Dr. Melissa Butts DVM with DogDr. Melissa Butts, our Chief of Staff, has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years and carries with her a wealth of knowledge.

Dr. Butts has worked at several hospitals including Berkeley Springs Animal Hospital (first job as a new vet), Moorefield Animal Hospital (owned and operated by her), Valley Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Winchester (Chief of Staff), Banfield Pet Hospital (Medical Director for the Northeast Region), and of course, Big Spring Animal Hospital and our sister practice, Inwood Animal Center.

Dr. Butts received the Make The Difference Award for Line Leadership, while employed at Banfield Pet Hospital. This award is presented by Mars Inc. to associates who have made positive impacts through outstanding line management or team leadership, demonstrated the Five Principles, and delivered great results through people. In addition, she was voted Medical Director of the Year 2013 by her peers.

Dr. Casey Cleveland grew up in Northern Virginia and attended Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC for an undergraduate degree. She later went on to earn a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS) from Murdoc University, School of Veterinary and BioMedical Science in Perth, Australia. Prior to working as a veterinarian, Dr. Cleveland was a relief nurse at Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, VA. Over the years, she has developed a special interest in endocrine diseases, neoplasia, dermatology, preventive veterinary medicine and oncology.

Dr. Karen Davenport, DVM with her dog OllieDr. Karen Davenport has been with us for many years as a part-time veterinarian. She graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Her special interests include acupuncture for animals and she enjoys talking with owners about the care of their pets.

Dr. Davenport lives in Clarke County with her husband and two children. She also shares her home with several animals of her own, including multiple dogs, cats, and horses.

Dr. Susan Harper became a part of the Big Spring Animal Hospital team in 2006, on a part-time basis. She graduated with a DVM degree from Louisiana State University in 1999. Dr. Harper has since obtained Board Certifications in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Felicia Dryburg grew up in Bluefield and currently resides in Martinsburg, WV. She received an undergraduate degree from Shepherd College and earned a DVM degree from Tuskegee University. Prior to joining the Inwood Animal Center team, Dr. Dryburg practiced at Frederick Emergency Animal Hospital in Frederick, MD, Banfield Pet Hospital in Hagerstown, MD, Longmeadow Animal Hospital in Hagerstown, MD, and still provides relief coverage at Mountain View Animal Emergency in Hagerstown, MD. Her special interests include feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, emergency, and critical care.

Outside of work, Dr. Dryburg enjoys spending time with her family, crocheting, and reading. She also shares her home with her cat, Taz.