Meet VBSPCA Board Member Dr. Leigh Hofmeister

A veterinarian with over a decade of experience practicing in Virginia Beach, Dr. Leigh Hofmeister has always been passionate about animal welfare. She now aims to spread that passion throughout the community by serving on the VBSPCA Board of Directors.

“I love the VBSPCA’s mission to find a loving and lasting home for animals,” Dr. Hofmeister said. “The Humane Education program is important to me as educating the public about animal welfare is one of my passions. I believe the earlier we are able to do this, the more change we will see.”

By the age of four, Dr. Hofmeister knew she would be a veterinarian, just like her uncle. She studied animal science at Clemson University and continued on to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In January 2023 she opened her own practice, Coastal Vet.

Dr. Hofmeister has supported the VBSPCA in the past by attending events and helping both friends and clients adopt animals from the shelter. She believes everyone can contribute to the organization in their own way.

“The VBSPCA has many opportunities for every community member; whether it is volunteering, donating, or adopting an animal,” she said. “I love that there is something for everyone.”

We are happy to welcome Dr. Hofmeister to the VBSPCA Board of Directors. It takes involvement from caring people in our community to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals!

If you are interested in serving on the Virginia Beach SPCA Board of Directors, please email derby.brackett@vbspca.com for more information.