Large Animal Staff
Julia Gibson, DVM
Dr. Julia Gibson provides most of our large animal services. She grew up in Catlett, VA with her parents, Don Gibson and Lisa Gibson, DVM. From a young age, she enjoyed going on dairy farm tours in and around Catlett. She took horseback riding lessons in Nokesville as a child and has always had an interest in becoming a veterinarian.
She attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree and majored in Agriculture and Applied Economics. She continued her academic career at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, she worked at a busy mixed animal practice in West Virginia before joining our practices in May of 2015. She enjoys working on all species including dogs, cats, sheep, goats, cows, horses, and the occasional chicken. She has a specific interest in bovine reproduction, herd health, and equine lameness. Her non-veterinary interests include cheering for the Hokies, hiking, reading, traveling, and working out.
Dr. Stephanie Davenport grew up in Jonesborough, TN right next to a horse farm which is where her passion for veterinary medicine began. Her family owned a variety of pets such as cats, dogs, ferrets, iguanas, and a horse. Anytime she was not in school or training for cross country, track or basketball, she could be found in the horse barn.
She attended Hendrix College for her undergraduate degree and majored in Chemistry and minored in Mathematics. She continued her education at the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated May 2017. She enjoys working with all species including dogs, cats, small ruminants (goats, alpacas, sheep), horses, and cows. She has a specific interest in equine reproduction/neonatal health, herd health/management, and surgery. Her non-veterinary interests include running marathons, riding her horse Danny, hiking with her dogs, traveling, and camping.
Tyler Barnes, DVM
Dr. Tyler Barnes is the newest mixed animal veterinarian to our practice. She lived in the Northern Virginia area for the majority of her life. She grew up with various little critters – cats, dogs, numerous fish, hamsters, and a rabbit. She had always wanted to be a veterinarian as far back as she can remember. In high school, she took Animal Science classes and worked at a kennel during her summers off. She attended Roanoke College, where she received an undergraduate degree in Biology with honors and graduated Salutatorian of her class. Afterwards, she studied at Cornell University where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Her interests are working with both companion and farm animals. She says she is looking forward to practicing in our area!