Meet the Team


Brendan J. Martin, DVM

Brendan grew up on a beef cattle, poultry, and row-crop farm in Augusta County, Virginia and has always had a passion for agriculture. During high school, he spent a semester shadowing a local large-animal veterinarian and riding along with him on calls during the day. This fueled his fire to pursue an education in veterinary medicine.

Brendan attended Virginia Tech, where he dual majored in Dairy and Poultry Science and then went on to attend Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia.

After graduation, he jumped headfirst into the the veterinary medicine industry and opened Valley Herd Health, a large-animal mobile veterinary practice.

In May of 2017, he opened the veterinary clinic in Verona, Virginia; a store-front that offers a wide variety of livestock medicine and supplies.

Brendan and his wife, Elaine, live on a beef cattle farm in Augusta County, Virginia where they enjoy feeding and taking care of their beef cattle herd, improving genetics, and watching cattle grow into quality beef!   


Jesse Michael, Receptionist

Jesse grew up in Weyers Cave, Virginia and graduated from Fort Defiance High School. She then went on to attend Blue Ridge Community College and graduated in 2011 with an Associated Degree in Business Management. Jesse and her husband, Timmy, have two children Olin (3) and Andersen (1). The Michael's have a small beef cattle farm and enjoy working on the farm. She also has two dogs "Bear" and "Rockie" and one cat "Smokey".