"Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway." - John Wayne
My professional interests include soft tissue surgery and Theriogenology. I helped found “Pets on Wheels”, which provides pet visits to nursing homes through the state of Virginia. I also serve on the Board of Clinical Practice at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
My personal interests include spending time with my family, farming, fishing, woodworking, horseback riding, and taking care of my family pets (2 dogs, 7 cats, 1 burro, and 1 horse). I’m also a very proud member of the Grandpa’s club. My entire family is active in our Church and within our community. I truly enjoy giving back and serving to improve veterinary medicine in general. I also truly enjoy the people and relationships in my life. This is why my work is so rewarding for me.
I have been passionately pursuing my career in veterinary medicine since I was 10 years old. This was founded with personal pets and working on family and friends’ farms. Dr. Don Powell and I became partners in 1971 with a dream of building a state-of-the-art veterinary practice, grounded on the principals of integrity, compassion, and quality of care.