Dr. Derek O’Dell grew up in Southwest Roanoke County. He received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine with his DVM in 2013. Dr. O’Dell practiced in Lynchburg after graduating from veterinary school and joined the Vinton Veterinary Hospital team in July 2014. Dr. O’Dell’s professional interests include oncology, internal medicine, dermatology, and preventative medicine. Dr. O’Dell lives in Salem with his wife Laura, daughter Maisie, Sadie a Staffordshire terrier, Milo a Chiweenie, and diabetic kitty named Somogyi. He spends his free time with family, enjoying the outdoors, and being an avid Virginia Tech sports fan.