No matter what the situation, we are here to help.
Our DVM team is backed by over 75 years of veterinary medical expertise.
Great Neck Veterinary Clinic offers a fear-free experience for your pet. Fear Free veterinary visits seek to eliminate fear, anxiety, and stress, and create an experience that’s better and safer for all involved, including pets, owners, and veterinary healthcare teams. In addition to providing general care and surgery, we also provide specialized care through the use of acupuncture and Class IV Laser Therapy.
Appointments are always recommended, but are not necessary for emergencies, nail trimming, blood draws, and expressing anal glands. It is easier than ever to connect with us by using our new app, PetDesk. You can request appointments, send us messages, get reminders, and more on any mobile device. Click the blue icon on the right of the screen for more information and to download.
Great Neck Veterinary Clinic is also proud to offer the services of our pet pharmacy. In order to obtain prescription refills, the patient must have received a physical exam and blood work within the past year.
Dr. Blair Hollowell
Dr. Blair Hollowell has practiced small animal veterinary medicine since 1998. In 2005 she moved to Virginia Beach to be near family and became the owner of Great Neck Vet. She and her husband, Todd, have three children. Dr. Hollowell enjoys spending as much time as possible with her lively and fun family.
Dr. Hollowell is certified in rehabilitative medicine and her other special practice interests include surgery and dentistry. Dr. Hollowell served as a member of the Virginia Beach SPCA Board and the Animal Control Advisory Council. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Feline Practitioners Association, and the International Association of Veterinary Pain Management. Currently she is the President of the South Hampton Roads Veterinary Medical Association. In her free time Dr. Hollowell can be found chasing her “fraidy” cat Stash or her two dogs, Frankie and Freddie. She also enjoys riding horses, sewing, boating and reading.
Dr. Cristi Salmon
Dr. Cristi Salmon is from Blacksburg, Virginia. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech in 1998, Dr. Salmon spent several exciting years in Texas where she managed an equine breeding and training facility. Returning to Virginia Tech, Dr. Salmon received her veterinary degree in 2005 and practiced equine medicine in Texas where she specialized in equine lameness and performance quarter horse breeding before moving back to the East coast to practice small animal medicine. In 2013 Dr. Salmon joined Strawbridge Animal Care and brings an appreciation for consistent preventive care and good client communications. Dr. Salmon and husband, Pat, have one adorable daughter and have recently moved to Chesapeake, VA. Spending time with her family is Dr. Salmon’s favorite thing to do when not working.
Dr. Leigh Hofmeister
Dr. Leigh Hofmeister is originally from Atlanta, GA and has lived in many areas of the United States and the Caribbean. She joined Great Neck Veterinary Clinic in 2011. Dr. Hofmeister inherited her love for and commitment to veterinary medicine at a young age from her uncle who was a small animal veterinarian in the Atlanta area.
Dr. Hofmeister received her undergraduate degree in Animal & Veterinary Sciences from Clemson University in 2006 and her DVM from Ross University in 2010. She is particularly passionate about educating pet owners to ensure they provide the best care for their furry partners.
Dr. Hofmeister and her husband, Dan, have one daughter, Heidi. Together they enjoy runs through the state park with Bodie, one of their two black Labs, and relaxing at home with their Rottweiler, Chili, and cat named Samson.
Dr. Katie Lottinville
Dr. Kathleen Lottinville is a Virginia Beach native. She completed both her undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 2013. Go Hokies! After graduation, she and her husband spent a few years in Atlanta, but returned to the beach to be closer to family after the birth of their son, Grayson. Dr. Lottinville joined the practice in 2017. During her free time, Dr. Lottinville enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, and traveling. They have two adorable dogs, Brodie and Riley.
Dr. Jacqueline Braer
Dr. Jacqueline Braer is originally from Washington D.C. but spent several years in Atlanta, GA. She received her undergraduate degree and Masters degree in Biology from Georgia College and State University in 2011/2012 and her veterinary degree from St. George’s University in 2017. She joined Great Neck Veterinary Clinic in 2018. She is passionate about internal medicine, especially feline medicine! She currently has three cats of her own and enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking, and going to baseball games.
Dr. Jessica Silberberg
Dr. Jessica Silberberg (formerly Urban) is originally from Michigan, and moved to Hampton Roads after meeting her husband David aboard the USNS Comfort during a humanitarian mission. She graduated from Michigan State University with a veterinarian technician degree in 2007, and zoology degree in 2008. In 2017, she graduated from Saint George’s Veterinary School after working as a veterinary technician for many years. Dr. Silberberg shares her home with a doberman named Achilles, and two kitties named Goldfish and Marlin. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with Achilles, exploring Hampton Roads, and watching movies.
Dr. Nicole Cromwell
Dr. Nicole Cromwell was born and raised at the North End of Virginia Beach. She completed her undergraduate education, and received her veterinary degree both from Virginia Tech. Immediately following graduation, Dr. Cromwell went on to complete a combined residency in clinical pathology and PhD in comparative pathology at The Ohio State University. She then returned home to practice near family, dividing her time between general daytime practice, emergency medicine, and relief work at local shelters, before finding her home at Great Neck Veterinary Clinic in 2019. She has a special interest in diagnostic pathology, small animal dentistry and surgery, and developing working relationships with owners to provide the best quality of life for their pet. Fitting with her extended academic pursuits, she never stops learning and makes it a point to always be present with the most up to date medical trends and CE events. She loves this area and actively aspires to provide the best quality medicine, education, and service to the local community and visitors alike!
Dr. Cromwell resides at the North End with her husband, her two young boys with a third son on the way, and her three wild and loving French bulldogs. She and her husband have a very large and supportive family here locally that she enjoys spending as much time as possible with. When she is not working or spending time with family, she enjoys reading, learning, and running.