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About Us

No matter what the situation, we are here to help.
Our DVM team is backed by over 75 years of veterinary medical expertise.

About Strawbridge Animal Care

Strawbridge Animal Care offers a fear-free experience for your pet. Fear Free veterinary visits seek to eliminate fear, anxiety, and stress, and create an experience that’s better and safer for all involved, including pets, owners, and veterinary healthcare teams. In addition to providing general care and surgery, we also provide specialized care through the use of acupuncture and Class IV Laser Therapy.

We’re open Monday - Thursday from 8am to 8pm, Friday 8am to 6pm, and Saturday 8am to 2pm. Appointments are always recommended, but are not necessary for emergencies, nail trimming, blood draws, and expressing anal glands. It is easier than ever to connect with us by using our new app, PetDesk. You can request appointments, send us messages, get reminders, and more on any mobile device. Click the blue icon on the right of the screen for more information and to download.

Dr. Blair Hollowell

Dr. Blair Hollowell

Veterinarian

Dr. Blair Hollowell has been practicing small animal veterinary medicine since 1998. In 2005 she moved to Virginia Beach to be near family and met her husband Todd. They have 3 year old twins Carli and Mason. Dr. Hollowell enjoys spending as much time as possible with them. After founding Strawbridge Animal Care, Dr. Hollowell became interested in rehabilitation medicine. She is certified in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy and works with PAWS for Rehabilitation to assist patients in recovering from injuries or improving the quality of life for many of our area’s four legged friends suffering with osteoarthritis. Her special practice interests include surgery and dentistry. Dr. Hollowell has been a member of the National Veterinary Response Team since 2002 and she was deployed to assist victims of Hurricanes Charlie, Dennis, Wilma and Katrina to name a few. Dr. Hollowell has served on the Board of Trustees for the American Veterinary Medical Association Group Health and Life Insurance Trust for the past 6 years and has previously served as a member of the Virginia Beach SPCA Board. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Feline Practitioners Association, and the International Association of Veterinary Pain Management. In her free time Dr. Hollowell can be found chasing her “fraidy” cat Stash or her two dogs, Frankie and Freddie. She enjoys sewing, reading and boating with her family.

Dr. Natalie Griffin

Dr. Natalie Griffin

Veterinarian

Dr. Natalie Griffin is a graduate of Auburn University and Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and practiced veterinary medicine for 14 years before coming to Strawbridge Animal Care. Dr. Griffin is experienced in both large and small animal health care as well as emergency and shelter medicine. Dr. Griffin is active in local community animal services and serves on the board of directors for both the Virginia Beach SPCA and Animal Welfare for the City of Virginia Beach, as well as being a member of the South Hampton Roads Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Griffin credits her love of animals to her early pony club years when she rode horses competitively in shows and events. Those experiences set her vision and vocational dream in place as she moved on to college and career preparation.

Dr. Griffin is a mother of three boys and the wife off a 13-year career United States Coast Guard officer. In addition her busy professional life, Dr. Griffin enjoys supporting her sons in sports and Boy Scout activities. Her family shares their home with an 11-year-old Basset Hound, their 7-year-old French Bulldog, June Bug and Buzz, the Guinea Pig.

Dr. Robert Walker

Dr. Robert Walker

Veterinarian

Dr. Robert Walker graduated from North Carolina State with two bachelor’s degrees, one in zoology and the other in animal science. He then went on to the University of Illinois, where he earned his DVM in 2001 and has since developed a special interest in emergency medicine. He has worked with Strawbridge Animal Care in his off time from our local emergency hospital since 2002. Dr. Walker is the proud owner of five adorable pooches and one special kitty. When not working, you can find Dr. Walker spending time with his wife and daughter and playing flyball.

Dr. Amanda German

Dr. Amanda German

Veterinarian

Dr. Amanda German has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2010 when she graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, the University of London for veterinary school. She attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree in biology and minor in psychology and chemistry. Dr. German completed an internship furthering her education 2010-2011. She has practiced as a small animal emergency veterinarian locally before joining our family in 2016. Her special interests include emergency medicine and endocrinology.

Dr. German grew up in the Virginia Beach area and when not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, going to the beach, seeing live music, and traveling. She has a long-haired Dachshund named Bailey and a cat named Coby.

Dr. Cristian Nunez

Dr. Cristian Nunez

Veterinarian

Dr. Nunez is originally from New York. He received his Associates in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Delhi and his Bachelors degree in Veterinary Technology from Mercy College. He was a licensed veterinary technician for three years before deciding to pursue his DVM. He obtained his DVM from Ross University and completed his clinical year at the University of Florida. After graduation Dr. Nunez completed a one year small animal rotating internship in Jacksonville, Florida. His main areas of interest are anesthesia, pain management and ultrasound.

