DeRolf Animal Hospital

1401 Mill Race Dr.
Salem, VA 24153


Our Doctors

Owner/Veterinarian, Dr. 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, and has been practicing in the Roanoke Valley ever since. He enjoys the challenges of surgery and medical diagnostics more now than ever, and is committed to service in this community. Dr. D enjoys distance running (picture Forest Gump meets Pee Wee Herman), reading, cooking (Indian, Thai), Buffett 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 while 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 DVM 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 two kids.  She currently has four cats: Luxo, Peter Pan, Ciki & Ohana, and one dog: Patrick.






 Dr. Shannon Smith

Dr. 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 lives in Salem, VA with her husband and 3 children.  Dr. Smith's family also includes one horses, four dogs, one cat, twenty or more chickens, and multiple ducks. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, painting, drawing, sewing, gardening, reading and baking.


 Dr. Tammy Castellucci

Dr. Castellucci, who also goes by Dr. Tammy, worked for us as a relief veterinarian for multiple years before joining us part time in 2020. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech with both a DVM and PhD in 2015. She and her husband live in Salem with their six dogs: Annie, Abby, Millie, Betty, Cora, and Floyd. She enjoys hiking, knitting, craft beer and all hound dogs!






Dr. Pam Ferrante

Dr. Ferrante has worked with us for many years as a relief veterinarian. She graduated from the veterinary program at Cornell with her DVM and then went on to also get a PhD from Virginia Tech. She has worked with large animals in the past but now works mostly with small animals. She has one cat, Felix, who chose her ago few years ago when he showed up as a stray at her house. She also volunteers with the Rescue Squad!