Dr. Alexander earned her DVM from North Carolina State University and joined SVMC shortly thereafter in 2005. Since then, she has provided an exceptional level of care to her patients while never losing sight on the human-animal relationship and bond. Her interests include general surgery, geriatric medicine, and continuous learning in order to provide the best possible service.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, 3 dogs, and 2 fish.
Professional memberships: AVMA
Dr. Betts is a graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She also holds additional degrees in biology and psychology from the College of William and Mary. She strives to provide the best, individualized care for both her patients and their humans. She believes in ensuring that each animal has a fearless experience at the clinic and that educating her clients on diagnosis, disease, and treatment is paramount.
She resides in Yorktown with her husband (a fellow veterinarian), 2 daughters, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a snake.
Professional Memberships: AVMA, VVMA
Dr. Renn grew up on a horse and cattle farm in Hampton, Virginia and received her BS in Biology from Virginia Tech in 1992. She worked for the Companion Animal Blood Bank prior to entering veterinary school at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine which she completed in 1997. Since then, she has enjoyed small animal private practice focusing on general medicine, wellness, dentistry and soft tissue surgery.
She is an avid outdoor adventurist and enjoys mountain biking, paddle boarding, running and hiking. She also enjoys photography, painting, and spending time with her husband, 2 daughters, Felix (miniature pincher) and 3 cats.
Professional memberships: AVMA
Dr. Welch graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine after a career in research. She also has a B.S. in Biology from William and Mary and an M.S. in Biology from Old Dominion University. She currently serves as William and Mary/Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s research animal veterinarian. She has practiced in the area for over two decades, mostly in Williamsburg but in Newport News, Yorktown and Mathews as well.
Pivoting to veterinary medicine because of the desire to help any animal in need, Dr. Welch sees all species including exotics and injured wildlife. In all cases, Dr. Welch's approach is holistic, forming a strong partnership with her clients to assess their pet's physical and emotional wellbeing and developing an individualized plan to correct/manage any problems. Injured wildlife are given every chance to recover and be released.
Dr. Welch resides in Williamsburg with her husband Richard, a retired teacher, who helps care for their houseful of rescue animals: 1 elderly dachshund ( Jeffrey), 4 cats (Lola, Elliot, Pu2 and Ricky), 1 rabbit ( Sugar Baby) and 2 elderly Amazon parrots (Marty and Lily ) along with occasional injured wildlife before transport to rehabilitation. Her daughter Zoe, is pursuing a doctoral degree in environmental studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.
She enjoys going for long runs, reading non-fiction and the simple pleasures in life .
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