Hi! I am Dr. Darla Jo Ingerson. I was born and raised in Southern California but have lived in the Hampton Roads area for almost 20 years. I attended the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY and graduated in 2001 with a degree in Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management. I worked as a shipboard engineer and served in the USN-Merchant Marine Reserves until going back to school to become a veterinarian. I received my DVM from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020 and moved back to Hampton Roads to practice. I currently live in North Carolina with my two dogs, four cats, bearded dragon, guinea pig and pond koi. In my spare time, I enjoy working on cars, reading, crafting, hiking and kayaking.