Meet Our Doctors on The Peninsula

Colony Animal Hospital is staffed with a team of talented veterinary doctors who provide quality veterinary care to dogs, cats, and exotic pets. If you have any questions about our doctors or would like to make an appointment, contact us!

Lisa Holland, DVM

Dr. Holland chose her career path out of a desire to help animals heal and prevent disease. She earned her DVM from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 (she received an Excellence Award that same year), and obtained her MBA from Aspen University in 2016. Dr. Holland is a member of AVMA (acting as political liaison to the local government), APHIS, and the International Association of Pain Management. She has pursued continuing education in general practice as well as shelter medicine, and had the opportunity to present at the VA Academy of Science. She also published research on termites for their academic journal.

Dr. Holland enjoys building strong relationships with her clients and fellow team members--one of her favorite things about working at Colony Animal Hospital is getting to work with our amazing staff!


Caitlin Riggs, DVM

Dr. Riggs is a 2017 graduate of Mississippi State University with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her veterinary interests include animal behavior and exotic animal medicine. While in vet school, she also pursued aPh.D.D in veterinary science, studying the effect of cyclosporine on the immune system of dogs. She can’t wait to start meeting each of you and learning all about your special pet!

Dr. Riggs has 2 Border Collies – Jess, who is 5 and Tag, who is not quite 2. She competes with Jess in Agility and has begun training Tag to compete as well. While in Mississippi, Dr. Riggs taught Agility classes. Here, she dreams of building her own Agility course at her house.

Meet our doctors in Newport News: Dr. Riggs

Sarah Pound, DVM

Dr. Pound earned her DVM from Purdue University in 2021. She’s passionate about improving the everyday experience between people and their pets, and strengthening the human-animal bond. Outside of work, Dr. Pound enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, reading, and playing with her cats (she and her fiancee have 14 of them!).

Colony - 3 vets