Dr. Christopher Bailey received his DVM degree from the University of California in 1976. He practiced large and small animal medicine in California before moving to Virginia in 1979. New Baltimore Animal Hospital was established in 1981 by Dr. Bailey and his wife, Meg. In January 1991, we moved into our current facility, which was designed by Dr. Bailey for total patient care. Dr. Bailey and Meg have a variety of dogs, horses, cats and a bird.
Dr Heather Trout grew up in Loudoun and Fauquier counties and worked on area horse farms as a kid. She received her bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Virginia in 1998 as a Jefferson Scholar and then spent two years working in a cancer research lab. She then taught high school science (mostly Biology and Chemistry) for five years in the Charlottesville area before heading off to pursue her lifelong dream of going to vet school. She earned her Doctorate at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and briefly practiced equine medicine before switching to small animal practice. She comes to New Baltimore Animal Hospital after practicing in the Fredericksburg/Stafford area for five years. Dr. Trout loves music and played semi-professionally in a traditional Irish band for several years prior to going to vet school. She enjoys hiking, reading, cooking and shooting. She lives in Sumerduck with her long-suffering spouse, two old dogs of uncertain parentage and a very spoiled cat.
Dr. Beth Walker graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1985 and worked as a nurse at Prince William Hospital, then at Alexandria Hospital before entering veterinary school at Virginia Tech in 1989. Being a veterinarian was something that she always wanted to be.
Dr. Walker graduated from vet school in 1993 and has worked full-time as a small animal veterinarian since then, at clinics in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and for the past 9 years in northern Idaho. She enjoys preventative medicine, client education and internal medicine.
"I have a wonderful husband and 3 terrific children, ages 10 to 16, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a pet donkey that is living with friends in Idaho. We love to travel as a family and enjoy activities with our church. My husband and children like to ski and snowboard and I like to take long walks and spend time outdoors. We moved back to Virginia for personal reasons, mostly to spend time with several family members that we have not been able to see in a long time. We like the peaceful Virginia countryside and have found Warrenton to be a pleasant place to live."