Dr.Wayne M. Johnson, VMDVeterinarian
As a veterinarian, I especially enjoy surgery, educating owners and children on how to keep their pets healthy, the fun of puppy and kitten visits, and making elderly patients feel like puppies and kittens again. I have had post-graduate training in medicine, surgery, endoscopy, ultrasound, laser surgery, therapeutic laser, and reptile medicine.
I am proud to be a member of the Noblemen, a philanthropic organization that raises money for special needs children in the Tidewater area. Additionally, I helped to form the NoblePets branch of the organization. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
When I'm not working at the hospital or working at home assisting my wife and my son in their duties as local wildlife rehabilitators, I love to fish and I enjoy writing. I finished my first Fantasy novel, which I would love to have published.
I have the most caring and amazingly wonderful staff members here at Birdneck Animal Hospital. I am very lucky to be surrounded by such a fantastic crew. Please feel free to stop by with or without your pet to meet us.
Ashley .Office Manager, Veterinary Technician
I am a native of Virginia Beach and Class of 2013 Alumni of Old Dominion University, where I received my B.S. in Biology with a Sociology Minor. I became a licensed Veterinary Technician in April of 2019, which I'm very proud of.
I love being a part of the Birdneck Animal Hospital team because I get to meet so many new clients and their furry (and some not so furry) children. I enjoy being around animals of all species and currently have many of my own. My husband, Nick, and I currently have two dogs (Potain & Penny), four cats (Lucy, Yoda, TJ & Sprout), fish, two tarantulas, and a bearded dragon named Fred
Adam .Veterinary Assistant
Growing up as a veterinarian's son I have always been around animals. I began working at Birdneck Animal Hospital as a summer job in high school, which developed into always working at least part-time (unless I was hours away at college) ever since. My mother and I have permits to rehabilitate orphaned/abandoned wildlife as well, which has given me an opportunity to meet and care for new kinds of animals including opossums, squirrels and raccoons. I'm very interested in animal behavior and enrichment, and hope to continue my work alongside the animal kingdom throughout my life.
Brianna .Veterinary Assistant
Growing up in a military family, I moved around a lot when I was younger, but one thing that stayed the same was my love for animals. I love working at Birdneck Animal Hospital because I get to meet some new furry friends. I am an alumni of Old Dominion University's class of 2015 with a B.S. in Biology. I have a miniature schnauzer named, Monte.
I was born in California and moved to the Virginia Beach area when I was little. I have never worked with animals before and I can say I absolutely love seeing everyone's furry friends. I have always loved all kinds of animals. I had many dogs growing up and now I have two lovely dogs, Zoi and Phish, and a sweet baby boy chinchilla named Gizmo.
I am from Boston Massachusetts and have been living in the Virginia beach area for the past 3 years with my boyfriend who is stationed at Oceana. Growing up I always had one or more dogs so my love for animals started at a very young age. I currently have three super hyper dogs named Turbo, Reagan, & Paisley who love going for car rides and cheering on the Patriots with me!
Ariel .Veterinary Assistant
I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Virginia a few years ago. Since I can remember I've had a love for animals and after being in the workforce I knew my true passion was to work with animals. So I am currently going back to school to get my associates degree in Veterinary Technology. I met my charming and witty husband, Carl, we married in 2012. We are blessed with two beautiful and crazy kids. Throughout all of life's adventures, our furry companions has been there by our sides with their constant love and support!
Rachel .Veterinary Assistant
I am a born and raised Michigander who recently moved to Virginia with my Navy husband, who is stationed at Norfolk. Here in Virginia, my husband and I currently have an overexuberant golden retriever named Peaches, and an incredibly affectionate cat named Angler. I have always had a passion for animals and have spent the past decade working alongside animals of all kinds, ranging from small and reptile, to equine and wildlife. When I was a child, I always dreamed of one day becoming a veterinarian, and I am so incredibly grateful to say that I will be pursuing my dream this fall at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Though I am saddened to be leaving Birdneck Animal Hospital, I am excited for the future ahead of me. My time working under Doctor Johnson and with my fellow staff has been nothing short of amazing and invaluable, and I will miss them all immensely.
Hillary .Veterinary Assistant
Caring for animals has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. Which is one of the reasons why working here at Birdneck Animal Hospital has been so rewarding!
Growing up, my family and I had a reputation for rescuing any animal that decided to show up at our doorstep. Whether that meant nursing them back to health and finding a new perfect home or turning them into a permanent member of our family.
I'm a Virginia Beach native and LU graduate. I'm enthusiastic about creativity, organization and any kind of outdoor adventure. My sweet girl Maebel and I (in the picture above) have been kickin' it together since 2014. She is hands down one of my greatest joys in life!