WHO WE ARE

Lovingly serving pets and their families in Midlothian, Powhatan, Chesterfield, and Greater Richmond, Virginia for 30+ years.

For more than 30 years, Sycamore Vet has been proud to provide the most compassionate veterinary service to the Greater Richmond community. Our team of doctors and Licensed Veterinary Technicians bring a diverse knowledge of veterinary care to our patients and work together to give our patients the best possible care.

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Who We Are

Lovingly serving pets and their families in Midlothian, Powhatan, Chesterfield, and Greater Richmond, Virginia for 30+ years.

For more than 30 years, Sycamore Vet has been proud to provide the most compassionate veterinary service to the Greater Richmond community. Our team of doctors and Licensed Veterinary Technicians bring a diverse knowledge of veterinary care to our patients and work together to give our patients the best possible care.

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Our Philosophy

The veterinarians and staff at Sycamore Vet are ready to provide your pet with cutting-edge veterinary medical care. From wellness exams and vaccines to advanced diagnostics and surgical procedures, your dog or cat will receive the highest quality veterinary care at our Midlothian, VA animal hospital.

  • We treat our clients and patients the way we treat our own pets.

  • We know your time is valuable and our goal is to see all patients in a timely fashion.

  • Your pets deserve comfort and care, and we will give our full attention during your visit.

  • We believe in a holistic approach to pet healthcare and place emphasis on your pet’s overall quality of life.

Meet the Sycamore Vet Team

Doctors of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Christina Martin

Dr. Christina Martin graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She moved to Virginia shortly after and started working at Sycamore Vet May of 2002. She is a big football fan cheering on her Tennessee Volunteers and Titans teams. She particularly enjoys dermatology, surgery and dentistry. If she isn’t working she is busy with her husband, three children, rescue dog Murphy, and two cats, Penny and three legged Harvey.

Years in Practice:Since 2002

Education:University of Tennessee

Special Interests:Dentistry; Ultrasonography

Dr. Susan Murphy

After graduation from vet school in 1995, Dr. Murphy practiced in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area for almost two years before relocating to Richmond with her husband. She has been a team leader at Sycamore Veterinary Hospital since 1996 and loves all aspects of veterinary medicine — especially educating new puppy and kitten owners.  She spends her days off with her two sons, her ponies Toby and Cowgirl, and her Labrador Retriever Emmett.

Years in Practice:Since 1995

Education:University of Virginia (undergraduate); Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech

Special Interests:Nutrition, Chronic Pain Management

Dr. Melanie Bolling

Dr. Bolling earned her DVM from Texas A&M in 2005. Following graduation, she practiced as a relief veterinarian in Richmond (which included some rounds at Sycamore Vet) while her husband completed his medical training at VCU. She then returned to Texas and joined the vet school faculty at Texas A&M, teaching primary care and general surgery for five years. She recently returned to Richmond, Virginia and is excited to return to the team at Sycamore Vet! Dr. Bolling has a special affinity for red tabby cats and enjoys watching Duke basketball and chasing her four children.

Years in Practice:Since 2005

Education:Texas A&M

Special Interests:Soft Tissue Surgery; Pain Management; Preventative Medicine; Human-Animal Bond

Dr. Debbie Adwell

Although a 2006 graduate of Virginia Tech, Dr. Adwell will always be a Wahoo at heart! Dr. Adwell has undergraduate degrees from UVA and VCU and is proud to call herself a hometown girl. She resides in Hanover County with her husband and two boys. They share their home with their labrador June and pitbull Frankie, 3 cats (Ernie, Sarah and Oso) and a small flock of chickens and ducks. Her favorite thing about being a veterinarian is the relationships she forms with her clients and coworkers. Getting to interact with the animals is the cherry on top! In particular, she enjoys client education, problem solving, and preventative medicine. In her free time, she enjoys attending church, reading and relaxing with her backyard birds.