Dr. Nunez and his wife have their rescued dogs Jax, Brandy and Sasha, along with their rescue cat Donatello. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, beach days, and cooking with his family.

Dr. Christa Gilfeather

Dr. Christa Gilfeather

Veterinarian

Dr. Christa Gilfeather attended Mississippi State University, during which time she worked as research assistant within the department of animal and dairy sciences, with a concentration in reproductive physiology.

Dr. Gilfeather graduated from MSU with two bachelor’s degrees, one in microbiology and the other in animal and dairy science. She continued her journey as a Bulldog at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her DVM. Hail State!!

Her special interests include ultrasonography, dermatology, and endocrinology. When Dr. Gilfeather is not working she enjoys playing with her dogs --Gogh and Winnie, going to the beach, trying new foods, and spending time with her family.

Jessica Spruill

Jessica Spruill

Practice Manager, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Christy Kent

Christy Kent

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amber Wall

Amber Wall

Licensed Veterinary Technician

We strive to provide the best care possible, and your valued input helps us to continually raise the level of service we offer to our patients and their owners. We sincerely appreciate the kind words and feedback we receive. Read some recent reviews from our patients below.

Kelly Reed
05:59 23 Jun 20
You all awesome! Very friendly and worked my Grayson in. There's nothing you could have done better. Thank you all for always being there and taking care of my fur babies like they are your own.
TJ Poston
14:33 11 Jun 20
Such a nice staff who genuinely care for pets! My Pup Chewy recieved the care he needed and is back to being our loving buddy again! Thank you so much!
Christopher Malone
19:14 04 Jun 20
We have been using Strawbridge Animal Care since we adopted our first doggy 9 years ago. The staff and doctors are always professional and attentive to any concerns you may have. Especially during the current Pandemic crisis their procedures make you and your loved ones feel very safe and protected as well as their staff. I would recommend Strawbridge Animal Care services to everyone!
Eileen McDonough
04:42 30 May 20
I have been taken my baby Jackson there from the day he was born.. I recently brought my dads 16 year old dog Prince to VA . They have been amazing to my senior baby!!! I knew he was in good hands even while I was in the car waiting.. from the girls out front, techs, and doctors. They kept me updated. Thank you for your smiles, laughs, taking care of my babies. And mostly your Professionalism.
Stephen Hallerman
12:13 26 May 20
The staff is knowledgeable and great. Very sweet with our cat. The only vet our cat would feel comfortable going to. 5 out of 5 would definitely reccomend.
JOE KENNEDY
21:13 28 Apr 20
Strawbridge Animal Care practice is the best. I did not make this claim casually, and it is based on my past experience with Strawbridge animal care facility. The veterinarians and the supporting staff are outstanding. They are professionals in every way. The veterinarians and the supporting staff are outstanding. They are professionals in every way. If you value your furry friends like we do you will not be disappointed.
Grace Sims
19:17 17 Mar 20
What a great staff! We saw Dr. Gilfeather. Everyone was professional and great with our cat. Highly recommend!
William Halsey
16:07 16 Feb 20
Thank you to Dr. Gilfeather and Amy for their sensitivity while treating my aging dog Duke! It was very comforting knowing he was in such good hands and he has improved greatly since his visit. Thanks again!
Margaret randolph
00:05 22 Jan 20
I recently moved to this area and needed a new vet for my dog. The whole experience was very friendly and professional. I felt they really took the time to learn about my pet and what issues he had. The doctor had a new approach for a recurring problem and it’s working. I was glad to see that they just didn’t rush to prescribe an antibiotic as my previous vet did. This place was great. I definitely will be returning for all my pet needs and I recommend them. Awesome place.
Douglas Hardman
14:40 16 Jan 20
Strawbridge Animal Care is one of the best veterinary clinics in the area. The doctors, the staff, the front desk, everyone involved is very compassionate and caring. My baby Thalia has been going here since 2018 and they’ve taken the best care of her. Dr. German is her primary doctor and I couldn’t ask for a better provider for her. Sarah also knows and cares for Thalia a lot and it just makes going there all the more wonderful. Keep up the great work guys!
Katherine Watson
00:42 28 Dec 19
Very thorough exams for both of my fur babies. They were kind, got me an appointment quickly, and the wait wasn't too long. Clean office too 😁
Aaron Page
22:14 24 Dec 19
Switched from Courthouse Vet. Strawbridge is much more personal and less cost. We love this place and wouldn't trust anyone else to our dog.
Laura Billings
21:57 15 Nov 19
