DeRolf Animal Hospital

1401 Mill Race Dr.
Salem, VA 24153


Our Doctors

 Owner/Veterinarian, Dirk DeRolf

Dr. DeRolf, or Dr. "D" as many call him, is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the first class of the Virginia Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. He has been practicing in the Roanoke Valley for nearly 30 years. He enjoys the challenges of surgery and medical diagnostics more now than ever, and is committed to service in this community. When he's not working, he spends times with his wife and three kids. They share a home with two Shelties and a rescued cat named "Coco". Dr. D enjoys recreational shooting (and competes a bit), fitness (picture Forest Gump meets Pee Wee Herman, stir, then add crows feet), reading (just about anything except Oprah selections because grown men don't cry), cooking (Indian, Thai), Buffet tunes and Latin beats. He is convinced he is allergic to snow and has a palm tree deficiency. Dr. D enjoys his wonderfully eclectic staff, and appreciates folks who use their heads, think outside the box, work hard, and have fun doing it.  He is an excellent driver, practices the Golden Rule whenever he can, and expects to live forever.  So far, so good.




Dr. Lee Metrey

Dr. Metrey has a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from Virginia Tech.  She received her D.V.M. from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  She joined DeRolf Animal Hospital in 2008.  Dr. Metrey spends her free time with her husband and kids.  She currently has one dog ("Annie") and three cats ("Buzz," "Ciki," & "Ohana").






 Dr. Shannon Smith

 Dr. Shannon Smith completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware and graduated from VMRCVM in 1998.  She began working at DeRolf Animal Hospital in 2008 and resides in Salem, VA with her husband and 3 children.  Dr. Smith's family also includes two horses, two Golden Retrievers, two cats, seven chickens, and one gecko. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, painting and drawing, sewing, gardening, reading and baking.