Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Rutland Animal Hospital has a large team of dedicated, caring and experienced veterinary staff that work together to ensure that you and your pet have a great experience at each and every one of your veterinary visits. Please call us at (804) 559-6502 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members.

Dr. Carol Dugan


Dr. Carol Dugan graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. She co-owned a practice in Richmond’s west end from 1983 to 2011. Her professional interests include feline medicine and nutrition, internal medicine, and geriatric care. Dr. Dugan spends her free time in cat rescue and church activities.

Dr. Angela Kargus


Dr. Angela Kargus developed an early interest in animal care and veterinary medicine while growing up on her family’s dairy farm in Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2001 and spent several years working in media and public relations prior to receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University. Dr. Kargus has been practicing in Richmond since 2013 and joined Mechanicsville Animal Hospital in August 2016. Her areas of special interest include dentistry, dermatology and internal medicine.

Dr. Kargus lives in Chesterfield County with her husband Brian, and their two rescued cocker spaniels Mickey and Cooper. In her free time, Dr. Kargus enjoys traveling, wine tasting, and cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers.

Professional Associations:

American Animal Hospital Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
Virginia Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Ben Enge


Dr. Ben Enge was born and raised in Roseville, Minnesota. He graduated in 2014 from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been practicing in the Richmond area since 2014, and joined our team in August 2016. His professional interests include canine and feline internal medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. On his time off he enjoys outdoor activities with his wife, a fellow veterinarian, and their three dogs. They also have 4 cats at home to complete their little family.

  • Jeff Kilgore, DVM
Practice Manager
  • Nikki Ryan, LVT.
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
  • Nikki Ryan, LVT
Student Technicians
  • Lauren Klopp
  • Emily Crye
  • Cambrie Schumacher
  • Chandler Bethel
  • Rachael Buehren
  • MaryBeth Mertens