Dr. Dean is a 2007 graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine after earning a double B.S. in Animal Science and Biological Sciences. After this, she continued her studies by completing a small animal medical and surgical rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C.
During her internship, Dr. Dean discovered her love for emergency medicine and came to Virginia beach to start a job at another local emergency practice in 2008. In 2009, when Bay Beach Veterinary Hospital opened it's doors for 24 hour emergency services, Dr. Dean joined us as one of our first emergency doctors. Dr. Dean left the emergency service in 2014 after having her first child to practice in day practice. She has recently returned to her passion for emergency medicine to practice at our new location. Dr. Dean's specific interests include ultrasound, emergency medicine, and surgery. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys reading, paddle-boarding, scuba diving, and sitting (haha) staring at the water. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, 2 young children (3 1/2 year old Cole and 1 1/2 year old Dean), 2 dogs (a one-eyed beagle named Bella and a St. Bernard named Sasha), 2 polydactyl cats (Ernest and Herbert), a blue tongued skink (Jinx), and a fish tank (all of the fish have been named Dorothy by her 3 year old son).