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. Olivia Wallner
Dr. Olivia Wallner grew up in the small, rural town of Wise, VA. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2014 with a degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences, and then earned her DVM from Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine. Although she enjoys treating animals of all kinds, she has a particular interest in feline and preventative medicine. Olivia lives with her husband Darris and seven cats, all of which are rescues, In her spare time, she enjoys reading and hiking as well as spending time with friends and family.