Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Bonnie Alexander

    Hello, and welcome!  I’m so happy to be providing veterinary services here in the East Beach area of Norfolk, and now in our brand new facility.  A born Hokie, I graduated from Virginia Tech Vet School somewhat later in life (2003), 

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  • Larry Lafary
    Accounting and Project Manager

    After a 25 year career in the United States Marines, Larry (Dr Alexander's husband) has joined our family.  Larry will ultimately be overseeing all of the development and construction of the NEW East Beach Vet location that will be breaking ground spring of 2018.  He is always willing to lend a hand and has taken some administrative duties off of Dr Alexander's plate so she can focus more on patient care.  

  • Lori Beth Shanko
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Working in animal hospitals since 2009 has proven to be my life's passion after various attempts at other careers therein being a 'Jack of all trades, master of none'.  I love working with animals, but even better is helping clients understand the medical side of being a pet owner; disease processes, proper food, medications and side effects, etc.  Along with animal nursing, I also have certifications in art framing, massage therapy, scuba diving and Reiki.  I'm an artist, painter, sketcher, singer and active outdoors hiker who loves to experience live music festivals and good friends.  I live in Chic's beach with my soul mate, Elvis, my 11 year old Shih Tzu.  I do not have any TV but I have a record player, a bunch of vinyl and a passion for cooking.

  • Natosha Harris
    Veterinary Technician

    NaTosha works with us on her 'day off' from her full time veterinary hospital.  Her outgoing personality is contageous and we love when she is here with us.  NaTosha brings a lot of experience and is also finishing up her schooling to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She is newly married and had  gorgeous Bullies at home!

  • Brittney McCullough
    Veterinary Assistant

    I was born in Louisville, KY and grew up watching and loving horse racing.  After a severe car accident, dogs played a significant role in my recovery and I have been passionate about them ever since.  I met my husband in 2005 and the Navy brought us to Norfolk.  We currently live in Moyock, NC with our twelve year old daughter, 12 year old Miniature Dachshund and 2 year old German Shorthair Pointer.  My dream of working in a veterinary clinic finally became a reality in 2016 here at East Beach Vet.

  • Amber Winters
    Lead Receptionist

    I  absolutely love working at East Beach Vet, and my favorite patients are the older and wiser ones!  I have several pets at home:  a Pug named 'Mimi'and a Chihuahua named 'Nemea'.  I have been at East Beach since April 2015 and have been working in animal hospitals since 2007.  I am a Norfolk native and my coworkers tell me one of my strengths is grace under pressure and compassion, especially toward the elderly pets.

  • Sheri Beshears
    Office Manager

    Early in 2016, Sheri came to work with us in her spare time as a veterinary receptionist.  She has led a colorful past in that she has been a hair stylist, animal control officer, 911 dispatch officer and has worked many years at Providence Square Vet in Kempsville, VA.  She has four fur children Payton Potato Britches, Lily, Rudee and Scruffles (all rescues).

  • Renee Watson
    Receptionist

    My homeland is absolutely the most beautiful island in the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.  In May of 2016 I earned my US Citizenship!  After extensive travel, I have landed in Virginia Beach and have stayed put here for the past 11 years. I have been working as a veterinary receptionist for over nine years.  I’ve acquired an associate’s degree in Business Management and I have an innate ability to relate to people and animals.  Well known for my cheery attitude and contagious smile, you can see me running the trails at First Landing with my handsome German Shepherd, Sir Ranger Charles.  Together, Ranger Charles and I have completed many races and have enjoyed a few mud runs just for fun. We are looking forward to many more in the not too distant future.

  • Lisa Ablang
    Assistant

    I graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA in Biology.  I have been a vet assistant since 2007 and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences.  I have attended many classes to one day become a licensed Veterinary Technician.  I reside in Virginia Beach with my cat, Sushi, dachshund, Griffon and my pomeranian, Grizzley  During my free time, I love going to the beach, going to theme parks, and spending time with my family.

  • Lindsey Magruder
    Assistant

    Lindsey joined our team in March of 2018 after several years working in a veterinary dermatology practice and helping in an emergency practice.  Though she hadn't been part of general medicine for some time, she quickly refreshed and has proven herself invaluable.  She is a Virginia Beach native and lives with her husband Matt and three fur babies - Bentley, Cappy and Aayla.   With three large Retrievers you can find Lindsay strolling around with them in her Jeep...likely headed to the beach!  Please say 'Hello' when you get a chance!  

  • Olivia Wakefield
    Assistant

    I was born and raised in Southeast Missouri on a 500-acre farm.  Through out my childhood I competed in rodeos.  Growing up with animals taught me compassion and made me a better person.  In 2016 I married my husband and we moved to Charleston, SC.  In 2017, our family grew.  We welcomed our daughter Paisley.  In addition to our daughter we have four fur babies.  Rosie, Keanai, Knitten and Entei.  In late May my husband got new orders to Norfolk.  Although we have not been here long we’ve quickly made it our home.

  • Jessica Gwaltney
    Assistant

    Born and raised in Maine, I met my husband, Erick in the Army in 2009 and have been living in Virginia ever since.  I graduated Virginia Commonwealth University with a BA in biology and am currently taking classes to become a licensed veterinary technician.  When I’m not at work asking animals for kisses, I enjoy running and snuggling with my two dogs, Maggie and Duke.  

     

     

  • Valerie Rosenau
    Receptionist

    Born in Ewa Beach Hawaii but raised in Northern Virginia. I moved to Norfolk to pursue my bachelor’s degree at Old Dominion University. I will be graduating in the Summer of 2019 with a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. When I am not studying for school I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with my boyfriend Anthony and our pets. I have a rescued pitbull named Kylie and a naughty cat named Fred.

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Norfolk Office

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

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Sunday:

Closed