Our Doctors want to be Partners with You in Your Pet's Health
Dr. Loretta Carrico:
"I have lived with pets my entire life. As a child growing up in the mountains of Kentucky we were always collecting strays and rescuing wildlife. My father was patient enough to gentle the most timid of animals and my mother was the nurturer/rescuer of all kids/pets and wildlife. They are responsible for the direction my life has taken and I owe them many thanks for teaching me the importance of animals in our lives. I will never doubt the power of the human-animal bond to comfort, heal, motivate and enrich our world."
Loretta Carrico, DVM, graduated cum laude from Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 and has practiced in Hampton Roads since 1991. Before joining Animal Medical in 1999, she worked at a number of area hospitals on a 'relief' basis, while working nights and weekends at two local emergency hospitals for 8 years. She is happily married to a sailor, with two children, a sweet daughter-in-law, and three very active grandsons. Her happy family also includes two dogs -- Daytona (born, guess when? during the Daytona 500), and a collie-mix 'puppy' named Kodak (who is no longer a puppy; but hasn't realized that just yet!); and a very special cat (Roo) whom you may see when you visit us as he prefers to live at our hospital, where he gets much more attention. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine; but she has a special interest in pain management, behavior, and in geriatric pets. More recently, she is also pairing up with Blankets for the Homeless to help the pets of the homeless population - see our blurb on Paws of the Homeless for more information!
Dr.Becky Oberlander, DVM
Dr. Becky Oberlander was born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia and is happy to fianlly be living back in the state! She graduated from the veterinary school at Virginia Tech in 2005 (Go Hokies!) where she received awards for her interest in feline medicine. Her love of sailing and the water drew her to Annapolis, Maryland where she practiced at a small animal clinic for 3 and 1/2 years. She met her husband while practicing in Maryland and his career in the Navy moved them to Pensacola, Florida. After a warm year of serving the dogs and cats in the Florida Panhandle, the Navy moved them to Virginia Beach in February 2010. She and her husband have 3 four-legged children: "T.J." the extremely handsome gray cat, "Smitty" the "special" orange tabby, and "Oyster" the small but fiesty black and white kitty. She has also recently become the proud mama of a 2-legged energetic daughter named Lucy and equally energetic son, James. When she is not at Animal Medical she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, running, boating, and doing anything around the water. She looks forward to meeting you and your four-legged family members soon!