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
Special Interests:Soft Tissue Surgery; Pain Management; Preventative Medicine; Human-Animal Bond
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. 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. Gavin Veitch
Dr. Danielle Hartman
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Sue, Nicole, Tina, Emily, Kay, and Natalie on occasion.
Lauren, Stephanie, Cellina, Emily, Dana, and Maggie
Social Media/Team Spirit
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.