About Piedmont Pets Veterinary Care
Serving Warrenton, VA & Beyond
Piedmont Pets Veterinary Care is a full-service veterinary practice located in Warrenton, VA. Founded in 2003 by Dr. Elaine Lutz, our office serves pet owners and their beloved companions from Fauquier County and beyond. Our mission is to provide affordable, quality veterinary care to cats and dogs with the utmost compassion.
The practice was sold by Dr. Lutz in September, 2016 to Wes and Tracy Stickley. Dr. Lutz remains Medical Director of the hospital. Wes has known Dr. Lutz for over 20 years and has been in the veterinary business for over 25 years. Wes and Tracy bring their passion, experience and energy to Piedmont Pets and the Warrenton community. They hope to carry on the legacy of the family owned business and provide the highest standard of veterinary medicine with exceptional and empathetic client service.
We offer a complete range of veterinary services, including Digital Dental X-ray, laser therapy, digital x-rays, flea and tick control, dietary counseling, dentistry, regular health check ups, vaccinations and more. We strive to provide exceptional service by partnering with our clients in pet wellness and optimal care. Together with you, our team will develop the best treatment plan for the overall health and well-being of your pet.
Piedmont Pets takes great pride in the professionalism and compassion of our staff. Actively involved in community activities and humanitarian efforts, we are also proud to share that we are a green, environmentally-friendly facility.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Elaine Lutz, DVM
Dr. Elaine Lutz grew up in Clark, NJ. Her interest in agriculture led her to study Animal Science at Virginia Tech before earning her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University in 1983. Upon receiving her D.V.M., Dr. Lutz completed an equine internship at Georgetown Equine Hospital in Charlottesville. She continued to practice equine medicine and surgery in the Charlottesville area until 1985 prior to moving to Warrenton. Dr. Lutz worked locally as a general practitioner and gradually transitioned to an exclusively small animal veterinarian. She opened Piedmont Pets Veterinary Care in April 2002.
Dr. Lutz is actively involved with the Fauquier SPCA, serving as a board member since 1986. She is married to Rick Miller and they have two children, two horses, two dogs and a cat.
Dr. Washington was born and raised in Virginia. He received his DVM degree from V.M.R.C.V.M. in Blacksburg in 1999. After graduation, Dr. Washington joined his father’s large animal/ambulatory practice. In 2013, when the practice closed, he and his wife moved up to Pennsylvania to live on the family farm. During this time, Dr. Washington worked in private practice providing needed care to the pets in the area. In January of 2017, they returned to Virginia. Dr. Washington has 3 children, 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 horses. In his off time, Dr. Washington likes to spend time with his family, and has been engaged in local Civil War Reenacting for the past 30 years.
Dr. Christopher Grams
Dr. Grams is a long resident of Virginia, who has been engaged in veterinary medicine since 2001. He currently resides in Warrenton. Dr. Grams joined Piedmont Pets Veterinary Care in 2017. He is very excited to be practicing veterinary medicine in his local community.
Dr. Grams completed his undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech earning a degree in Animal and Poultry Science with an equine emphasis. He later went on complete his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Before becoming a Veterinarian he worked as a veterinary assistant and also as an EMT.
Over the years, Dr. Grams has learned that client communication is one of the most important parts of veterinary medicine. Without accurate information he feels an owner cannot be an advocate for the best interests of their pets. He also has a strong interest in cardiology, wound repair, and geriatric patients.
When not practicing, Dr. Grams enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children. He has a dog, cat, red-eared slider turtle, and loads of chickens.
Sue McManus has a BS degree in Visual Art from SUNY New Paltz and spent numerous years in California working as a professional photographer. In 2001 she and her husband relocated to Warrenton to raise their two children in a more rural environment.
Sue has been active in our community ever since and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Fauquier Equestrian Forum and volunteers at the WARF. In addition to her two children Sue’s other “babies” include two horses, two dogs, and two cats all of whom bring her joy and entertainment.
Cheyanne Knight, Veterinary Assistant
Cheyanne has been in the veterinary field since 2015. She has wanted to work with animals her whole life and is currently attending school to become a Veterinary Technician. She’s a proud dog mom of a super cute and super spoiled Standard Goldendoodle.
Kim Lecrone, Veterinary Assistant
She has worked at Piedmont Pets Veterinary Care since October 2016. She is active in the veterinary community, and is always going to seminars to learn more about the profession. She is eager to learn and loves meeting our clients and their pets. She has a love for animals that can’t be denied. She has 3 horses and 2 dogs between her daughter and her. In her free time she loves to go to the barn, travel and spend time with family.
Blake Hintz, Veterinary Assistant
Blake Hintz is a Piedmont Pets Veterinary Assistant. Born and raised on Opal Road in Fauquier County, he graduated from Liberty High School in 2006 with an MVP golf team award and advanced studies diploma, going on to receive his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Radford University. He also participated in the BSA from ages 6 -18 serving multiple terms as Senior Patrol Leader in Troop 180 which met at Our Savior Lutheran Church (Warrenton, VA) where he studied to become a confirmed Lutheran at the age of 16.
With a true and genuine affection for animals, he began his career path as a stocker at PetSmart and has since worked/managed at multiple pet supply outlets. Blake is currently working towards his Licensed Veterinary Technician certification through an online program with Penn Foster. His personal pets include a Siamese cat, Caique parrot, parakeet, and multiple reef tanks.