They were fantastic. They saw me and my sick cat right away. And they cared for her in a loving manner.
George Yatsko
18:34 09 Nov 19
We just recently had bought a puppy, and had some issues going on that was a little later in the evening and most other vets had already locked up shop until the next day. I reached out to them for advice and if I need to act upon it and find an after hours vet or possibly bring her in to them. The young lady whom had answered the phone was great. Although not a Dr herself she had put enough calming info to us that it calmed my wife and daughter enough to wait for the Dr to call me back, as she did within about 15-20 minutes. After a bunch of questions and voicing of concerns she also was patient enough to deal with us being understandably upset, worried, and scared to put us at easy that she had probably just ate something that didn't agree, and she was right, we had our bouncing, happy, energetic puppy back the next morning! Thank you to all of you on staff at Strawbridge animal!
Scott Colton
03:39 06 Nov 19
Have taken our dogs to Strawbridge Animal Care for years. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. Highly recommend Strawbridge.
Erin Vicinski
14:30 19 Oct 19
After taking my elderly pup to a few less then stellar vets this place really blew me away. It is amazing. Everyone is positive and they actually care about my baby. Never going anywhere else!! I highly recommend.
Panela Stanley
19:12 21 Sep 19
Very friendly. Able to get quick appts. I wish wasn't so expensive but same prices as other vets in area except SPCA!! I love the PETDESK app too. Easy to make appt and I have Bailey's records at my finger tips!!
Renee Bass
18:40 27 Aug 19
The team at Strawbridge is by far the best. They are compassionate with both animals and the people who love them. They have very hours that support so many work schedules! My furbabies are in the very best hands with Dr. Walker and all the staff.
Dave Feess
20:33 21 Aug 19
We would like to highly recommend Strawbridge Animal Care to everyone. The best care and very comfortable atmosphere for your pet and yourself. Very professional and caring staff.
12:01 20 Aug 19
Saw a new Vet. this time she was great. The office is clean, everyone is very nice and helpful. Waiting for the Vet was long though.
Cami Shevlin
11:33 19 Aug 19
Took great care of my dogs and did their best to make sure they were as comfortable as possible.
Lou LouWhoo
15:45 15 Aug 19
Given that we had to put one of our pups down at this visit, I don't believe it could have been any better. Dr. Gilfeather was kindness and compassion personified, and made a horrible experience as easy for us as anyone ever possibly could. I cannot say enough about how good she was to my daughter and I as we had to bid our first princess goodbye. She showed such concern for Leia, our pup, and for us. We won't ever forget the horrible day, but will always remember her kindness and empathy. I cannot thank her enough for giving my daughter the comfort she did as my daughter bid goodbye to her first puppy and closest companion of over half her life. My most sincere thanks for that, and for ensuring our other pup, Aurora, was taken care of, and that we knew how to give her medications.
Patty Hendershot
14:36 12 Jun 19
Strawbridge has always been very good and helpful for my little dog Rosie. She had two broken bones in her foot because she was accidentally stepped on and they were amazing through that. Dr. Jones has always been there for us. I hate to see him leaving.
David Correll
15:13 03 Jun 19
A+ professionals from start to finish. Was able to get same day appointment while on vacation. Very impressed with team and level of service!
Kimberly Miller
02:48 01 Jun 19
Everybody was sweet and understanding, I know they take Wonderful care of my fur babies especially my Wild Child! They took great care of Scruffy on both of her surgeries. Thank You Everyone for put me at ease, and taking such wonderful care of my wild child Scruffy!
Stephanie C.J Diamonds
13:51 28 May 19
Dr. Gibbs and Erin are amazing. They treated my doggie like a queen. So patient and kind they didn't even use a muzzle. Prices are fair, office is outstanding clean! Miya has found her forever Vet. Thank you & your team!
Julio Mazariegos
02:46 28 May 19
Strawbridge Animal Care is a dimunitive gem! Love that I can take my pet there while other veterinary establishments are close. Could not get off work until 9pm. Was able to see the vet at 9:40pm. Wonderful! Didn't have to go to the emergency hospital for pets. Love it and so did my Diamond!
Michele Porter
16:45 06 May 19
I love the docs and the staff here. Very professional, caring and wanting the best care for my pets. I feel comfortable knowing I can count on everyone at Strawbridge Animal Care to love my pets like I do!
M T
21:11 19 Apr 19
I love these people! Love how they make sure my pups will be okay. Even help us out with pricing as much as they can.
Laura Pyle
15:50 08 Apr 19
