Our Doctors and Staff
Meet the team!
From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll realize that our staff is well trained and dedicated to the wellbeing of all the animals we meet.
Dr. Blair Hollowell, DVM
Dr. Blair Hollowell has practiced small animal veterinary medicine since 1998. In 2005 she moved to Virginia Beach to be near family and became the owner of Great Neck Vet. She and her husband, Todd, have three children. Dr. Hollowell enjoys spending as much time as possible with her lively and fun family.
Dr. Hollowell is certified in rehabilitative medicine and her other special practice interests include surgery and dentistry. Dr. Hollowell served as a member of the Virginia Beach SPCA Board and the Animal Control Advisory Council. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Feline Practitioners Association, and the International Association of Veterinary Pain Management. Currently she is the President of the South Hampton Roads Veterinary Medical Association. In her free time Dr. Hollowell can be found chasing her “fraidy” cat Stash or her two dogs, Frankie and Freddie. She also enjoys riding horses, sewing, boating and reading.
Dr. Gayle McHugh, DVM
Dr. Gayle McHugh grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and has been an avid Steelers fan since. She completed her undergraduate degree at Penn State in 1993 and received her DVM degree at the University of Tennessee in 1997. Dr. McHugh has been practicing at Great Neck Veterinary Clinic since 2003. Dr. McHugh’s interests include preventative medicine, surgery and seeing the challenge presented by nontraditional pets. Dr. McHugh and her husband share their home with their beautiful daughter Ava and two rescued Bengal cats.
Dr. Leigh Hofmiester, DVM
Dr. Leigh Hofmiester is originally from Atlanta, GA and has lived in many areas of the United States and the Caribbean. She joined Great Neck Veterinary Clinic in 2011. Dr. Hofmiester inherited her love for and commitment to veterinary medicine at a young age from her uncle who was a small animal veterinarian in the Atlanta area.
Dr. Hofmiester received her undergraduate degree in Animal & Veterinary Sciences from Clemson University in 2006 and her DVM from Ross University in 2010. She is particularly passionate about educating pet owners to ensure they provide the best care for their furry partners.
Dr. Hofmiester and her husband, Dan, have one daughter, Heidi. Together they enjoy runs through the state park with Bodie, one of their two black Labs, and relaxing at home with their Rottweiler, Chili, and cat named Samson.
Dr. Sharon Schrama, DVM
Dr. Sharon Schrama joined the Great Neck Veterinary Clinic team in 2012. She’s originally from Canada and admits she misses the snow. Dr. Schrama attended Veterinary school in Grenada and received her DVM from St George’s University in 2006. She now lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Dr. Schrama enjoys traveling and has visited Europe, South America and the beautiful Caribbean. When she’s at home, Dr. Schrama likes to play an evening ball game with Isolde (Issy) her 3 year old Shepherd who has a funny fondness for light up plastic balls. Tarou her favorite beach companion, enjoys swimming and sunning on the beach.