Southern Regional Veterinary Specialists  

Our Doctors

Robert A. Martin DVM, DACVS

Bob graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1976. He served in the United States Air Force Veterinary Corps (1976 - 1980) prior to completing a combined anesthesiology and small animal surgery residency (New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 1980 - 1983). He joined the faculty of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech (1983 - 2008) where he became Professor and Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital (1993 - 2007). He completed certification boards in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (1984) and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (1988) and he was a member of the Virginia Tech Academy of Teaching Excellence (1992 - 2008). He has published numerous articles, trained many veterinary students, small animal interns and surgical residents, and conducted numerous continuing education programs in small animal surgery for veterinary practitioners. He is a member of Phi Zeta Honor Society and was recognized as the Virginia Veterinarian of the Year in 1999. He retired from his faculty appointment in 2008 to open Southern Regional Veterinary Specialists (2008) and Southern Regional Veterinary Emergency Services (2009). He resides on his family farm in Headland with his wife and is actively involved in ministry at the First Baptist Church, Headland.


R. Brian Martin DVM, MS, DACVS

Brian is a 1998 graduate of Virginia Tech (Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry). He earned Master of Science (2003) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (2005) degrees from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, he worked as a general small animal practitioner in Tallahassee, FL (2005 - 2006) prior to completing a small animal rotating internship in a small animal private specialty practice in Albuquerque, NM (2007). Brian next completed a small animal surgery residency at the University of Minnesota (2010) and worked as a small animal surgeon in Cincinnati, OH (2011) while he met requirements for board certification, becoming a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2011). He joined Southern Regional Veterinary Specialists (2011) as a staff surgeon. Brian and his wife, Lisa, have three daughters.


Lisa Z. Martin, DVM

Lisa studied Animal and Poultry Science at Virginia Tech where she was an active member of the University Honors Program before entering veterinary college. Lisa was inducted into Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society (2003) and graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Summa Cum Laude, 2004). Lisa has worked as a small animal practitioner in Virginia, Florida, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Ohio, becoming skilled in the diagnosis and management of small animal diseases and has a strong comfort level with exotic pets. She has developed an interest in emergency medicine and now serves as an emergency veterinarian with SRVES. Lisa and her husband, Brian, have three daughters.



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