Meet our specialists


BroaddusDr. Kristy Broaddus

Kristy Broaddus is a native of Michigan; she completed her premedical training at Georgetown University in Washington DC in 1997.  Kristy continued on to earn her veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 2001.  She then headed south for a small animal surgery and medicine rotating internship at Auburn University (War Eagle!).   It was at Auburn that Kristy completed a three year residency in Small Animal Surgery.  After passing boards in 2006, she spent three years as faculty at Oklahoma State University, teaching and practicing surgery.  Most recently Kristy has returned to Richmond with her husband Charlie, who is also a veterinarian and a Mechanicsville native.  Kristy enjoys orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.  During her spare time, Kristy loves to spend time with her husband and two children.   The Broaddus family also includes a coonhound, toy poodle and tabby cat.


Daugherty.pngDr. Megen Daugherty

Dr. Daugherty attended college and veterinary school at Michigan State University graduating with honors in 2002. During her internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Purdue University, Dr. Daugherty developed an interest in internal medicine which prompted her to pursue specialty training. She completed a three year residency training and Master’s degree program at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in July of 2006 and attained Board Certification in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of Internal Medicine in August of 2006. In her free time, Dr. Daugherty enjoys canoeing and camping with her husband and two English setters, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Daugherty works together with your primary care veterinarian as well as specialists in other areas of veterinary medicine to provide the best comprehensive care for your pet.


Dr._Leeder_pic-1.jpgDr. Damon Leeder

Dr. Damon Leeder originally hails from Australia where he received his veterinary degree with first-class honors at the University of Sydney. He completed a small animal medicine internship at the Veterinary Specialist Center in Sydney before moving to the U.S. to undertake a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. Dr. Leeder remained at the University of Minnesota to complete a three-year residency in veterinary cardiology. At the completion of his residency Dr. Leeder successfully obtained board certification in the specialty of veterinary cardiology. His special interests include degenerative valve disease, congenital heart disease, interventional cardiology, and the management of congestive heart failure. Dr. Leeder enjoys many outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, running, and biking, as well as spending time with family and friends. Dr. Leeder works closely with you and your primary veterinarian to provide you with all the available information and treatment options for your pet’s condition.


Lippo.pngDr. Nathan Lippo

Dr. Nathan Lippo attended Wayne State University for undergraduate study earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Lippo graduated with honors from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. He went on to complete a 13-month internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and then worked as an emergency veterinarian at a specialty referral and emergency center in Rhode Island. In July 2008, he completed a residency in emergency and critical care at VCA- Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland and is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC). Dr. Lippo enjoys all aspects of critical care medicine. He has a special interest in pain management, trauma, critical anesthesia, surgery, cardiac emergencies, and mechanical ventilation. During his free time, Dr. Lippo is an outdoor enthusiast and passionate about motorcycling. Dr. Lippo provides primary case management or supervision and guidance for the emergency doctors in evaluation, specialized monitoring, and intensive treatment of your critically ill or injured pet. He assists your decision-making process through coordination of the family veterinarian, the emergency doctor, and other specialty doctor’s consultations.

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