Peter G. Fisher, DVM
1. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors and has a knack for gardening and landscaping his yard.
2. He’s been a vegetarian since August 2016
3. Is an international speaker on exotic Companion Mammals with speaking engagements to Russia, Germany and Austria under his belt and China in January 2018! One of the best things about these opportunities is meeting and networking with my veterinary colleagues from around the world.
4. He enjoys art and tries to visit art museums whenever on the road for business or pleasure.
5. He doesn’t watch much TV but loves to read- lately more nonfiction and finds history fascinating.
What am I passionate about?
For those who know me… I am a bit of a type A person. Not necessarily a bad thing for a doctor to be a perfectionist. This probably explains my passion for providing exemplary service. Two things I love:
A couple of the little things that keep me passionate about veterinary medicine. Was my chosen profession a calling? I just like to say, “It’s what I do.” READ FULL BIO
Herbert A. Hulls, DVM
Dr. Herbert A. Hulls earned his veterinary degree in 1990 from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he also attended undergraduate school. Although born in Montana, Dr. Hulls considers himself a native Buckeye, having grown up in Ohio, where his sister and parents still reside. Childhood was full of country living and lots of animals. Interaction with cattle, horses, sheep, goats, rabbits, dogs, cats, raccoons, orphan fawns, and much more was the norm. An innate interest in science, medicine, and animals all drew him into the veterinarian profession. Upon graduation from vet school, he worked in rural western Ohio, making lots of farm calls along with treating companion animals in the clinic where he worked. READ FULL BIO
Andrew D. Bean, DVM
1. The best present I ever received was a t-shirt my wife had custom-designed. It depicted a cartoon guinea pig pooping in the shape of a heart. Yes, I’m that much of a guinea pig nerd.
2. I usually have children's music stuck in my head. Right now it's "You're Welcome" from the movie Moana. That's what happens when you're a former musician with two young kids.
3. I’m making my way through Patrick O’Brien’s Aubrey-Maturin books about the British Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars (they were the basis for the Russell Crow movie Master and Commander). I’m currently on book 18 out of 21, having started about a year and a half ago. The companion glossary and atlas have permanent positions on my nightstand.
4. I'm a stickler for pronunciation, especially when it comes to names. If I have ever asked you have I should pronounce your name, chances are I've also put the phonetic spelling into your file so I don't screw it up in the future.
5. When my wife and I took our honeymoon to Iceland and Sweden, I brought along a textbook on avian medicine to peruse. I really like to study. READ FULL BIO
Dr. Jessica M. Urban, DVM
Five Things Dr. Urban Would Like You To Know About Her:
1. My spirit animal is the Doberman. Achilles, my current rescue, is my family’s 6th Doberman since I was a child. I volunteer at the Doberman Assistance, Rescue, and Education, Inc. (DAR&E), a Doberman rescue that serves Maryland, DC, Virginia, and parts of West Virginia.
2. I grew up in the Midwest (NW Indiana and SW Michigan). I use the word “pop” for soda and eat deep dish pizza.
3. I graduated from Saint George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed my clinical training at the University of Illinois. I attended Michigan State University for my undergraduate training and veterinary technology certificate. I bleed green and love Michigan State Football.
4. Pets are a common thread in which everyone has a story to share with a smile on their face. I enjoy being a small part of these stories and am compassionate about client education and preventative care.
5. My favorite thing about Pet Care Veterinary Hospital is that we acknowledge behavior, which is often forgotten in veterinary practice. We never force an animal to do something to “just get it done” and instead, take the time to make previous negative experiences into positive ones. From the beginning, we offer “puppy socialization parties” which allows our youngest family members to become accustomed to our practice. Throughout life, we instill Fear Free techniques and sometimes even behavioral consultation appointments to work with animals that need a little more help. My goal for next year is to become Fear-Free certified which quite a few of our technicians have already accomplished. READ FULL BIO
Thank you to everyone. I already thought Dr. Bean was an amazing vet when he sat on the floor with my kitties to do their exams, now I realize he cares about his patients on ALL levels, as well as their parents. I highly recommend this office.
They all were amazingly compassionate people, and truly were hurt from hearing the news. They also care for our Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoo that we still have and will for many years to come. They have helped with everything from checking her health after over 14 years of being at a vet clinic to getting her foods shifted over to a much more healthy diet.
Dr Hulls was very good with our 5 yr old Macaw. Explained to us very well everything he was doing or had to do. Will be bringing our Carl back when he's due...Thank You
My pet ate part of a rug and although I thought she had passed it, there was still someone her intestines. She had surgery and then we had some issues that made me nervous. The staff was wonderful when I was so stressed out and helpful when I came in (daily) with new issues.
Pet Care Veterinary Hospital has provided the BEST care for my dog. Since moving to Virginia Beach, 7 years ago, I went to 2 other veterinarian services before luckily finding Dr. Partlow and Dr. Hulls, who I credit for saving my dog's life and keeping him in perfect health. The care that the staff takes is just as if their animal patients are their very own pets. I couldn't love and trust Pet Care Veterinary Hospital more, and I highly recommend them!