Meet Our Team
We would like you to meet our wonderful staff members and learn a little about each of them. We are glad to be here to help your furry family members live a long, happy life.
Suzanne G. Newcomb, DVM
Practice Owner | Veterinarian
Patricia M. Haskins, DVM, MS
Compassionate Veterinarian | Devoted Educator | Food Enthusiast
Dr. Patricia M. Haskins, DVM, MS, is a dedicated and compassionate member of the Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital team. Her journey as a veterinarian is driven by a profound love for animals and a genuine passion for fostering strong bonds between pet owners and their furry companions.
Dr. Haskins finds immense joy in the relationships she builds with both owners and pets as they collaborate to provide the best possible care. Her commitment to lifelong learning is a hallmark of her practice, and she embraces the multifaceted challenges of veterinary medicine. In her view, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and the ever-evolving spectrum of care continuously motivates her.
Her primary areas of interest lie in dermatology and internal medicine, where her expertise shines through in providing comprehensive and thoughtful care. Dr. Haskins embarked on her academic journey by obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree at Ferrum College. She then pursued her passion for infectious diseases, earning a Master of Science degree from the University of Georgia. Her educational journey continued at UGA, where she achieved her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, equipping her with the knowledge and skills needed to provide top-tier veterinary care.
Beyond her professional life, Dr. Haskins resides in Pittsylvania County with her husband and sons on their century farm. She finds joy in exploring the world beyond veterinary medicine and is always eager to try new things, especially when it comes to culinary adventures. The great outdoors calls to her, and she relishes moments spent in the mountains, enjoying quality time with friends and family. For Dr. Haskins, books are a constant source of inspiration, and she dives into audiobooks when her busy schedule allows. She also dedicates her free time to volunteering, actively contributing to a local cub scout pack and her church community.
Dr. Patricia M. Haskins, DVM, MS, is a shining example of dedication and passion in the field of veterinary medicine. Her expertise, genuine care, and commitment to ongoing learning make her an invaluable asset to Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital.
Office Manager Extraordinaire | Animal Science Enthusiast
Meet Darcy McKee, the seasoned Office Manager at Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital. Darcy is not just a colleague; she's a familiar voice and a constant presence for nearly every CMVH client since the very beginning. Her unwavering commitment has made her a linchpin of our clinic's success.
Darcy's expertise extends to the art of keeping our clients well-informed, a role in which she excels. Her mission is to empower pet owners with the knowledge they need to ensure the happiness and health of their beloved animals.
Darcy brings a wealth of knowledge to her role, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech. With 15 years of hands-on experience in the care of both large and small animals, she stands as a guiding force for the CMVH team, imparting wisdom and inspiration in equal measure. Beyond her professional life, Darcy has a endearing one-eyed cat, and an incredibly spirited Labrador Retriever.
Darcy McKee embodies the spirit of dedication, expertise, and compassionate care that Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital strives for.
Long-standing Team Member | Animal Enthusiast | Dedicated Educator
Maggie Oakes has been an enduring member of Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital since June 2020. Her unwavering dedication to animals and her commitment to our shared mission make her a vital part of our team.
Maggie's academic journey is as versatile as her passion. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Averett University, a Master of Science in Education from the University of the Southwest, and an Animal Assisted Therapy Certification from Concordia University (Wisconsin).
Maggie's family extends to her two feline companions, Jack and Henry, who share her love for animals. She's actively involved in wildlife rehabilitation, advocating for the conservation of the natural world. Maggie also enjoys reading and attending sporting events, embracing the thrill of competition.
In addition to her work at CMVH, Maggie is a dedicated school counselor at Mt. Airy Elementary, recognized as their Employee of the Week for her kindness and support. Her commitment to education and service is exemplified through her advocacy for students.
Maggie's family plays a crucial role in the history of CMVH. Her father, Jerry Oaks, played a pivotal role in securing the financial support that launched our clinic. His belief in our mission continues to shape our journey, impacting both human and animal lives. This legacy, combined with Maggie's personal dedication, underscores the values of Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital.
Maggie Oakes is a cherished member of our team, embodying the core values of our clinic. Her genuine passion for animal welfare, commitment to education, and warm, compassionate presence enrich our mission.
Multi-Talented Veterinary Assistant | Animal Enthusiast | Outdoor Adventurer
Meet Amy Meadows, a cherished member of the Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital team since January 2022. Amy's dedication to the well-being of dogs and cats makes her an invaluable asset to our clinic.
