Animal Medical Clinic of South Boston
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3320 Halifax Rd
South Boston, VA 24592
- Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
- Sat: 7:30am - 12:00pm
- Sun: Closed
At Animal Medical Clinic of South Boston, we’re trying to change the way veterinary care is delivered. We know that there are plenty of clinics around that offer the same services as us. Perhaps they even have hospitals that are of the same caliber as ours. Yet, the one thing that most of those other veterinary providers are lacking is a personal touch. There, clients and patients are treated like just another number, their concerns going unheard, their questions unanswered. We believe that you and your four-legged family member deserve more than that. You deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion. That’s exactly what you’ll get with us.
We offer a broad range of comprehensive services to meet all of your pet’s health care needs, all delivered in our state of the art veterinary care facility. Beyond this, we have a team of exceptional, experienced and caring professionals who focus 100% of their efforts on getting to know each person and pet that walks through our door. It’s these relationships we form that allow us to provide the highest level of care with each and every checkup, test or procedure.
At Animal Medical Clinic of South Boston, we take a well-rounded approach to the overall health care of our patients, while also taking into account our clients’ financial and emotional needs as well. We understand that each situation is unique, and that sometimes budget is an issue. We’ll work hard to help you make the best decisions for your pet’s health care, and customize an approach that everyone can feel comfortable with.
Above all else, we welcome our clients and their animal companions and strive to treat them as we would our own family members, both 2-legged and 4-legged. It may be the promise of quality medical care that brings clients in, but it’s the way we treat people and the animals they love that keeps them coming back, year after year.
If you’re tired of being treated like just another appointment on the books, give us a try. We’d be honored to partner with you in helping your four-legged family member enjoy as long, happy and healthy a life as possible.
Our doors are always open – stop by today! We can’t wait to meet you!
Animal Medical Clinic of South Boston Services
- Dental Care
- Hospice and Euthanasia Services
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Parasite Prevention and Control
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Rabbits and Small Mammals
- Radiology (X-Rays)
- Senior Care
- Wellness Exams
Animal Medical Clinic of South Boston Staff Profiles
Dr. Linora McConaheyOwner / Veterinarian
Dr. Linora McConahey has actually been working as a veterinarian for most of her life. Even as a young girl, Linora cared for her many family pets; and she also took in injured or orphaned wildlife and nursed them back to health. By the time Linora was about eight years old, she had already decided that she would become a veterinarian someday. Today, Dr. Linora McConahey is a successful veterinarian and practice owner who has made her childhood dream come true!
Linora spent her South Boston, Virginia childhood with her parents and younger brother. Living on a 60-acre property, Linora’s family spent time fishing at the farm pond, harvesting the horses’ hay, and cutting their own Christmas trees. Linora’s childhood pets included cats, dogs, hamsters, parakeets, and fish. Outside the house, she often visited her favorite horses and goats. Since Linora’s parents enjoyed traveling, the family took many adventurous trips, such as diving in The Bahamas and sailing in the Virgin Islands. They also maintained a family cabin in Canada for hot-weather escapes.
Linora’s passion for medicine runs in her family. Her father was an internal medicine specialist and emergency physician; while her mother earned a Ph.D. in Psychopharmacology and worked as a clinical psychologist. Linora’s grandfather was a World War II medic battalion surgeon, and her great-grandfather also worked as a physician.
After Linora’s finished high school graduation, she attended and graduated from Wellesley College, her mother’s alma mater. Looking toward veterinary school, Linora participated in a Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine summer program geared to aspiring veterinarians. Linora greatly enjoyed this program, and afterward received admission to Tufts’ very competitive veterinary school. When Dr. Linora McConahey received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, she became the fourth living Dr. McConahey in her family.
Dr. McConahey began her association with Animal Medical Clinic of South Boston while still attending veterinary school. She completed a three-week externship with Dr. Edmunds, who had been the McConahey family’s veterinarian for many years. Several years after Dr. McConahey became a veterinarian, she received an offer to work part time at the Clinic; and she later worked there as a relief veterinarian. Dr. McConahey has been an owner of the practice since 2011, and now maintains a full-time schedule at the Clinic.
