Dr. Bill Brewer’s has years of experience working in specialty hospitals and educating others, to include a year as a guest lecturer at the University of California, Davis and 16 years as an assistant professor at Auburn University. He remembers becoming an oncologist when the focus was on offering therapy for what was thought of as an untreatable problem. Today, he solves new mysteries every day. Dr. Brewer’s clinical interests include ultrasound, chemotherapy and interpreting lab work.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Residency, Oncology, University of California, Davis
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of California, Davis
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Science, University of California, Davis
Dr. Brewer likes making small home repairs, gardening, reading and spending time with his family. His cat’s name is Mandy.
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Dr. Samson Daniel is the medical director of our Chesapeake hospital. His clinical interests include advanced orthopedics, like cruciate repair, complex fracture repair and corrective osteotomies, minimally invasive surgery and pain management.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Miami Veterinary Specialists, FL
Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Miami Veterinary Specialists, FL
Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Miami Veterinary Specialists, FL
Clinical Rotation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
Bachelor of Science, Health Service Administration, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Dr. Daniel likes cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, Orlando Magic and Florida Gators. He enjoys running marathons, traveling and cooking. He has two dogs, coconut retriever Jack and mixed breed Jill.
As an experienced emergency clinician, Dr. Dawn Johnson’s special interests include ophthalmology, geriatric medicine and anesthesia.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Outside of work, Dr. Johnson enjoys weight training and riding motorcycles. She also loves outdoor adventures with her three dogs: Andros the Rottweiler, Jo-Jo the English bulldog and Carly the rescued boxer mix.
Dr. Thomas McManus is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. SCUBA certified, his skills include handling marine animals, as well as cats, dogs and birds. He is especially interested in managing trauma and foreign body ingestion cases.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA
Bachelor of Science, Marine Science, University of New England, Biddeford
Dr. McManus enjoys spending time by the water, whether kayaking, swimming, diving or lounging on the beach with a good book. He is also an aquarium hobbyist and looks forward to getting a dog of his own soon.
Dr. Jacquelyn Zidzik comes to our Virginia hospital from BluePearl in Arizona where she had the opportunity to treat a variety of emergent conditions including heat stroke, rattlesnake envenomations, and infectious disease-based gastrointestinal disease. As an emergency clinician, she particularly enjoys her role educating clients.
Internship, Emergency and Critical Care, Emergency Animal Clinic, Gilbert AZ
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg VA
Bachelor of Science, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg
Dr. Zidzik enjoys fishing and camping. Her closest companions are her two kitties, Merlin and his older sister Serenity. Dr. Zidzik is an avid Hokie football fan.