Meet the Cat Veterinarians in Roanoke, VA
Doctors Who Specialize in Caring for Cats

Meet The Doctors

Kevin Britt, DVM

Dr. Britt is a proud Buckeye, having graduated from the Ohio State University in 1984. He moved to Roanoke from the DC Metro area in 2003 and joined Vets To Cats in 2004. He and his partner, Bayne, share their home near Salem with their cat Chaos.

Kevin is active in his church choir, Praise Band, and enjoys playing his soprano sax in church most Sundays. He enjoys spending time with his 3 grown children; attending live theater, relaxing at home and enjoying a good stout at his favorite craft breweries. He also enjoys knitting when he really needs to relax.

Kevin’s father was a veterinarian and he cannot remember not having a cat and other pets growing up. He loves caring for the wonderful cats and their human parents that he sees at Veterinarians To Cats. He looks forward to more years of service to the Roanoke feline community.

Kristen Miller, DVM

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Sharon Harris, DVM

Dr. Harris grew up in Botetourt County. She was born in Roanoke city where, at the age of three, she climbed the neighbor’s chain link fence every day to visit the white Persian fluffs next door. The family soon grew to seven members and moved to a small farm near Fincastle, where there was an abundance of pets and livestock to keep her further fascinated by animals. Sharon had a 4-H sow, Charlotte, who became a neighborhood legend.

Dr. Harris knew she wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she remembers. She babysat for the local veterinarian and asked if she could have a job as his assistant. He told her that she could, but she had to wait until she was 16 years old. She didn’t want him to think she was too anxious, so she asked him the day after she turned 16 for a job. She worked there for four years.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and is a 1991 graduate of the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Before entering Vet School, Dr. Harris bought a small farm in Copper Hill, VA. She remained there for nearly 35 years, establishing Copper Hill Animal Clinic. While she has helped thousands of dogs, horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, alpacas and goats, her true love has always been cats.

Dr. Sharon and her husband Mike returned to Botetourt in 2019 and she decided to retire from practice “up on the mountain.” She has found a new family at Veterinarians to Cats where her goal is to give her best to every kitty and to absorb as much knowledge from Dr. Connie Canode and the other wonderful veterinarians and technicians on staff as possible. Dr. Harris and her husband Michael live on a small farm in Daleville with 14 chickens, 4 dogs, 2 horses, 2 goats, and several pet fish, and of course, four of the best cats that ever lived.

Connie J. Canode, DVM

Growing up on a small farm in Craig County, VA, instilled in Connie a love for animals, especially cats, and this love never left her. After graduating from high school she planned on having a career in nursing. Upon graduation from college, Connie moved to the Charleston area of South Carolina and worked at the Medical University. While there, she fell in love with the Isle of Palms area, and knew someday she would be back.

As life goes, Connie moved back to Virginia, and worked in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She loved nursing and the experience that came with the job, but her true love of animals kept calling her. A woman being a veterinarian was just unheard of back in the day. Anyone that knows Connie, knows that telling her women are not veterinarians would not fly with her. It made Connie more determined than ever. She enrolled at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VA TECH), and was in the second graduating class of the school.

After graduation, Connie worked for five years at a local veterinary clinic. This experience gave her the desire to open her own practice. In 1990, she fulfilled her dream by opening Veterinarians to Cats and, as they say, she has never looked back.

Connie has met so many wonderful people here in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas. The trust they have placed in her with the care of their special family member means so much. Connie looks forward to providing years of kitty care along with taking relaxing vacations at her beach house on the Isle of Palms.

Meet The Staff

Angie Miller - Veterinary Technician / Owner

Angie is a licensed veterinary technician and she has been the owner of Veterinarians To Cats since 2019. Angie has worked with Dr. Canode since May of 1994 after graduating from Blue Ridge College with her Associate in Applied Science degree. She has loved being a veterinary technician and has learned so much and been a mentor to so many.

When Dr. Canode starting thinking of her retirement (we all know that she will never actually retire), it seemed only fitting that she pass the torch to someone who has been a part of this family since the beginning. Angie gladly accepted. It has been challenging to say the least but she cannot imagine waking up in the morning going anywhere else or doing anything else. She is honored that Dr. Canode entrusted her to take over her business. She will continue to offer the same personal care that she has given to all of the cats in the Roanoke Valley and beyond.

