Dr. Sean Sparkman took ownership of Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital in September of 2014. He has cared for pets in the Hampton Roads area since 2006. He also practiced emergency medicine as a relief veterinarian with the Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic.
Dr. Sparkman grew up in Gallatin, Tennessee, and attended The University of Tennessee as an undergraduate. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 2001. He continued his veterinary education at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.
Internal medicine, surgery, and dentistry are among Dr. Sparkman’s many professional interests. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Virginia, Veterinary Medical Association, and the Greater Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Sparkman and his wife, Dr. Cary Sparkman, also a veterinarian in the area, are proud parents of two children, Elizabeth and Alex. Their family also includes three dogs, Boudreaux, Beauregard, and Doggie Parton. In his spare time he enjoys, running, biking, hiking, playing soccer, and playing guitar and mandolin.
Dr. Dale H. Sprenkel, DVM
Dr. Dale H. Sprenkel, DVM founded Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital in 1983. Dr. Sprenkel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and graduated from the University of Georgia’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. He has practiced in the Williamsburg area since 1980.
Dr. Sprenkel is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Greater Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association, Williamsburg Veterinary Medical Association, Richmond Academy, and is a member and past president of the Virginia Academy of Small Animal Medicine. He is an active Kiwanis member.
He and his wife Paige enjoy spending time on the Rappahannock River with their four dogs: Stella, Ruth, Shiloh and Nora and relaxing inside with their Four cats: Baker, Cyrus, Wesson and Bob. Dr. Sprenkel also loves gardening, fishing and boating in his free time.