When founding this practice, Dr. Bell wanted to open a veterinary hospital where he could practice small and large animal medicine in a small-town, friendly environment. He values being able to provide compassionate care to both pets and their owners. Dr. Bell completed his veterinary education at Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and takes particular interest in small animal orthopedic surgery, bovine medicine and large dairy herd problem-solving.
Dr. Bell is an avid outdoorsman. When he's not at the Animal Hospital of Waterford, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family (wife, Jennifer, and two sons, Clay and Chase.) Their two pets, Mudge (a Jack Russell Terrier) and Shadow (a black cat) run the household.
Dr. Hobgood graduated from North Carolina State University and has years of hands-on experience working with both small and large animals. Prior to college she worked in a small animal clinic, then began working at an equine hospital through college and worked at North Carolina State's and Washington State's university dairies while in her undergraduate program. She also has experience showing heifers throughout her time in college.
Dr. Hobgood grew up in North Carolina. She is also very involved in veterinary missions work, serving Native American communities in Alaska, Utah, Arizona, and North Carolina. Here in Waterford, she enjoys having the opportunity to serve people by caring for their animals. Her household includes Olive & Calvin (two Border Collies), Kia (a cat), and Willoughby (a Bearded Dragon)!
Dr. Weatherman is a 2017 graduate of Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine with a special interest in large animal medicine (particularly bovine) and small animal surgery. She began working at the Animal Hospital of Waterford in June of 2017. Dr. Weatherman has formed close relationships with our clients and their animals while expanding her knowledge and skill set.
Dr. Weatherman grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. She is from a large family, being the second youngest of seven. Since settling into Waterford, she has adopted two pitbulls named Aspyn & Freya. In her free time, Dr. Weatherman enjoys exploring new cities, cooking, spending time with her loved ones, and performing international veterinary mission work.
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