Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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Ray Morrison, DVM & Jenifer Geisler, DVM
Husband and wife; Owners of the Practice
Drs. Morrison and Geisler are both 1987 graduates from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine located at Virginia Tech. After graduating, they practiced for two years in Charlotte, NC before moving to Winston-Salem to work at Ard-Vista Animal Hospital where, in 1991, they became owners.
Dr. Geisler also enjoys running (she completed her several half-marathons), gardening, and reading. In his spare time Dr. Morrison writes fiction, primarily short stories. His debut collection of short stories was published by Press 53 (www.press53.com) in the fall of 2012.
Brian LeFevre, DVM
Dr. Brian LeFevre graduated from University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 and started at Ard-Vista Animal hospital the same year. He lives in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife, Julia, sons Noah and Ben, and pets: Russell (mix breed dog), Alvin (boxer), Maude and Deedee (cats), Plum (hermit crab), Lewis & Clark & Poseidon (gerbils), and 4 fish.
His hobbies are mountain biking, running, and cooking.
Matthew Gessner, DVM
Dr. Matthew Gessner (Dr. Matt) graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. He lives in Winston-Salem with his wife, Mary Pat, and their son Jackson. They share their home with their dogs Murphy, a lab-mix, Texas, a greyhound mix, and Winston, an English Bulldog, along with their cat, Owen. Dr. Gessner enjoys spending time in the outdoors in his Jeep, hiking our national park trails, or catching a game (just about any sport).
Lauren Parsons, DVM
Dr. Lauren Parsons is a 2015 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. After graduating from veterinary school, she joined Ard-Vista Animal Hospital in September 2015. Dr. Parsons lives in Winston-Salem, NC with her dog, Harlowe, and her cat, Mo. In her free time, Dr. Parsons enjoys hiking with Harlowe, cheering on the Hokie football team, and spending time with her family and friends.