That makes 12 years in a row you’ve voted us “Best of Suffolk/Franklin/Isle of Wight”! Thank you for all your votes – we appreciate every single one of them. We will work hard to earn your vote again next year
Dr. Kate Henderson was born in Norfolk into a Navy family but grew up in the Atlanta area. She received her Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from Auburn University and her Veterinary degree from the University of Georgia. She is married to Dr. Adam Henderson. Her professional interests include internal medicine, infectious disease, and ultrasonography. She and Adam have 2 dogs - Piper, a Boykin Spaniel, and Samuel, a Labrador Retriever.
Adam was born and raised here in Suffolk. He attended Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, and then spent 8 years at Virginia Tech to get his undergraduate and veterinary degree. He is honored to have served as the past president of the Alumni Board of the vet school at Virginia Tech.
Adam and Kate share their house with a Labrador (Samuel Adams) and a Boykin Spaniel (Piper).
Adam's first job in veterinary medicine was actually with Dr. Harbour during high school. It was always his dream to own a veterinary clinic, and in December 2018 he and Kate were fortunate to have Dr. Harbour's trust to take over his clinic.
Adam's interests in veterinary medicine include surgery, dentistry, emergency medicine...and Labradors!
Dr. Harbour is originally from Norman, Ok., where he attended high school and eventually Oklahoma University, where he earned a B.S. in zoology, graduating in 1979. He then attended Oklahoma State University, where he earned his D.V.M. in 1984. After marrying Kay and working for 4 years at a large practice back in Norman, he relocated to Suffolk, Va, where he and Kay established his own practice in 1989. He has 2 children, Leah and Thomas, at least 3 dogs and too many cats.
Recently joining Tidewater Animal Clinic, Krista brings over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Virginia Wesleyan College, an Associates in Veterinary Technology from Blue Ridge Community College and became licensed in 2012. As veterinary medicine is ever-changing and growing, Krista enjoys opportunities for continuing education and finding ways to expand versatility and efficacy within the practice. She also very much enjoys creating a bond with patients who need a little extra TLC and working with their families to give them the best care.
Jared is former military, of 10 years, and brings two years of experience in emergency veterinary medicine. He plays a vital role as not only our assistant manager, receptionist, assistant but also our tech support guru. This suits him well, as medical equipment and new technology is his favorite part of practice. Jared runs a supply drive every year for an organization we are very fond of, Mutts with a Mission.
Chelsea is our head veterinary technician. She completed an Associates in Veterinary Technology through St. Petersburg College, was licensed in 2019 and has been a full-time, invaluable asset to Tidewater Animal Clinic since later that year. Chelsea’s favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is surgery and dental procedures, and she is Dr. Adam Henderson’s right hand woman in the surgical suite. She especially enjoys when emergent cases present, patients get through surgery and she can help them recover back to health. Chelsea’s main goal for the future is to use her knowledge and experiences to grow with Tidewater Animal Clinic.
Julia has been on the road to vet school and got her foot in the door by shadowing our doctors and staff and working as a receptionist. She’s been in the field since 2014 and wants to learn as much as possible in preparation for further schooling. Julia is keeping positive as she hopes for vet school acceptance coming up.
On track to vet school, Daleeyah finished her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech in May of 2019 and began at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine this past summer. During her breaks, you will see Daleeyah working hard and learning all that she can, because for her “there is no greater feeling than knowing you are part of the reason a sick animal feels better.” While we miss her while she is away, we are beyond ecstatic for her endeavors throughout the remainder of her schooling.
Chelsey is one of our friendly faces you’ll see as soon as you walk in. She’s been in the field for a handful of years and is looking to go back to school to further her career. Chelsey enjoys helping others and wants to learn more about other aspects of the practice.
Lisa has been with this practice for over 13 years. She has been steadfast in treating our clients and their fur babies with the utmost care. Lisa’s goal, as she grows and changes with Tidewater Animal Clinic, is to expand her skill set by learning new equipment and techniques. She thoroughly enjoys assisting the doctors, staff and clients alike.
Missy is one of our amazing veterinary assistants, who happens to be in school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has three years previous experience and works hard every day to learn new things and expand her skill set.
One of the friendliest faces you will see, Bria is a veterinary assistant who treats each patient as if they were her own. She has been in the field for about five years and strives to be well rounded in practice. Bria quite enjoys interacting with patients and their families and enjoys the comradery with her work family.