VA-MD Vet Med Alumni Society Constitution
Constitution, amended April 20, 2006
Dr. Lisa Carter '87
Dr. Lisa Carter was born and raised in Chuckatuck, Virginia. She received a B.S. in Agriculture, Animal Science from the University of Georgia in 1983 and a DVM from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She is currently a partner at Augusta/Valley Animal Hospital, a four-doctor small animal general practice in Staunton, Virginia. She does endoscopy for the hospital and has a special interest in gastrointestinal diseases.
Dr. Miller is a past-president of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and currently serves as the Virginia delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s House of Delegates. She was the recipient of the “2008 Virginia Distinguished Veterinarian” award from the VVMA, and recently began serving on the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Dr. Miller enjoys music and currently plays guitar and sings for a local blues band. She has three dogs named Meg, E, and Chicane.
Dr. Adam Henderson '11
Dr. Adam Henderson grew up in Suffolk, VA. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Biology and received his DVM from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. He returned to Hampton Roads after graduation and is currently practicing in Virginia Beach as a small animal clinician.
His interests outside of work include working on his old 1969 Ford Bronco, playing golf, and working around the yard. He is married to Katherine Henderson who also is a veterinarian who after veterinary school at the University of Georgia, completed a small animal internship at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. They share their house with their labrador, Captain Morgan.
Dr. Maureen Noftsinger '01
Dr. Maureen Noftsinger grew up in Alexandria, VA. She graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in psychology and received a DVM from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She stayed in the area following veterinary school and started at the Emergency Veterinary Services of Roanoke as an associate in 2001. She now serves there as the Medical Director and CEO.
Dr. Noftsinger serves as the Roanoke Valley's director to the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. She also serves on the Veterinary Memorial Fund committee. Dr. Noftsinger shares her life with two young children, two dogs, a bird and numerous fish. She also enjoys swimming, biking, running, competing in triathalons, reading, and spending time outdoors with her family.
Dr. Virginia Buechner-Maxwell '87
Dr. Virginia Buechner-Maxwell earned her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She is a professor of clinical services, medicine, and equine and production management medicine in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at VA-MD Vet Med.
Prior to joining the faculty of the college in 1995, she was an instructor of equine internal medicine and a NIH postdoctoral research fellow for the division of pulmonary medicine in the Internal Medicine Department at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Buechner-Maxwell is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her research interests include evaluation of equine lymphocyte function, regulation of lymphocyte mediated pulmonary inflammation, and the nutritional support of critically ill neonatal foals and adult horses.
She is member of several professional organizations including the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the American Veterinarian Medical Association, Phi Zeta Society, and Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Dr. Geoff Campbell '93
Dr Geoff Campbell did his undergraduate studies in microbiology at Virginia Tech and received his DVM from VA-MD Vet Med in ’93. He returned home to Virginia Beach to practice as an associate DVM in small animal practice. In 2006 he opened his own practice, Edinburgh Animal Hospital, in Chesapeake, Virginia. He has strong interests in orthopedic surgery and dermatology.
Outside of practice, he is an avid Hokie football fan and enjoys returning to the school for football games and being a mentor in the VVMA mentor program. He enjoys boating, fishing, hunting and watching his two kids, Mason and Chelsea, play soccer. He and his wife, Debbie, love to travel and visit our national parks and historic sites. He has two dogs: Sidney, a corgi, and Maisey, a border collie mix.
Dr. Reed Hall '96
Following in his father's footsteps, Dr. Reed Hall received his Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science in 1992 from West Virginia University and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 from Virginia Tech. Working at both Town and Country Animal Hospital and 24-Hour Columbia Pike Animal Hospital and Emergency Center; Dr. Hall has a strong interest in surgery and animal dentistry. But it’s his skills as a communicator and educator that enable him to maintain close relationships with clients and their pets, empowering his clients to make more informed decisions in their pets' care. Dr. Hall lives in Clifton, Va with his 2 children, Davis and Hope who also share a love of animals. Dr. Hall and his family attend Expectation Church. He is an active member of the C12 (Christian Business Leaders Group) and Christian Veterinary Mission where he speaks with fellow DVMs and Veterinary students about his faith and being a Christian Veterinarian.
