The Team

White Oak Animal Hospital is home to a team of skilled and compassionate veterinarians.

Proudly Serving Stafford County Pets

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Stacy Horner-Dunn, DVM, Co-Owner

Dr. Stacy Horner-Dunn opened White Oak Animal Hospital with her husband, Dr. Gary Dunn, in June 1996. Dr. Horner-Dunn grew up in Delran, New Jersey. Her motivation to become a veterinarian came from her family, particularly her father. He had a great love for the outdoors and animals, resulting in Dr. Horner-Dunn being exposed to animals ranging from turtles and fish to cats and dogs. She remembers visiting the local veterinarian who treated the family dog for heartworm disease and being completely captured by the entire process. Dr. Horner-Dunn's childhood motivation pushed her to volunteer at an animal hospital.

As an undergraduate at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Madison campus, Dr. Horner-Dunn studied biology and graduated magna cum laude in 1985. She attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. While at veterinary school, Dr. Horner-Dunn received the Clinical Proficiency Award.

Dr. Horner-Dunn is a member of both the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. Among many areas of professional interest, she has a special passion for dermatology.

"Each day at the hospital brings a new challenge," says Dr. Horner-Dunn. "Different medical issues and various clients makes the job interesting and rewarding." There are difficult parts to her job, particularly providing euthanasia, although she feels it's a gift to be able to end an animal's suffering and help clients through the sad experience. Ultimately, she says, "There's nothing more gratifying then returning a healthy pet to their owner."

At home, Dr. Horner-Dunn has three dogs: a golden retriever named Noah, a mix-breed named Levi and a small mixed breed terrier named Josephine. She also has four domestic shorthair cats named Warren, Wilson, Bennett and Botetourt. Dr. Horner-Dunn enjoys gardening, flower arranging, furniture restoration and making homemade jam and pickles. She also supports the Stafford County Shelter by volunteering basic health care (e.g. heartworm checks, fecal checks, vaccines) and spaying and neutering.

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Gary B. Dunn, DVM, Co-Owner

Dr. Gary B. Dunn opened White Oak Animal Hospital along with his wife, Dr. Stacy Horner-Dunn, in June 1996. Dr. Dunn grew up in Daytona Beach, Fla., in a family with numerous pets. He and his brothers took care of dogs, rabbits, birds, turtles and fish. His parents, he realizes now, were very patient and tolerant. Before high school, he worked at a pet store, and during high school and college, he worked at different veterinary hospitals.

Dr. Dunn studied biology at Florida State University. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1984. He attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Dr. Dunn earned the Clinical Proficiency Award while at veterinary school and graduated with honors.

A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Dunn's main professional interest lies in surgery." The best part of being a veterinarian is seeing an injured or ailing pet get well and return to its family," he says. "An added bonus is that every day is challenging and different."

At home, Dr. Dunn and his wife have three dogs: a golden retriever named Noah, a mix-breed named Levi and a small mixed breed terrier named Josephine. They also have four domestic shorthair cats named Warren, Wilson, Bennet and Botetourt. In his free time, Dr. Dunn enjoys reading, gardening, hiking and cooking.

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Melanie Bell, DVM

Dr. Melanie Bell grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. She was motivated to become a veterinarian as a child when her pet became sick and her family had difficulty taking care of him. Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Bell volunteered at the Baltimore Zoo and a small animal veterinary hospital in Crownsville, Maryland.

Dr. Bell attended St. Mary's College of Maryland where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1986, graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Bell attended Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. While at veterinary school, Dr. Bell interned at Mississippi State University.

As an associate veterinarian at White Oak Animal Hospital, Dr. Bell says her favorite part of being a veterinarian is providing service to the community that is different and challenging every day. "Everyday there is something new to learn," she says. "The people who I work with make life more fun."

Dr. Bell is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include surgery, internal medicine and wellness care.

At home, Dr. Bell has a two golden doodles, Hammett and Fiona; a Jack Russel terrier, Ev; and a mixed-breed dog named Phryne. She also has three domestic shorthair cats named Abraham, Everett and Mimi; a Sphynx cat, Vivian; and a Lykoi cat named Rhemus. Included in her menagerie are several Devon Rex cats, which she actively breeds and shows. In her free time, Dr. Bell enjoys pottery, knitting and traveling.

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Sheree Corbin, DVM

Dr. Sheree Corbin joined the veterinary staff at White Oak Animal Hospital in 2014. Originally from Midlothian, Va., Dr. Corbin has held almost every profession in the animal-care field including volunteering at a shelter and spay/neuter clinic; working in a veterinary hospital as a receptionist, kennel staff and assistant; and working with horses at a racetrack.

