Meet Our Officers

Amanda Weakley-Scott, DVM


Amanda Weakley-Scott is the co-owner of Virginia Herd Health Management Services, PC. She was raised on a small beef farm in Madison County, Va. where her love of agriculture began at a young age. She graduated from the Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She is married with one child.

Ashley Nelson, DVM

Vice President

Ashley Nelson works for Appalachian Veterinary Services, Inc. in Christiansburg, VA. She is originally from Augusta County, VA. She is a 2015 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently resides in Roanoke with her husband Isaac and three dogs.

Don Gardner, DVM

Secretary - Treasurer

Don Gardner has been a practicing veterinarian for 42 years. He owns Gardner Bovine Veterinary Service and Gardner Custom Heifers. ​He graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1970. 

Ben Pickin, DVM

Past President

Dr. Pickin is a veterinarian at Ashby Herd Health in Harrisonburg, Va. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He is originally from Williamsburg, Va. 

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