Meet the Veterinarians & Team of The Small Animal Clinic at Piedmont Equine in The Plains. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Meet Our Team
Monday -Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday-8:00am – 12:30pm
Her first job, to support said horse, was kennel help/chief poop scooper.
Continued interest in veterinary medicine led to becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. Continued horse obsession led to a job as an exercise rider and groom for the master of the Old Dominion Hounds. Eventually, veterinary medicine won, resulting in a newlywed husband, John Nolan, and graduation from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Good friends and colleagues Paul Anikis, Monica Chapman, Pam Thayer, and Joe Davis all hail from “the best class ever” of 1991.
After John’s internships was a happy return to Virginia and settling down to part time homesteading, gardening, raising two sons, and working as a small animal veterinarian. Renee’s passion remains with veterinary medicine, with a focus of continued education and individualized care.
Monica graduated from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in the “illustrious and acclaimed” class of 1991, alongside colleagues Dr.s Renee and John Nolan, Paul Anikis, Pamela Thayer, and Joe Davis. She worked in small animal practices throughout Virginia in Waynesboro, Amherst, Lynchburg, and Roanoke before landing in Clarke County with her husband, Kimber, and joining the Middleburg Animal Hospital in 1996. Once their son, Oliver, was born, in 1999, Monica left private practice to enter public practice at the Fauquier SPCA where she spent 15 years as Veterinarian-In-Charge, practicing medicine and surgery, caring for the shelter animals and providing high quality, low cost spay/neuter services for the general community. Dr. Monica, CVIT, joined her classmates at The Small Animal Clinic at Piedmont Equine in 2017 and is enjoying sharing her integrative approach to Veterinary Medicine with clients and patients.
Monica has always been interested in herbal medicine and began her formal training in 2012, studying under Teresa Boardwine, RH(AHG) in Sperryville, VA, completed certification courses in Foundations of Western Herbal Medicine and Apothecary (medicine making) in 2013, and worked as an intern with Geo Derick Giordano, MSc, RH(AHG). In early 2017, she completed a Graduate Degree in Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine at the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT), studying under Dr. Barbara Fougere, a world leader in integrative veterinary medicine. She has also joined the faculty of CIVT and now mentors and helps teach classes educating Veterinarians all over the world about veterinary western herbal medicine.
Monica’s passion is using western herbs in an integrative approach to optimize health and wellness, and she established Mojo Medicinals, LLC in early 2017 in Paris, VA to bring the healing power of our plant allies to our 4-legged community. Dr. Monica is also a licensed hemp grower and producer and makes a whole plant hemp extract to provide this important green medicine to her patients.
In 1992 she graduated from the Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and worked the following two years as an equine practitioner before transitioning to exclusively small animal practice. She enjoys helping clients develop a loving bond with their pet and values the relationship formed with the clients in the process.
Dr. Wilson and her husband Dr. Dave Johnson, another CSU grad moved to northern Virginia in 1998 (many of you may know Dr. Johnson as the Piedmont Equine dental practitioner). They live in White Post with daughter Reagan, seven horses, two dogs, two cats and four chickens. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding and painting.
Dr. Thayer attended Radford College, graduating with a degree in Speech and language therapy. After being tenured in this first profession, she applied to veterinary school and was accepted to the Va Md Regional College of Veterinary medicine. She graduated in 1991 along with her husband Joe Davis and fellow classmates Rene and John Nolan, Monica Chapman and Paul Anikis.
She and her husband Joe, live on a farm in Marshall, surrounded by Golden Retrievers and horses. Their home was built in 1802 and keeps them busy as all farms and old houses do! She is an avid rider, competing in horse trials with her favorite horse, Whole Lotta Lovin. She and her husband are active members of the Old Dominion Hunt. Dr. Thayer also raises Golden Retrievers. The kennel name is Winterset's Golden retrievers. Her girls named Merlot, Willow and Maple are always happy to greet anyone who comes to visit.
Pam and Joe have two daughters, Hayley and Kristina. Both have graduated from College and Joe and her are beginning their life as empty nesters. The family enjoys sailing on the Chesapeake Bay on Joe's boat the Orianna, riding horses together and hiking whenever possible. She hopes that there will be more travel in their future.
Growing up in middle Tennessee, a passion of hers has always been horses. She currently owns five: Comet, Fever, Tesla, Max, and Byrd.
She is married to Josh Potts and enjoys reading, hiking, and walking when not busy with the horses.
She fell in love with the nursing care and the technical skills required of the vet tech. She went to Northern Virginia Community College and has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2003. The majority of her practice has been in emergency medicine, but has been with The Small Animal Practice since 2020. She brings with her exceptional skills and her signature sassy style.
When she is not at work she is busy at home raising her two beautiful daughters and enjoying her two little dogs and gorgeous cats.
Ouida has 2 horses(Hayley and Monty), 2 dogs(Remi and Hank), and
2 cats(Kit Kat and Bunny). Her hobbies include horse showing, hiking, and doing anything outdoorsy.
Courtney grew up in Aldie on her family’s Stepping Stone Farm and went to Sweet Briar College. She has a Great Dane named Daisy, 4 cats and 3 dogs.
She has lived in VA since 2005 and worked as a veterinary assistant in two general practice clinics in The Plains and Warrenton as well as in a surgery specialist veterinary clinic in Manassas prior to coming to Piedmont.
Liz lives in Warrenton with her 7 dogs. two cats. a parrot. a hedgehog, a rabbit and a horse Timmy. Her interests include crafts (quilting, sewing, clay models), baking and riding.