Brandt Vet Services is happy to welcome Dr. Angelica Melara to our team. Dr. Angelica will join our practice as our newest veterinarian on April 1st, 2024. Many of you may recognize her as she has worked at our practice since 2009, starting her veterinary journey as an assistant and going on to completing two veterinary externships with BVS. Dr. Angelica first attended Virginia Tech and graduated with a bachelors in Animal Science in 2015, she started attending veterinary school at St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019, and graduated with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in January 2024. We are thrilled to have been a part of Dr. Angelica's veterinary mentorship and journey and we are excited to have her back to continue her future here at Brandt Veterinary Services.
A special message from Dr. Bill
When I started working at a veterinary hospital at the young age of 12 in Staten Island New York, I never would have imagined the career I have experienced. Starting a practice and nurturing it until it blossomed to over 20 thousand clients. The friendships I have developed during this time are priceless. It was such a pleasure to work with your fur babies. I will miss catching up on all the events of your family lives. I will miss the laughter and the corny jokes that I subjected many of you to. The smiling faces that I was met with when I walked in that exam room will create such a void in my life. Now comes the time in my life to spend more time with my lovely wife, family and slide into the role of being a grandfather. I thank each and every one of you for allowing me to live my dream of practicing veterinary medicine and I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work with your 4-legged (sometimes 3) family members.
It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Dr. Bill will be retiring from our practice on May 9th, 2023. We are excited for him as he moves on to the next chapter of his life which hopefully will include relaxing and enjoying some much-deserved free time. On the other hand, we are sad to know that we will not see his smiling face or hear his infectious laughter each day. Dr. Bill established his practice in 1994 and has been an integral part of the growth and development of many veterinarians. We are extremely thankful for all he has done to advocate for the health and well-being of countless pets. I have known Dr. Bill for over 30 years and he was inspirational in me becoming a veterinarian. He has been a terrific mentor, a supportive colleague, and a great friend. I wish him all the best and will be forever grateful for the time we have shared together.
-Dr. Steve Brandt and the entire staff of Brandt Veterinary Services
Steve Brandt, D.V.M.
Dr. Steve Brandt, owner, worked with Dr. Bill's Pet Infirmary for over 20 years, starting as a veterinary assistant while in veterinary college. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Old Dominion University and his D.V.M. from Virginia Tech in 1998. Dr. Steve is married to his lovely wife, Kim, and has two wonderful children, Parker and Campbell. In his free time he enjoys hiking, camping and playing golf.
Lindsey Hacker, D.V.M.
Dr. Lindsey Hacker graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech) in 2003. She also went to Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree in biology and is a big Hokie fan. Dr. Lindsey was born and raised in Midlothian, where she currently lives with her husband Brian, her daughter Abigail, her two dogs a Bernese Mountain dog Ella and a Hound Mix Lucy, and her two cats Luna and Jules. She enjoys scrapbooking and tropical fish keeping in her spare time.
Kelly Buckley, D.V.M.
Dr. Kelly Buckley received her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University, school of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and her undergraduate degree in biology from Virginia Tech in 1994. She grew up in Newport News, Virginia. Dr. Kelly lives with her husband, two daughters, her boxer, Hazel, and cat, Doodlebug. She enjoys reading, cooking, and relaxing on the beach.
Kate White, D.V.M.
Dr. Kate White graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 2018 after completing an undergraduate degree in Biology at James Madison University. She grew up in England but has lived in Chesterfield since 2004. Dr. Kate moved back to Chesterfield after graduation. She lives with her husband Andy and daughter Sophie, their two cats Navi and Fleur, and two Goldendoodles named Sulley & Appa. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family and running.
Natalie Martin, D.V.M.
Lori McInnis, D.V.M.
Mary Anderson, L.V.T.
Ashleigh Breeding, L.V.T.
Casey Wormuth, L.V.T.
Samanta Venegoni, L.V.T.
Jennifer Rooney, C.V.A.
Jennifer started working at our office when it was still Dr. Bill's Pet Infirmary in January 2008. She is married to her loving husband, Mike and has two grown children. She has four furry children as well. Her fur family consist of Chomper, the Shorkie, Maple, the Labradoodle, and kitties named Holly and Lilly. She enjoys spending time with her family camping, going to amusement parks and trips to the mountains.