Connie Kirk, DVM, Medical Director
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."