Melissa Butts, DVM — Co-Chief of Staff
Dr. Melissa Butts, our Co-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, Inwood Animal Center and Big Spring Animal Hospital, our sister practice.
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.
Jorge Araque, DVM, CRT — Co-Chief of Staff
Dr. Jorge Araque obtained his DVM degree at LaSalle University School of Veterinary Medicine. To further refine his skills, he did an internship in internal medicine and surgery at Purdue University, and a special training in public health with the US Army. He is one of the few veterinarians in the nation trained in Canine Rehabilitation at Colorado State University.
Dr. Araque has been practicing his medical and surgical skills for over 20 years in general practice, emergency hospitals, as well as working hand-to-hand with specialists in internal medicine. His special interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, and rehabilitation.
Casey Cleveland, BVMS
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.
Karen Davenport, DVM
Dr. 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.
Susan Harper, DVM
Alice Sudduth, DVM
Dr. Alice Sudduth has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1999, after graduating with Honors from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys working with clients to provide the best care possible for their pets.
Dr. Sudduth grew up in Arkansas, but has called Jefferson County, WV home since 1999. She lives on a farm near Middleway with her two sons, Jack and Andrew, her dog, Rosie, nine cats, four horses, two guinea pigs and six fish. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses, playing football and basketball with her boys, downhill skiing, running and reading.
Felicia Dryburg, DVM
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.