If you have ever brought your dog or cat into The COVE for dental care, you have most likely met our outstanding team member Dr. Collen Fox.

We are pleased to share the news that earlier this month, Dr. Fox was honored with the 2017 Women in Business Achievement Award by the Hampton Roads Business Journal, for the extraordinary level of care and expertise she provides the furry inhabitants of Hampton Roads.

Dedication to Pet Dental Health

Dr. Fox and her dentistry staff provide emergency and advanced dental procedures from root canals to tooth extractions to oral surgery and much more. Dr. Fox believes that a pet’s quality of life can be improved through preventive oral health practices, and progressive corrective and restorative procedures to treat infection and oral pain. She is highly proficient in employing leading-edge technologies, techniques, and materials used in veterinary dentistry.

She devotes countless hours to enhancing her dental knowledge and skills through continuing education and practice. She is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society and has limited her practice to dentistry as a veterinarian.

2017 Women in Business Achievement Award

Dr. Fox’s dedication to helping pets and their families in our community caught the attention of local business leaders.

Inside Business – The Hampton Roads Business Journal sponsors the Women in Business Achievement Awards to celebrate the women who make a meaningful impact in their local business communities.

She was recognized for her valiant efforts to educate pet parents on the importance of pet dental health, her collaboration with primary care veterinarians, and for the compassionate and highly skilled care she offers every pet that enters our clinic.


Memebers of The COVE staff attended the ceremony to celebrate Dr. Fox’s achievement. Left to right: Danielle M., LVT, Dr. Colleen Fox, Dr. Merrilee Small, Kelsey E., veterinary assistant, and Danielle Russ, Hospital Manager.

Is your pet in need of advanced dental care?

Dr. Fox accepts patients via referral from your primary care veterinarian. Please call 757.935.9111 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

About Us

The COVE’s veterinarians and staff wholeheartedly embrace the core values of community, collaboration, commitment, compassion, and integrity. This focus ensures that pets, the people who love them, and their primary care veterinarians have as positive and affirming a healthcare experience as possible, regardless of the circumstances that bring us all together.