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.