dominion animal hospital
James C. Boone, DVM
Dr. Boone was born in Pendleton, North Carolina, and graduated from the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. It was during Dr. Boone's early childhood, growing up on a farm in North Carolina, that he developed a deep passion for caring for animals. These days, says the doctor, "that same passion is still as fresh in my heart as it was years ago."
Dr. Boone's special interests in veterinary medicine include dentistry and internal medicine. His most memorable veterinary experience was removing a tumor from a fifteen-pound dog. The tumor was a third of the dog's size, with an origin from the anterior sternal area. "This little dog was so happy because now it could move freely," recalls the doctor.
When he's not busy with work, Dr. Boone enjoys cooking, golfing, carpentry, and skiing. He has a miniature dachshund named Yasemen.
Anita C. Wallace, DVM
Born in New York City, Dr. Wallace graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1979. Dr. Wallace has always had a love for animals and a desire to help them. "I decided I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was about seven years old and never changed my mind." Her special interests in veterinary medicine include dentistry.
The most memorable incident in Dr. Wallace's veterinary career occurred one evening, when a man called in a panic because he had stepped on his cat's tail and the tip had come off. Although it was the end of the day, Dr. Wallace and the other veterinarians kept the hospital open so the man could come in. But when he arrived, the puzzled receptionist asked him where the cat was. The man answered "He's under the bed hissing. I couldn't get him, but I brought the tail!"
When she's not busy at work, Dr. Wallace enjoys church-related activities, golf, knitting, and gardening. She has enjoyed a succession of cats over the last thirty years, and currently shares her home with two male cats: Matthew, and Hamish."
Joseph A. Bourke, III, DVM
Dr. Bourke was born in Washington, D.C., received his B.A. in Biology from Lincoln University in 1985, and graduated from the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Dr. Bourke's career in veterinary medicine was sparked by his father's suggestion that he combine his interests in medicine and surgery with his lifelong involvement in caring for animals. Surgery -- soft tissue, bone, and joint -- is still a central interest for Dr. Bourke. He enjoys interacting with his patients and their "parents."
Saving the life of a patient with an abscess on his pancreas is an experience that Dr. Bourke will never forget. "These patients rarely survive this severe a condition," explains the doctor, "But we were able to save this patient by surgically draining the abscess."
Dr. Bourke enjoys tennis, cooking, and learning Japanese.
Jerrold B. Boone, DVM
Dr. Boone was born in Opelika, Alabama, while his father attended veterinary school at the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Following in his father's footsteps, Dr. Boone graduated with a D.V.M. from the same institution in 2001. He received a B.A. degree from Morehouse College in Alanta, GA. His special interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. He attended a post-doctoral Extensive Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery Course at The Virginia-Maryland College of Regional Veterinary Medicine on the campus of VA Tech University. Not surprisingly, Dr. Boone's father has always been a great inspiration to him. "He has been a practicing veterinarian for almost thirty years, and has instilled in me a love and compassion for animals."
In his free time, Dr. Boone enjoys golf, sports, motorcycling and "anything that involves the outdoors." He has an English Bulldog named Beast.
Erica C. McFarland, DVM
Dr. McFarland was born in Virginia, but raised in Silver Spring, MD where she currently resides. It never occurred to her that she would become anything other than a veterinarian, having always had animals as members of the family and a strong interest in science. She earned a B.S. in Animal and Poultry Science at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. While preparing for veterinary school, Erica went to work for Covance Laboratories. After a few years at Covance, she decided to continue with her lifelong dream and passion of becoming a veterinarian. She then moved to Alabama, where she earned her DVM at Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. During her years at Tuskegee she found her specialized interest in Pathology, Dermatology, Dentistry and Animal Behavior.
Dr. McFarland currently practices small animal medicine (cats and dogs) with special interests in surgery, behavior, and internal medicine. Her personal goal is to use her skills and knowledge to keep pets happy, healthy, and harmonious in their family. Dr. McFarland is also interested in becoming board certified in one or more of the specialty areas.
Dr. McFarland’s hobbies and pass-times include spending time with loved ones, shopping, exercising with her dogs, karate, swimming, traveling, and playing Wii.
Remembering Dr. Kermit O. Cockrell, DVM
"My time in service to our animal friends and the moments shared with you, have kept my life filled with the best of times".