Our Careteam

Carol
Veterinary Nurse
Carol has over 25 years of experience in the veterinary field, and she is our primary surgical nurse. She specially enjoys animal dentistry and caring for special needs kitties!

Carol and Dr Godlewski first met over 12 years ago while Dr G was doing relief work at Middleburg Animal Hospital. When that practice closed Carol sought out Dr G to see if she needed any help and of course the answer was yes!

Carol has a BA in Psychology and a lifelong passion for animals. She has a big heart for abandoned animals and plays an active role with the Middleburg Humane Foundation. In addition she is and avid equestrian and accomplished horse rider. She shares her home with 4 beautiful horses and 3 personality filled cats!Her talents don’t stop there! She also has a great interest in horticulture and has grown many prize-winning daffodils over the years!

Rest assured if your pet is undergoing surgery or having a dental cleaning, that Dr Godlewski will be assisted with an experienced and talented nurse.
Alex
Veterinary Nurse (LVT Eligible)
Originally from Loudoun County. Alex has grown up with animals and they have been an important part of her life. She decided to dedicate her career to giving back by caring for animals. She started as a kennel assistant in high school and eventually earned her Associates Degree in Applied Veterinary Science. She is eligible to sit for her Licensed Veterinary Technician ( LVT) boards this spring. Alex especially excels at anesthesia monitoring, dentistry, and client education. Her home is full of animals with 4 cats and one Corgi. She enjoys, music, origami, and has recently taken up kickboxing!
Ashley
Veterinary Assistant
Ashley has over 14 years of experience in the veterinary field. She comes to us via Florida and Michigan and is avid animal lover. She has 3 children, and 3 dogs of her own and has cared for cats and horses as well.
She enjoys building lasting bonds with clients and seeing puppies grow. Those clients and patients who have met her know she has a special way with pets.
In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors.
Nikki
Veterinary Assistant
I’ve been in the animal field for over 10 years now. I have loved animals since I was a kid and knew I’d eventually do something in the field . I have four fur babies of my own, 2 chihuahuas & 2 mini pins. In my free time I enjoy running, hiking, and spending time with my family.
Kristen
Receptionist
A native of northern Virginia, Kristen has been spending time around pets nearly all her life. She’s always had a soft spot for the earth’s creatures, and knew that she would find it incredibly rewarding to give something back. That’s why she decided to join the veterinary profession! Kristen is a proud member of the clinic’s front-desk staff.

Kristen launched her animal-care journey by working at a boarding facility during summer breaks between semesters in college. Then, she moved into full-time work in the veterinary field. When the time came to look for an opportunity closer to home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristen was more than happy to join the team here at Lansdowne Animal Hospital—she became a member of the family in June of 2020 and hasn’t looked back since!

Kristen is engaged to her college sweetheart, Joseph, and together they enjoy hiking, reading, and cooking. They have two dogs: a Yellow Labrador named Timber and a mixed-breed pooch who goes by Gunner.