We are very pleased with the care and attention we receive. We love Dr. Gibbs, and appreciate the friendliness of the entire staff. There are several veterinary practices closer to our home, but we drive a little further to get to Strawbridge Animal Care because we're happy clients.
Tornado Til
13:27 27 Mar 19
I would like to thank all the lovely ladies Dr. Amanda German, Assistant Hannah, and Lauren who were able to get me in on the same day, took the time to explain what was going on, how much it would cost, what my options are for my big boy! A big Thanks to the two ladies who called the following day and asked how he was doing which you dont see in veterinary clinics/offices often anymore. I am so thankful and look forward to working with them in the future If you are an animal parent would suggest them for your furbabies and service dogs
Donna Spear
05:35 26 Feb 19
Thank you, Dr. Walker and the awesome staff. We brought our sweet Amber in and she was treated so well and diagnosed quickly. She us not an easy dog, but Dr. Walker was great with her!
Rebecca Brooks
22:59 14 Jan 19
Wonderful group of people there at Strawbridge. They are always great to my Kitties when they go in for anything. Dr. Walker always calls as soon as he get results from any tests and explains things so I can understand them. The people at the front desk always greet me with a smile and seem genuinely interested in what’s going on with my pets.
Laurie McCabe
14:15 25 Dec 18
Absolutely an amazing medical staff and support staff. Our doctor really bonded with my beloved Border Collie - I could sense her genuine love for animals and people immediately. I am grateful we have one another.
Garrett Thrailkill
16:57 21 Dec 18
This place has been nothing but accommodating for my two fur children. They treat the pets with love and respect as though they were the owners of the pets. The staff is super helpful and nice. They explain everything in detail and well help you with almost anything. My wife and I liked this place so much we brought out 2 dogs back after moving away and going to another vet that was just terrible. So in short, we love this place and so do our dogs!
C Kent
22:17 20 Dec 18
My fur baby has been going to SAC since I brought her home @ 8 wks. The love & care they shower her with is genuine, professionalism is a 10+When they had to put my other babies down they were as gutted as I was & helped me through a truly heart wrenching experience. I have & will continue to refer others to SAC for loving professional treatment of their fur babies 🥰🐾🥰
Hannah Becker
20:55 08 Dec 18
My puppy ate two corn cobs whole and needed emergency surgery, and no other vet that I called could make room for her. Not only did they fit in her surgery on what seemed to be a very busy day, but everyone on the staff was incredible and took such great care of her! They all obviously love every animal that comes into the office, and I’m planning on taking both my dogs there from now on. Definitely would recommend them!
Molly Searfoss
21:04 27 Nov 18
Recently we had to put our 13 year old golden retriever down, It was one of the hardest decisions we ever had to make. During this tough time, the staff at Strawbridge was amazing. They could not have been any kinder from the tone of voice they used though the sympathy card they sent to us, signed by every staff member. They made sure we understood the process and let us lay right on the floor beside her. I can't thank you enough for making a horrible situation a little bit more bearable. The Searfoss Family
Amanda Winesett
16:36 27 Nov 18
Excellent practice. They practice fear free care and really care about their charges. Very communicative with pet parents.
Tracy Barkley
02:08 09 Nov 18
I would like to thank everyone at Strawbridge Animal hospital for taking such great care of my little Lulu. Lulu is a Silky Terrier and she was pregnant with only one puppy. She is also very scared of people she does not know but from day one was very comfortable with everyone there. We started out with pregnancy checks, then the dreadful realization that Lulu was not going to go into labor. A quick trip to Strawbridge revealed the puppy was no longer living and Lulu needed an emergency C-section and spay. A couple of abnormal issues were found and a second surgery was needed. Lulu is fully recovered and back to her usual self and we just can't thank Strawbridge Animal hospital enough. I feel like we've made friends for life! Thank you to everyone there especially Doctor Gibbs and Doctor Hollowell!
Sabrina Alexander
17:46 09 Oct 18
Everyone is always so welcoming and makes me feel as though my pets are their pets! Dr. Jones truly is amazing and the staff their are very pleasant!!
Mamacita Summer
01:48 26 Sep 18
Dr Gibbs and staff did a great job with Myla. They spent time with us making sure she got her medicine in her ears without hurting her. She hates anyone touching her ears. They used treats and petting distractions to keep her calm enough. Thank y’all for your patience with us.
Beth Salisbury
21:49 17 Sep 18
We receive great care for our 3 dachshunds and the staff is very accommodating when we have a need for an appointment rather quickly. Dr. Walker and Dr. German are both very caring and we choose to see these 2 doctors for our needs.
