VCA Animal Care Center

Connie Kirk, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr Kirk is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has been with VCA since 2006. She has a special interesting exotic animal medicine and surgery. In addition to her duties at VCA Animal Care Center, Dr Kirk provides care for the collection of native species at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News.
She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, and Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians.
Dr Kirk has two children and four grandchildren. She and her husband enjoy motorcycle riding and spending time with their two dogs, two Amazon parrots, Uromastyx lizard and Children's python.
Dr Kirk is dedicated to the health and welfare of domestic and exotic species alike. She truly welcomes the opportunity to serve you and your pets, whether furred, feathered or scaled!!

"Since I was young, I was drawn toward animals.  It wasn't enough for me just to "have" animals.  I studied everything I could about all kinds of critters.  I needed to know how to properly care for them, what to feed them, what to do when they got sick.  I was always intrigued by how the body worked, and I was never squeamish about anything.  I remember using tweezers to pull a large, squirmimg larvae out of one of my barn cat's head when I was about eight years old!  I was always eager to help the vet when she came out to see my horses.  I knew that was what I wanted to do when I got older.  Veterinary medicine provides me the opportunity to give back to the animals that have given me unconditional love through the years.  It is a dynamic career in which I never stop learning."


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please call Greenbrier Veterinary Emergency Center on : (757) 366-9000. Their address is 1100 Eden Way North, Suite 101B, Chesapeake, Va