Christina began her career at Beach Pet Hospital in 2006, and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2008. She is a member of the Virginia Association of Veterinary Technicians, the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association and Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2013. She belongs to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the International Association of Canine Professionals and the AKC Canine Good Citizen Educator. Christina has helped Beach Pet earn their Fear Free Veterinary Visit certification and Feline Friendly Veterinary Practice certification.
Her family includes sons Steven and Trevor, thier dogs: Tank, Ziva, Clyde and Saga, their cats: White Cat and Roxie, and their boa constrictor Rosie. She enjoys donating her time and talents to local wildlife rescue. Outside of Beach Pet Hospital she enjoys boating, watching her oldest son race monster trucks and watching her youngest son race mud trucks. She is also a dedicated volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate with the Juvenile and Domestic Relation Court.
Ashley is a 2008 graduate of James Madison University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She continued her education at San Juan College and graduated as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2014. She is a member of the Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians.
A Pennsylvania native, Ashley moved to VA Beach with her family in 2000 and has enjoyed calling Hampton Roads home ever since. Animals have always been Ashley’s first true love and she loves being a part of the Beach Pet Hospital team. She is the proud momma of Snoop, a very handsome beagle/basset hound mix and auntie to Gus Gus and Wednesday. When not loving on the animals in her life Ashley can be found enjoying all that the Hampton Roads food and craft beer scene has to offer. She is also an avid football fan and can be found cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers every week during football season.
Crystal is a Virginia Beach native who graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Blue Ridge Community College in 1999 and has been employed at Beach Pet Hospital since 2001. She is a member of American Association of Veterinary Dental Technicians and the Virginia Association of Veterinary Technicians. Crystal and her husband Brian welcomed their first daughter, Kaleigh in March 2002 followed by daughter Emersen, in 2005, daughter Avery in 2011 and son Brecken, born in 2013. Cats Holly and Cody round out the family. If she has spare time, she enjoys going to the beach and jet skiing.
Elin has lived in Virginia Beach for over 20 years making her practically a “local”. Graduating from Blue Ridge Community College in 2012, she achieved her goal of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. As a member of the Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians, she aspires to make a difference in the lives of the animals and the owners she comes in contact with every day. She is passionate about rescue animals, working closely with Hearts for Hounds rescue to make sure they are placed in the most suitable homes. She is an active participant in the annual Out of the Darkness community walk at Mount Trashmore City Park in Virginia Beach and strives to bring awareness to mental health issues and suicide prevention.
During football season she can be found cheering on her team, the Minnesota Vikings, while sampling the local fares from various Hampton Roads microbrews with friends and family.
Gemma is one of our senior Licensed Veterinary Technicians, is a native of Virginia Beach and a graduate of the veterinary technology program at Blue Ridge Community College. She is a member of the Virginia Association of Veterinary Technicians and American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians. She has been with Beach Pet Hospital since July, 1997. Her dog children include Stella, Ruby, and Charlotte- and one fabulous cat named Tito!
Kindra has been working at Beach Pet Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant since October 2011, receiving her Associate of Science degree from Tidewater Community College in 2012 and is continuing her education to become a LVT at San Juan Community College. She graduated from San Juan in 2017 and is now a practicing LVT! When she is not saving lives at Beach Pet Hospital, Kindra rescues and re-homes dogs in need through the dog rescue that she founded, called Hearts for Hounds.