Aaron R. Osborne is the Executive Director of Administration with Mountain View Humane. In this role, Aaron manages the internal administration of the organization, overseeing and providing strategic, forward-thinking leadership in the areas of finance, human resources and front office administration. He holds his Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Radford University along with a SAS Joint Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics issued by the SAS Institute. Some of his other professional certifications include Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Portfolio Management and Microsoft Office Specialist Expert. Prior to starting his career with Mountain View Humane in April 2021, Aaron spent 4 years helping manage Radford University’s Student Managed Investment Portfolio Organization. During his time with them, he was the Senior Analyst managing the Basic Materials and Financial Sectors. In addition, Aaron is a member of the Financial Management Association (FMA) and American Association of Individual Investors (AAII). Aaron has an 8 year old Chihuahua named Roxy and a 2 year old Chihuahua named Bowie. Roxy was rescued from DC and Bowie came from South Carolina. Both dogs enjoy the outdoors but neither are fans of water. He also has a bearded dragon named Mufasa along with several crested geckos. Aaron chose to work at Mountain View because he wanted to align his educational qualifications with his personal love for animals. What a perfect fit! To learn more about Aaron, please visit his LinkedIn Profile.
Contact Aaron at (540) 382-0222 or by email.
Amber Lee, DVM
Dr. Amber Lee is a Veterinarian and the Medical Director for Mountain View Humane. In this role, Dr. Lee leads the medical team in providing all aspects of medical care of patients, including pain management, surgical prep, anesthetic care, surgery, and recovery. Dr. Lee received her Bachelor of Science from University of Maryland, College Park in 2009 and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Prior to joining the Mountain View Humane staff in 2020, Amber spent seven years in small animal general practice in Maryland and Virginia. When she is not working at Mountain View Humane, Amber enjoys cooking, baking, and hiking. Amber and her husband currently reside in Christiansburg, VA, with Dory, a black miniature poodle.
Amy is the Data & Mobile Clinic Coordinator at Mountain View Humane. In this role, she coordinates all aspects of scheduling the mobile unit locations, volume client scheduling and client communication. Prior to joining Mountain View Humane in October 2020, Amy worked as a Veterinary Assistant for the past 12 years at full-service clinics as well as the Roanoke Valley SPCA. She has four Yorkshire Terriers (Reilly, Louise, Thelma Lou and Lucinda), a Terrier mix named Sadie, and a Golden/Aussie mix named Penny. Sadie, Thelma Lou and Lucinda were all rescued from the Roanoke Valley SPCA, and Penny from Franklin County. Amy has a degree from Virginia Western Community College and is also Certified Fear Free. Amy chose to work at Mountain View Humane because after working in private practice and shelter medicine, she wanted to expand her knowledge as well as take on new opportunities within the organization.
Call (540) 382-0222 or email Amy
Cat is the Office & Transport Coordinator at Mountain View Humane. In this role, she serves as liaison with the clinic and patients, handles all medical data entry, medical paperwork and post-surgical patient contact, as well as conducts all transports, ensuring that proper safety and clinic standards are met before, during and after transport. She also drives, fuels and handles all aspects of the mobile spay/neuter clinic, which ensures that the mobile clinic is bringing services to communities throughout southwest Virginia, especially those with travel barriers. Before joining Mountain View in 2022, Cat ran and operated her own grooming business, was a veterinary assistant for seven years for a private practice in New Jersey, at the same as serving as the grooming manager for Petco for six years. Cat attended Brookdale Community College for auto technician and is a certified pet groomer with licenses and schooling through Petco, even shadowing a master groomer for a year before graduating. Cat lives on a 52-acre farm with chickens, goats and pigs. She has a female Pitbull named Sassy that she rescued when Sassy was only three weeks old after her mother was hit by a car. Her 10 year old cat, Riggs, came from a friend who was unable to keep him as a kitten. Riggs became the grooming shop cat, greeting customers and pets. He now enjoys his retirement with all of his farm animal friends. The newest addition to the family is Rebel, a two year old Belgian Malinois she rescued in November 2021. Farm life suits Rebel’s energy level, allowing him to run with the four-wheelers and swim with Sassy every chance they get. Cat chose to work for Mountain View to work alongside others who are passionate about pets and animal care. She wanted a job that helps make a difference in the lives of people and animals.
