About us

DSCF0080Appalachian Animal Health Center is a full service veterinary clinic located in Grundy, VA. We enjoy providing medical care for pets of all sizes, including dogs, cats, horses, farm animals, and other species. Our clinic focuses on preventative health care, including vaccines, parasite protection, and screening for internal problems. Staying ahead of health problems helps our patients enjoy a better quailty of life, and have a longer life span. Although we enjoy caring for healthy pets, we pride ourselves in our ability to treat more difficult medical conditions, including skin problems, allergies, digestive problems, weight loss, heart conditions, liver/kidney problems, diabetes, and dental disease. Our caring team of two doctors, seven nurses, and two receptionists are always happy to answer health questions. A few features of our clinic are: separate examination rooms for dogs and cats, separate boarding for dogs and cats, digital x-ray, on-site laboratory for blood testing, outpatient surgery, surgery suite, advanced dentistry unit, ICU, care for hospitalized pets on nights and weekends, electronic medical records, and professionally trained staff. All of our staff members and doctors are involved in ongoing education and training to make sure our clinic always offer the newest and best in health care.

Appalachian Animal Health Center currently has over 4,000 established small animal patients, and over 200 established horse patients. With plans of hiring additional doctors in the future, plans are in progress for 24 hours emergency services. Other plans include hiring a groomer, providing doggy day care, and behavioral training. One of our staff members, Rachael Breeding of Slate Creek, has just finished her first year of Veterinary College at Purdue, and hopes to return to Grundy as a veterinarian in a few years.

Meet the Doctor


Dr. Catherine Rasnake

The clinic is owned by Dr. Catherine Rasnake, a native of Buchanan County. Dr. Rasnake is the daughter of Dennis and Sharon Childress, of Vansant, and the Granddaughter of Jim and Barbara Childress of Vansant, and the late Ray and Patricia Ross. She is a member of Vansant Presbyterian Church. Dr. Rasnake and her husband Matthew Rasnake have two children, Sarah and Mattie. Dr. Rasnake graduated from Hurley High School, attended Southwest Virginia Community College, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, and the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg.