Dr. Carly Houlton

Dr. Carly Houlton joined AEC’s family in 2020.  Her interest in veterinary medicine began in high school when she worked at an animal hospital with her mother, who is a veterinary technician.  She graduated from Michigan State University with interests in emergency medicine and pain management.  Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Houlton enjoys camping, games, snackos, and socializing (safely!) with friends.  She has two loveable rescue pitbulls, Samson and Pup, as well as an adopted tortoise, Dinosaur Chicken, and two snakes Kaa and Sid Vicious.

Dr. Tim Stiff

Dr. Stiff graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Prior to vet school, he obtained a BS in Animal Science from Virginia Tech. His love of emergency medicine began during his high school and undergraduate years while working as an assistant in the very first veterinary emergency hospital in Richmond, VA. After working in emergency medicine for 20 years, Dr. Stiff opened Animal Emergency Center to help the growing need for after hours veterinary care on the Peninsula. Dr. Stiff loves the variety of emergency medicine and the chance to help people's pets during difficult times. He is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, catching up with their 2 daughters, trying to keep up with their 5 pets, and all sports.

Dr. Dustin Crist

Dr. Crist graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He and his wife, also a Veterinarian, and their two boys (Greyson and Quinn) live in Kiln Creek. In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his boys.

Dr. Keri McNulty

Dr. McNulty is from a military family, her father is retired from the Air Force, and she has now lived in Hampton Roads for most of her life. She is a graduate of York High and graduated from Christopher Newport with a double major in Psychology and Biology. She has worked in several practices since 2000, mainly in Emergency settings, which fostered her interest in Emergency Medicine. She graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.  As a student in vet school, she was the Wild Life Ward Coordinator and learned much about wild life medicine that helps her to triage and treat wild life and she took classes to learn medicine for birds and some exotic pets. She enjoys veterinary emergency work because of the challenge and the ability to make a difference when care is needed most. She currently owns 2 cats and a dog. When not at work, she enjoys kayaking and hiking with her dog, camping, taking nature photography and spending time with her family.

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