Meet our Staff

Groomer

Kaitlyn Hart
Groomer

Kaitlyn has joined our staff as a groomer. With years of experience under her belt we are excited to have her on board! She has a very calm quiet demeanor. She has a maltese named Persephone and a yellow lab puppy named Jax.

Veterinarians

Dr. Sharon Coleman
Owner/Veterinarian

Sharon Coleman

Dr Coleman graduated in the top 10% of her class from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. She has been working in the Roanoke Valley for over 25 years. She is a mother of two. She has a daughter Jennifer who is currently pursuing her degree in Law and a son Gus who works with us here in the office. Dr Coleman works hard running the business with her husband Hal. And though she is limited on free time, when she gets it she loves to go to her farm and ride her horses all day long, with her dogs Boudrax, Ellie and Lilah in tow. She also enjoys reading and going for long walks with her dogs after a long days work.

Office Staff

Ashley Doyle
Receptionist

Ashley Doyle

Ashley has been working in our office for years. She goes above and beyond to make every customer feel welcome and help them achieve their goals. In Ashley's spare time she loves to go glamping and she loves to shop! Aside from work, you can usually find Ashley with her dog Ruger and her husband Carter.

Melanie Shanks
Receptionist

Melanie Shanks

Melanie is our newest receptionist. She works hard daily to try and make every customers experience here aboslutely wonderful. She is a dedicated mother to her three children and loves to spend time with them. Her genuine feelings have truly helped her excel in this line of work and adding her to our team has been a wonderful addition. 

Vet Techs

Kristen Christianson
Veterinary Assistant

Kristen Christianson

Kristen enjoys all activities outside! She loves camping, running and swimming. She loves to spend time with her family and her three Boston Terriers, Harvey, Nessie and Tenny. She also enjoys playing her guitar. Driven by her passion for animals Kristen is excited to be here as an assistant. And we are thrilled she has joined our team here at NRVH. Her calm and gentle demeanor helps her excel when working with our animals.

Nichole Zarobinski
Veterinary Assistant

Nichole Zarobinski

Nichole has been here at NRVH for over 6 years now. She loves spending time with her daughter Jessika and her fiancé DJ. She loves her dogs Koopa the pitbull and Bowser the boxer mix. She lives for the outdoors and enjoys camping, backpacking and canoeing whenever she can regardless of weather. She loves exploring and has huge dreams of traveling to every country she can. She has always known she would find a career working with animals, which remains her deepest passion. She has worked with large and small animals and she is currently a student in the Veterinary Technician Program.