Our Staff

All professionals at Ark Animal Clinic maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Dr. Erick Hess

Dr. Erick Hess is the owner of Ark Animal Clinic. Dr. Hess grew up in Hedgesville and graduated from Hedgesville High School.  He graduated from West Virginia University in 1993 and Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.  He has a special interest in internal medicine and feline medicine. He also does some equine work on the side. Dr. Hess lives in Hedgesville with his wife Jenny, who is also the office manager of Ark, his daughters Katie and Haley, two horses, eight cats, and two goats. He spends his free time working on his model trains, reading, and target shooting. 

Dr. Anthony Flores

Dr. Anthony Flores grew up in Lisbon, CT and graduated from the University of Connecticut of Agriculture and Natural Resources earning a Bachelor of Science degree in pathobiology (pre-vet) in 1988. He earned him DVM from Cornell University in 1994 and practiced general small animal medicine in CT. In 2006 he received his Doctor of Philosophy in pharmacology & Toxicology from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy with a heavy emphasis on molecular pharmacology and molecular biology. He has consulted for a company working on a synthetic blood substitute for human and veterinary use. Dr. Flores has a special place in his heart for Bloodhounds, having had two spanning a 20 year period. He also has a foundness for French Bulldogs which he affectionately refers to as "Stubbies". His hobbies are road cycling and cars.