Our Team - Brandermill Animal Hospital - Midlothian, VA

Brandermill Animal Hospital

12501 Hull Street Rd
Midlothian, VA 23112



Our Team


Jennifer L. Kistler D.V.M. 

Owner and Medical Director

Jennifer L. Kistler D.V.M. 

An associate of Oxbridge Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Kistler was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but most certainly is a Richmonder at heart.  She graduated from University of Richmond with a B.S. in Business Administration, followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from VA/MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.  Dr. Kistler then returned to Richmond and joined our staff. In January, 2013, Dr. Kistler purchased the Brandermill Animal Hospital.


Dr. Kistler currently resides in Northside with her three rescued cats; Squirrel, Spyder, and Rip.  She enjoys weekend gardening, competitive swimming, and family time.  Recently, Dr. Kistler has garnished a reputation for designing and making Apple Head Dolls, an Appalachian traditional folk doll.  She enjoys the artistry and the history behind these fascinating little dolls.


Dr. Kistler is a wonderful, caring veterinarian, and we are very lucky to have her here at Brandermill Animal Hospital.  She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and Virginia Academy of Small Animal Medicine.  Professionally, Dr. Kistler strives to provide the best in preventative medicine, thereby greatly enhancing the animal-human bond.

Tonya L. Gudaitis, D.V.M.

Tonya L. Gudaitis, D.V.M.

Dr. Gudaitis was born and raised in North Carolina.  She moved to Richmond to join the Brandermill family following her graduation from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2013.  Prior to receiving her D.V.M., she graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science and a minor in genetics at NCSU.  Along with her love for cats and dogs, Dr. Gudaitis also has an interest in the field of exotic veterinary medicine. 


Dr. Gudaitis currently lives with her two cats, Bella and Jasper, and her corn snake D'Artagnan.  She enjoys filling her free time with various arts and crafts, mountain biking, letterboxing, and reading.  She is always on the lookout for new activities and looks forward to getting to know her new home state and the people in it.

Emily D. Wayne, D.V.M.

Emily D. Wayne, D.V.M.

Dr. Emily is originally from the mountains of North Carolina. She received both her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and her Veterinary Degree from North Carolina State University.


Following Veterinary school, Dr. Emily practiced in rural coastal Virginia for a year before joining the Brandermill team. Her professional interests include behavior, feline medicine, and exotic animal medicine. Whether furry, feathered, or scaly, Dr. Emily looks forward to meeting all of her new patients!

Dr. Emily currently shares her home with her two cats, Princess Fiona Fluff-bottom and Shrek the Ogre-Cat. In her time away from the clinic, she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, painting, and sculpting.

As an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association, we are dedicated to providing excellence in small animal care. Only 17% of all small animal practices in the United States and Canada achieve accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association. AAHA accreditation recognizes our hospital’s commitment to meeting the highest quality standards of care for you and your pets AAHA standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine. Learn more about AAHA at healthypet.com