Veterinary Associates

3717 E Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, WV 24701



Dr. April Munique:

Hello! I'm Dr. April Munique and I've been practicing small animal medicine since 2001. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University and my doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I have always wanted to be a veterinarian and I am fortunate to be able to practice in the area and clinic that I grew up in.


Dr. Joseph Blair:

Dr. Joe Blair obtained his DVM degree from the University of Georgia in May of 1999. He began his career as a veterinarian in Charleston, WV and started at Veterinary Associates in January 2007. A long time WV resident, Dr. Blair has a lovely wife Monica and two boys, Ray and Simon. Several fur babies round out the crew. The Blair household is taking up the adventure of camping, bringing their love of the outdoors to coordinate with their very important family time. Dr. Blair also enjoys mountain biking and plays the tuba in the town band.



Office Staff

Rhonda Hodock - Practice Manager:

 Rhonda is our practice manager and brings 28 years of clinical management and genuine passion to animal health. Rhonda is responsible for coordinating all aspects of our hospitals operations. These include, personnel management, training, overseeing daily operations, staff scheduling, compliance, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and facility maintenance. Rhonda also supports the doctors in establishing protocols ensuring your pets are healthy and happy.

Amber Lowe-Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant:

Joining our team in 2016 is Amber Lowe. Amber's great attitude shines as our receptionist and she is always busy making clients and staff happy. In addition to being receptionist, Amber assists the doctors with weights, temperatures, cleaning and walking our precious patients. Amber is married and has 3 fur children; CC, Karma and Roxy.


 Amanda Vance - Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant:

I have been with Veterinary Associate since 2004.  I love working with all the animals and taking care of them.  I reside in Princeton with my dog Zippo.


Amy Bowling - Veterinary Assistant:

Hi, my name is Amy Bowling. I have been with Veterinary Associates since 2003. While being a veterinary assistant I have discovered that there is always something new to learn and different experiences every day. I really enjoy being able to watch the puppies and kittens grow up. They all become part of our family.


Ashley Murphy

Ashley Murphy - Veterinary Assistant:

Ashley has been with Veterinary Associates since 2014. She enjoys her veterinary assistant duties and being a dedicated animal care giver. She is a lover of all animals but has a soft spot for cats.