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Our Doctors

Barbara Sheffield, D.V.M.


Dr. Barbara Sheffield earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1984. Her ethic and dedication placed her in the Phi Zeta Honorary Society.

Dr. Sheffield has owned and worked at several practices in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. She served as a relief veterinarian throughout Hampton Roads since 2007, networking and building her strong reputation throughout the area.
Along with her love for small animal medicine, Dr. Sheffield is also an avid equestrian breeder and trainer. She and her horses have been awarded multiple International Hunter Futurity and National Championships. She, her husband, David, and her three children live in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach.

Lisa Hundley, D.V.M.

Dr. Hundley brings much enthusiasm and 25 years of clinical experience to our practice. Being a native of Virginia Beach, Dr. Hundley in her Veterinary years, has established and developed a client/patient bond with many close to her. She enjoys surgery and internal medicine. She is an asset to the team and we are glad to have her aboard!

Dr. Hundley lives in Virginia Beach with her family (Joe, Ian and Sophie), their two dogs, a turtle and many fish. Her hobbies are spending time with her family at the beach, camping, surfing, reading and cooking. 

Karen Smithwick, D.V.M.

Dr. Smithwick is a 1995 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys Emergency & Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Smithwick, a Portsmouth native and her husband (also a Veterinarian) live in Virginia Beach with their three children, dogs, cats, fish and a bird. Her hobbies include gardening, hiking and reading.

Our Veterinary Technicians 

Lisa, LVT

Lisa has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 1984. She is married and has two grown sons. In addition to her human family, she also has 4 rescued animal family members; 2 dogs, Bria, a Collie, and Sophie, a Foxhound, 1 cat named Dog Dog (yes, you read that right,) and a king snake named Oreo.

Our Veterinary Assistants


 Katie has 8 years experience in the veterinary field including kennel, reception and assisting. She loves all animals. She currently has 1 cat, Shadow and 2 dogs, Lily and Nixon which live with her in Chesapeake. Katie is in school to become a license veterinary technician. She loves spending time with family and friends.


Andrea returned to her home town of Virginia Beach and has brought many years of veterinary experience being a veterinary assistant. Her passion for animal care extends beyond the hospital and into her own life where she has fostered pets for adoption and has rehabilitated sick and injured wildlife. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. 




Administrative Assistant



Emily is an "outdoors" type of gal and enjoys camping. She has a very busy home life: a husband, Jay, a daughter, Meredith, their son, Bruce and four cats; Nader, Tootsie, Pork, and Rumpel.  

Human Resources Team



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