Edward Zak, DVM 

Dr. Edward Zak graduated from University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College in Canada in 1968.  Upon graduation,  Dr. Zak worked with large animals and in the horse racing industry on the northeastern coast.  After establishing several small animal hospitals, he and his wife, Cindy, settled in the Shenandoah Valley in 1990.  Dr. Zak has enjoyed a wonderful career in the veterinary profession.  In his free time, he and his wife spend time with their 2 children, Helen and Ryan, as well as their 4 dogs and 2 cats.  Dr. Zak loves to fish and golf. 



                         Emma Jefferies, DVM

Growing up in Rockbridge County on a horse farm, Dr. Jefferies always wanted to become a veterinarian. She got her bachelors degree at Virginia Tech in Animal and Poultry Sciences and received her DVM at Virginia Tech. Being a staunch Hokie, she attends most home football games and can be heard cheering them on. Dr. Jefferies practices small and large animal medicine. An adventurer at heart,  Dr .Jefferies enjoys snowboarding,  hiking with her two rescue dogs, scuba diving and she has traveled  to Europe and South America. Her plans are to travel the world.


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​Edgewater

​Animal Hospital

Eileen Whitten, DVM 

Dr. Eileen Whitten came to Edgewater Animal Hospital in October 2004.  She graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and practiced in Virginia and North Carolina before coming to Rockbridge County.  Her husband, Jim, works at Virginia Military Institute as a physical education teacher.  Together they have a 16 year old daughter, Mandolin, and an 15 year old son, Luke, as well as 4 dogs and 2 horses. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and riding horses.