Years in Practice:Since 2006

Education:University of Virginia (undergraduate); Virginia Commonwealth University (undergraduate); Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech

Special Interests:Geriatric Pet Medicine; Preventative Care

Dr. Kerry Dermady

Dr. Dermady joined the team at Sycamore Vet in 2008. Following graduation from Tufts University and earning her DVM in 1992, Dr. Dermady completed a 13-month internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital, close to her hometown in northern New Jersey. She had been practicing in South Florida for 10 years before she and her husband Dave made the move to Richmond, where she enjoys the change of season, the history of the region, and most of all the people! She enjoys internal medicine, and enjoys going to continuing education classes to stay up to date on all the latest advances in veterinary medicine. Dr. Dermady and Dave share their home with Monkey, their Standard Poodle.

Years in Practice:Since 1992

Education:Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Special Interests:Internal Medicine, Preventative Care

Dr. Alyssa Thompson

Dr. Thompson is a Virginia girl. She moved to Northern Virginia when she was 5 years old, then spent her college years in Williamsburg at The College of William and Mary. She moved to Blacksburg in 1993 to attend the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and upon graduation in 1998 moved to the beautiful city of Richmond. Dr. Thompson’s practice interests are in internal medicine, geriatric care, and holistic therapies. She spends her free time walking her pittie Leeta, through Carytown and the Fan or visiting the Appalachian trails. She also enjoys cooking and entertaining friends and family. The rest of the Thompson zoo includes her 2 cats, Pablo and Isabel; 2 guinea pigs, Sunny & Stormy; and 2 horses, Gambler and Guess What.

Years in Practice:Since 1998

Education:The College of William and Mary (undergraduate); Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech

Special Interests:Integrated Medicine; Acupuncture; Herbal Modalities

Dr. Sarah Nash

Dr. Nash graduated from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After graduation, she and her husband moved to Williamsburg, VA where they lived for 3 years. After a short stent back in Ohio, they saw the light and decided to make Richmond home.
Her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine begin with trying to make each visit as stress-free as possible for both patient and their pet parents. She enjoys addressing growing/aging issues and internal medicine cases. When not helping her patients she loves spending time with her family (2 boys, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 husband), hiking, cooking and reading.

Dr. Ellen Russell

Dr. Russell is originally from the Hampton Roads area. She graduated veterinary school from Virginia Tech, although her loyalties lie with the University of Virginia where she completed her undergraduate degree. She enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, but her favorite things include feline medicine and internal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Russell enjoys traveling, eating great food, exploring Richmond with her husband, and snuggling her handsome siamese cat, Henry.

Years in Practice:Since 2018

Education:University of Virginia (undergraduate); Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech

Special Interests:Internal Medicine; Ophthalmology

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Sydnee Baker, LVT

Special Interests: Feline Medicine; Special Medicine

Claire Herrera, LVT

Special Interests: Laser Therapy

Kaylyn Jarrett, LVT

Special Interest: Ophthalmology

Kellie Jones, LVT Assistant

April Lusk, LVT

Special Interests: Dentistry; Feline Medicine

Kim Meloy-Comer, LVT

Special Interests: Dentistry; Feline Medicine

Molly Riley, LVT

Special Interests: Human-Animal Bond

Taryn Singleton, LVT

Special Interests: Human-Animal Bond; Internal Medicine

Allison Speier, LVT

Technician Assistant 

Kellie Jones

Veterinary Receptionists

Sue, Nicki, Natalie, Nicole, Emily, and Tina

Veterinary Assistants

Lauren, Stephanie, Cellina, Emily, Dana, and Maggie

Sycamore Vet By The Numbers

At Sycamore Vet, we’ve met, snuggled, scratched, treated, and helped a lot of pets since opening our doors in 1988. If you are an existing client, we can’t wait to see you again! If you are new to the Midlothian area, we look forward to meeting you and your furry family members.

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