The Peninsula Emergency Veterinary Clinic (PEVC) Staff provides 24 hour emergency care and continuous critical care for pets who are in need and considered unstable.
Dr. Tawni Banks, a native of Southern California, received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 2006. Dr. Banks then moved to Raleigh, North Carolina and finished an emergency/critical care internship in 2009 before joining our team in July of that year. Her interests include emergency medicine and small animal internal medicine. Dr. Banks shares her home with 2 dogs that she has rescued, Seven and Scratch. In her spare time she enjoys catching up on movies and mystery novels.
Dr. Alex Fisher is a native of Dallas, Texas. Dr. Fisher relocated with his family to the east coast in 2006. Prior to arriving in the area, Dr. Fisher served 5 years as the Regional Veterinarian for the Texas Department of Health. Dr. Fisher received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University in 1998. His career in Emergency Veterinary Medicine began in 2001. He is the father of twin boys and a daughter. During his leisure time Dr. Fisher likes to golf, read, take aviation lessons, listen to music and spend time with his family.
Dr. Keith Frickey, newly named as Medical Director of PEVC, is a native of south Louisiana and a 1985 graduate of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Frickey has worked the majority of his career in Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Medicine, starting in Fort Myers, Florida shortly after graduation. After working as an associate for 2 years, he took over management of the emergency clinic and then moved on to establish his own practice. Four years later he relocated to Nashville, Tennessee and resumed his true passion: the practice of emergency veterinary medicine. After 10 years of emergency practice in Nashville he relocated to his wife's home state of Maryland and started working in a 24 hour Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care clinic. Nearly 10 years later, Dr. Frickey, along with his wife and most newly adopted feline, Louie, has made the Hampton Roads area and the Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic his new home. After working as an associate veterinarian for over 2 years, Dr. Frickey accepted the offer to serve as Medical Director of PEVC and is looking forward to leading the clinic into the future to fulfill its full potential. When not working, Dr. Frickey enjoys fishing, boating, biking and at times helping his wife, who is a nationally touring Children’s Entertainer, promoting the fun and excitement of the sciences to elementary age children.
Dr. Thomas Mitchell
was born and raised locally in
Virginia Beach, Virginia. He attended Virginia-Maryland
Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in
1994. Dr. Mitchell started his veterinary career working
with large animals in Blacksburg but returned to Hampton
Roads in 1999. He served as Medical Director at a Small
Animal Clinic in Norfolk for several years before opening
his own practice with his wife in 2009. Dr. Mitchell lives
on a small farm and spends his "leisure" time working on
his many sheep, goats, and horses.