Dr. Kathryn Dobyns
Dr. Dobyns is our only full-time veterinarian. She grew up in Frederick County, Maryland, where her parents still live. She graduated from Middlebury College in 1990 with a degree in Biochemistry. She worked for 1 year as a Chemist at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, then entered the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from Cornell in 1995, Dr. Dobyns moved to Lexington, VA, where she worked as an Associate Veterinarian for 4 years. She then worked as a relief Veterinarian in several practices throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville areas. In August of 2000, she made the leap to practice ownership, purchasing the Middle River Veterinary Hospital.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Dobyns enjoys many outdoor activities, including walking and training her dog, gardening and skiing. Most weekends are now dedicated to dog agility and K9Nosework competitions with her mixed breed dog, Hunter. She and Hunter also volunteer with the Animal Assisted Therapy Program at Augusta Health.
Dr. Dobyns also shares her home with 2 cats: retired hospital cat Spock and Cascadilla, a former stray, who is still adjusting to the pleasures of indoor living.
Dr. Vicky Dye
Dr. Vicky Dye is our part time veterinarian on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Born in
Dr. Vicky worked as an emergency veterinarian in
Photography started as a hobby that became a business in 2003. Primarily self taught, she hopes people will appreciate and help protect our wild spaces by showing the beauty and majesty of nature in her images. She also enjoys teaching photography classes and selling her work at art shows and online at www.victoriasimages.com.
Dr. Vicky lives with her husband Harvey, 4 beautiful cats, many fish and her elderly father in