Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Willis is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. In veterinary school, Dr. Willis was a member of the student chapter of The Emergency and Critical Care Society and The Honor Society of Phi Zeta and continues to be a member of both as a professional. He is also a member of The Biltmore Who's Who. Dr. Willis began his veterinary career practicing emergency medicine at the Veterinary Emergency Center and has a special interest in internal medicine and surgery. In 2009 Dr. Willis made the move to a full service veterinary practice when he opened Winterfield Veterinary Hospital with his partner Dr. Sara White.
In his spare time, Dr. Willis enjoys fly fishing, golf, being outdoors and playing lacrosse. Dr. Willis and his two children, Parker and Anne McKinley, reside in the Near West End. Their four legged children include three Japanese Chins, Jellybean, Dickens, and Dudley.
Dr. Sara White was born in Colchester, England where she lived for 10 years and became an avid fan of James Herriot. She spent the rest of her childhood in Mclean, Virginia. After completing a bachelor of science degree from James Madison University in 1992 she attended Virginia Tech Veterinary School and graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She spent the first five years as a veterinarian in a small animal practice in Arlington, Virginia. During this time she volunteered at the D.C. humane society and helped start a mobile spay-neuter service. She moved to Richmond in 2000 and worked at West End Veterinary Hospital. After the birth of her first daughter she decided to become a relief veterinarian and practiced all over the Richmond metropolitan area up until the opening of Winterfield Veterinary Hospital. Her interests include internal medicine, pain management and geriatric care.
Dr. White has been married to her husband Gary since 2001. She and Gary reside in the West End with their three daughters, Lily, Sophie, and Addison. Their four legged children include a Labrador, a Newfoundland, and two cats. Her interests include running, skiing, dining out and traveling.
Dr. April Rice was born and raised in Panama City, Florida, where her love and compassion for animals blossomed while working as an assistant in a small animal clinic and a zookeeper at a local zoo. She went on to attend veterinary school at the University of Florida, specializing in avian and exotic animal medicine. While in veterinary school she worked at several zoological parks including Disney's Animal Kingdom and the Kansas City Zoo. She moved to Richmond in 2005 after graduating with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing exotic and companion animal internal medicine and surgery in the Richmond area ever since.
Dr. Rice and her husband Brandon reside in Midlothian with their two sons Ethan and Cayman. Their animal children include two dogs; Farley and Scampie, three cats; Blue, Monekat and Slinky, numerous fish, and Cornflake the corn snake. Her interests include spending time with her family, hiking, water sports and traveling.
Dr. Molly Miller
Dr. Miller grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia. She attended undergrad at Washington and Lee University in Lexington and went on to the University of Pennsylvania to pursue her degree in veterinary medicine. During that time she also worked as a veterinary assistant and volunteered at the Smithsonian National Zoo. After veterinary school Dr. Miller did a rotating small animal internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, followed by several years of practicing emergency medicine in New Orleans and Providence, RI.
Dr. Miller and her husband are excited to settle In Richmond with their rescue beagle and three cats. She enjoys hiking in the Blue Ridge, running, and getting to enjoy Richmond's restaurants.
Dr. David Boyd
Dr. Leah Kerner
Dr. Cathleen Blanchong is a graduate from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Blanchong has a diverse veterinary experience, which includes small animal medicine and surgery, equine medicine and surgery, emergency medicine and critical care, as well as integrative medicine (combining traditional Western and Chinese medicines), practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine. She will be completing veterinary chiropractic studies this year. She joined the Winterfield team in the Fall of 2013 to provide holistic, chiropractic, and acupuncture treatments for our patients. She is currently available for appointments on Wednesdays to treat patients.