Alyssa Thompson, DVM, is a Virginia girl. She moved to Northern Virginia when she was five years old, then spent her college years in Williamsburg at The College of William and Mary. She moved to Blacksburg in 1993 to attend the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, and upon graduation in 1998 moved to the beautiful city of Richmond.
Dr. Thompson’s practice interests are in internal medicine, geriatric care, and holistic therapies. She spends her free time walking her two pit bulls, Silk and Leeta, through Carytown and the Fan or hiking them in the Appalachian trails. She also enjoys cooking and entertaining friends and family. The rest of the Thompson zoo includes her 2 cats, Pablo and Isabel; two guinea pigs, Sunny and Stormy; and two horses, Gambler and Guess What.
- Years in Practice: 19 years
- Education: William & Mary, Virginia Tech Veterinary School
- Interests: Integrated Medicine Including Acupuncture and Herbal Modalities
Shannon graduated from St. Petersburg College with her LVT in 2007 and has been a part of the Cary Street team since 2001. She has completed the Sophia Yin Low-Stress Handling and Fear Free certification programs. She also has special interests in dentistry and animal hospice and palliative care. She completed the AAHA Animal Hospice and Palliative Care certification program in March 2018. She has had extensive training in dentistry, primarily in intra-oral radiography techniques and pain management.
When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her wife Tamra and their three furry children: Ellie, Emmie, and Franklin. She enjoys yoga, running, resistance training, and the local racing circuit. She also considers herself quite the craft beer connoisseur and enjoys the local craft beer scene around Richmond.
Kim is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), CCRP, with over 20 years of career experience spent dedicated to the pursuit and implementation of high-quality standards in patient care. Her professional history reflects her commitment and active contribution to the practice of progressive medicine. While she has explored many facets within the veterinary field, her primary area of interest is in mind and body wellness. This focus led her to obtain her certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee in 2010 and in 2017, complete an extensive Small Animal Medical Massage course through the Integrative Medicine and Education Center, and accomplish her Fear Free Certification.
Currently she is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, American Association of Rehabilitation (Technicians) Veterinarians, National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, and the Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians. Kim views physical rehabilitation as a critical and necessary service required to ensure an optimal standard of care in veterinary medicine.
Alex Dahlgren, DVM, CHPV, CVA graduated from the University of Georgia in 2006. She practiced emergency veterinary medicine for two years before joining Cary Street Veterinary Hospital in June of 2008. Dr. Dahlgren became certified in veterinary acupuncture through Colorado State University’s program.
She has special interests in older dogs and cats, working dogs and sports medicine, and pain control and rehabilitation medicine. She was also part of the first graduating class of veterinarians certified in Animal Hospice. In addition, she also enjoys behavior and training and has experience training search and rescue dogs. After the new Richmond City Chicken Ordinance was passed, Dr. Dahlgren is now seeing chickens at our practice.
In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking, running, swimming, and camping—she also brews a strong Belgian beer. She has two sons, Liam and Asher, who also keep her busy along with two cats named Annapurna and Huckleberry.
Kimberly Kuhn, DVM, CHPV graduated from the University of Missouri in May of 1989. She has been practicing veterinary medicine in Virginia since graduation. She has found a special interest in older/geriatric dogs and enjoys helping them age gracefully while also improving the quality of their lives through their silver and golden years. Dr. Kuhn was part of the first graduating class of veterinarians to earn their credentials in Animal Hospice and Palliative care. Outside the office, Dr. Kuhn’s interests include hiking, camping, yoga, and biking…basically anything outdoors. She currently has two dogs, Charlee and Fletcher, both terrier mixes, and two cats, River and Stuart.