Our Team


Our Doctors

Dr. Brian Arneson  

Dr. Brian Arneson decided to pursue veterinary medicine at the ripe old age of 6. Since then, he has dedicated himself to doing the best job possible. He graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Dr. Arneson has focused primarily on surgery, with orthopedics being his area of particular interest. Currently, he resides in Staunton with his four children, Jenna, Alex, Alicia and Anna. Rounding out the household is an ever changing myriad of pets, ranging from horses to hamsters.

  Dr. Heather Beach is a 2005 graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been a practicing veterinarian in the Shenandoah Valley since that time. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, but has particular interest in canine reproduction and feline medicine. Her interests outside of veterinary medicine include camping, hiking and nature photography.
 

Dr. Martha Hunt-Estrada is a graduate of North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent 5 years as a regulatory veterinarian, after which she chose to pursue a career in private practice. She enjoys the entire spectrum of veterinary medicine and feels that Heartland is the perfect fit for her at this point in her career. She is a strong believer that our pets are loving members of the family and should be treated as such. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and a variety of other fitness activities. We are all looking forward to a bright future together. Dr. Hunt is currently taking appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays, and every 3rd Saturday. Please make her feel welcome as a strong addition to the HVC team!


Office Staff

 

Shawn Gatesman, Practice Manager
 
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Cassey Whiteside, Lead Receptionist
 Gina Brock, Receptionist  brock
Brittany Shifflett, Receptionist
   
Kate Hall, Receptionist


Technicians

 

messerley Maria Messerley, LVT,  Lead Technician
Amanda Dulgarov, LVT s
mcconkey Melissa McConkey, LVT
Lauen Schupner, LVT
Kassi Bolt, LVT
Whitney Glover, LVT INTERN

Veterinary Assistants

saylor Tori Saylor, Lead Veterinary Assistant
Haley Dove, Veterinary Assistant
   Nolan Prock, Veterinary Assistant
Alyssa Justice, Veterinary Assistant        
Christina Hill, Inventory Assistant