ashley-hampton-dvmDr. Ashley Hampton, our Chief of Staff, grew up in Lewisburg, West Virginia and currently lives in Durham, North Carolina. She received an undergraduate degree from Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV and a DVM degree from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Hampton boasts years of experience practicing at many veterinary hospitals, including: Seventy-First Animal Hospital in Fayetteville, NC; South Arundel Veterinary Hospital in Edgewater, MD; Loudoun Veterinary Service in Purcellville, VA; Green Valley Animal Hospital in Ijamsville, MD; and Falconbridge Animal Hospital in Durham. Her special interests include dermatology, senior pet care, and internal medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Hampton enjoys gardening, hiking, spending time with her family, reading, and community volunteer work. She has a wonderful dog named JoJo, a Maine Coon cat named Windy, and a hedgehog named Chocolate Brown.


John Shontz, DVMDr. John Shontz ("Dr. John"), was raised in a suburb on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio known as Mayfield. That's right, the same as Beaver Cleaver! His college education started in electrical engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Knowing that engineering was not for him, Dr. John transferred to The Ohio State University into the College of Agriculture, where he studied Animal Science/Nutrition. He then then gained entrance into the College of Veterinary Medicine receiving his DVM degree in 1978.

Dr. John admits that the best thing to come out of the years he spent in Columbus was meeting Katherine Settle, first a classmate, now a wife. Marrying shortly after graduation, they spent a year working in private practice in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area of Florida.

Dr. Jocelyn Sausner, DVM with Dog Dr. Jocelyn Sausner grew up in Massapequa, New York and currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received an undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned a DVM degree from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, with her final year at North Carolina State University. Her special interests include preventative health care, internal medicine, and dermatology. 

Dr. Sausner share her home with a hound mix named Zulu. In her spare time, she enjoys spinning, traveling, spending time at the beach, and cheering on the New Orleans Saints. WHO DAT!