Laird R.D. Williams, DVM, MS
Dr. Williams was born in Chievres, Belgium, but was raised in Williamsburg, and moved to Richmond in 1989 and considers it home. He received undergraduate degrees in Biology and in Psychology from VCU, followed by a Master's degree in Biology. He then attended VA/MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, receiving his Doctorate in 2006. He and his wife Kasey live in Midlothian, where they are raising two boys, Grayson and James. He spends any free time he has with his family and their two dogs, Diesel and Greta, and enjoys yard work, a good book, and finding little "projects".
Dr. Williams considers himself an educator at heart. He was active in laboratory research throughout his education, and has several publications and co-authorships. His efforts were recognized during his undergraduate and graduate studies with several merit based awards. Dr. Williams enjoys any opportunity to mentor, and he finds great promise in the young and inspired students of science. He often considers one of his fondest achievements the recognition he received in 2000 from Henrico County for his mentoring involvement in their High School Student Enrichment Program.
Dr. Williams is active in the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. Professionally, Dr. Williams always has great interest in challenging surgical cases, but considers advancing and promoting pain management in animals a calling. He strongly advocates for preventative care as a means to a longer, healthier life. He believes that all pets should have the opportunity to age pain-free, with dignity and grace.