Martin Fink, DVM

Dr. Martin Fink is the owner and Chief of Staff of Hilton Animal Hospital. Dr. Fink graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and has been practicing in the Newport News and Tidewater area ever since. In January 2016 he became the sole owner of Hilton Animal Hospital.


Dr. Fink is experienced in all aspects of dog and cat veterinary medicine, including complicated cases in surgery and internal medicine. He has a special interest in surgery, dermatology and feline medicine. 


Dr. Fink and his wife Betsy have two boys, Joseph and Oliver. The family lives in Betsy’s home town of Poquoson. The boys are active in sports and attend the Poquoson Public Schools. In his spare time, Dr. Fink and his wife enjoy gardening, traveling, cooking and good company. They share their home with many critters, most notably their parrot “Pepe”. Pepe has been with Dr. Fink since 1987, before college and veterinary school.

Christopher Perry, DVM

Dr. Christopher Perry is an associate veterinarian of Hilton Animal Hospital. Dr. Perry had aspirations of becoming a veterinarian since his early childhood years in Georgia. Prior to attending the University of Georgia for his Veterinary Degree, Dr. Perry held a wide range of animal related jobs from working in kennels, to milking dairy cows, and even breeding thoroughbred horses. Despite this wide range of experience with animals of all shapes and sizes, Dr. Perry still holds dog and cats as his favorites. This love of companion animals propelled him to complete advanced training during a one year internship at a 24 hour Emergency Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This training enhanced Dr. Perry’s medical skills and commitment to delivering the best in patient care. Dr. Perry’s special interests include surgery, dentistry, preventative medicine, and client education.


When not practicing medicine, Dr. Perry is most likely to be found enjoying the many outdoor activities that Hampton Roads has to offer with his Border Collie mix named Zoe. Dr. Perry is also an avid traveler and enjoys learning of new cultures. In fact, his love for travel and medicine led him to study veterinary medicine abroad in Brazil while obtaining his DVM degree.


“I am excited to serve clients and their pets of Newport News by maintaining the quality of care that Hilton Animal Hospital is known for providing.”

Richard Chance, DVM

Dr. Richard Chance is the founder and past owner of Hilton Animal Hospital in Newport News, VA. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine.


Dr. Chance was also the owner of the original James River Veterinary Hospital in Hilton from 1987 to 2001. He sold the James River practice to the Healthy Pet Corporation (later VCA) in 2001 and opened Jolly Pond Veterinary Hospital in Williamsburg with longtime associate, Dr. Bonnie Brown. When VCA James River Animal Hospital was closed and relocated in 2011, Dr. Chance identified the continuing need for a neighborhood veterinary practice in Hilton. He made a commitment to reopen the original hospital. A longtime friend, and associate, Dr. Martin Fink joined him in January 2012 as the Chief of Staff and primary practicing veterinarian. 


The practice grew steadily over the following 4 years. In December 2015 Dr. Chance sold the practice to Dr. Fink who is continuing Dr. Chance’s original vision of a neighborhood veterinary hospital. In Hilton Animal Hospital, Dr. Chance wanted to bring back the values and standards of yesteryear. He believed in establishing long term relationships with clients, so doctors can truly know their patients and develop treatment plans tailored to each client’s unique circumstances. Hilton Animal Hospital offers clients a clean, attractive modern veterinary facility; with no-nonsense business practices and common-sense care at reasonable rates.