Dr. Mike Cromer joined our staff in 1990, and in January 2016, became the sole owner of Westwood. He grew up in Churchville, Virginia and graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Dr. Cromer owns Shorthorn cattle, chickens, 3 barn cats, 'Chuck' (Miniature Dachshund) and 'George' (Terrier). His family includes wife - Susan, and 4 sons, Kyle, Craig, Brian, and Tom. His veterinary medicine special interests include soft tissue surgery, ambulatory large animal and bovine herd health.
Dr. Don Cromer opened Westwood Animal Hospital along with Dr. William Hunter and Dr. John Wise in 1975. He grew up near Durbin, West Virginia and graduated from Ohio State University in 1968. Dr. Cromer owns several horses and 2 barn cats. His special interests in veterinary medicine involve most all areas of the Equine profession; racing, breeding, pleasure, and showing. Dr. Cromer's interests outside of work include family, church, farming, and horses. Dr. Cromer's family includes wife-Judy, 2 sons Michael and Jon, their wives Susan and Amy, 8 grandchildren, and daughter- Leslie.
Dr. William Hunter opened Westwood Animal Hospital along with Dr. Don Cromer and Dr. John Wise in 1975. He grew up in McDowell and Staunton, Va and graduated from University of Georgia in 1966. Dr. Hunter owns 'Buffy' (cat), 'Timmy' (cat), 'Daisy Mazel' (Terrier)'Bandit' (bull), and 40 cows. His special interests in veterinary medicine mostly involve bovine medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Hunter keeps busy on his farm. Dr. Hunter's family includes wife- Pat, daughter- Anne, son- Lee, 2 grandchildren- Emily and Jonathen.
Dr. John Wise opened Westwood Animal Hospital along with Dr. Don Cromer and Dr. William Hunter in 1975. He grew up Augusta County and graduated from University of Georgia in 1965. Dr. Wise owns 'Rudy' (cocker spaniel), 'Jerry' (pony), 'Charlie' (TN walker), 'Doc' (TN walker), and 'Cookie Dough' (pony). His interests outside of work include trail riding and collecting 2 cylinder John Deere Tractors. Dr. Wise is married to wife- Wanda, and has 2 daughters; Tracey and Christy, and 1 son; Derek. Tracey is married to Joe Sherill and has 2 children; Adam and Leah. Derek is married to Dr. CJ Wise and has 1 daughter; Sage Winter.
Dr. CJ Ceglowski joined our staff in 2001. She grew up in Rupert, Vermont and graduated from Cornell in 1998. Dr. CJ owns 'Macy' (dog), 'Sister' (dog), 'Callie' (dog),'Biscuit' (horse), and 'Oz' (horse). Her special interests in veterinary medicine include equine medicine and equine reproduction. Dr. CJ enjoys horseback riding, hiking and farming. Her family includes husband- Derek, and daughter Sage.
Dr. Laura Kivlighan joined our staff in 2003. She grew up here in Staunton, completed her undergraduate schooling at UVA in 1989 and graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Dr. Kivlighan currently owns, 'Addie' (Shih Tzu x) 'Dandy' (Yorkie mix), 'Jodi' (Yorkie mix), 'Jack' (Malti-Poo), and 'Fritzy' (Dachsund). Her special interests in veterinary medicine include small animal internal medicine and surgery. She enjoys boating, anything water related, and travel. Dr. Kivlighan's family includes her husband, and 3 stepchildren, Drew, Sam and Will
Dr. Alicia Harvey joined our staff in 2011. Se grew up in Waterville, ME and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Dr. Harvey has 3 dogs, “Delilah”, “Lucy”, and “Reese”, and 3 kitty's, “Sophie”, “Lilly”, and “Kitten”. Her family includes husband - Brad, 2 daughters, and 1 younger sister. Dr. Harvey enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine, especially feline medicine. She also likes hiking, camping, and hanging out with family.
Dr. Nikki Clayton re-joined our staff in 2016. Dr. Clayton had worked here as a large animal Veterinarian for 2.5 years and small animal for .5 year before moving to Texas. She grew up in Staunton, VA and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 . Dr. Clayton owns 3 dogs, 'Skeet', 'Ellie', and 'Chubby'. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include emergency and internal medicine. Her family includes husband- Mark and daughter Quincy. Dr. Clayton enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.
Dr. Giles began working with us in 2016. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2014. After growing up in the small town of Fort Valley, VA, she went to Fort Collins Colorado for 8 years of undergraduate and Veterinary school. She enjoys all large animal ambulatory work but especially food animal herd health and reproduction. Dr. Giles likes working in the agricultural industry and community. She lives with her husband Ryan and “Roo” a Ridgeback mix - AKA the crooked legged truck guardian, “Maybe” a lab mix – loves love more than food, and “Nifti” a horse – who is her trail buddy. Outside of work, Dr. Giles enjoys bow hunting, fishing, music (playing guitar), horseback riding, and spending time with her family and friends.