The Cooke Veterinary Medical Center

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1520 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Driving Directions

(757) 547-9421


  • Hours:
  • Mon: 8:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 6:30pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 6:30pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm (once a month)
  • Sun: Closed

The professional and courteous staff at The Cooke Veterinary Medical Center is committed to providing your pet with the very best medical care available. Our extensive list of services demonstrates our dedication to meeting your pet’s needs. But our staff is what makes our practice truly unique. Our knowledgeable staff will treat you and your pet with the compassion, respect, and professionalism you deserve. Whether your pet is a youngster, a senior, or anything in between, our focus is on promoting your pet’s health and longevity. Call today to learn more about our services and how we can help promote better health for your pet.

The Cooke Veterinary Medical Center Services

  • Acupuncture
  • Anesthesia
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Laboratory
  • Laser Therapy
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Regenerative Medicine / Stem Cell Therapies
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

The Cooke Veterinary Medical Center Staff Profiles

Dr. Denette Cooke, DVM, CVA

Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Dr. Denette Cooke was born in Norfolk, Virginia and grew up in Virginia Beach, where she graduated from Green Run High School. She graduated from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky in 1987 with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry.

After working as an environmental and industrial chemist for 5 years, she attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Cooke graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She practiced small animal medicine and surgery in Lynnwood, Washington for 2 years before moving home to be closer to family and friends.

After working at Pembroke Veterinary Clinic in Virginia Beach for 4 years, she opened The Cooke Veterinary Medical Center in Chesapeake, Virginia in 2002. Dr. Cooke enjoys all aspects of general practice, including surgery, dentistry, and internal medicine. She especially enjoys senior patients with their unique needs and she integrates ancient, evidence based medicine (acupuncture and herbals) into their healing protocols to alleviate pain, thereby giving many patients a higher quality of life than western therapy alone. She loves to incorporate the best aspects of all medicine to help the clients offer their pets the best approach to medicine that is possible.

Dr. Cooke keeps her medical and surgical skills on the cutting edge by attending extra continuing education every year that is required by the state of Virginia. She has special interest in a ‘whole pet’ approach to healing that incorporates family life style, breed life style, physical exercise, diet and nutrition, and the best medicine to maintain a healthy and productive life for your pet!

When Dr. Cooke is not practicing veterinary medicine, she enjoys gardening, outdoor activities, motorcycling, and spending time with family and friends. A good day is walking a pack of dogs in the park! Her pack includes 2 Italian Spinoni, a mutt and cats!
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Lisa Jones

Licensed Veterinary Technician
I have been with Dr. Cooke since the beginning of the Cooke Veterinary Medical Center which opened in 2002. I graduated from Central Carolina Community College in 1984 with a degree as a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). I have worked in emergency and small animal practice in the Tidewater Area since that time. I have interest in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, diet and nutrition and preventive medicine. In my spare time, I practice Tai Chi. I have a various assortment of dogs, cats, and a few exotic animals. 
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Marcie Wiilis

Veterinary Assistant, Team Coordinator
I joined the Cooke Veterinary Medical Center as a Veterinary Assistant in May 2005. I have over a decade of experience in the veterinary field. I have worked in all aspects of the veterinary hospital and am the Team Coordinator. Of all the clinics I have worked in over the years, the Cooke Veterinary Medical Center has the most intuitive, caring doctors and staff.
I grew up in North Carolina, where I started working at a small animal clinic at the age of 20. Working in North Carolina and Virginia has given me experience with large animals, exotics and small animals. Working with such a variety of different types of animals has taught me many caring and compassionate handling techniques. I enjoy spending time and bonding with the pets that typically do not enjoy seeing the vet, so that I can try and make their experience less stressful.

I spend most of my free time with my son, husband, and playing with my pack of energetic pugs!
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