Pet Care Veterinary Hospital has been providing compassionate, state-of-the-art preventative, diagnostic, and surgical veterinary care for the Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, and Newport News area since 1984. They are AAHA-accredited and employ advanced technologies and procedures, including digital X-ray, ultrasound, acupuncture, and dentistry as well as routine examinations and vaccinations.
Dr. Bean attended the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Program in 2007. During school, he became interested in infectious disease and exotic animal medicine, the former leading him to pursue a master’s in public health while still in vet school. During his senior year, he spent extensive time learning from avian and exotic animal medicine experts across the country, including Pet Care’s own Dr. Peter Fisher. Following graduation, Dr. Bean completed a one-year internship in small and exotic animal medicine and surgery at Valley Animal Hospital and the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona. He then relocated to San Diego, California, where he worked as a small and companion exotic animal veterinarian in both general and emergency practice settings. In 2013, Dr. Bean was given an opportunity to return to Pet Care Veterinary Hospital, and he jumped at the chance. His primary interests include infectious disease, dermatology, and medicine and surgery of exotic companion mammals (such as rabbits, ferrets, rodents, and other small mammals). He has a special place in his heart for guinea pigs and relishes every opportunity to work with them.
Herbert Hulls, DVM
Dr. Herbert A. Hulls earned his veterinary degree in 1990 from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he also attended undergraduate school. Upon graduation from vet school, he worked in rural western Ohio, making lots of farm calls along with treating companion animals in the clinic where he worked. Dr. Hulls accepted a position at Pet Care Veterinary Hospital in 1991.
Peter Fisher, DVM, DABVP (Exotic)
In 1984, Dr. Fisher opened Pet Care Veterinary Hospital, starting with the help of one receptionist and one assistant. His obvious love of animals, sincere compassion, and strong work ethic has helped Pet Care grow to a 5-doctor, 25-employee facility. His special interests include exotic animal medicine, cytology, surgery, and educating clients and budding veterinarians. Senior veterinary students come from around the United States to spend several weeks of their senior year at Pet Care, observing and learning from the hospital’s five talented doctors. Dr. Fisher’s passion for veterinary medicine has kept him active in the veterinary community, where he served as president, secretary, and treasurer of the Tidewater Veterinary Academy (Hampton Roads continuing education organization) for more than 12 years. In addition, he is an active writer on the subject of exotic mammals for various veterinary periodicals and lectures on exotic animal health at national and international veterinary conferences. On the local scene, he enjoys talking to dog, bird, rabbit, and ferret clubs.