massachusetts and New Mexico! She graduated from James Madison University in 2008 with a degree in communications and political science. She worked in the public relations field shortly before realizing veterinary medicine was her calling. She received her DVM degree from Virginia Tech in 2017, where she met her husband (also a veterinarian). Her professional interests include internal medicine, preventative care, abdominal ultrasound, and soft tissue surgery. In her free time, Dr. Perdew enjoys staying active, weight lifting, traveling, visiting different breweries and wineries, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and spending time with her husband, one year old son Hudson, sweet beagle mix Cooper, and goofy golden retriever, Silo.

  • Jeff Kilgore, DVM
Practice Manager
  • Kayla Bartel
Assistant Practice Manager
  • Jennie Carbone, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
  • Jennie Carbone, LVT
  • Rachael Goodloe, LVT
  • Brooke Swick, LVT
  • Cassie Jones, LVT
  • Rachael Hendrix, LVT
Student Technicians
  • Jamie Leonard
  • Lauren Rader
  • Kayley Scott
  • Ashley Perry
  • Patricia Walker
  • Trish Allison
  • Kylie Holstein
  • Kami Meador
  • Faith Burke
  • Victoria Kimberlin
  • Jamie Wagner
  • Jessie Terry
  • Kristin Nelson
  • Susan Bradshaw
  • Taylor Anders
  • Lindsey White
  • Juliana Csiba
  • AJ Johnson 
  • Abby Faulconer
  • Kali Austin
  • Rebecca Garlitz
  • Sarah Tschaar
  • Melissa Jones
  • Kris Givens
  • Skylar Church
Kennel Attendants
  • Elliott Like
  • Garret Palmer
  • Kassidy Taylor
  • Abby Wakeland
  • Tristan Halsey
  • Shauna Stott
  • Katelynn Loving