Connie Riggi
14:27 15 Sep 18
Dr. Walker takes great care of our chihuahua who has myasthenia Gravis and mega esophagus. Under his care she is in remission and living a normal life.
Chad Woodfin
17:56 13 Sep 18
Strawbridge Animal Care has always been wonderful to me and my dog. Have and would again recommend them to anyone looking for great pet care
Amanda Scheel
14:32 02 Sep 18
I love Strawbridge Animal Care! This is one of my dog Murphy's favorite places to go. All the workers love petting him and giving him treats. It makes us feel so welcome and comfortable. They even give follow-up calls to see how he is doing.
T. Hardy
03:06 02 Sep 18
Great experience for an unexpected but very necessary exam for my buddy Jager!! Awesome staff and Dr. G was superb!!
MaryBeth Ruger
15:24 24 Aug 18
I have been taking my dog Zoey every other day for laser therapy for almost 2 months. I get to see alot while I'm there. This practice is so friendly and caring. They have pictures around the walls of Doctor's and staff with their fur patients. It's very cheerful and I'm happy with all of them.
Katherine Schwegler
01:28 23 Aug 18
I just have say this that Strawbridge Animal Care , Wow you guys will go above and beyond for your families and your animal patients. The team is amazing on what they do. Thank you so much for saving my cat Curly from a dangerous urinary tract blockage. He is doing wonderful on his diet, I am so thankful that I reached to Jessica Spruil who works there as a vet technician,she kept our family calm and staid with Carly the whole time while he was in surgery. Words can not express how grateful my family is lucky to count on the doctors and team there to make a visit a very pleasant, knowledgeable, and smooth experience for check ups or in need Emergency visits. Thank you again Strawbridge Animal Care Team !!! 🐕🐈🐾🐾♥️❤️🐾🐾🐕🐈
Lindy Finkle
13:56 11 Aug 18
Dr. Hollowell went above and beyond to really help our poor itchy gal, Delta. Definitely will recommend!!!
Brittany Black
13:34 07 Jun 18
I recently switched to Strawbridge Animal Care and could not be more pleased! They are extremely thorough and explain the pricing before proceeding with anything, I appreciate that because my last vet did not and I was constantly leaving there with a ridiculous vet bill!
Susan Bartlett
18:02 27 May 18
Jessica and her team did a magnificent job helping me resolve issues with my poodle. I am forever grateful! I recommend Strawbridge very highly.
Jami Burchell
14:55 30 Apr 18
The service is GREAT!!! They really make you feel comfortable as well as your furbaby. They are very thorough and listen to every concern you have!
Shannon Taylor
16:11 20 Apr 18
Looking for a new vet, it made sense to try Strawbridge Animal Care with it being across the street. Brought my very anxious dachshund in for an allergy shot, the staff and vet were AMAZING! They gave me tips on dealing with our small dogs (we have another doxie, too!) anxiety. Will be a forever patient at Strawbridge Animal Care!
Jeanine Wilson
16:28 06 Mar 18
Strawbridge is hands down the best Vet around. Everyone there is amazing & they take wonderful care of my fur baby!!! You guys rock!
Asli Mercer
16:17 24 Feb 18
I have been Strawbridge Animal Care client for many years. Strawbridge Animal Care staff are very friendly, helpful, caring , compassionate and have always taken excellent care of my pets. They are knowledgeable and try hard to help with my pet’s health problems. When my beloved Mini crossed over the rainbow bridge after 22 years together, staff was very comforting. Receiving a handmade sympathy card signed by all the staff, made me feel cared for and loved. It helped with my grieving. Now I have four rescue cats and I trust Strawbridge Animal Care with my pet’s health care. They are like a family!
Denise Bargy
16:49 22 Feb 18
Strawbridge Animal Care is awesome. They treat my pet as if she were a member of their own family. Always greeted, very professional, and they take the time to answer any questions I may have.
Lyndsey Davis
14:22 12 Feb 18
LOVE Strawbridge Animal Care. They always take the greatest care of my fur baby, Zeke. Appointments are always easy to get and the late hours really help for those of us that work M-F 8AM to 5PM.
Drew Johnson
14:33 24 Jan 18
I had a very positive experience with Strawbridge Vet for the 2 years I lived in Virginia Beach. I would recommend them to anyone. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, not trying to make a quick buck, very honest caring people. I cannot state enough how much I recommend them. They even have separate sides on their waiting room for dogs and cats!
Michelle Schindler
02:44 20 Jan 17
Dr. Salmon is awesome! I trust her with my two fur babies. All the vets are always willing to help us at short notice. I love the open hours availability in case something out of the norm comes up. Toni, a front desk admin is also amazing and always very friendly. Thanks for the great care. All the techs are always very kind.
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