Born and raised in the Richmond area, Dr. Daniel Longest graduated from Virginia Tech in 1975 with a B.S. in Animal Science. He graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979 and joined the staff of the Three Chopt Animal Clinic that same year. He and his wife, Dr. Lucie Pelletier, are co-owners of the practice. He enjoys horseback riding with his wife, softball, and trips to any beach.

Dr. Christopher Patterson graduated from VCU in 1993 with a B.S. in Biology. He received his DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. He also worked for several non-profit animal advocacy organizations before joining our family in 2000. In his spare time Dr. Patterson enjoys bicycling, reading, and Tae Kwon Do.

Originally from the Detroit area, Dr. Mary Whitfield earned her B.S. from Michigan State University and graduated from MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, with honors. After two years of practice in California, she moved to Virginia and has worked in this area since 1991.

Dr. Erica Kellar Brown graduated from Virginia Tech in 2004 with a BS in Biochemistry and Chemistry. She received her DVM from Virginia Tech in 2009 and completed an internship in Emergency medicine at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Carytown. She has worked at Three Chopt since July 2009. In her spare time Erica enjoys volleyball, cycling, skiing, and salsa dancing!