Dr. Noon Kampani '08
Dr. Kampani has considered DC home since 1999. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Biology and Business Management, has a graduate degree from Georgetown University and attended Virginia Tech for Veterinary School. Dr. Kampani has been practicing veterinary medicine in the DC area since 2008. She is currently serving on the board of the DC Academy of Veterinary Medicine and the DC Veterinary Medical Association. She volunteers one Sunday a month at the Washington Humane Society. Prior to Veterinary School, Dr. Kampani gave tours at the National Zoo as part of the FONZ (Friend’s of the National Zoo) program. Her professional interests include pain management, geriatric care, dermatology and internal medicine. She enjoys hiking, playing tennis, golf and traveling. She lives in Washington with her dog, Hobbs, who often accompanies her to work at AtlasVet.
Dr. Jesper Lorentzen '04
Dr Jesper Lorentzen started working at Hanover Green as a relief doctor in 2013 and quickly grew to love the Hospital as well as the staff. Dr. Jesper purchased the Hospital in February of 2014. Prior to owning Hanover Green Veterinary Clinic Dr. Jesper spent 8 short years at Virginia Tech were he obtained his veterinary license. Dr. Jesper then went into working in emergency medicine for the next 10 years. During that time he met his wife Ashlea and started a family. Dr. Jesper soon realized that nights, weekends and holidays were not working out for his family and with that he made the decision to purchase Hanover Green. Dr. Jesper has two beautiful daughters that have him wrapped around their fingers. He also has a crazy Airedale Terrier named Bruce, A spunky Cavalier named Shelby and a disgruntled Miniature Dachshund named Cooper.
Dr. Gina Robinson '93
Dr. Gina Robinson completed her B.S. at Virginia Tech and her DVM from the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She resides in Abingdon, Virginia where she has been an associate veterinarian at VCA Highlands Animal Hospital for 20 years. She has a strong interest in dentistry, small animal internal medicine, endocrinology, and avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery. She is active in her local VVMA chapter and enjoys mentoring students in the veterinary and science fields. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, pets, and gardening.
Dr. Marian Shaw '85
Dr. Steve Shipley '97
Dr. Steve Shipley grew up in Carroll County, MD. After high school he came to Blacksburg where he received a B.S. in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech and then his DVM from VA-MD Vet Med in 1997. After a few years in small animal practice and 5 years in emergency medicine (all in the Baltimore, MD area) he accepted a faculty position at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he has practiced academic/Laboratory Animal Medicine since 2003. He is currently the Chief of Veterinary Medicine in the Comparative Medicine Program at UMSOM. His professional interests include advancing animal welfare and research in the areas of infectious disease and transplantation.
Outside of work, Dr. Shipley enjoys salt water fishing, hunting, cycling, and participating in the occasional triathlon. He lives in Westminster, MD with his wife Laura (a VA-MD Vet Med Class of 1997 classmate), their two daughters Zoe and Taylor, a dog, four cats, and (currently) 9 gerbils.
Dr. David Stephenson '01
Dr. David Stevenson received a B.S. in biology from Virginia Tech in 1997 and DVM from VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He practices small animal medicine in his hometown of Bel Air, Maryland.
Outside of practice, Dr. Stevenson is a Virginia Tech fan and avid runner, having completed over 50 marathons.
Dr. Kendall Taney '02
Dr. Kendall Taney is a 2002 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed internships in both general medicine and surgery, and specialized surgery before completing a three-year residency in dentistry and oral surgery at the Center for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery.
Dr. Taney is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. She is a partner at the Center for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Her special interests include maxillofacial reconstruction and oral cancer surgery.
Dr. Taney lives in Rockville, Maryland with her husband and son.
Dr. Matthew Uzzle '98
Dr. Matthew Uzzle graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 with honors. After graduation, he practiced in the Northern Virginia area for nine years before being recruited by Dr. Bush to develop and manage Bush Advanced Veterinary Imaging at The Life Centre in Leesburg, Va.
Over the past 4 years, Dr. Uzzle has worked with universities as well as specialists in radiology, neurology, oncology, internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry, and cardiology to refine imaging techniques. In this time, he has also seen Bush Advanced Veterinary Imaging go from a single site to being the leader for advanced imaging in the Mid-Atlantic Region with additional MRI imaging being provided at Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Va. and Dogwood Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Richmond, Va.
Dr. Uzzle is passionate about making advanced imaging available to local practitioners as well as educating practitioners on the benefits advanced imaging can provide to their patients.