Dr. Valerie Latchford is a 1999 graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA with a BS in Biology and English, and a 2004 graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. She worked in mixed animal practice in Pennsylvania and Maryland before coming to join the Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank in 2012. She became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2013 through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
Apart from working with BRVBB, Dr. Latchford enjoys using acupuncture to help horses, dogs and cats with pain, lameness, and internal medicine issues. She enjoys hiking, traveling, horseback riding, and gardening. She lives in Maryland with a menagerie of rescue animals, and raises chickens, quail, and pheasants.