You may have noticed friendly new faces at Animal Vision Center of Virginia. We are pleased to welcome Jason Ball, veterinary assistant, and Samantha Gossman, our new receptionist.

A Kempsville High School graduate, Jason began working with us in 2019 as an intern from the Tidewater Community College’s Veterinary program, where he plans to complete his studies to be a Veterinary Assistant. Jason’s interest in this field began while volunteering at Evelyn’s Wildlife Refuge in Virginia Beach. His enthusiasm for his job at Animal Vision Center of Virginia is infectious! At our practice, he assists with patient check-ins, filling prescriptions and minor procedures.  At home, he has two Golden retrievers that keep him busy.

Samantha was born in Virginia Beach and has lived in Utah and New York as well. She graduated from Centura College in the Dental Assisting program, but decided animals were cooler to be around! Her love for pets led to her work in general veterinary practice for five years before transitioning to specialty practice in veterinary ophthalmology. In addition to greeting clients and their pets at our practice, Samantha schedules appointments, discharges owners and their pets, and refills medications, among other tasks. With an affinity for giant breeds and exotic animals, she owns a beautiful 26-year old cockatiel named Zipper. Samantha lives with her fiancé, Andrew, and her daughter, Lily, in Virginia Beach.

We are glad to have Jason and Samantha as part of our team! Be sure to say hello next time you are here.