Dr. Robb Murphie
- Education: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM - 2004, East Carolina University, BSBA - Finance
- Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner: University of Tennessee
- Career History: Boulevard Veterinary Hospital 2004-2006 | Tidewater Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center 2006-2008
- Areas of interest: Physical Rehabilitation, Emergency Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Pain Management, Conservation, and Sea Turtle Rescue
- Memberships and Associations: The American Veterinary Dental Society, The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, American Veterinary Medical Association, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Greater Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association
...about me. I grew up in Newport News, but currently reside in James City County. My wife and I moved to this community about 10 years ago. I had recently graduated from the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and my wife was beginning her studies in occupational therapy at VCU in Richmond. I was working with my dad at Boulevard Veterinary Hospital in Newport News, and James City County was a good half-way point for commuting. It didn't take long for us to realize what a great community this is, and how much this region has to offer.
We have two beautiful daughters, Danielle and Amanda - we couldn't be happier and prouder parents. We have two beagles, Ricky and Ginny. Ricky’s favorite activity is getting on the paddle board at the Chickahominy River. Ginny’s favorite activity is being next to the kids during dinner. We also have a cat named Nip, who I rescued after presumably being hit by a car.
Taking care of pets has always been a part of my life…even before I could walk. Back in the seventies, my dad was essentially the local James Harriot. When he got off of work, he would take us on farm calls to treat the sick animals. I am fortunate because I have to look no further than to him in regards to how to practice quality veterinary medicine. He has been and continues to be an inspiration with how he practices veterinary medicine. The core of our family has always been my mom, Mary Ann, who has been there from the beginning, and keeps everyone smiling even when things don't go as planned. She has been, and will continue to be an integral part of our success.
Kirsten and I enjoy going on hikes, getaways to the Outer Banks, and spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy running in local road races, Crossfit 1607 workouts with my colleague Dr. MacDougall, and doing my best to get to the beach or river for surfing or paddle board sessions.
I worked with my dad at Boulevard Veterinary Hospital for a few years, and then worked at the Tidewater Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center in VA Beach. Outside of general veterinary primary care and preventive medicine, I have special interests in physical rehabilitation, emergency and critical care medicine, dentistry/oral surgery, pain management, endocrinology, and anesthesia. I have received a certification from The University of Tennessee in canine physical rehabilitation.
I chose a career in veterinary medicine so that I would have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of pets as well as their human counterparts. Every day presents new challenges that need to be dealt with appropriately to ensure the best care for the patient. Our patients depend on us to provide the best in animal care that is currently available.