Meet Our Team:
Our Veterinary Owners and Associates
Barry Strock, DVM & Kim Strock, DVM
Dr. Barry and Kim Strock both attended Clemson University as undergraduates, but did not met until later during veterinary school at Tuskegee University. Dr. Barry first began practicing in Orangeburg, SC. While, Dr. Kim started her veterinary career at an emergency clinic in Augusta, GA.
In 2001, they opened Veterinary Healthcare Associates together and have been the proud owners ever since. The Strocks have two daughters, Lauren and Leighanne, and a Himalayan cat named Pumba.
Both Dr. Barry and Dr. Kim enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including: fishing, gardening, and all things sports!
Ray Henley, DVM
Dr. Ray Henley was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Orlando Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from the University Of Central Florida and his veterinary degree from the University Of Florida in 1987. He began his career at Gainesville Animal Hospital in 1989 and became the managing veterinarian for the newly opened Gainesville Animal Hospital West.
Dr. Henley is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association. He previously served on the Board of the Alachua County Veterinary Medical Association and the Small Animal Hospital Advisory Board for the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine. He was included in the second edition of Who's Who in Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Henley was an owner of the Affiliated Pet Emergency Services and has had various roles on the Board of Directors from 2005 until 2015. Dr. Henley joined the VHA team in May 2015. Dr. Henley and his wife, Michelle, were married in 1987 and have 3 grown daughters and his furry family member Nikki!
Practice Management and Front Staff
Raya Leopard, Head Receptionist
Raya (or Rachel), our head receptionist, joined VHA in 2015, bringing along her 3 dogs (Starr, Sydney, and Sire) and 2 cats (C.A.T and Sigyn). She is originally from West Virginia, but has been a resident of the CSRA for over 10 years now.
Away from the office, Raya is a certified doula and birth nerd, and aspires to become a midwife someday! She enjoys old world studies, collecting rocks and crystal gridding, yoga, kayaking and adventuring with her husband, Jordan, and "the boy" John!
Ruth Deep, Practice Manager
Ruth joined the VHA family in June 2019 as a Receptionist and has worked in the veterinary industry for over 16 years. She is an advocate for animals and likes to see them in safe homes with loving families.
She has been recently promoted to our Practice Manager position and is looking forward to serving Veterinary Healthcare both up front and behind the scenes!
Ruth shares her home with her three dogs, two cats and other human family members. She enjoys flower gardening, traveling, and spending time with old friends!
Support Staff: LVT's, Vet Assistants, and Kennel Assistants
Shellie Robinson, LVT/Head Technician
Shellie grew up in Aiken, SC and attended Trident Technical College for veterinary technology, obtaining her Veterinary Technician License in 2014.
She joined VHA in February 2016 and serves as our Head Technician. Shellie shares her home with her husband, and son, and their three dogs Buster, Ysera, and Neville. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, spending time with her family, and swimming with her dogs whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Shellie also enjoys anime, and playing World of Warcraft with her husband!
Jessica Newman, Veterinary Assistant
Jessica joined the VHA team in 2014 and has recently graduated from Penn Foster College to become a certified technician.
She has a Chihuahua/Jack russell mix named Hazely, a cat named Pearl, and her Great Pyrenees rescue, Jesben. She enjoys taking Hazely and Jesben for walks and doing outdoor activities.
Jessica has always enjoyed working with animals and being able to see them go home happy and healthy.
Samantha Marr, Veterinary Assistant
Sam joined VHA in November 2015. She grew up in Mathew County, Virginia and graduated from Mathews High in ‘08. Sam completed 2 years at Rappahannock Community College.
She shares the love with her 2 cats, Honey and Pepper, and 2 doggies, Dottie and Kobi! Sam enjoys spending time outside, time with her animals, and evenings with her husband. She is also a huge Disney fanatic!