A native of Reston, Dr. Gallagher obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. Prior to veterinary school, he pursued a scientific career investigating the pathology of snake envenomation and novel therapies for schizophrenia. In 2009 he graduated with his doctorate from the Va-Md Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gallagher worked for a number of years in Roanoke, Blacksburg, and northern Virginia, and is thrilled to be coming back to the New River Valley! His home has been a refuge for a multitude of dogs, cats, and birds and when not working Dr. Gallagher enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and their six wonderful children.