To contact Cat, call (540) 382-0222 or email Cat.
Ginny is the lead licensed veterinary technician with Mountain View Humane since May 2022. In this role, Ginny coordinates all aspects of surgery including anesthetic induction, surgical preparation, and recovery monitoring, as well as managing all support medical staff. Prior to starting at Mountain View, she worked in private veterinary practice for 12 years. Ginny holds an associates degree in veterinary technology from San Juan College, and plans to pursue her bachelor’s in the near future. She has two beloved pets. Kujo is a 14 year old mixed breed who is considered her first child. Raya is a crazy 1 year old tabby cat who adds joy and laughter into everyday life. Ginny really loves working with the amazing team at Mountain View and looks forward to helping uphold it’s mission.
To contact Ginny, email.
Julie Rickmond is the Marketing and Communications Director with Mountain View Humane. In this role, Julie manages all aspects of advertising and marketing including media appearances, website and social media communications, and print design. Prior to joining Mountain View Humane, Julie spent over 15 years as an Art Director for a national outdoor advertising agency in addition to running her own freelance graphic design & fine art business. Julie joined Mountain View Humane in July 2020 and she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Virginia Tech.
She lives at home with her husband and their five fabulous rescued cats and one very goofy and loveable rescued Rottweiler. Julie joined the Mountain View Humane because she loves all animals and is especially passionate about ending pet homelessness in our community.
Julie can be contacted at 540-339-9513 or email Julie.
Lauren is a vet assistant with Mountain View Humane. In this role, Lauren is responsible for prepping cats and dogs brought in for spay/neuter and taking care of them after surgery. Prior to starting her employment here in August 2021, she spent 12 years as a vet assistant/lead vet assistant at a private practice in North Carolina. She has Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Biology from UNCG in North Carolina and is currently working through Penn Foster to acquire her Licensed Veterinary Technician title. Lauren has an 11 year old English Cocker Spaniel named Fergie who is full of energy and loves everyone. She also has Luke, a 5 year old black Lab mix who is the goodest boy there is, and Leia, an 8 year old Boxer mix who has the best underbite around.
Call (540) 382-0222 or email Lauren.
Maggie Yu is a Veterinary Assistant with Mountain View Humane. In this role, Maggie coordinates all aspects of surgery, including preoperative preparation and postoperative monitor. Maggie is a qualified pet stylist and holds the certification from China Professional Groomer Association. Maggie has a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Poultry Science. Before joining Mountain View Humane in July 2021, Maggie had her own pet store and spent 10 years as a pet groomer. Maggie has two dogs, one is a 14 year old lab mix called Dudu, who loves to be praised, and 3 year old Rottweiler who is a vigilant and protective girl. Both have different personalities but are equally loved. Maggie’s long-term goal is to become a veterinarian to rescue and save more lives!
Maggie can be reached by email.
Rebecca is a licensed veterinary technician with Mountain View’s licensed veterinary technicians. She graduated with her associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Blue Ridge Community College in 2015 and worked in general practice before joining Mountain View in December 2021. She shares her home with her 5-year-old cat Widget who was rescued from the streets of Blacksburg. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys reading, bowling, going to the movies, kayaking, and hanging out with friends.
To contact Rebecca, please email.
Serenity is the Office Assistant/Receptionist at Mountain View Humane. In this role, she assists with appointment scheduling, intake and discharge of all the lovely animals coming in and out of our spay/neuter clinic. Prior to joining Mountain View Humane staff in 2022, Serenity worked in other careers and was drawn to the veterinary field and plans to pursue her veterinary technician license in the near future. Serenity resides with her fiance, Josh, her two kids, Colton and Cheyenne, and her three rescued furbabies, Oscar (the dramatic one), Casper (who was rescued on Halloween) and his brother, Shadow (who was rescued exactly one week later). Serenity and her family love to travel and build vehicles when not hanging with their pets. She loves working with the amazing team at Mountain View and looks forward to helping upholds its mission.