Virginia LaMon, DVM

Virginia LaMon, DVM

VETERINARIAN

Educations & Trainings

  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, 2013

  • University of Minnesota Master of Public Health

Professional Memberships

  • AVMA

Publications

Soto E, LaMon V, Griffin M, Keirstead N, Beierschmitt A, Palmour R. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates recovered from nonhuman primates. J Wildl Dis. 2012;48:603–11. doi: 10.7589/0090-3558-48.3.603.

Dr. Virginia LaMon

Dr. Virginia LaMon graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She completed her clinical year at Auburn University and has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota. She has a special interest in zoonotic diseases and epidemiology.

Dr. LaMon lives in Northeast Florida with her three cats and two dogs. She joined Chewy after seven years in general practice.

Recent Articles

Parson Jack Russell Terrier
Parson Jack Russell Terrier
The Parson Russell Terrier, also called the Jack Russell Terrier or Parson Jack Russell Terrier, was originally developed in England during the mid-1800s to assist hounds in fox hunting. This compact little dog ranges in height from 12-15 inches at the shoulder and typically weighs between 13-17 pounds. They are bred with a nearly inexhaustible energy and remarkable intelligence. Caring for the...
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
The following may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. The big, beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog originated in Switzerland. They were imported to the United States to work as farm dogs during the 1920s, but now these gentle giants are mostly family pets. Standing 23-27.5 inches at the shoulder and weighing up to 115 pounds, Bernese Mountain Dogs are super-sized pups and have a big heart...
Lhasa Apso
Lhasa Apso
The Lhasa Apso breed was introduced about 1,000 years ago to serve as watchdogs and pets in Tibetan monasteries and palaces. They were also given as gifts to local and foreign leaders. Loosely translated, the name means “bearded lion dog.” The Lhasa Apso’s long, thick coat helps them stay warm in the freezing Himalayan temperatures, living up to 13,000 feet above sea level. Today, this 10-...
Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinscher
The Doberman Pinscher is thought to have been first bred by Louis Dobermann, a German tax collector, in the late 1800s. He likely crossed Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Weimaraners, and Greyhounds.   The Doberman Pinscher is a loyal dog known for intelligence and guarding ability. While often kept as a family dog, this breed is also used for security, police work, and guiding, as well as search...
Boxer
Boxer
The Boxer as it is known today was imported to the United States from Germany in the 1930s. They were used for bull-baiting and to chase wild game. This history means they are excellent runners and playful jumpers. The Boxer is used today by the police and military. Interestingly, in 2005, a Boxer’s DNA was used to sequence the canine genome. The Boxer dog breed is deep-chested and is usually...
Perianal Adenoma in Dogs
Perianal Adenoma in Dogs
What Is Perianal Adenoma in Dogs?Perianal adenomas are a common type of tumor that occur in the perianal region (area around the anus). They often occur in the sebaceous glands (sweat glands) located in this region. These tumors may also be found on the prepuce (foreskin), base of the tail, and groin. Perianal adenomas are also referred to as hepatoid or circumanal adenomas.  Perianal adenomas...