Meet Our Staff
Dr. 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. He resides in the Hickory area of Chesapeake. He has two adult children, Ashley and Austin, both of whom worked at the hospital while in high school and college. When not working, he enjoys the beach, travel, art and antiques.
Dr. 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 two dogs, Pal and Cody, 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
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.
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 has been employed at Chesapeake Animal Hospital since 1995. Member of VALVT.
Melissa joined the staff at Chesapeake Animal Hospital in 2020. She began her careeer in the veterinary field in 1998 as an assistant/kennel attendant. After 7 years, she decided to further her veterinary education by obtaining a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2007. She lives in Chesapeake with her teenage son, two dogs (Aniken & Bella), two cats (Sebastian & Sapphire) and a ball python named Apyr. Her hobbies include trivia games, photography, nature hikes, and travel when possibles
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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".
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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.
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 cat, Kitana and lives with his wife and daughter in Norfolk.
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.
Ronnie began working at Chesapeake Animal Hospital in 2018. He came to us as an experienced kennel attendant with a genuine love of caring for animals. Ronnie lives with his fiance in Chesapeake with their two cats, Smoke and Pee Wee. He enjoys watching and attending NASCAR races.
Sharon joined the staff at Chesapeake Animal Hospital in 2016. She has over 10 years of experience as a kennel attendant. She is an avid animal lover with four dogs and one cat. She and her husband live in Virginia Beach with her son.
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. Thank you Mr. Tom!!