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. Mullins received her DVM from The University of Tennessee, in addition to a BA in chemistry. She has been practicing in Williamsburg and Newport News for over 30 years. Her special interests include feline and small mammalian (rabbits, ferrets, rats, and guinea pigs) medicine, with an emphasis preventative medicine, pain management, geriatric care, and endocrinology.
A native French speaker who grew up in the US, France and Germany, she likes to travel, attend antique and art shows, and taste and collect fine wines. She lives with her husband and 2 cats (Pommard and Vougeot).
Professional Memberships: AVMA, AAFP (program committee chair 2010), Heritage Humane Society (board of directors 2010-2012), Richmond Academy of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Murphie is a graduate from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a Newport News native and recently joined SVMC in 2020 and is excited to be part of the animal care team. With veterinary care running in his family, he has been caring for pets the entirety of his life...even before he could walk. His professional interests include abdominal ultrasonography, dentistry, and physical rehabilitation.
In addition to his rescue beagle and rambunctious cat, he enjoys the company of his wife Kirsten and 2 daughters. Getaways include trips to the Outer Banks as well as camping.
Professional memberships: AVMA, VVMA, Sonopath Ultrasound Community, Emergency & Critical Care Society
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
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