Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

Receptionists

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Kathy Thornes - Hospital Manager

  • Been with ESAH since 1990
  • Originally from the Eastern Shore
  • Graduated from Nandua High School
  • Has a Boykin Spaniel named Jade. She is full of energy and loves people. Jade loves to play in the mulch and run around the yard.
  • As a family, we love to go out on our boat and fish and hang out at the beach. 

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Liz - Administrative Assistant

  • Originally from Charleston, SC
  • Moved to the Eastern Shore in June, 2015
  • Attended American Military University
  • Has two dogs - Marley and Apollo
  • Enjoys fishing and barrel racing - along with spending time with her husband when he's off duty

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Lori Mears - Administrative Assistant

  • Started at ESAH
  • Originally from Eastern Shore of VA
  • Attended Broadwater Academy
  • Enjoys spending time with family in her free time

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Patricia W. Martin - Administrative Assistant

  • Originally from Accomack County
  • Attended Atlantic High School
  • Has two daughters - Brittney and Jamie
  • Enjoys reading and painting wildlife pictures

Medical Staff

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Melanie Parker - Licensed Veterinary Technician

  • Started at ESAH in May, 1998
  • Originally from the Eastern Shore
  • Graduated from Cedar Valley College in 2009
  • Enjoys bird watching and volunteering

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Emily Welsh - Veterinary Assistant

Emily started working at Eastern Shore Animal Hospital on January 9th, 2018. She is from Virginia Beach, VA and graduated from Virginia Tech in July 2017. She has 2 pets - Timmy a mini lop rabbit and Dinan a Siamese cat, she spends her free time reading, cooking and spending time outdoors.

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Lacey Gummeson - Kennel Assistant

  • Started at ESAH in April, 2016
  • Originally from Birdsnest, VA
  • Enjoys reading, music, taking her dog (Paisely) for walks, and being with family 

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Katelyn Smith - Kennel Assistant

  • Started at ESAH in March, 2017
  • Originally from the Eastern Shore
  • Attended Dinwiddie High School
  • Enjoys visiting family and friends, listening to music, car rides, and watching sunrises / sunsets

Grooming Staff

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Tammy Reesa - Groomer

  • Joined ESAH in July, 1999
  • Originally from Eastern Shore of Virginia
  • Enjoys walks, spending time with family and her pets

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Anna Malik - Groomer

  • Joined ESAH in 1992
  • Originally from Nassawadox, VA
  • Enjoys training her dogs and watching her kids play sports

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