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Dr. Banta

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Banta graduated from the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He has practiced small animal and emergency veterinary medicine for over 22 years throughout the Tidewater area. He has a house full of animals with a special affection for German Shepherds.


Eastern Kentucky University

Bachelors Degree in

Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Boland

My name is Dr. Beth Boland I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Rhode Island in 2004. I then studied at North Carolina State University, earning my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2008.  I completed my small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Blue Pearl in Tampa in 2009 and I have worked in small animal medicine ever since. My professional interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology, and surgery.  My husband and I love spending time with our daughter while enjoying a wide variety of water sports and are the proud owners of an 8 year old boxer, Nani.


University of Rhode Island

Bachelors Degree in Animal Science

North Carolina State University

Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Noce

My name is Dr. Katie Noce and I am new to the Mt. Pleasant team!  I am a proud Ohio State Buckeye, where I obtained both my undergraduate degree in 2008 and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After two years as an equine veterinarian, I made the transition back to small animal medicine in 2014 and have been practicing in the area for 3 years. My professional interests include preventative care, surgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology.  My husband and I share our home with Fischer, our Golden Retriever, Chloe, a calico kitty, and Bo, my childhood horse. In my spare time I enjoy horseback riding, exploring the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.   I look forward to meeting you and your furry family members!

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Ohio State University

Bachelors Degree in Zoology  Minor in Animal Science

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Jessica F

Hi, I'm Jess! I started working at Mt. Pleasant Veterinary Clinic in October 2016 as a receptionist and assistant.  I accepted the Practice Manager position in January 2018.  I have been in the veterinary field for 15 years.  My husband and I are proud parents of two amazing boys, Joshua and Logan, who teach us more every day. Our girls, Kizzy and Daisy, are both English Setters and certainly complete our family with much delight. My passion for animals started as early as I can remember and I have been blessed to have worked with the most amazing people throughout the years. I'm certain that MPVC will be another great journey. During my free time, I love volunteering at therapeutic horseback riding programs. I also enjoy horseback riding, training my dogs, traveling and spending quality time with my family. I look forward to meeting you and your beloved companions at the clinic.


Bridgewater State College

Bachelor of Science in General Management, Human Resources Concentration


My name is Cassandra.  I have been working in the veterinary field for 9 years and started with MPVC in December of 2015. I graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in 2015 receiving my AAS degree in Veterinary Technology. I have a 5 yearr old son that is the love of my life but I also have two cats that I love as well, one is 16 years young and the other is 8.


Blue Ridge Community College

Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology

Tidewater Community College

Associates of Science Degree



Hi, my name is Kelsea. I have been working at MPVC since April 2014. I am a Chesapeake resident living "just around the corner" from the clinic. I have one furry four legged canine partner in crime named Peg Leg Pete who was born wth a missing foot.  You would never know but it sure doesn't slow him down.  If you can't find us at the clinic we are usually hiking or hitting the beach.  I look forward to seeing you and your family, fur babies included!


Tidewater Community College                                   Associates of Science

Old Dominion University Business






Hey! My name is Sarah, I am a graduate of Blue Ridge Community College where I received my Associates in Veterinary Technology and have been working at MPVC since May of 2016.  I currently have 4 fur babies, Summer the Shih Tzu, Bear the Lab, Winnie the cat and Tye the ferret. I look forward to taking care of you and your furry family members and working for this awesome clinic!


Blue Ridge Community College

Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology

Jessica W

Hi, my name is Jessica! I started at Mt. Pleasant Veterinary Clinic in July 2016 but I have been working as a Veterinary Assistant for a little over 3 years. I graduated from North Carolina State University in 2012 with Bachelors in Animal Science and a minor in Genetics. Currently I am pursuing getting my Veterinary Technician License through Blue Ridge Community College. My husband and I have five fur babies; two Dalmatians named Jameson and Finnegan, a Lab named Marley, a calico named Mystique and an Arabian named Patrick. I look forward to meeting you and your pets at the clinic! 