Amy finds deep fulfillment in her work, relishing the opportunity to work closely with all our canine and feline friends. Making a tangible difference in their lives is what drives her passion for animal care.
Her qualifications are a testament to her commitment. Amy holds a grooming certificate and has also pursued online programs in Veterinary Assistance, further enhancing her expertise in pet care.
Amy's household is a bustling hub of activity, featuring a dynamic mix of children, dogs, cats, chickens, and even a lizard. The diversity of her family reflects her genuine love for animals and her commitment to providing a loving and nurturing home.
Beyond her work at CMVH, Amy and her family share a love for the great outdoors. Camping, hiking, and various outdoor activities are staples of their quality time together. This shared passion for nature and adventure adds a special touch to their family bond.
Amy Meadows exemplifies the spirit of care and dedication that Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital upholds. Her multifaceted skills, love for animals, and enthusiasm for outdoor adventures make her a treasured member of our team.
Versatile Veterinary Assistant | Animal Enthusiast | Sports Enthusiast
Meet Raegan Ridgeway, a dedicated and versatile member of the Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital team since August 2021. Raegan's journey at CMVH is marked by her hard work and unwavering commitment to the welfare of animals.
Raegan's enthusiasm for her role as a veterinary assistant shines through as she shares, "I love to see all the different animals and breeds. Every day is a new adventure." Her passion for the animal kingdom makes every day at CMVH a unique and rewarding experience.
In addition to her professional dedication, Raegan is a proud pet parent to Spanky, her loyal canine companion, and her feline friends Jack and Pebbles. These animal companions reflect her genuine love for animals.
Raegan's academic journey led her to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Averett University, equipping her with the knowledge to excel in her role. Her educational background is a testament to her commitment to providing exceptional care to the animals under her charge.
Beyond her role at CMVH, Raegan is a dedicated softball player, embodying the spirit of teamwork and perseverance. Off the field, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends, both on and off the diamond.
Raegan Ridgeway's journey at Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital is marked by her dedication and passion. Her tireless work ethic, starting from the kennels and progressing to her role as a small and large animal veterinary assistant, exemplifies her commitment to the well-being of animals and the success of our clinic.
Dedicated Veterinary Assistant | Animal Lover | Gaming Enthusiast
Meet Mikayla Whittington, a vital member of the Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital team. Mikayla's journey with us began in July 2023, and her unwavering dedication to the welfare of animals and her passion for learning make her an invaluable asset to our clinic.
For Mikayla, the joy of her role as a Veterinary Technician is encapsulated in the words, "seeing and helping all of your fur babies makes my heart happy!" Her love for animals radiates through her work, making every day at CMVH a fulfilling experience.
Beyond her professional commitment, Mikayla's family includes two beloved dogs, Elliott and Chevy. She enjoys taking them on long walks, embracing the simple pleasures of quality time outdoors. Her favorite hobbies include playing her Nintendo Switch and finding solace in quiet moments at home with her two cherished kitties.
Mikayla's journey at CMVH reflects her dedication and enthusiasm for her work. She's a hardworking and eager learner, embodying the values that Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital holds dear. Her commitment to the well-being of your beloved pets and her dedication to her role as a Veterinary Technician are the cornerstones of our clinic's success.
Skilled Groomer | Multitalented Team Member | Animal Enthusiast
Meet Luis Solis, our talented and indispensable groomer at Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital. With an associate degree in Applied Sciences and a Grooming Certificate, Luis brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to our pet spa.
Luis's true passion lies in being around pets and making them feel their best. Every 4-legged client that visits our spa enjoys their day, thanks to Luis's expert touch. His ability to connect with our furry friends sets a soothing tone at the spa and makes it a place of comfort and pampering.
Luis's dedication doesn't end at the spa; he's a versatile team member who lends a hand throughout the clinic, further enriching our patient care.
Outside of work, Luis enjoys spending quality time with his family, playing soccer with his dad and brother, and indulging in the joys of music and video games. His commitment to a healthy lifestyle also leads him to the gym, a testament to his well-rounded approach to life.
Luis Solis embodies the spirit of care and expertise that Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital stands for. His passion for animals and his multitalented nature make him a cherished member of our team, both at the spa and in the clinic.
Kelly Peters, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician | Anesthesia Specialist | Mentor
Meet Kelly Peters, a dedicated Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) at Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital. Kelly's expertise in managing anesthesia is a cornerstone of our pet care, ensuring the well-being of your beloved animals.
