Dr. Amy O’Malley
Dr. Amy O’Malley graduated from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. Dr. Amy is the small animal physician at Warrenton Animal Clinic, a mixed animal practice owned and operated by herself and her husband, Dr. Chris O’Malley, which they opened together in 1999. Originally from Chesapeake, Virginia, she became interested in veterinary medicine at an early age, and after she began volunteering in a small animal veterinary clinic at the age of 15, she knew for sure that it was her passion and career. The mother of three beautiful children, she lives life to the fullest and in addition to loving on her beloved patients, she enjoys reading, horseback riding, and spending time at the lake with her family.
Dr. Chris O’Malley
Dr. Chris O’Malley graduated from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Since graduation, he has devoted his practice almost exclusively to equines. His practice is largely ambulatory and has given him vast experience with all aspects of caring for the ailing equine in the field setting. In 2005 he published an equine emergency handbook titled “Horse 911: Dr. O’Malley’s Veterinary Emergency Handbook.” When he is not working with his patients, Dr. O’Malley is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys water sports, fishing, and snowboarding with his family.
Rachel Joseph | Technician
(Pictured with her 100lb Staffordshire Terrier, “Tank,” whom she refers to as her “little tiny baby dog”)
Brandon Denton | Reception
A graduate of NC State University, Brandon is a calm face in our reception area or a reassuring voice on the phone. In addition to professionally and efficiently handling a wide variety reception tasks, he also greets every client with caring warmth and welcome and will do everything he can to make your visit with us a comfortable experience.
Rebekah Taylor | Reception
Rebekah has worked for the O’Malley family in the capacity of music teacher and nanny for several years, but has recently accepted a position in the veterinary office! She is a cat person and will surely slip out from behind her desk if there is a kitten to cuddle!
Erikka Wheeler | Reception
(Pictured with her sweet old “Rudy.”)
Erikka is the daughter of a cattle farmer and has worked with livestock her whole life. She has had every type of pet you can imagine: donkeys, pigs, goats, horses, cows etc.! She has been riding horses for 17 years and has been training horses for the last 7 years. When not at work, she spends most of her time at the barn with her animals preparing for horse shows or teaching lessons. Her diverse background and deep love for her animals has made her a natural fit in our office and helps her relate to each of our clients.
Makayla Strickland | Assistant
Makayla has a very compassionate heart and loves working in a place devoted to taking care of animals, helping them be comfortable and happy. She has experience working with all kinds of animals and often looks after neighborhood pets and farms when those families are on vacation! When not at work or studying, she can often be found practicing her baking skills, and being involved with her church.
Krystle Richardson | Assistant
(Pictured with her cat, “Raisin”)
Krystle has always had some sort of pet since she was a child. She currently has 1 dog, 1 cat & a 29 gallon freshwater fish tank with a variety of fish! She loves the reward of being a loyal pet owner, and is ecstatic to be part of the WAC team where she cares for animals all day long. Krystle also loves spending time with her family and traveling.
Abigail Heffington | Web Admin
Abigail worked full time at Warrenton Animal Clinic for over 4 years, first training as a technician and then doubling as technician and receptionist. She had to leave her in-house position in November 2014 due to getting married and having a baby, but she now works from home as web administrator and communications assistant.