Matt Mason


It is our goal to partner with our fellow "furrball lovers" to do everything that we can to help our "furrball friends" to live long, healthy, and happy lives

1316 E Pembroke Avenue
Hampton,VA 23669
Phone: (757) 722-2883
Fax: (757) 722-3891
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Saturday: 8:00-12:00pm
Sundays & Major Holidays: Closed


Dr. Bryan C. Gooding - Our Veterinarian

Dr. Bryan Gooding, our veterinarian, is a native of North Carolina. He was exposed to veterinary medicine at a young age as he sometimes accompanied his father to work at a veterinary hospital. One day this veterinarian invited Dr. Gooding into the surgery room to observe him perform a C-section on one of his patients. This generous veterinarian then donated one of the puppies to Dr. Gooding. Perhaps, these early experiences along with his interest in science and medicine influenced Dr. Gooding's decision to become a veterinarian. Dr. Gooding went on to earn a bachelor's degree in biology at Fayetteville State University, a master's degree in biology at Hampton University, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. Dr. Gooding later earned a master's of public health degree in public health leadership and is board certified in public health. He has been in private veterinary practice for almost 22 years and he still strives to provide the best possible care to each and every patient. Dr. Gooding is active in community service and mentoring students. He is married to Mrs. Leola Gooding and they have one daughter who is in college and 3 adopted cats.

Years in Practice: 25

B.S. biology/chemistry Fayetteville State University; M. A. biology Hampton University; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine The Ohio State University; Masters of Public Health(MPH) Public Health Leadership UNC Chapel Hill.

Mentoring youth, electric model car racing, jazz, working out, community service and good food!

Leola Gooding - Receptionist

Leola Gooding, Dr. Gooding's wife, currently serves as our full-time Receptionist and Customer Service Ambassador. She has a B.S. degree in business administration from Fayetteville State University and experience in customer service and accounting. Leola has worked with our practice since Dr. Gooding purchased the practice in 1997. She has 3 cats(same pets as Dr. Gooding!) and one daughter who is a graduate of the University of Virginia.(Go HOOS!) 

Years in Practice: 20

B.S. degree in business administration

A movie buff, comedy, politics, sports.


Tara Skeps - Veterinary Assistant

Tara has been employed at our hospital since 2010. This is Tara's second term of employment with our hospital as she previously worked with us while she was in high school. Tara is a native of Hampton and an honors graduate from Phoebus High School. Tara earned an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix. She has a son, a Black Labrador Retriever named "Jack", and four turtles. When she is not at work, Tara spends her spare time hanging out with her son and "Jack", sampling barbecues, and helping others.

Years in Practice: 7

University of Phoenix

Beaches & Spending time with family and friends


Liza Dubois - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Liza has been employed at our hospital since 2016. This is Liza's second term of employments with our hospital as she previously worked with us while she was in high school. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Blue Ridge Community College in 2015. She currently has a pet corn snake name Nami.

Years in Practice: 1

Blue Ridge Community College

Matt Mason
Veterinary Assistant
'When I made the decision that I wanted to join the Anderson Veterinary Clinic team, Dr. Anderson really took me under her wing and helped me invest myself wholeheartedly. Since then, I've been helping pet owners make healthier choices and living a healthier life with their pets.'

Matt Mason was born and raised in San Diego, CA. Matt graduated from Kaplan University with a medical administration degree and has been working with Dr. Anderson for over 5 years. During Matt's free time he loves spending as much time as he can with is family, traveling, eating out and dancing.

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Pembroke Animal Hospital INC.


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