Meet Our 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. 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

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

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.