Our Veterinary Team

Our team is here to help. At Mobile Pet Doc, we treat you and your pets like our family.

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Meet Our Veterinary Team


Dr. Melissa McKendry


Melissa McKendry began her undergraduate degree in the UK and later graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She started her career in private practice then transitioned to emergency and referral medicine while becoming board certified for the Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and feline). Throughout her career she focused on advanced diagnostics, ultrasonography, traveling to veterinary practices to perform services for them. After practicing in the North East and Southern California, Dr. McKendry settled down in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her family.

Dr. McKendry decided to start a mobile service in 2015, after years of caring for animals in the shelter environment, providing comprehensive medical care to the police K-9s, and handling the forensic aspect of cruelty cases that occurred in the City of Virginia Beach. She enjoys going out into the community and providing services such as medical care and ultrasonography in the convenience of the pet owner’s home.


Dr. Theresa Economos


Dr. Theresa Economos graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, after obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech where she studied animal science. She is a proud Hokie and Virginia Beach native. Dr. E moved to Northern Virginia for a few years, working in small animal medicine/surgery in addition to helping local rescue groups. In 2017 she moved back to the area and has since been working in both general practice and in-home hospice/euthanasia.

Dr. E enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with family, but devotes most of her free time to her three loves. Ellie is a beautiful (and stubborn!) Great Pyrenees, rescued from a sheep farm where she played instead of guarded. Axel is a feisty Ragdoll/Savannah cat, adopted after being abandoned as a youngin’. Gremlin, the most recent addition, is a lovable monster (aka Pit Bull), rescued due to numerous (but treatable) health issues. They are quite the trio 🐾


Kady Hanson

Practice Manager

Kady was born in Pennsylvania and moved to the Hampton Roads area when she was 5 years old. Her passion has always been animals and she was lucky enough growing up to have everything from horses, dogs, cats, and all kinds of small animals. She met her husband Eric when they were both seniors in high school and got married in 2012. Kady breeds and shows American Staffordshire Terriers. She also has a Ragdoll cat named Brody who thinks he’s one of the dogs. Kady has been in the veterinary medicine field since 2013 and has worked in canine rehab, hospice & end-of-life care, and general medicine. When she’s not working, Kady shows her dogs in AKC conformation shows and also has a knack for pet photography.


Liza Baines

Lead Assistant

Liza has been caring for animals for over 30 years. She is very excited to be a part of Mobile Pet Doc and very proud to be assisting Dr. McKendry. She especially enjoys keeping the animals healthy in their own home. Liza has been living in theHampton roads for 26 years and has have 4 fur babies, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. When she’s not working she enjoys being outside with her dogs and bike riding.


Shiona Attenweiler

Operations Manager

Shiona is originally from Scotland and has lived in Hampton Roads for over 15 years. Shiona met her husband, Steve, when he was based in Scotland with the US Navy and they have been married for 27 years. They have one daughter, Cassidy, who lives in Richmond with her husband Jay. Shiona has worked in the veterinary field as a Veterinary Assistant for 15 years. She started with the Monterey SPCA in California, then moved to Bahrain in the Middle East where she worked with an Australian veterinarian, Dr. Nonie Coutts, for two years and then with the VBSPCA where she held the position of Veterinary Assistant, was promoted to Lead Veterinary Assistant and then Director of Clinic Operations, a position she held for 4 years. Shiona and Steve have 5 cats, all “foster fails” from the VBSPCA, and most recently adopted a rescue Boston Terrier called Jimmy Neutron from Compassion for Canines.