Michelle R. Tompkins, DVM
Dr. Tompkins grew up in Greensboro, NC and first learned to love Veterinary Medicine by cleaning up after animals while she attended High School at Caldwell Academy. She moved on to study Biology at Queens University of Charlotte, earning her Bachelor’s degree in 2006. She spent some time traveling, studying literature in the UK and then working in the African Bush, participating in an ongoing research project in Kenya’s National Parks, published by Boston University. Dr. Tompkins attended Veterinary Medical School at Virginia Tech and has been serving the pets and people of Alleghany County and beyond as a Veterinarian since 2010.
Dr. Tompkins enjoys being an Active Member of First Baptist Church of Sparta, as well as serving her community with the Rotary Club of Alleghany, as a member of the Board of Directors of Alleghany Writers, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce.
In her free time, she can be found doing anything outdoors with her husband Aaron Ray and their two children, Reagan and Reece. At home, she keeps a flock of chickens (all of whom have names), a pack of dogs, a passel of cats, school of fish, and a small herd of show calves.