Dr. McConahey feels satisfied with her veterinary medicine career choice, as it combines her love for animals with her passions for science and math. She loves educating her clients about pet nutrition, diseases and treatments, and training issues. Dr. McConahey especially enjoys complicated cases that have successful outcomes, as the recovered pet can enjoy a healthier life with their pet parent.
Away from the hospital, Dr. McConahey enjoys SCUBA diving, challenging gym workouts, and home improvement projects. She also keeps up with her two young daughters, who have inherited their mother’s love for swimming and animals. In fact, the two girls often visit with many of Dr. McConahey’s patients. Dr. McConahey also loves to take her girls hiking.
This animal-loving lady has welcomed two dogs into her comfortable home. Mina is a beautiful spaniel mix that Santa Claus delivered to Dr. McConahey’s daughters several years ago. Mina loves her toys so much that she stuffs several of them in her mouth, determined to bring them over for a game of fetch.Marty, a handsome chocolate Labrador retriever, is Mina’s playful partner in crime. Marty loves to chase bubbles, reflections of light, and flashlight beams. Marty and Mina are like a brother and sister, spending lots of time play fighting and wrestling together. Show More
Years in Practice: 17
Donna WazekaVeterinary Assistant
Donne Wazeka believes that animals are good for the soul. She has always felt comforted by her beloved furry pets who gave so much of themselves, and in turn helped to lift Donna’s spirits. Donna’s lifetime love of animals has led her to a rewarding career where she can help animals to live longer, healthier lives. Donna feels a great sense of satisfaction from her veterinary medicine work!
Donna’s first pet nursing experience came about 11 years ago, when a friend gave her a two-day-old puppy who needed round-the-clock care. Donna treated the tiny puppy just like a baby, keeping her warm and providing her with the nourishment she needed. This beautiful puppy thrived under Donna’s loving care, and Donna found her to be the smartest, most loving dog she had ever known. That experience helped Donna to form an unbreakable bond with her sweet canine friend.
In July 2000, Donna was looking for a way to give back to her treasured furry friends. She was excited to join the Animal Medical Clinic of South Boston care team. Donna feels that helping her clients and their cherished pets is the most rewarding job she’s ever had. She appreciates that these pet owners care for their furry family members so deeply. Donna also enjoys the challenge of taking perfect X-rays, knowing that the veterinarian needs the best possible image to diagnose and treat that pet’s medical problem.
Donna also enjoys her life with her husband, Donald, along with their three children and two grandsons.
This animal-loving lady shares her life with eight furry family members, four dogs and four cats. Pooh and Claire, Donna’s 13-year-old dogs, happily coexist with Trixie and Bo, a pair of 9-year-old pooches. Three 15-year-old cats share their golden years with Boo, a 2-year-old cat with lots of energy. Show More
Years in Practice: 16
Sheri DowneyVeterinary Technician
Sheri has held a special place in her heart for animals since she was a child. With her grandfather’s help, she would save dogs, cats, birds, and ducks that were hurt or in danger, and it was from these experiences that her love for animal care grew. Now Sheri gets to care for animals daily as a Veterinary Assistant!
Sheri is originally from Brick, New Jersey, and moved to Clarksville over 20 years ago. It was here that her veterinary career began; she signed up to work at the Clarksville SPCA and fell in love with the professional animal care world. She then worked for a puppy rescue and served at a hospital in Oxford before arriving at the Animal Medical Clinic of South Boston in the fall of 2014.
Sheri’s husband Mike works for a Pennsylvania-based construction company. Her oldest son, Mitchell, is 22 and works for Microsoft, and Jared is a 16-year-old high school student. Sheri also shares her life with four wonderful dogs: Ivy and Anna, both Italian Greyhounds, a shepherd mix named Cher, and a boxer mix named Star.
Outside of work, Sheri loves spending quality time with her family, taking motorcycle rides with her husband, and traveling when time allows. Show More
Years in Practice: 2