Our caring and compassionate veterinary team!

You can have confidence that each member of our staff has not only extensive knowledge of veterinary care but also lengthy experience in the field.

Friendship Veterinary Hospital was founded by Doctors Robert J Orrell and John C Bensenhaver around 1983. Over time the practice became more demanding and in need of additional doctors to help with the care of patients. Dr. Denise G Cisco, the current owner, came on board in 1992, the practice grew even more, ending up employing four doctors and 8-10 support staff members.

Over the years the decision was made to open up a satellite clinic in Virginia Beach, the current Hilltop Veterinary Clinic. The doctors, up to today, are rotating seeing clients as well as surgeries at both locations. Each clinic presents their owner support staff members, which most have been employed for a long period of time. Doctors Orrell and Bensenhaver went into retirement within the same time frame, at which point Dr. Cisco took over both locations as the practice owner. The structure of both hospitals remains the same, still in need of 4 doctors and according number of support staff.

Dr. G. Denise Cisco


Dr. Denise Cisco received her undergraduate degree from University of Findlay...

Dr. Janine Braun


Dr. Braun was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she graduated from New York…

Dr. Leslie R. Manning


Dr. Manning attended the University of Tennessee for her undergraduate work and graduated from the…

Dr. Hung Vu


Dr. Hung Vu was raised in Northern Virginia, received his undergraduate degree from the University of...

Ira Headen

Office Manager

Raven Chadil

Veterinary Technician

Raven Chadil was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. She graduated From Old Dominion…