Alison Rhoades, D.V.M.

rhodes1-150x150An associate of midlothian animal clinic since 1998, Dr. Rhoades was born in Michigan but grew up in Northern Virginia with her parents, her sister and a house full of dogs. In 1993, she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Hollins College with a B.A. in Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and History. Dr. Rhoades then attended VA/MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1997 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. (GO HOKIES!!) She practiced in a mixed animal practice in North Carolina for a year before joining MAC.  In addition to internal medicine, Dr. Rhoades has a special interest in Oncology.

Dr. Rhoades lives with her daughter, Madeline, and their beloved Labrador, Cash. She enjoys playing soccer, swimming, horseback riding, traveling and baking in her spare time. Professionally, she is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Central Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Richmond Academy American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Tim Withers, D.V.M

Dr. Withers is a native of Richmond, Virginia and a 1996 graduate of the University of Virginia. (Go Hoos!) He graduated from VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. During his college years, Dr. Withers, who is also an Eagle Scout, earned numerous awards including being voted the “Most Outstanding Senior Veterinary Student” by his professors, and the “Kay Daugherty Spirit Award” as voted by his classmates. After graduation, Dr. Withers worked as an associate veterinarian at a mixed animal practice in Pennsylvania. He returned to Virginia and MAC in 2005.  In addition to general veterinary medicine, he has special interests in dentistry, surgery and ultrasound.

Professionally, he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Dental Society,  Richmond Academy and the American Animal Hospital Association.  In 2011 the VVMA presented a plaque to Dr. Withers in recognition of his dedication and service to the Mentor Program for Veterinary students at the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Withers and his wife, Angela, share their home with their children Isaiah and Isabella, their puppy Sadie and their kitty, Maya. In his spare time, Dr. Withers enjoys cooking, gardening, music, singing, golf, fishing and spending time with his family.

“Dr. Becky” Rose, D.V.M

rose1-150x150“Dr. Becky”, a Richmond native, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Environmental Science from the University of Virginia in 1992. After completing prerequisites for admission to veterinary school at Virginia Commonwealth University, she attended VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Becky received several awards including Outstanding Fourth Year Student Award, The Pharmacia/Upjohn Proficiency Award and the Richard B. Talbot Memorial Award. She was also a member of Phi Zeta Honor Society and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. After graduation, Dr. Becky completed a small animal internship with training in Oncology, Cardiology and Ophthalmology at North Carolina State University Hospital, where she was voted Intern of the Year. She has been in private practice for 15 years in both North Carolina and Virginia. “Dr. Becky” joined MAC in August of 2006. Professionally, she is a member of the American Animal Hospital, American Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Becky resides in Midlothian with her husband, 3 sons, two dogs, Geni and Gipper, and two cats, Jack and Annie. During her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her family.

Owen C. McFadden, D.V.M.

mcfadden2-150x150Founder of midlothian animal clinic, he has practiced in the Midlothian area since 1978. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. McFadden graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1966, where he was an All-American Lacrosse player. After leaving the Naval Academy, he was a naval aviator for 5 years flying P-3 sub hunters in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. In 1976 Dr. McFadden received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia.  Dr. McFadden’s professional goals are to provide progressive small animal medicine and surgery, as well as superb client communication and service.

Living in Powhatan, Virginia for the past 35 years with his wife Kim, Hospital Manager at midlothian animal clinic, Dr. McFadden is a past senior warden and vestry member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He professionally belongs to the American Veterinary Medical Association, Central Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, is a member and past officer of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Richmond Academy, and the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. McFadden received the 2011 Veterinary Service Award in recognition for Outstanding Service to the Veterinary Profession and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association.

Now that Dr. McFadden has officially retired, his leisure activities include golfing, traveling and spending time with his family and his two Jack Russell Terriers, Paddy and Peggy Dunn.

Lauren Shaughnessy, D.V.M.

dr-lauren2-250x300Dr. Lauren Shaughnessy was raised in Delaware and moved to Midlothian in 1995.  She received her BS in Animal and Poultry Science with honors from Virginia Tech and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Shaughnessy has a special interest in behavior, nutrition, multimodal pain management, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.  Endoscopy and acupuncture are areas she will be receiving additional education in to better serve her patients in the future.

Dr. Shaughnessy has a Great Dane who loves to visit the dog park and three wonderful cats who help complete her family.  Her free time is devoted to hiking in the mountains, traveling, visiting historical sites, museums, concerts and comedy clubs.  She also enjoys working on home improvement projects and spending time with her family and friends.   

Our Staff 

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Our team members believe that each pet deserves special care and attention.  Client Service Assistants assist clients with scheduling, medication refills, dietary purchases and any questions or special requests which may arise. Patient assistants work with doctors and Licensed Veterinary Technicians, the Veterinary Nurse, to provide care and treatment for the patient and are instrumental in client education and communication.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Licensed Veterinary Technicians have received specialized training in Veterinary Medicine.  LVT’s are required to complete on going continuing education courses to maintain their skill level and to renew their license. Licensed technicians oversee patient care, procedures and treatment, monitor anesthesia and provide client education.

Administrative Personnel

office2-150x150Kim McFadden and Katherine Walker oversee hospital operations and serve as the liaison between doctors, staff and clients. The details of the business side of a veterinary practice demand much time and attention. Our admin team works hard to assure that our clients and team members are well cared for.