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Charles Tucker, VMD with DogDr. Tucker, our Chief of Staff, earned a VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS degree in Biological Chemistry from Bates College. He moved to Richmond in 2012 after practicing in the Northeast for almost 10 years, and he ultimately found his home at Stratford Hills Veterinary Center (SHVC).

While he enjoys every facet of general practice, Dr. Tucker's professional interests include dermatology, animal behavior issues, and ultrasonography. Additionally, he has been an NVAP-accredited veterinarian through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) since 2012. This accreditation authorizes him to certify the health status of animals who are traveling internationally.

David Kitchens, DVM with Dog OberonDr. Kitchens is a veterinarian at Stratford Hills Veterinary Center. He has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Richmond area for over 25 years. In 1983, he graduated from Virginia Tech and then attended veterinary school at Tuskegee University in Alabama. He earned a DVM degree in 1987. A Richmond native, Dr. Kitchens resides locally with his wife of more years than she's willing to admit, and their dogs.

Outside activities appeal to Dr. Kitchens. He enjoys camping, hiking, fishing and trips to national parks whenever possible. His love of animals and his working with them began at an early age. He has years of experience with dog obedience training including participating in obedience trials. Recently he began a new hobby, his young Golden Retriever, Oberon, is competing in conformation shows and has earned his Championship. Dr. Kitchens will now be taking Oberon 'Bad Dog' Kitchens into the obedience ring.

Michael B. Elliott, DVMDr. Elliott has retired from his full-time position at Stratford Hills Veterinary Center after 36 years of practice, but still remains with us on a relief (part-time) basis. He grew up in Highland Springs, Virginia and currently lives in Midlothian with his wife Midge. After completing undergraduate studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1974, Dr. Elliot attended veterinary school at Tuskegee University in Alabama, earning a DVM degree in 1978.

He enjoys 18th century living history, black powder shooting, woodworking, and antique car restoration. Dr. Elliot also enjoys spending time with his four grandchildren — Chatman and Lane, who live in Connecticut, and Emma and Reilly, who live in Las Vegas.