Salem, Virginia

Meet Our Team!

Meet the veterinarians and team of DeRolf Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional care for your pets!

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Get to know our team!

We are dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Dr. Lee Metrey

Dr. Lee Metrey, Owner

Veterinarian

Dr. Metrey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech. She received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She joined DeRolf Animal Hospital in December of 2008. Dr. Metrey spends her free time with her husband and two kids. She currently has three cats: Luxo, Peter Pan, Ohana, and one dog: Patrick.

AnneMarie Stocki

AnneMarie Stocki, LVT & Owner

LVT

AnneMarie joined the DeRolf Animal Hospital team in August 2014. She graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in 2018 as Veterinary Technology Student of the Year awarded by the VALVT. She lives in Salem with her husband and daughter. She has two Boxers (Annie and Barney), 4 cats (Fia, Mirabel, Sushi, and Rue), three miniature pot-bellied pigs (Petunia, Theo, and Juliana), and a few dozen chickens and ducks.

Dr. Smith

Dr. Shannon Smith

Veterinarian

Dr. Smith completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware and graduated from VMRCVM in 1998. She began working at DeRolf Animal Hospital in 2008 and lives in Salem, VA with her husband and 3 children. Dr. Smith’s family also includes one horse, four dogs, one cat, twenty or more chickens, and multiple ducks. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, painting, drawing, sewing, gardening, reading and baking.

Dr. Tammy Castellucci

Dr. Tammy Castellucci

Veterinarian

Dr. Castellucci, who also goes by Dr. Tammy, worked for us as a relief veterinarian for multiple years before joining us part-time in 2020. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech with both a DVM and PhD in 2015. She and her husband live in Salem with their six dogs: Annie, Abby, Millie, Cora, Floyd, and Jenelle. She enjoys hiking, knitting, craft beer, and all hound dogs!

Dr. Andy Arnold

Dr. Samantha Perry

Veterinarian

Dr Perry graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and has been practicing in the New River Valley since then. Dr Perry has special interests in sporting/working dogs, rehabilitation and canine fitness, preventive care and management of arthritis and obesity. In her free time, Dr Perry enjoys competing in various sports with her two golden retrievers (Phoenix and Rowan), hiking, gardening and traveling.

Dr. DeRolf

Dr. Dirk DeRolf, Founder

Retired Veterinarian

Dr. DeRolf, or Dr. D as many call him, is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the first class of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984, and practiced in the Roanoke Valley until he retired in September of 2023. He has enjoyed the challenges of surgery and medical diagnostics and has always been committed to service in this community. Dr. D enjoys distance running (picture Forest Gump meets Pee Wee Herman), reading, cooking (Indian, Thai), Jimmy Buffett tunes, and Latin beats. He is convinced he is allergic to snow and has a palm tree deficiency. He is an excellent driver, practices the Golden Rule whenever he can, and expects to live forever. So far, so good.

Allen
Allen

Veterinary Assistant

Allen started with us in April of 2023. He has been working in veterinary medicine for a few years now and enjoys spending time with the dogs and cats that we see as patients. He has a French Bulldog, Brock Lee, and one cat, Kitters.

Betsy
Betsy

Office Manager

Betsy has been with us since April of 2015. She enjoys riding her horse, Mandalay, and enjoys all things Corgi related! She has also added two goats to her family, Rocky Road and Moose Tracks! Her home also is occupied by two dogs (Spuds and Tater Tot) and four cats, two of which are three-legged orange boys!

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Chasity

Kennel Attendant

Chasity joined DeRolf Animal Hospital in August of 2023. She is working towards a degree in agriculture and currently has 2 dogs, Skye and Lucy.

Dakota
Dakota

Veterinary Assistant

Dakota joined us in June of 2022. She lives in Salem with her husband and her two daughters. She has three dogs (Yoda, Dixie, and Marley).

Emily
Emily

Receptionist

Emily joined us in September of 2022. She has an Associates Degree in Environmental Science. She enjoys Dungeons and Dragons, reading, and playing video games. She has one ferret (Phoebe), one dog (Doja), and two cats (Sage and Bieber)

Jennifer
Jennifer

Receptionist

Jennifer has been a part of our team since February of 2015. She is originally from Bristol, CT. and now lives in Elliston with her husband and two sons. She has three dogs and one cat but has a love for birds. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks, and playing fetch with the dogs.

Kaitlin
Kaitlin

LVT Student

Kaitlin joined our team in August of 2022. She is currently in school to become an LVT. She started working in veterinary medicine in 2017 here in Virginia but moved to Florida for a few years before moving back in 2022. She has three dogs (Beau, Hogan, and Bucky), and 3 cats (Seymour, Lilly, and Ellie).

Kassidy
Kassidy

Veterinary Assistant

Kassidy joined us in June 2021. She has two dogs (Angus and Tucker) and five cats (Kleo, Oscar, Piper, Poppy and Shrimp).

Lindsay
Lindsay

Veterinary Assistant

Lindsay became a proud part of the DeRolf Animal Hospital team in 2012. She has one dog, Marla, and three cats, Marceline, Cake, and Tobano. In addition to her obvious love of animals, her other main hobby is music. She loves listening to 70’s and 90’s rock. She plays piano, trumpet, dabbles in guitar and is a self-proclaimed band geek. In high school, she was in marching band and was drum major her junior and senior year. In college, she studied creative writing and psychology and is considering going back to school to be a LVT. After work, she likes to knit and crochet while watching Fraiser and Roseanne.

Logan
Logan

Veterinary Assistant

Logan joined DeRolf Animal Hospital in September 2018. She has one dog, Pinto Bean, and likes to take him hiking. She loves to travel and has a passion for photography. She aspires to be an LVT and is working towards going back to school.

Melanie
Melanie

Veterinary Assistant

Melanie joined the team in August 2020. She graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2022 and hopes to go to Vet School one day! She has two cats (Kuzco and Fred), and a Wirehaired Dachshund (Enzo).

Mikaela
Mikaela

LVT

Mikaela started with us in June of 2023. She is originally from South Carolina but just moved to Virginia from Washington where her husband was stationed with the Air Force. She graduated from USC with a Bachelors degree in biology in 2016 and then went back to school to become a technician and graduated in 2020.

Melanie
Peyton
LVT Student

Peyton is in school for her LVT and expects to graduate in 2025. She has 3 rescue dogs Tank, Rooster, and Bentley.