Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Bennetts Creek Veterinary Care in Suffolk! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 757-483-5990 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Brandon R. Wichman

Veterinary Owner

Dr. Wichman was born in Phoenix, AZ, and grew up in Nebraska, Ohio, and finally in West Virginia. He attended West Virginia University for undergrad, and received his DVM from The University of Georgia in 1990.
He lives in Carrollton with his kids, 4 dogs and 3 cats. His hobbies include playing guitar, live music, carpentry, and finding the nicest beaches to relax on.

Dr. Robert M. Johnson Jr.

Veterinary Owner

Dr. Johnson is married to Elizabeth, who is also a veterinarian. They have two children, Nicholas and Molly. Dr. Johnson grew up in the small town of Chapin, S.C. where he was active in track and swimming. He earned his B.S. in Biology in 1990 from Furman University and his DVM degree from the University of Georgia in 1995. Upon graduation he moved to Smithfield. Dr. Johnson has 2 dogs and 3 cats. He enjoys playing softball for Trinity UMC, working out, and yardwork.

Dr. Blake S. Andrews

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Andrews is a 2018 graduate of the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. During her senior year, she did several internships abroad. She had the opportunity to work with exotic animals such as lions and monkeys.
Dr. Andrews grew up in the Western Branch area and has strong ties to Hampton Roads. She has a 5 year old Pitbull named Eleanor to keep her company. Her hobbies include working out, hitting the beach, enjoying good food, and an occasional night of karaoke.

Michelle Yuchnovicz

Practice Manager

Michelle Yuchnovicz, a long term client of BCVC, decided to make a career change and joined the staff in Feb 2008. She has four cats and is “respectfully” called the crazy cat lady by the other employees. Her hobbies include sailing, scuba and underwater photography. Any questions or concerns please email her at: bcvc@bcvetcare.com


Front Desk Supervisor

April joined the BCVC team in April of 2009. Her big smile and bright personality keeps everyone laughing. She and her husband have a son named Jackson and a snuggly little Beagle named Lucy. She was promoted to Front Desk Supervisor in the spring of 2012.



Taylor is our senior receptionist and joined the BCVC team in July of 2014. Since working here, she has given a home to two of our Eve's Orphans, Oakley and Mipsy. In her free time she enjoys reading, crafting and spending time with her fur babes!



Sarah joined the BCVC team in 2018. She lives in a Victorian farmhouse full of character and cats: Olive, Hattie and Smudge. She also has two dogs, Bou and Bee. In her spare time, she enjoys renovating her home, working in the garden, reorganizing, bird watching and knitting.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Heather joined the BCVC team in 2004. She has an Associate’s degree in Science from Tidewater Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health from Old Dominion University. In addition to her Science and Environmental Health degree, she obtained a degree to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has three dogs, Stormy, Penny and Bree, and two birds, Coco and Green Baby.


Veterinary Assistant

Summer joined the BCVC team in June of 2013. She is currently in school to become a Veterinary Technician. She has 8 cats, 2 German Shepherds, Grizzly and Neo and a Mini Australian, Lexi. She was promoted to Back Staff Supervisor in 2015.


Veterinary Assistant

Marianne joined the BCVC team after a long hiatus from veterinary medicine. She was a licensed Veterinary Technician in South Carolina and is getting back to what she truly loves; working with animals.


Veterinary Assistant

Katie joined the BCVC team in November of 2015. She has a degree in Sports Medicine from Radford University and is currently in school to become a Veterinary Technician. Katie has three dogs, a Yorkie named Bentley, a Jack Russell Terrier named Bailee, and a Golden Retriever named Marlin. She also has a cat named Bacon and a horse named Big Ben.


Veterinary Assistant

Lexi joined the BCVC team in July of 2017. She was an assistant for 2 1/2 years before coming to work for us. Although she loves working with animals, she has plans to further her education to become an Esthetician. She has a Chihuahua, Echo and 2 cats Romeo and Zulu.


Veterinary Assistant

Holly joined our team in 2018 and jumped right in; you will always catch her with a smile on her face! She grew up in Chesapeake, and recently moved to North Carolina in 2015 with her husband and daughter. Holly obtained a degree in Marine Science in 2013, but now is pursuing her career in the veterinary medicine field. She is in a Veterinary Technician program and will hope to graduate before the end of 2019. Holly has 2 cats, Lucy and Lilo, and a black Lab, Bailey.


Veterinary Assistant

Jessie joined the BCVC team in 2018. She is in the last semester of her Veterinary Technician program with Penn Foster college and intends to pursue her career in large animal medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses and competing in shows, as well as training and teaching lessons. She moved to Smithfield in 2017 with her horse, Peterbuilt, from Blackstone where her family owns a farm with chickens, goats, horses, cats, and dogs.


Kennel Assistant


Veterinary Assistant

Ashley is one of our newest additions to the BCVC team. She is currently attending school at ODU to become a Veterinarian. Ashley has two dogs, a German Shepherd/Mix named Jena and a Walker Hound/Mix named Sadie.


Clinic Mascot

Meet Hannah! She enjoys sitting on ledges, playing with anything she can get her paws on, and “talking”!


Clinic Mascot

Meet Taps! She was found by one of our employees here at Bennetts Creek Veterinary Care along the side of the road. She is very sweet, and loves to sit in the sink underneath a running faucet. She has found her forever home here with us!