Dr. Heather grew up in northern Michigan and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with honors from the University of Michigan in 2002. She completed her general veterinary training with Colorado State University and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM), graduating Cum Laude, in 2008. Following this, she completed a one-year rotating Medicine and Surgery Internship with North Carolina State University. Dr. Heather’s focused ophthalmology training consisted of a three-year combined residency program in Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology with Animal Eye Care Associates and North Carolina State University. She became a Board-Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist after passing the national American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO) board examination in 2013. Dr. Heather opened Animal Vision Center of Virginia in 2015. She now oversees two practice locations, in Chesapeake and in the historic Pembroke Manor House in Virginia Beach. In addition, Dr. Heather is a foundering partner of Ally Urgent Veterinary Care, which serves the Coastal Virginia region. When she is not at the clinic caring for four-legged patients of all shapes and sizes, she enjoys spending time outside with her significant other, Christopher, their lovely two Italian Spinones, Fergus and Bodhi, and a crazy Wire-haired Vizsla named Orin.