Veterinarians

Jake Shaw, DVM

Dr. Jake Shaw grew up in the Richmond, Virginia area where he developed an interest in helping animals at an early age. During his senior year of high school, Dr. Shaw began a mentorship program at Springfield Veterinary Medicine, which solidified his commitment to veterinary medicine. Intent on becoming a family veterinarian like his mentors,…

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Alex Kilgore, BVETMED, MRCVS

Dr. Kilgore graduated in 2015 from The Royal Veterinary College of London, recently named one of the top three veterinary schools in the world. He grew up nearby in Ashland, Virginia and attended Virginia Tech for his undergraduate. There he pursued a double major in Biology and Animal and Poultry Sciences graduating Magna Cum Laude…

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Kara Kolster, DVM, DACT

Dr. Kolster is a 2004 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) at Virginia Tech. In 2007, she completed a residency in Theriogenology (reproduction) at VMRCVM. Dr. Kolster received the Outstanding Master’s Student Award from the College in 2007. Dr. Kolster is working toward completion of her Master’s degree in Biomedical and…

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Chris Scotti, VMD

Dr. Scotti is a 1995 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated summa cum Laude and is a member of the Phi Beta Veterinary Honor Society. Dr. Scotti has practiced medicine in Richmond since earning his veterinary degree.  Broad Street Veterinary Hospital was Dr. Scotti’s home base until he joined…

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Steve Escobar, DVM

Dr. Escobar is a 1990 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) at Virginia Tech.  He received the prestigious “Outstanding Young Alumnus Award” from the college in 2001. Dr. Escobar served as president of the Central Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (CVVMA) in 1995 and as legislative chair for the Virginia Veterinary medical Association (VVMA)…

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