Kent Smith, DVM – Medical Director

Dr. Smith completed his undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech in 1994. He worked in human genetics and fertility from 1994 to 1998. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Smith practiced general medicine in the Roanoke Valley from 2002–2006 and joined the Veterinary Referral Center in 2006. Since 2009, Dr. Smith has been a full-time clinician and the medical director of our emergency division. His professional interests include emergency internal medicine and soft tissue surgery cases. Dr. Smith enjoys working on his farm, landscaping, hiking, and spending time with his daughter.

Jean Loonam, DVM

Dr. Loonam was born and raised outside Chicago, Illinois and then near Gladstone, New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and then went to vet school at The University of Tennessee. She completed a small animal rotating internship at The Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield Virginia before joining a day practice in Middleburg, Virginia. Dr. Loonam returned to The University of Tennessee for a surgical fellowship. Dr. Loonam practiced at a referral veterinary clinic in Jacksonville, Florida for one year before returning to Virginia. Her areas of interest are surgical oncology, emergency and critical care, and pain management. On her time off she competes in dressage and three-day eventing with her off-the-track thoroughbreds and warmbloods. Also, she enjoys running with her dogs.

Troy Thompson, DVM

Dr. Thompson is a 2000 graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he served for four years on active duty in the Army Veterinary Corps. After the Army he began full-time work in emergency medicine. Dr. Thompson has a special interest in emergency and trauma surgery. During his time off he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, riding his motorcycle, traveling, camping, and fishing.

Madison Walsh, DVM

Dr. Walsh grew up in southern Oregon where she had several animals, including a dog, cats, llamas, and a blue and gold macaw. She moved to Mississippi for college and completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Her passions within veterinary medicine include emergency medicine, client education, and building relationships with people and their pets. She is very excited to be working her dream job as an emergency veterinarian here in Virginia.

In her free time she loves outdoor activities, preferably on or near the water, especially scuba diving, playing and watching ice hockey, traveling, reading, crafts, and spending time with her dog, “Hustler, the Handsome Husky”.

Chris Haverly, DVM

Dr. Haverly was born and raised in Texas and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 1998.  He attended Cornell University where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.  Dr. Haverly has practiced emergency and critical care medicine and soft tissue surgery in Northern Virginia for the past 14 years.  He joined the Emergency Division of the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia in 2017.  When not working he enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also a practicing veterinarian in Northern Virginia, and three children.  Dr. Haverly enjoys the outdoors and can often be found skiing, hiking, camping, and kayaking with his family.