Our Team

Click on a Team Member for more about them:


Bryan Sorrell, DVM


Lindsay Califf Nicholas, DVM


Erica Kohler, DVM


Sara Frankenfield, DVM


Angela Burgos, Practice Manager


Libby Wood-Stinson, DVM


Herbert W. Maisenbacher, III VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)

doc-sorrell-color-lg.jpgBryan Sorrell, DVM

Graduated with Honors from North Carolina State University with a BS in Zoology, 1995 North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, 2000.
Has practiced in Virginia Beach for 12 years.

Special Interests:
Canine and Feline Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Pain Management, Soft Tissue Surgery, Bulldogs and other Brachycephalic breeds, Pennhip Certified

Virginia Beach with wife, Elizabeth, and sons, Ethan and Austin, and Labrador, Coral, French Bulldog, Cricket , and Bearded Dragon, Feisty.

Traveling, being outdoors, cycling, hiking in the mountains, and spending time with family and friends.


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doc-kohler-color-lg.jpgErica Kohler, DVM

Oberlin College with a BA in Biology
Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Special Interests:
Soft Tissue Surgery, Dermatology

Chesapeake with husband,Eric and two rescued Dalmatians, Atla and Jupiter, turtles, fish, and frogs

Running, Outdoor Activities, Trying New Restaurants, spending time with family and friends


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doc-wood-color-lg.jpgLibby Wood-Stinson, DVM

University of Wyoming
Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Special Interests:
Feline Medicine

Virginia Beach with husband, Ron, and two daughters and a Maine Coon, Karkus, an Orange Tabby, Scourge, a Savannah, Qibli, a Devon Rex, Peeve, a Spotted Tabby, Minion and English Sheepdog, Ralphie,  a bird, Nigel, a Bearded Dragon, Dragon Vic, a water frog,  Ronaldo, a Tortoise,  Mortis, and 3 Water Turtles (Squirt, Snack, and Crush).

Decorating, Reading, Soccer


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doc-nicholas-color-lg.jpgLindsay Califf Nicholas, DVM

Undergraduate Studies Illinois State University
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of Illinois

Work Experience:
General Booth Veterinary Hospital for 2 years, Norfolk SPCA and Norfolk Animal Care Center practicing small animal (including small mammals) medicine and surgery and then returned back to us! Dr. Califf has been practicing for 6 years.

Special Medical Interests:
Surgery and Internal Medicine

Dr. Califf Nicholas lives in Norfolk with her husband, Dr. Richard Nicholas with their two dogs, Joey and Biscuit, and their three cats, Colby Jack, Butters, and Bruce Wayne.

Other Interests:
Cooking, Reading, Outdoor Activities and Volunteering


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doc-frankenfield-color-lg.jpgSara Frankenfield, DVM

Old Dominion University, BS in Biology
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Special Interests:
Ophthalmology, Dermatology, and Dentistry

Locally raised, Dr. Frankenfield returned to live in Virginia Beach with her longtime boyfriend, Mike, 2 dogs: a rescue Treeing Walker Hound mix named Murphy, and an opinionated Boxer named Shelby, and 2  Domestic Shorthair cats/ungrateful roommates: Ben and Winnie.

Cheering on her favorite sports teams including Virginia Tech (GO HOKIES!), the Buffalo Bills, and the New York Yankees; trying new foods, restaurants, and local breweries; and especially enjoying any time with friends and family.


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doc-maisenbacher-color-lg.jpgHerbert W. Maisenbacher, III VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)


Education: Dr. Herb Maisenbacher is board certified in veterinary cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania before completing an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and a residency in veterinary cardiology at the University of Florida. Just about two years ago, Dr. Maisenbacher left academia to start Veterinary Heart Care to serve the Hampton Roads area and be part of our extended veterinary team.

Prior to relocating to the Hampton Roads area, Dr. Maisenbacher was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and was named Small Animal Clinician of the Year in 2012. He has authored many peer reviewed research publications on veterinary cardiology and has contributed to veterinary texts including the Clinical Veterinary Advisor 2nd edition and The ABCDs of Small Animal Cardiology 1st Edition. He is on the review board for the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology.

Resides: Dr. Maisenbacher resides in Virginia Beach with his wonderful wife and three children.

Enjoys: He enjoys Notre Dame sports, running, paddle boarding and every minute spent with family.

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angela-burgos-color-lg.jpgAngela Burgos, Practice Manager

Angela has been working in veterinary medicine since 1990 and began managing practices in 2001.

Born into a military family, Angela has found her home in Pungo with her son , two Yorkies, and her Quarter horse (her 1200 lb dog!)

Angela loves horseback-riding, anything in the outdoors, and relaxing on the house boat.


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