About Our Veterinary Staff in Hampton, VA


Armistead Avenue Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to the practice of the highest quality of veterinary medicine. We strive to communicate with concern and compassion when discussing the concerns of our clients. Our four regular veterinarians have a combined experience in clinical medicine and surgery of over 100 years.

Our three licensed veterinary technicians assist us in providing enhanced individual attention to our patients. To decrease waiting time for our pet owners, our techs obtain specimens and perform various tests. Besides administering vaccination, these ladies place intravenous catheters, take x-rays and administer medications under the direction of the veterinarian. Working as a team, our entire staff coordinates its efforts to provide quality, caring service to patients and their caregivers alike.
 
 
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Dr. Beverly Silkey, DVM.
Dr. Beverly Silkey was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey and received her Bachelor of Science at Virginia Tech. She graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. Her vocation developed as a teenager working in a small and large animal farm practice in her hometown. At Armistead Avenue Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Bev treats the external and internal medical problems of her patients and is the full time hospital manager as well.Today her Siberian ... Read more
 

 
 
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Dr. Michael Silkey, DVM.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. Mike Silkey received a B.S. in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. After 30 plus years of following his vocation, Dr. Mike treats the medical problems of his patients. He performs soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as dental procedures almost daily in this small animal practice.Dr. Silkey has had numerous pets through the years. After the recent loss of his 16-year ... Read more
 
 
 
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Dr. Vera Adams, DVM.
Dr. Vera Adams is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, graduating from Cox High school in 1984. She received her BS degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech in 1988. While pursuing a MS degree in biology at Old Dominion University she worked as a zookeeper at the Virginia Zoo. Dr. Vera completed her MS degree while studying at Oklahoma State University where she completed the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She is a member of numerous ... Read more
 

 
 
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Dr. Linda Bruce, DVM.
Dr. Linda Bruce graduated with a BA in Foreign Service and International Politics from the Pennsylvania State University. She received a BS degree at East Carolina University and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. Dr. Linda settled down in the Hampton Roads area in 1991. She is married with two children, a Golden Retriever, a Newfoundland, two cats, two rats and a silly cockatoo. Working at Armistead Avenue ... Read more
 

 
 
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Crystal Davis
Crystal Davis is one of our licensed veterinary technicians at Armistead Avenue Veterinary Hospital. She has been with us since 2005. Crystal was born and raised in a small town in rural Illinois. After graduating from high school, she attended Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois majoring in veterinary technology. She graduated in 2005 and passed the national board exam required for licensing. Wanting to get away from the cold Illinois winter weather ... Read more
 


 
 
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Brenda Slike
Brenda Slike, LTV, attended Blue Ridge Community College's long distance veterinary technician program and graduated in May 2009. She has worked in this field for 9 years and has 10 furry kids, 6 cats and 4 dogs. She and her husband have been living in Virginia for over 15 years and enjoy the area very much.
 
 
Administration
 
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Dr. Beverly Silkey is the hospital Manager.
 
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Dr. Michael Silkey is the hospital medical Director
 
Together, we implement our mission, maintain our practice philosophy and cautiously guard our values.