For Kelly, overseeing the anesthesia process is not just a job – it's a passion. She believes it's a crucial aspect of keeping your pets healthy and safe during their medical procedures. Her commitment to this vital role reflects her unwavering dedication to the welfare of animals.
Kelly's love for learning is a driving force in her professional life. She continually seeks to expand her knowledge and skill set, eager to embrace new developments in veterinary medicine. Equally important to her is passing on this wealth of knowledge to the next generation of veterinary assistants, nurturing a legacy of compassionate care.
Beyond her professional life, Kelly's family is as diverse as her love for animals. She shares her life with several dogs, including a service dog, as well as horses, sheep, Guinea hogs, and a bustling flock of chickens. Her own menagerie reflects her genuine passion for animals and their well-being.
Kelly Peters, LVT, is a valued member of the Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital team. Her expertise, dedication, and commitment to animal care make her an invaluable asset to our clinic, ensuring that your pets receive the highest level of care.
Receptionist and Media Advisor | Community Enthusiast | Animal Lover
Meet Lizbeth Nauta, the friendly face who welcomes you with a warm smile at Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital. Lizbeth's role as a receptionist and media advisor allows her to bridge the gap between our hospital and the community, all while sharing her infectious enthusiasm for animal care.
Her journey with CMVH began as a delightful chapter in February 2022. Lizbeth finds immense joy in immersing herself in the diverse facets of animal care, continuously expanding her knowledge and getting to know the community. Whether it's pets coming in for routine check-ups or those requiring specialized care, each furry friend holds a special place in her heart. She admits that there's nothing quite like the joy of witnessing newborns – be it puppies, kittens, or kid goats – taking their first steps into the world.
What truly makes Lizbeth's experience at CMVH exceptional is the camaraderie with the staff and veterinarians. Their combined expertise creates a powerhouse team that continually seeks to raise the bar in animal care. Lizbeth expresses her happiness at being part of this dynamic and knowledgeable team.
Outside of her role at the clinic, Lizbeth, together with her husband, shares their lives with a rescue Labrador "wanna-be," three magnificent horses, and two charming cats. The barn cats, residing in a cozy and heated barn room, exude a regal air as they oversee their kingdom.
Lizbeth's passion for animals extends beyond her professional life. She has a deep-seated love for horses and is actively involved in training and competing with young horses. Her love for animals and her creative spirit converge in her talent for painting animal portraits. A few of her exquisite artworks grace the walls of CMVH, serving as a testament to her multifaceted talents.
Lizbeth Nauta embodies the spirit of community, a deep connection to animals, and the dedication that defines Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital. Her commitment to providing exceptional care, paired with her artistic flair, makes her a cherished member of our team.
Large Animal Receptionist | Equine Enthusiast | Animal Lover
Meet Adeline Stadler, our warm and welcoming Large Animal Receptionist at Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital, where she has been a dedicated member of our team since September 2023. Adeline's passion for helping animals and their human families has made her an indispensable part of our clinic.
Adeline's journey into veterinary care began with a unique aspiration – she just "wanted to play with horses!" Her enthusiasm for equine care led her to Creek and Meadow, and she brings this enthusiasm to her role at the front desk every day.
Adeline holds a Bachelor of Science in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy from Averett University, which enriches her approach to her daily tasks. Her commitment to the welfare and well-being of animals goes beyond the professional realm. Adeline, along with her husband, John, shares their lives with a diverse and loving animal family including Moose, Fifi, Brussel Sprout, and Monty – a Ball Python. Adeline's dedication to her animal companions mirrors her caring nature.
Beyond her work, Adeline embraces her love for the great outdoors. Whether she's on horseback, hiking through nature's wonders, fishing by the tranquil waters, or tending to her garden, Adeline's connection to the natural world is unmistakable. Her involvement in animal-assisted therapy further underscores her passion for both the animal kingdom and the human-animal bond.
At Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital, Adeline's dedication and her genuine love for animals shine through in her work, making her an invaluable and cherished member of our team.
Kennel Attendant | Animal Care Enthusiast | Aspiring Veterinarian
Marie Andrews, a valued member of the Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital team, has been with us since February 2023. As a dedicated Kennel Attendant, Marie goes above and beyond, extending her support to our Vet Techs whenever needed.
Marie's journey at CMVH has been a labor of love, as she finds deep fulfillment in contributing to animal care and life-saving practices. To her, every tail wag, every contented purr, and every joyous, toothy grin are blessings that inspire her commitment to the field.
