Our Team

Centralia Animal Hospital’s experienced support staff of Client Care Specialists, Certified Veterinary Technicians, Animal Health Technicians, and Animal Care Assistants strive to provide personalized, compassionate care for our patients and clients alike.

Centralia Animal Hospital

(804) 621-5264

4125 Celebration Ave Chester, VA 23831

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Jennifer Mink, Hospital Manager at Chester Animal Hospital

Jennifer Mink
Hospital Manager

Jennifer, Hospital Manager joined CAH in January 2016. She brings 10 years of veterinary management experience along with a passion to see people and pets smile. Jennifer truly enjoys being a part of a team where people want to do their best and give 110% at all times. Jennifer has been married for 5 years and currently has 2 four legged children. When Jennifer isn’t here with her work family she is at Lake Gaston fishing with her husband.

Tracey Bates, Patient Care Manager at Chester Animal Hospital

Tracey Bates
Patient Care Manager

Tracey, Patient Care Manager, works in all areas of the hospital. She has been with Centralia Animal Hospital since 2005 and in the field of veterinary medicine for over 13 years. One of the things she enjoys most about working here is helping to educate our clients with the latest information about their beloved family members. When Tracey is not at Centralia, she enjoys spending time with her family-Her Husband Russell, and their three beautiful daughters, Brianna, Baylee and Brooklyn. Their pet family includes 2 dogs and 1 cat.

Veterinary Technician


Aubrey at Chester Animal Clinic

Christi, LVT graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in May 2011. From here, she worked 3 years in the ER before moving to the neurology department. Now expecting her first child in April, she wanted to be closer to home. Being a Chester native, she felt CAH was the perfect fit. Outside of work Christi enjoys spending time with family. She seen married for a year and has 3 pets, 2 dachshunds and 1 cat.

Client Service Specialists


Gina at Chester Animal Clinic

Gina, Front Desk Coordinator and will always greet you and your pet with a smile. Gina has been working in the field of veterinary medicine for over 18 years, and one of the things she loves most is helping to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their people. When Gina is away from work she and her husband love spoiling her 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.


Gina at Chester Animal Clinic

Kelli, Front Desk Coordinator recently moved to Virginia from Montana where she lived for over 20 years. She is enjoying the milder winters that we have here in Virginia. Originally from the West Coast where she was born, Kelli has always liked the outdoors and in her spare time her and her husband like to go; hiking, biking, hunting, fishing and camping as well as going to the beach. She has several brothers and sisters and as always loved animals.

Kennel Attendant


Mozelle at Chester Animal Clinic

Zully, Kennel Attendant has been working at CAH from 2 years. Her favorite part of working here is being around amazing coworkers and animals everyday. When she is not at work, she likes to workout, paint and volunteer at the Richmond SPCA. Zully enjoys French fries and vacation at Hilton Head Island in South Carolina in a house by the beach.

Veterinary Assistants


Aubrey at Chester Animal Clinic

Aubrey, Veterinary Assistant has been with Centralia for over a year now. Aubrey started at CAH as a Front Desk Coordinator but then decided that she enjoyed the hands on part of the job. Aubrey is in school working towards becoming an LVT in the near future. Aubrey recently got married and currently has 1 four legged child which is her horse. When Aubrey isn’t at work she is 1 of 3 places church, the barn or with her family.


Diane at Chester Animal Clinic

Diane, has always loved animals, and enjoys seeing our clients and their family pets. Fiona, their 2 year old Golden Retriever, became a part of Diane’s family in 2011. Joining her four cats. When Diane is not working, she and her husband enjoy camping, and spending time with their children, Christopher and Melissa. Diane also enjoys being a part of the women’s ministry at her church. Diane has been with Centralia for 17 years.


Brittany at Chester Animal Clinic

Brittany, Veterinary Assistant, joined Centralia Animal Clinic in April 2017. Brittany enjoys living on her farm with her family, goats, horses and a donkey. Her hobbies include showing horses and being a part-time college student. She truly shares a passion for all animal of every shape and size.