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Heidi Brunk, DVM

Heidi Brunk, DVM

Dr. Brunk is originally from Harrisonburg, Va and completed her undergraduate work at Bridgewater College. She helped pay for her college education by working part-time at a local stable giving horseback rides. After graduation, she moved to Southwest Virginia and pursued her veterinary education at Virginia Tech.
After graduating vet school in 2006, Dr. Brunk worked at various small animal practices before starting at EVS in January of 2012. At EVS, she has found a fast-paced environment valuing excellence in veterinary care and is grateful to be able to offer her critical patients 24-hour care.

Dr. Brunk lives with her husband, their three children, young dog (Titus) and old cat (Corriander). She highly values her faith, family and friends, and she spends her time outside of work homeschooling her kids, singing with the Blacksburg Master Chorale, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. Dr. Brunk works most weekends, but is hopeful that someday she will be able to have more fall weekends free for Hokie football! Go Hokies!

Gal Cohen-Chivvis, DVM

Gal Cohen-Chivvis, DVM

Dr. Chivvis was born and raised in Israel and moved to the US at the age of 15. She completed high school and obtained her undergraduate degree in Massachusetts before moving to Iowa and obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 2011. She then completed a one-year small animal rotating medicine and surgery internship at Iowa State prior to moving to Virginia and beginning employment at EVS of Roanoke.

When she is not working, she likes to spend quality time with her husband, 2 Pomeranians, and cat. She tries to stay active and alternates activities like swimming, pilates, and mixed martial arts and self-defense.

She enjoys being an emergency veterinarian and strives to provide the highest level of care for her patients as well as communicate effectively and honestly with, and support, their human families.

Dr. Chivvis is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, the Roanoke Valley Veterinary Medical Association and volunteers with the Community Animal Response Team.

Raeann Foster, DVM

Raeann Foster, DVM

Dr.Foster is a Virginia Native who grew up in the Roanoke/Salem area. After graduating from Hollins University in 2007, she attended Veterinary school at St. Matthew’s University, completed her clinical year at Oklahoma State University and graduated with her DVM in 2011. She joined Emergency Veterinary Services of Roanoke in March of 2013 but is no stranger as she has been part of the EVS family for several years now. Dr.Foster has been married to her husband, Jake, also a Roanoke/Salem native, since June 2007, and her family currently consists of 3 boxers, 1 blue heeler, 1 chocolate lab, 1 cat, 6 horses, and a small herd of cattle. She enjoys horseback riding in her spare time and enjoys spending time with her family. She looks forward to a long and growing career in the field of emergency medicine.
Maureen Noftsinger, DVM

Maureen Noftsinger, DVM

I grew up knowing I wanted to be a vet starting around age 4. In high school, I started working at Olde Towne School for Dogs in the retail store as well as to start dog training. I also started working for a professional dog handler and showing dogs and did that through college. In college, I briefly decided to be a clinical psychologist but ultimately decided that veterinary medicine is definitely where I needed to be. I started working at a vet’s office in college and worked in a general practice and an ER. I loved the ER work and knew that I would end up in the ER. I graduated in 2001 and never thought I would come out and practice ER right away but found it was the best fit for me. I had some wonderful doctors that I worked with that mentored me. I took over the management of the clinic in 2004. I have had multiple titles including medical director and now the CEO. I love all animals but love learning about unconditional love between dogs and their people. Animals are such a beautiful gift to us, and I am glad to give back to them in any way I can.

ER medicine can be challenging in many ways, and I believe my background in psychology has been a beautiful blessing.

I am married to the love of my life and blended our families and now live on a small farm. We all love spending time outdoors and with the animals. We have four dogs (the doodle brigade as I call them and a livestock guardian dog), a barn cat, goats, sheep, a horse and lots of chickens. We hope to spread the love of animals using the farm.

Emily Hampden-Smith, DVM

Emily Hampden-Smith, DVM

Dr. Hampden-Smith was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian from the age of 4 years old. Throughout her life, she helped on her uncle’s dairy farm in England, worked with numerous large and small animal veterinarians, and trained horses in dressage. She attended college just outside of Chicago, IL at Lake Forest College where she earned a BA in Biology and Spanish. She was also captain of the equestrian team throughout college. Also, she volunteered and worked at local kennels, zoos, and hospitals. Dr. Hampden-Smith earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2018. With love for hiking and the outdoors, she moved to Roanoke with her fiancé to work at EVS.

Dr. Hampden-Smith and her fiancé have two dogs, Chili and Donuts, a hedgehog, and five cats. When not at work, she enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, and anything outdoors with her fiancé and dogs. Dr. Hampden-Smith is excited to be joining the EVS team.

Taylor Tran, DVM

Taylor Tran, DVM

Born and raised in Roanoke, VA. Grew up with a multitude of animals, large and small and knew I wanted to be a veterinarian by middle school. Achieved my Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology at Virginia Tech in Fall of 2011. Worked as a vet assistant and pharmacy technician for a little over a year before moving to Columbia, MO, where I completed my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri CVM in May of 2017. Practiced as a mixed animal veterinarian in Missouri after graduation. Moved back to Roanoke, VA in May of 2018 to be closer to family and friends. My boyfriend and I have two beautiful cats, Minnie & Renley, a hound dog named Duke and a TWH horse named Sully. I enjoy trying new restaurants, the lake, traveling, game nights and any activity outdoors.
Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards

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Angie Janney

Angie Janney

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Ken Leavee

Ken Leavee

Ken has been associated with EVS since 2003. His interests include canine training, health, nutrition, and conditioning. He and his wife, Candace, participate in many canine performance activities including agility, obedience, herding, carting, and freestyle.
Maribeth Lusk

Maribeth Lusk

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Amanda Magill

Amanda Magill

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Kimberly McGuire

Kimberly McGuire

I’ve worked at EVS since moving from Baltimore to Salem in 2012. I love all animals and have worked at emergency vet hospitals for over 20 years and volunteered at a wildlife rescue for 9 years. In my free time, I enjoy shopping, photography, watching the Baltimore Orioles & Ravens, and spending time with my family & pets.
Alex Mohler

Alex Mohler

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Sierra Price

Sierra Price

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Courtney Snead

Courtney Snead

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Myshelle Vanore

Myshelle Vanore

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Andrea Varidakis

Andrea Varidakis

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Dr. Matt Ellis

May 1972-February 2016

Even though he is no longer with us, he will always be a part of our EVS family.

Chris Rogers

December 1974-April 2017

Even though he is no longer with us, he will always be a part of our EVS family.

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