While Marie embarked on a pre-veterinary studies program at Virginia Tech for three semesters, her aspiration to attend vet school remains close to her heart. Her interests span the intriguing realms of animal genetics and other medicinal fields related to animals, showcasing her fervor for advancing veterinary science.
Beyond the clinic, Marie enjoys immersing herself in the great outdoors. Whether she's exploring nature through hiking, engaging in a spirited game of badminton, or relishing the serene moments of water tubing on the lake, Marie's zest for life and her love for animals shine through in all aspects of her journey.
Marie Andrews is a testament to the dedication and passion that define the Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital team. Her unwavering commitment to animal well-being and her pursuit of excellence in the veterinary field make her an invaluable member of our family.
Kennel Assistant | Aspiring Firefighter | Community Volunteer
Andrew Logwood joined Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2023, bringing a versatile and can-do attitude to the team. In his role, he seamlessly transitions from being a kennel assistant to a vet tech assistant, always eager to lend a hand to the veterinarians.
Currently a junior at Gretna Senior High, Andrew is not just a promising talent at Creek and Meadow, but he is also pursuing his passion for firefighting. He's dedicated to making a difference in the community and actively contributes as a volunteer at the Renan Volunteer Fire Department.
Living on a farm, Andrew's connection to animals runs deep, and he finds joy in supporting the well-being of the pets that come through the clinic's doors. His hardworking and dedicated approach, even while balancing a part-time schedule, is a testament to his commitment to both the veterinary field and his goal of becoming a firefighter.
The Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital team values Andrew's enthusiasm and dedication, and they appreciate his willingness to collaborate and support his colleagues in various roles. As he continues to learn and grow, he exemplifies the spirit of teamwork and community involvement, both within the clinic and in his service to the Renan community.
Zice and Clover
Office Adventurers | Fur-tastic Companions | Masters of Mischief
At Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital, you might find yourself in the company of two fur-tastic feline adventurers, Zice and Clover, who bring an extra dose of charm and mischief to our clinic.
Zice, the seasoned member of our clinic cat duo, has been prowling our halls since May 2020. He's the ultimate meet-and-greet expert, often sauntering through the front hall to make silent acquaintances with our clients. Zice's special talent is curling up in the most unconventional spots – whether it's on the lap, shoulders, or even atop the head of those clients who may not have anticipated a cat companion. However, please be cautious, as Zice does have a bit of a feisty side and can be a bit bitter at times.
Zice humorously claims to possess a Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution, although we're still waiting to see his conflict-solving skills in action. His calm demeanor and gentle presence bring a sense of ease to our clinic.
Clover, on the other hand, is Zice's energetic sidekick, a young kitten who is quickly mastering the art of cat capers under Zice's expert tutelage. From playfully knocking items off desks to teasing large dogs, Clover's antics bring laughter and joy to our offices. These two partners-in-crime even have a knack for tossing "dum-dum" candies across the office and leaving behind copious amounts of cat hair on the furniture.
If you happen to spot Zice and Clover engaged in their playful escapades in our offices, don't hesitate to join in the fun by throwing a "dum-dum" across the floor for them. Their presence adds a delightful and heartwarming touch to our clinic, making them beloved companions to both our team and our clients.
In Loving Memory of Hawk
Our Beloved Clinic Dog | Gentle Giant | Devoted Family Companion
It is with heavy hearts that we remember and pay tribute to our cherished friend, Hawk. As our beloved clinic dog, Hawk brought joy, warmth, and comfort to Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital every day.
Hawk was a gentle giant, a magnificent presence whose loving spirit touched everyone who had the privilege of crossing his path. His enthusiasm for life was evident in every playful romp around our clinic. Hawk's appetite for meals and his penchant for peaceful naps were part of his endearing character, reminding us of the simple joys of life.
Each morning, Hawk's arrival was a source of unbridled excitement, a reminder that a new day had begun filled with possibilities. He was not only a faithful companion to our clinic but also a loving member of the devoted family of Brian, Suzanne, John Wyatt, Ava, Elyse, Zelda, and Mable.
Hawk's day was never complete without the rush to return to the comforting embrace of his family in the evening. The eager anticipation in his eyes, the exuberance of his presence – it was a testament to the deep bond they shared, a bond forged in love and trust.
Though Hawk may have departed from our lives, he leaves behind a treasure trove of cherished memories. He was more than a clinic dog; he was a source of comfort, a reminder of the beauty of simplicity, and a dear companion to all who knew him.
Hawk, you have left an indelible mark on our hearts, and your memory will forever live on in the walls of Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital. You were more than a pet; you were family, and you will always hold a special place in our hearts.