In 2009, Dr. Corbin earned her bachelor's degree in biology, graduating summa cum laude from Virginia Tech. She completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She completed a small animal internship in Akron, Ohio, before moving to Fredericksburg. Dr. Corbin is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include ultrasound and neurology.

At home, Dr. Corbin has 2 domestic shorthairs named Rufus and Finnegan; a domestic medium hair named Alastor; and a corn snake named Dexter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancée Bryan, running, wine tasting, movies and traveling.

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Sandi Pepper, DVM

Dr. Sandi Pepper grew up in Fredericksburg, Va., with all kinds of animals, and knew from an early age that she wanted a career in the animal-care field. Before becoming a veterinarian, she volunteered for a large animal veterinarian and at a small zoo. She also worked at two veterinary hospitals and a state animal-health laboratory. Dr. Pepper wasn't sure she wanted to be a veterinarian until her college counselor said it was too hard to get into vet school. She proved her counselor wrong and has been a veterinarian for over 15 years.

Dr. Pepper earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Randolph Macon College in 1996. She graduated cum laude. Dr. Pepper earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and is professionally interested in internal medicine.

She says that most satisfying part of being a veterinarian is the variety. "I never have the same day twice," Dr. Pepper says, "and I am still seeing things I have never seen before, 15 years into this profession. It keeps the job fresh and interesting."

At home, Dr. Pepper has four dogs named Chewy, Sarafina, Oscar and Daisy; three cats named Lennie, Squiggy and Roo; three Nubian goats named Opal, Billy and Eva; three horses named Sweetie, Razzberry and Pippin; a sugar glider named Polo and multiple chickens. She and her husband Josh, a mathematician, have two children, Ruby and Wes. In her free time, Dr. Pepper enjoys horseback riding and gardening.

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Jennifer V. Skarbek, DVM

Dr. Jennifer V. Skarbek joined the practice at White Oak Animal Hospital in October 2012. She feels the most satisfying part of being a veterinarian is teaching pet owners how to have a rewarding human-animal bond. Dr. Skarbek is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include dermatology, wound management and geriatric care.

Dr. Skarbek studied biology and chemistry at University of Nebraska-Omaha on a Regents Scholarship. She graduated summa cum laude in 2007. Dr. Skarbek earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.

At home, Dr. Skarbek and her husband, Kevin, have a golden retriever named Daxi, a golden-Shepard mix named Sveva, two domestic shorthairs named Deacon and Tsavo, and a sugar glider named Ayer. Dr. Skarbek enjoys hiking, DIY home improvements, traveling and spending time with her beautiful daughter Teegan.

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Amanda J. Hurley, DVM

Dr. Amanda J. Hurley joined White Oak Animal Hospital in May 2016 as an associate veterinarian.

Dr. Hurley attended Otterbein University where she earned her undergraduate degree in equine science, graduating in 2001. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 where she graduated in the top 10 percent of her class. Her professional interests include feline medicine, stress-free patient care and dentistry. She's a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

"I love educating clients on improving the lives of their furry family members," she says.

Dr. Hurley grew up in Mount Holly Springs, Pa., and always had a strong love of animals and desire to help them. She began working for a local veterinarian at 16 and hasn't stopped providing care for animals since.

She lives with her husband, Dave, her two children, Devlyn and Colin, 4 dogs, 3 cats and several geckos. Dr. Hurley is an active volunteer with the Cub Scouts.

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Victoria Barnett, DVM

Dr. Victoria Barnett joined the White Oaks team in June of 2017.

Growing up in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Dr. Barnett was motivated to become a veterinarian at an early age. When she was 3 years old, her mom would ask her what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her response was “I want to be a turtle.” Her mother explained that she couldn’t be a turtle. So, she decided for herself that becoming a veterinarian would be the next best thing. Dr. Barnett began working in veterinary clinics at a young age and fell in love with veterinary life.

Dr. Barnett obtained an undergraduate degree in 2009 from Northern Oklahoma College in Elementary Education. She then progressed towards furthering her education at Oklahoma State University by receiving a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2014. Dr. Barnett is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association.

In her free time, Dr. Barnett enjoys reading, fishing, and spending time with her family. She is the proud owner of two cats, Mittens and Lucy, a Rottweiler mix named Karlie, and two Chihuahuas named Ricky and Maria.

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