In her spare time, weather permitting, Angie enjoys relaxing at the lake on their boat with her husband Mike. She also enjoys spending time with her family which Ashley, Brandon, Lauren, Isabella, and Maggie and her Doberman, Loki, who was recently diagnosed with an allergy to CATS! Yes, CATS! All of this plus running a business keeps Angie busy but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Amy - Office Manager

Amy began her career with Veterinarians to Cats in 2001 as the office manager. While working at Veterinarians to Cats, she was offered the opportunity to go to Louisiana to work with Alley Cat Allies in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Amy is married with a daughter and son-in-law, two precious fur babies (kitties), a sweet grand puppy, two wonderful grand kitties and many grand chickens. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, weekends at the lake, and traveling. Amy’s travels usually revolve around animals, whether it is a petting zoo, trail rides, deer farm, interacting with lemurs, or feeding the baby tiger.

Jessica - Veterinary Technician

Jessica joined Veterinarians to Cats in 2006. She graduated from Blue Ridge Community College with a degree in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Her passion for helping injured or sick animals started when she was very young and has continued throughout her life. Jessica has special interests in oncology, cytology, dentistry, and internal medicine. She is a member of NALVT, VALVT and RVVMA. She enjoys mentoring other technician students to help them reach their goal. She resides in Roanoke with her husband, daughter, her Boxer dog, two cats, and two leopard geckos.

Tanner - Veterinary Technician

Tanner is a recent graduate of the Veterinary Technology program at Blue Ridge Community College (Class of 2023). Although he had always wanted to work with animals, he didn’t start his career until after graduating from Virginia Tech in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in biological sciences. He started off with a very intense internship in Florida working with sharks and rays. When he realized the ocean was not for him, he expanded his horizons. He fell in love with the veterinary field when he started volunteering at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke. It was there he gained the skills and confidence to begin working in private practice. In June of 2020, he started his journey at Veterinarians to Cats. Working among the very dedicated and skilled doctors at the clinic, Tanner learned everything he needed to know to get him through his veterinary technology program at BRCC. He is now a graduate of the program and is awaiting his official license as a Veterinary Technician. When he isn’t working, Tanner enjoys staying active. He loves playing disc golf with his brothers and cruising on his Iongboard with his girlfriend, Cera. Last year he adopted a three-legged cat and named her “Lefty Lucy.” They have been inseparable since.

Nichole - Veterinary Technician

Nichole graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in 2021 and has been working with animals her entire life from horses and cow to cats and dogs! Her favorite past times are traveling the world, backpacking, camping and kayaking. She especially loves doing these things with her husband, daughter and two German Shepherds Devi and Zara. Though she doesn’t own any cats in her home due to allergies, she loves to be able to work with them daily at vets to cats!

Danielle - Veterinary Assistant

Danielle has been with Vets to Cats since 2001. She knew she wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember, and cats have always had a special place in her heart. She fondly remembers, with a look of disgust and disbelief on his face, her childhood cat letting her push him in a stroller and wrap him in blankets like a baby.

Being a diabetic herself, she has a special interest in diabetes care and education with the cats and their owners. Danielle lives in New Castle, VA with her husband, Steve and son Bryan, along with their spoiled, adorable cats Bella, Max, and Milo.

Cera - Veterinary Assistant

A Roanoke, Virginia native, Cera has been working with Veterinarians to Cats since the beginning of 2021. Her special interests in the field include surgery and emergency care. Her love of animals, especially felines and exotics, started at a young age. Being homeschooled allowed her ample time to research and learn about many different animals and their unique husbandry requirements.

Some of her favorite activities include going on walks and rock climbing with her boyfriend, Tanner. She is also an avid “plant mom” and loves plant shopping and gardening. Cera resides in Salem, VA, with her boyfriend, Tanner, their four cats: Roo, Ladybug, Snot, and Lefty Lucy, and hedgehog, Lila.

Hope - Veterinary Assistant

Hope is originally from South Bend, Indiana but moved to Virginia back in middle school. She has had a love for animals as long as she could remember, especially cats. She has three beautiful cats of her own and they are her world. In her free time you can find her out on a run or taking a stroll with her cats in their stroller. She has always wanted to work with animals and is grateful to have been given the opportunity to join the team at Vets to Cats.

Debbie - Client Care Specialist

Debbie has had the pleasure of working at Veterinarians to Cats for 15 years, where she has gained much knowledge about cat care. Debbie has met many wonderful clients and one of her favorite things to do at Veterinarians to Cats is to help kitties find their forever homes.

Katelyn - Client Care Specialist

Katelyn has been working at Veterinarians to Cats since 2018. She is married with two children and two cats. She enjoys cooking, trying new recipes, spending time with her family, and working here at Veterinarians to Cats.

Amanda - Client Care Specialist

Amanda is a native of the Roanoke area. She is married with two children, one dog, and two cats. She has been employed with Veterinarians to Cats for one year now and has enjoyed meeting the clients and kitties. She likes helping people. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with family, hiking, listening to music, and just spending time with friends. YOLO!!!!

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