FALL EDITION: October 2018
From the Desk of Dr. Heather
I couldn't have asked for a better job. I love what I do and look forward to coming in to work each and every day. Seeing our pet patients, meeting their owners and conferring with their family veterinarian are the most gratifying aspects of owning and operating Animal Vision Center of Virginia. It's hard to believe, but our practice turns three this year. Since 2015, we have covered a lot of ground - from initially getting to know you through our mobile-based practice, to opening the doors of our Virginia Beach center. As the practice has grown, we've rolled out new programs to meet your needs, such as our Lunch & Learn continuing education series for veterinarians; eye screening exams for service animals and pets residing in local assisted living facilities; and our new telemedicine consultations, which you will read about in this issue. Now that we're officially "three," we'd like for you to help us celebrate! Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. for a fun-filled afternoon on the lawn with refreshments, games, cake (in both animal and human varieties) and tons of four-legged fun for your pets! Check out all the details below. We know how important your animals are to you, and we are committed to providing the highest quality ophthalmic care for them. Thank you for choosing us!                                                                         
With kind regards, 

Save a Trip with Our New Telemedicine Consultations 

You don't always have to travel to us for an ocular evaluation. Animal Vision Center of Virginia is now offering remote telemedicine consultations and triage assessments for our veterinary partners and existing clients and pet patients. Using the TeleVet mobile app, you can participate in a two-way consultation appointment in real time with Dr. Heather Brookshire. This service is ideal for our veterinary partners when working with urgent cases, a difficult diagnosis, a second opinion, and for the convenience of practices located in far away or rural areas. For our existing clients, telemedicine is an option for pets that don't travel well or become anxious away from home.  Details about our telemedicine consultations are featured on our website. Take a look, and let us know how we can help.

A Note from the Staff -
Congratulations Dr. Heather!

This month, our own Dr. Heather Brookshire was named to  Inside Business magazine's prestigious listing of "Forty Under 40" business leaders succeeding in diverse professions in Hampton Roads. Like the other Class of 2018 members, she was selected for her leadership skills, innovation, business achievements and community service involvement. 

As you may know, Dr. Heather is one of the region's only veterinary ophthalmologists, and she gives 100 percent to assuring that the needs of her pet patients are met, as well as making the practice a supportive and fun home away from home for the staff. In addition, she devotes a great deal of her spare time to animal-related causes by providing ocular care for service, rescue and wildlife animals throughout the region. So, heartfelt congratulations to our boss! We're so proud of you.  

All the best,
Melissa, Emily, Allyson,Veronica, Amari and Ashlyn

Please join us for furriendly fun!

Animal Vision Center is turning three, and we're ready to celebrate with all of our furriends. Bring your pets and join us for a fun-filled afternoon on the lawn, Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at 521 Old Great Neck Road, Suite 2 in Virginia Beach. 

You bring your pets. We'll provide the party!  
  • BBQ lunch & Pupcake Doggie Treats
    (while supplies last) 
  • Miniature Animal Petting Zoo 1:30 - 4:00 pm
  • Balloon Animals and Furriendly Bobbing for Hotdogs 
  • Agility Training with Dory Hofman of Canine Obedience Training, plus, mini session featuring training tips for the visually-impaired dog 
  • Halloween Pet Costume Contest 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.  
  • Saver of Souls Pet Rescue Adoption Event 
  • Goodies and info from some of our favorite vendors: Doggstuff and Pinot's Palette  
See you there? We certainly hope so! It wouldn't be a celebration without our referring veterinarians and clients. We appreciate your support over the past three years. 

P lease RSVP to Dr.Heather@AVCVA.com or call us at (757) 749-4838.

In This Issue

"Dinner & Discovery" at Norfolk Zoo
We've had a lot of fun planning our final vets-only event of the year - a special presentation at the Norfolk Zoo. If you are one of our referring veterinary partners, please join us on Friday, Nov. 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for our "Vision in Animals" presentation, with a special private viewing of the reptile exhibit from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. We couldn't think of a better setting to take an evolutionary look at animal vision and how the eye has adapted to different environments over time. We are pleased to present these free accredited classes for our local veterinarians and their registered technical staff. Please RSVP by Nov. 9 to  Dr.Heather@AVCVA.com   or call (757) 749-4838 A special thank you to our event sponsors Coastal Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and Merck Animal Health.
Office Hours at The COVE
Have you heard? We are now keeping Friday clinic hours at The Center of Veterinary Expertise (The COVE), located at  6550 Hampton Roads Parkway in Suffolk. We'll be there  from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with room to expand the schedule as needed. We look forward to collaborating with the exceptional clinicians at The COVE and extending our presence in this area. Please call  (757) 749-4838 to schedule an appointment. 

What our Clients Say
"Dr. Heather gave Midnight her kitten hood back! I will forever be thankful for making her life more comfortable. "
- Susan L.
521 Old Great Neck
Road, Suite 2
Virginia Beach, VA
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday, Thursday
10:00am - 6:30pm

One Saturday a Month
10:00am - 2:00pm

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Providing quality ophthalmic care for animals of all shapes and sizes, Animal Vision Center of Virginia is owned and operated by Dr. Heather Brookshire, a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist. 

The Center is located at 521 Old Great Neck Road, Suite 2, in Virginia Beach, VA 23454.