North Carolina State University

Bachelors in Animal Scrience and minor in Genetics

Blue Ridge Community College

Pursuing Veterinary Technician License


Hello! My name is Kimberly. I have an A.S. in Business Administration and am currently pursuing my Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. Working with animals is my passion and I hope to one day work with a wildlife refuge. My husband & I have an amazing son whom we adore and love spending our time with. In addition to our son, we have 9 other children; Laela- Chihuahua/Pug mix, Teddy- Daschund mix, and 7 Chinchillas, (5 Standards) Arnold, Bowzer, Chili, Munchkin, Oscar, (2 White Mosaics) Spunky, & Whitey. I love working at Mt. Pleasant Veterinary Clinic and look forward to seeing you and your animals at the clinic!



A.S. in Business Administration

Working on Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.


Hi, my name is Charity! I am new to Chesapeake and have been at Mt.Pleasant since February 2016. I have 1 stubborn boxer pup named Talledega. She keeps me busy when I am not at work. My husband is Navy which is what brought me to Chesapeake but I have been in Hampton Roads my entire life. I have been in the reception field about 3 years and started working in the vet field in 2015. I love animals big and small and have since I was a little girl. I look forward to being at Mt.Pleasant Vet for as long as we are stationed here and meeting you and your fur babies.



Saint Leo

Pursuing Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security

Penn Foster

Associates Small Business Management



Hi, I'm Crystal!  I have been with Mt. Pleasant Veterinary  Clinic since March of 2017.  I really enjoy being back in a private clinic setting.  My husband and I have fur children, 2 dogs and 2 cats.  We recently added 6 chickens to the mix!  I really look forward to helping take care of your fur babies!


Tidewater Community College

Associates Degree in Science

Blueridge Community College

Accepted to Pursue Veterinary Technicians License 


Hi! My name is Suzanne.  I have lived in Chesapeake all my life. I've been working in the veterinary field for over 3 years now. I have two orange tabby cats at home, Bradley and George, and I am passionate ablout all cats and dogs. I am currently pursuing additional education and in my spare time I enjoy playing the piano or simply relaxing.  I look forward to meeting you and your pets at the clinic!


Tidewater Community College

Associate of Science Degree

Mary Beth

Hi!  My name is Mary Beth.  I have been working at Mt. Pleasant Veterinary Clinic since September of 2016.  I have been working in animal facilities for thirteen years.  My background has included working with a variety of animals ranging from small and large animals to aqautics and exotics.  I graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelors and a Mastors of Animal Science and a Minor in Genetics.  I was born and raised in North Carolna and then moved back after living in Norfolk for three years.  I have several family pets at my home in Camden.  I have two female pit mixes named Quorra and Mia.  I have three cats from one and a half to twelve: Oreo, Mocha, and Astaroth.  Finally, I have a corn snake named Remy.  I love spending time curled up with my fur babies watching TV or reading a good book.  I also enjoy spending time outside in my garden and canning what I grow for the rest of the year.  I look forward to meeting you and your pets!


North Carolina State University

Mastors and Bachelors Degrees in Animal Science (Minor in Genetics)


Hello!  My name is Kali.  I have been in the veterinary world for just over 2 years as an Office Manager, Assistant, Receptionist, and kennel assistant.  I have seen every inch of a veterinary practice!  My educational background is in Psychology and Business Administration and an MBA is the next step for me.  I am married to an awesome guy I have known for over 12 years.  We have three 4-legged family members: a Bulldog named Kaeden, a mutt named Aoife, and an orange tabby named Bodolf.  I am not originally from Virginia but it has stolen my heart.  I love animals of all shapes and sizes so when I found myself inb the vet world I knew I was home!  I cannot wait to meet you and all of your fur-babies!


Moorpark College

Associcates of Arts Degree in Psychology with a Business Administration minor



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