Dr. Earl Willis
Dr. Willis is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. In veterinary school, Dr. Willis was a member of the student chapter of The Emergency and Critical Care Society and The Honor Society of Phi Zeta and continues to be a member of both as a professional. He is also a member of The Biltmore Who's Who. Dr. Willis began his veterinary career practicing emergency medicine at the Veterinary Emergency Center and has a special interest in internal medicine and surgery. In 2009 Dr. Willis made the move to a full service veterinary practice when he opened Winterfield Veterinary Hospital with his partner Dr. Sara White.
In his spare time, Dr. Willis enjoys fly fishing, golf, being outdoors and playing lacrosse. Dr. Willis and his two children, Parker and Anne McKinley, reside in the Near West End. Their four legged children include three Japanese Chins, Jellybean, Dickens, and Dudley.
Dr. Sara White
Dr. Sara White was born in Colchester, England where she lived for 10 years and became an avid fan of James Herriot. She spent the rest of her childhood in Mclean, Virginia. After completing a bachelor of science degree from James Madison University in 1992 she attended Virginia Tech Veterinary School and graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She spent the first five years as a veterinarian in a small animal practice in Arlington, Virginia. During this time she volunteered at the D.C. humane society and helped start a mobile spay-neuter service. She moved to Richmond in 2000 and worked at West End Veterinary Hospital. After the birth of her first daughter she decided to become a relief veterinarian and practiced all over the Richmond metropolitan area up until the opening of Winterfield Veterinary Hospital. Her interests include internal medicine, pain management and geriatric care.
Dr. White has been married to her husband Gary since 2001. She and Gary reside in the West End with their three daughters, Lily, Sophie, and Addison. Their four legged children include a Labrador, a Newfoundland, and two cats. Her interests include running, skiing, dining out and traveling.
Dr. April Rice
Dr. April Rice was born and raised in Panama City, Florida, where her love and compassion for animals blossomed while working as an assistant in a small animal clinic and a zookeeper at a local zoo. She went on to attend veterinary school at the University of Florida, specializing in avian and exotic animal medicine. While in veterinary school she worked at several zoological parks including Disney's Animal Kingdom and the Kansas City Zoo. She moved to Richmond in 2005 after graduating with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing exotic and companion animal internal medicine and surgery in the Richmond area ever since.
Dr. Rice and her husband Brandon reside in Midlothian with their two sons Ethan and Cayman. Their animal children include two dogs; Farley and Scampie, two cats; Blue and Slinky, numerous fish, and Cornflake the corn snake. Her interests include spending time with her family, hiking, water sports and traveling.
Dr. Jaime Infantes Ward
Dr. Infantes was born and grew up in Jerez de la Frontera in the south of Spain. He graduated in 2010 from the Facultad de Veterinaria de Córdoba, a top veterinary school in Spain (Córdoba College of Veterinary Medicine).
He began his veterinary career as an associate veterinarian at Clinica Veterinaria Las Adelfas, where he focused on small animal medicine and surgery. He moved to Virginia and practiced for several years at the Richmond SPCA He is very excited to transition back into private practice with us.
Dr. Infantes lives in Henrico with his wife Jacqueline, a Richmonder he met while attending veterinary school in Córdoba, and his Dachshund Lola. When not working, Dr. Infantes enjoys traveling with his wife, visiting every aquarium he can and he loves everything related to sea-life, snorkeling and horses.
Dr. Leah Kerner
Dr. Kerner graduated with an undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech in 2012 and graduated with her degree in veterinary medicine from Virginia Tech in 2017.
Dr. lives in Richmond with her two cats.