Meet Our Staff

Veterinarians

Dr. Alfred A. Brooks, IV

Alfred A.  Brooks, IV

Dr. Brooks grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1976. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee in 1980. He practiced in High Point, NC, for six months before moving to the Tidewater area where he practiced in Virginia Beach for five years. In 1985, he founded Chesapeake Animal Hospital in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake, and moved to the current location in 1990. Dr. Brooks is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and an Affiliate member of the American Animal Hospital Association. He has served as past veterinary advisor to the Chesapeake Humane Society and is currently a Board member of the Affiliated Animal Care facility. He resides in the Hickory area of Chesapeake with his two cats, and a bird, as well as his two college age children, Ashley and Austin, both of whom have worked at the hospital. When not working, he enjoys the beach, travel, art and antiques.

Dr. Brian Kim

Brian  Kim

Dr. Kim was raised in Chesterfield County, Virginia, where he had numerous pets growing up. After working for a veterinarian in high school, he decided to pursue veterinary medicine as a career. Dr. Kim attended Virginia Tech and received his D.V.M. from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. After graduating from Veterinary School, Dr. Kim worked in Norfolk before he began working at Chesapeake Animal Hospital in 1993. Dr. Kim is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. He lives in Great Bridge with his wife and three children. They have a dog named Pal and two cats, Max and Daisy. They also have tropical fish to the delight of Max and Daisy. Dr. Kim enjoys playing tennis, fishing, and gardening.

Dr. Christine Neering

Christine  Neering

Dr. Neering is from Essexville, Michigan. She earned her bachelors degree in Animal Science from Michigan State University in 1994 and graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, with honors, in 1998. She then moved to Virginia and has been working at Chesapeake Animal Hospital since 1998. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. She lives in Yorktown with her family. They have 3 dogs, a cat, some fish, and a gecko. Dr. Neering enjoys jogging, exercise, and crafts.

Technicians

Heather
LVT

Heather

Graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in 1998. She has been with Chesapeake Animal Hospital since 1999. She is a member of VALVT. Heather currently resides in Chesapeake with her husband and cat. Heather graduated from nursing school in 2011 and is currently pursuing her nursing career. She helps us out as a relief technician when needed.

Suzanne
LVT

Suzanne

Was born in Norfolk VA, and graduated from VA Tech in 1978 with a BS in Animal Science, and graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in 1980 with an AS in Animal Technology. She has been practicing as an LVT since 1980 and lives in Chesapeake with her husband and cats. She had been employed at Chesapeake Animal Hospital since 1995. Member of VALVT.

Darlene
LVT

Darlene

Darlene graduated as a Licensed Veterinary Technician from Central Carolina Community College in 2002. She re-located from the Wilmington, North Carolina area and joined Chesapeake Animal Hospital in 2012. She lives with her dog Kip..

Administrative Staff

Maria
Assistants

Maria

Maria relocated from North Carolina with her husband who is stationed in the Army. She began working at Chesapeake Animal Hospital as a kennel assistant in 2013, and transitioned to an Assistant in 2014. She has over 13 years of experience in the animal care field including domestic and wildlife rescue. She resides with her husband, a rescued dog, 3 cats, and an occassional foster pet.

Bill
Assistants

Bill

Bill began working at Chesapeake Animal Hospital in 2015. He relocated from Stamford, CT where he had over 7 years of experience in the veterinary field. He has a dog, Marley, who is an epileptic.

Stephany
Client Care Representatives

Stephany

Stephany joined the Chesapeake Animal Hospital team in 2015. She has worked in the veterinary field for 12 years as a receptionist and an assistant. She lives in Chesapeake with her husband, daughter, 4 cats (Oliver, Bruce Wayne, Jasper and Marie), and a Boston Terrier (Elvis). She enjoys gardening, spending time with family and friends, and visiting her oldest daughter and family in Dallas.

Meredith
Client Care Representatives

Meredith

Meredith began working with Chesapeake Animal Hospital in 2013. She is currently a student at ODU majoring in Special Education. She is a lifetime animal lover and resides with her Golden Retriever "Jackson".

Kathleen
Client Care Representatives

Kathleen

Kathleen joined the staff at Chesapeake Animal Hospital in 2013, but has worked in the veterinary field previously as an assistant and receptionist. She enjoys spending time with her son and husband and their furry four-legged family member "Madison".

Sue
Kennel Caretakers

Sue

Sue began working as a kennel attendant at Chesapeake Animal Hospital in 2013. Her love and caring of animals prompted her to seek out a second job after working as a Surgical Technician during the day. She has worked extensively with primate rescue missions in Peru. She shares her home with her Chow named Harlee.

Mike
Kennel Caretakers

Mike

Mike began working at Chesapeake Animal Hospital in 2012. He primarily works evenings and weekends to ensure the well-being of pets being boarded at our facility.

Rainbow
Kennel Caretakers

Rainbow

Rainbow began working at Chesapeake Animal Hospital in 2014. She relocated from Austin, Texas and currently resides in Chesapeake with her partner, Andy. The have a house full of cats and a Min Pin named Lemmie. Rainbow cares for the animals while boarding and attends to the kennel and hospital maintenance.

Catherine Diaz
Groomer

Catherine Diaz

Cathie graduated from Maser's Academy of Fine Grooming in 2002 and was certified through the International Professional Groomers Association as a Certified Master Groomer in 2003. Cathie has been working at Chesapeake Animal Hospital since 2002. She lives in Chesapeake with her husband, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.

Tom Babcock (retired)
Kennel Caretakers

Tom  Babcock (retired)

Mr. Tom was employed with Chesapeake Animal Hospital from 1994 until 2013 when he retired his leash and collar from many years of dedicated service to the kennel, clients and staff of Chesapeake Animal Hospital. We wish him well in his retirement years. Thank you Mr. Tom!!