Meet Our Staff
Dr. Laurie Halkowich, DVM
Owner and Veterinarian
Dr. Laurie Halkowich graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Animal and Poultry Sciences in 2001, and from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM in 2005. She practiced in Maryland before moving back to Southwest Virginia in 2008. Dr. Laurie bought Main Street Vet Clinic in 2014. While she enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, she is especially passionate about working with older pets.
In her free time, Dr. Laurie enjoys baking, gardening, hiking the AT, and cheering on the Hokies and Washington Commanders. She also loves spending time with her husband Bob, and her senior and special needs dogs.
Carey Vice, LVT
Owner and Licensed Veterinary Technician
Carey grew up in the New River Valley. She initially attended Virginia Tech where she received her BA in Music Education. She then graduated from Community College of Baltimore County with her Associates in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and became a licensed technician in 2003. After working in numerous practices in the NRV, she landed at Main Street Vet in 2016 and became part owner in 2018. Carey shares the passion with Dr. Halkowich of treating senior pets, having adopted 2 from the Montgomery County Shelter.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing flute in community ensembles, and being at home. She currently lives with 4 other humans, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 birds, and a of handful of fish.
Dr. Elizabeth Wisgerhof, DVM
Dr. Elizabeth Wisgerhof graduated with her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2015. She then stayed on in Blacksburg and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Dr. Wisgerhof then worked at a mixed animal practice in central Virginia for two years before returning to Blacksburg.
Dr. Wisgerhof’s areas of veterinary interest include surgery, dentistry, multi-modal pain management and helping clients understand and feel empowered about what’s going on with their pets medical care. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her husband, baking, reading and horseback riding. Dr. Wisgerhof has two cats, Rhea and Kitkat, and her horse Danny.
Dr. Brooke Schindler, DVM
Dr. Brooke Schindler graduated from Virginia Tech with her B.S. in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise in 2017 then received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. Dr. Schindler practiced at a mixed animal clinic upon graduation before deciding to return to Blacksburg, VA.
Dr. Schindler’s interests include emphasizing the importance of the veterinarian-client-patient relationship and the human-animal bond. She feels communication is one of the most important factors in providing the best care to each patient and helping each client feel empowered when making medical decisions for their animal. She enjoys working with each owner to create individualized medical plans addressing their animals’ specific needs.
In her free time, Dr. Schindler enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, horseback riding, and cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies. Dr. Schindler has two guinea pigs, Skip and Jiffy, as well as a ball python named Solomon. She looks forward to expanding her family and creating a backyard farm.