Staff

Dr. Charles (Chip) Hable, VMD

Dr. Hable earned his Master’s in Zoology from Penn State University and is a 1985 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  He started practice in a busy 5-man mixed animal practice in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.  He then spent 2 years investigating bait delivery of oral rabies vaccine with the Wistar Institute Rabies Unit.  He returned to private practice in 1989 and took over for Dr. H.N. Witt as Practice Owner of the Animal Clinic of Patrick County in 1990.  He is very interested in Dermatology and Internal Medicine.  Dr. Hable lives in Stuart with his wife Brenda and has two married children, Eric and Heather, who also live in Stuart with their children.

Brenda & Eric Hable

Brenda and Eric are our office managers.  They make sure we have all of our supplies and medicines, that our bills are paid, and that our staff is happy. 

Eric’s real passion is Ju-Jitsu.  He and his wife Amber have competed internationally.  They run Pet Pro Visions in downtown Stuart and Dynamis Ju-Jitsu.

Abbey Martin

Abbey joined the staff at the Animal Clinic of Patrick County in 2014 and has worked in all areas of patient care including Kennel Technician, Veterinary Assistant, and Receptionist.  Abbey graduated from Penn Foster College in December 2017 with an AAS in Veterinary Technology and is currently working toward attaining recognition as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  In her current position as a Veterinary Technician, Abbey enjoys working with clients and their pets in the exam rooms.  Other duties including laboratory analysis, nursing care, diagnostics and other technical duties keep her busy when she is not working with clients.  Abbey shares her home with 3 dogs and a guinea pig. 

Courtney Martin, LVT

Courtney earned her AAS in Veterinary Technology at Blue Ridge Community College in 2016 and was recognized by the state of Virginia as a Licensed Veterinary Technician the same year.  She completed a veterinary technician internship at the Animal Clinic of Patrick County in the spring of 2016, then joined the staff as a full-time LVT in September 2016.  Courtney is primarily responsible for dentistry and surgery, in addition to her other technical duties including radiology, patient care, laboratory analysis, and client education.  Courtney shares her home with a wild and rambunctious bunch including 4 dogs and 1 cat.

Angela (Nikki) Boyd

Nikki joined the staff at the Animal Clinic of Patrick County as a Veterinary Technician in 2015.  She has a passion for animals in need and serves as Director of Wolf Spirit Sled Dog Rescue. 

Roberto Hoepelman AHT, LVT

Roberto earned his BS in Biology at Inter American University of Puerto Rico in 1992.  He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus in 1995 with a BS in Animal Health Technology and attained recognition as a Licensed Veterinary Technician later that year.  Since 1995, Roberto has worked in a variety of veterinary disciplines including poultry medicine, large animal practice, shelter medicine, and small animal practice.  Roberto spent 3 years as the Director at Ponce Municipal Pound in Puerto Rico and then joined the Animal Clinic of Patrick County in April 2014.  Roberto has a special interest in Animal Behavior and Training.

Lori Atkins, LVT, VTS (ECC)

Lori earned her AAS in Veterinary Technology at Northern Virginia Community College in 1997 and was recognized as a Licensed Veterinary Technician later that year.  She earned accreditation as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care in 2000.  Lori worked in a private practice for 15 years and then spent 13 years as the Supervisor of the Small Animal ICU at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She joined the staff at the Animal Clinic of Patrick County in 2018.  She has strong interests in toxicology, shock and trauma, blood transfusion, and envenomation.

Jenny Shough

Jenny joined the Animal Clinic of Patrick County in 2007 and is usually the first smiling face you see when you walk into the clinic.  Jenny is responsible for the front desk and spends her days greeting clients, juggling phone calls, scheduling appointments, checking in patients, and the myriad other duties required to keep everything running smoothly. 

Harlie Queen

Harlie joined the staff as a Kennel Tech in 2015.  She loves all animals and provides a caring and compassionate foster home for animals in need.  She shares her home with 3 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit, and 2 Red-tail boas.

Linda Fain

Linda joined the staff as a Kennel Tech in 2019.  She is a former nurse and has a soft heart for animals.

Contact Us

Animal Clinic of Patrick County 16 Dr. Kay Lane Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-3663
FAX: 276-694-5938
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