Meet Our Veterinarians on The Peninsula

Colony Animal Hospital is staffed with a team of two talented veterinarians 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!

Greg Piske, DVM

Dr. Greg Piske has always been drawn to medicine and animals, which is what led him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine in the early ‘70s. He earned his DVM from the University of Tennessee in 1980 and became a veterinarian at Colony Animal Hospital in 1983. With his 30+ years of experiences in the field, he loves experiencing the human/animal bond and all of the emotions and quirks that come with it. He also enjoys being in a position that allows him to improve the quality of life, both for pets and their owners.

In addition to his training at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Piske regularly completes continuing education courses in surgery and internal medicine. For many years, he was a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), which means he was a boarded specialist in canine and feline medicine—one of only 13 in the state. To earn the status of an ABVP Diplomate, Dr. Piske undertook additional studies and examination to acquire board certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. This decision proves his exceptional knowledge and expertise in various animal species. Even though his diplomate status has officially worn out, he still maintains his specialty knowledge in cat and dog care. Additionally, he is involved in several veterinary organizations to include membership in the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), as well as the local and state associations.  He is also a Charter Member of Veterinary Management Group 5 (VMG 5).

Dr. Piske is married to Jane, who is the practice coordinator at Colony Animal Hospital. Together, they have two adult sons and they now have a granddaughter as well. He and Jane are also proud pet parents of an Airedale named Moe, a Skye terrier named Teddy, and a cat named Oliver. He is also a koi hobbyist. When he's not at the hospital, he spends his free time outdoors, woodworking, and gardening.

Veterinarians in Newport News: Dr. Piske

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 two awesome dogs –a border collie named Jess and Sliver, her Jack Russell Terrier. She trains and competes in Agility work with both, although Sliver is now in her golden years and nearing retirement age, and Jess is just starting to learn. While she was in Mississippi, Dr. Riggs also taught Agility classes. She loves hiking and biking or any outdoor activity –so perhaps you’ll see her and Jess on the Noland Trail!

Veterinarians in Newport News: Dr. Riggs
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