Dr. Lisa Gibson
Gerbils, dogs, cats, horses, chickens, and a pig…caring for all of these during her childhood inspired Dr. Lisa Gibson to become a veterinarian.
Growing up on seven acres in Manassas, Virginia gave Dr. Gibson the opportunity to act on her love of animals at an early age. During middle school, she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine, and upon graduation from high school, she began working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. After graduating with honors from Virginia Tech in 1982, she was accepted into the Virginia Maryland Regional School of Veterinary Medicine at Blacksburg, Virginia. In 1986 she graduated with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and married two weeks later.
Dr. Gibson worked for a little over three years as an associate in a small animal practice before opening Bealeton Veterinary House Call Service in 1989. After working as a house call and associate veterinarian for approximately 18 months, she and her husband Don – a business/finance major – opened Compassion Animal Hospital.
Dr. Gibson has a particular interest in surgery cases and currently does all the orthopedic surgery. She also has a strong interest in ultrasound and enjoys the advantages it gives in diagnostic information without invasive procedures.
Along the way, she and her husband have been blessed with four beautiful children. They live in Catlett with two frogs and two wonderfully friendly cats.