- Animal Boarding
- Animal Daycare
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Bird Vet
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Docking
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Surgery
Michael Engel, DVM
Dr. Michael Engel received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1981. Dr. Engel has a special interest in birds and exotics and enjoys working with all types of pets. He was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. He received his bachelors degree in Zoology from the University of Iowa. After graduation he worked as a zoo keeper in Columbia South Carolina for several years before deciding to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he worked at a small animal, exotic animal practice in Atlanta, Georgia for nine years. In 1990 he moved to Richmond and opened Pets First Veterinary Hospital. In 2002 he sold Pets First to what is now VCA Antech and stayed on as Chief of Staff until 2007. In the summer of 2007 Dr. Engel and Dr. Pinkleton purchased New Kent Animal Hospital. Dr. Engel and his wife Chris have two sons, Jason and Sean, and a miniature schnauzer, Packer.
Randy F. Pinkleton, DVM
Dr. Pinkleton enjoys small animal medicine and surgery. He has always loved being around, and working with, dogs and cats. He particularly enjoys training beagles. He grew up in Matoaca, Virginia and later attended Virginia Tech where he received a B.S. in Biochemistry and Nutrition. In 1981 he received his DVM from the University of Georgia (where he and Dr. Engel were classmates). At the University of Georgia he was awarded a Certificate of Merit for Proficiency in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and the Jesse L. Roberts Award. Dr. Pinkleton has owned several veterinary hospitals and was Group Vice President over east coast operations for Veterinary Centers of America for three years. He has been an active participant and/or officer in a number of veterinary organizations. He was appointed by two different Virginia Governors to the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine for consecutive four year terms, and was elected President of the Board twice. Dr. Pinkleton has one cat, a Boston terrier, two Chihuahuas, one cockatiel, and several beagles (training beagles is his passion.)
Jamie Putt, DVM
Dr. Putt received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to this she received her Bachelor's degree in Animal Bioscience from Pennsylvania State University. She is from Harrisburg, Penn. Dr. Putt enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in ferret medicine. She has 1 cat (Kiki), 1 dog (Vinney), and 3 ferrets (Bubba, Sissy and Cupcake.)
Kelly Broz, Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Missouri
Kathy Dunkman, Hospital Manager
I have been grooming for five years. I have always had a passion for animals ever since I can remember. What I love best about grooming is meeting and interacting with amazing pets and their owners. I love making a difference in their lives. It has always been my dream to work at an animal hospital, and I really enjoy the bond I form with the animals, to this is the most rewarding of all. I have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 birds, and one adorable hedgehog named "Cheza". As you can see, I love animals!
I enjoy working with animals everyday. Grooming is a trade I always took interest in since childhood. I love taking a shaggy ball of fur and turning them into beautifully groomed, tail wagging, happy animal! I have 2 animals of my own, a dog and a cat. They are both very spoiled. This is a very rewarding profession where I get to see happy owners and their best friend prancing proudly after a day at the spa!