Monday & Thursday
Evening hours available by appointment
Dr. Ronald Hallstrom
Dr. Ronald Hallstrom earned his veterinary degree from Washington State University in 1972. Upon graduation from vet school, Dr. Hallstrom came to Virginia and began working at Tidewater Emergency Clinic. In 1978, he joined Dog and Cat Hospital. His innate knowledge of animals and his enduring compassion for clients gave Dog and Cat Hospital a reputation for excellence that it continues to maintain. His interests outside of veterinary medicine include spending time with his wife, children and two grandsons, hiking, running, and reading about history.
Dr. Peter Gerlach
Dr. Peter Gerlach grew up in Massachusetts where he graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Upon graduation he worked at a veterinary hospital in Massachusetts for three years before moving to Hampton Roads. In 1991 he joined the team at Dog and Cat Hospital and helped make the facility one of the leading veterinary hospitals in Norfolk. When he’s not dedicating his time to saving pets, Dr. Gerlach enjoys the company of his wife and three children, running marathons, and watching his favorite major league baseball team (the Boston Red Sox).
Dr. Dana Schaefer
Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. Dana Schaefer was graduated from St. George’s University on the island of Grenada and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. During her clinical year of veterinary school, she completed two externships with Dog and Cat Hospital. Upon her graduation in 2010, she joined the staff at Dog and Cat Hospital. In 2011, she took a brief hiatus and went to Atlanta, Georgia for a few months as a relief veterinarian. She has since returned to Dog and Cat Hospital and plans to make this her permanent home. She shares her home with her beagle/shepherd mix, Ryder. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her nephews, working out, swimming and running on the beach with Ryder.
Dr. Turkan Ertugrul
Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Turkan Ertugrul graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She fell in love with the area after visiting her sister in Hampton Roads and decided to move there in 1995. Now, more than 20 years later, she still loves everything about it.
Dr. Ertugrul worked in several different local practices before deciding to work in emergency medicine. However, after about 10 years of working overnights, weekends, and holidays, she decided to return to daytime veterinary practice. She found her home at Dog & Cat Hospital and plans to be around for a long time.
Life is always busy for Dr. Ertugrul. In addition to spending time with her sisters, nephews, and personal menagerie of dogs and cats, she runs Saver of Souls Pet Rescue, a foster-based non-profit dog rescue. She is always trying to find perfect homes for her wonderful rescues.
Dr. Christin Dean
Dr. Christin Dean completed her undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University in 2003. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C. in 2008. She practiced emergency medicine for 6 ½ years before joining the team at Mount Pleasant Veterinary Clinic in June of 2014. Dr. Dean lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, 2 sons, 5 cats, 3 dogs and blue tongued skink. In her spare time (haha), her interests include traveling, scuba diving, paddleboarding, and reading.