Meet The Doctors At Jolly Pond Veterinary Hospital
Bonnie Brown, D.V.M.
Dr. Brown received her undergraduate education at Virginia Tech, then proceeded to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. After graduating with a DVM in 1989, Bonnie worked for two years at the Peninsula Emergency Veterinary Clinic before joining Dr. Chance at James River Veterinary Hospital in Newport News. In 2001, she joined Noah's Ark Veterinary Hospital in Williamsburg to be closer to home and family. Bonnie and Dr. Chance worked to plan and build Jolly Pond Veterinary Hospital, which opened in December 2003. A Williamsburg resident since 1990, Bonnie shares her home with her daughter Rachael and son John.
Dr. Brown's professional interests include soft tissue and laser surgery, internal medicine and feline and canine behavior as well as a special interest in rabbit medicine and surgery. Dr. Brown is member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and is a preferred veterinarian at the House Rabbit Society web page.
Ruth M. Gussman, D.V.M.
Dr. Ruth Gussman is a native of Philadelphia. She graduated from Columbia University and worked originally as a registered nurse. Realizing that Veterinary Medicine was her passion she returned to school and graduated from Colorado State University in 1994, cum laude.
Dr Gussman worked as a veterinarian in Colorado until 2007 when she joined Jolly Pond Veterinary Hospital. She moved to Virginia to be closer to her family. Her hobbies include: long dog walks, camping, kayaking, and duplicate bridge.
Ashley H. Fidler, D.V.M.
Dr. Ashley Fidler received a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech in 2007. After completing her undergraduate degree, she attended the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, where she received her DVM in May of 2011.
Dr. Fidler currently resides in Williamsburg with her husband, Will and their cat, Lucy. She enjoys spending time on the water, dining out on the weekends, and visiting family in nearby Deltaville and the Northern Neck.
Dr. Fidler is excited to become part of the Jolly Pond team, and looks forward to meeting both the new and familiar Jolly Pond patients and their owners.