Melissa Turner, DVM
Dr. Melissa Turner joined Chesapeake Humane Society (CHS) in 2018 as the Medical Director. Dr. Turner studied Animal Bioscience at Penn State and completed her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Turner’s diverse medical background includes small animal medicine, large animal medicine, shelter medicine, and private practice management. She has special interests in soft tissue, orthopedic, and dental surgeries, but her true passion is for preventative care. She is a strong advocate for heartworm preventative and dental cleanings. In the short time that Dr. Turner has been with Chesapeake Humane, she has already expanded services offered to public clients and shelter pets. She finds fulfillment in treating homeless pets at CHS and from other shelters in Hampton Roads.