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The Oaks Veterinary Clinic

The Oaks Veterinary Clinic

14202 Benns Church Blvd | Smithfield, VA 23430

Call 757-542-5278
Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 7:30am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary House Calls
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

The Oaks Veterinary Clinic was established in 1966 by Dr. Ryland B. Edwards, Jr., and was named after the family farm, The Oaks in Smithfield.

In the fifty years of practicing veterinary medicine and surgery, the clinic has expanded to its current size which includes five veterinarians, three licensed veterinary technicians, and other support staff all working to provide compassionate and quality care for your dogs, cats.

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Dr. Sharon O'rawe
Dr. Sharon O'rawe

Dr. O’Rawe is originally from Hillsville, VA. She has a B.S. degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and received her DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She and her husband have two daughters, three horses, a dog and a cat. Dr. O’Rawe’s special interest in veterinary medicine is nutrition. Outside of work she enjoys endurance riding

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Amy M. Bowman, DVM
Amy M. Bowman, DVM

Dr. Bowman received her undergraduate degree from Miami University and her DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include preventive & internal medicine. She lives in Smithfield with her husband, Steve and son Connor. They also share the household with three dogs, Flannigan, Sherlock and Sammy, and a cat, Mittens. She enjoys boating, traveling and reading.

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Erica L. Clark, DVM
Erica L. Clark, DVM

Dr. Erica Clark is a 2005 graduate of Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. Erica is originally from Lexington, Kentucky and had previously been practicing at a small animal clinic near Indianapolis, Indiana. She attended the American Animal Hospital Association annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona this spring. The American Animal Hospital Association or AAHA is an organization that strives to promote the highest standards in veterinary care. The conference covered a dynamic range of topics important to the veterinary community. Her veterinary interests are soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Clark is now approved to provide stem cell therapy as a therapeutic option for osteoarthritis. Information about this cutting edge treatment/technology can be found at Please call if you are interested in your dog or cat receiving stem cell therapy! Dr. Clark is passionate about preventative medicine and understands that pets are important four legged members of our families. She has just recently moved to the area with her husband Benjamin Clark, dog Maggie, and cat Sammie. In her free time she reads, rides horses, plays soccer and enjoys living near the beach! She and her husband are avid Auburn football and Kentucky basketball fans. They try to get back to Auburn for at least one game every year.

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Dr. Adam Henderson
Dr. Adam Henderson

Dr. Adam Henderson was born and raised in Suffolk, Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in 2007 and continued on in Blacksburg receiving his DVM from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Dr. Henderson returned to Hampton Roads practicing in Virginia Beach for the past 5 years. Currently, Dr. Henderson is very honored to be serving as the President Elect of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine alumni board. He has wanted to be a veterinarian his whole life, as evidenced by choosing that role in kindergarten career day at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. Dr. Henderson is very interested in sports rehab, dentistry, internal medicine, and surgery. He is married to his wife Dr. Katherine Henderson (also a veterinarian) and they share their home with a Boykin Spaniel named “Piper” and a Labrador Retriever named “Samuel Adams”.

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Ryland B. Edwards, Jr D.V.M
Ryland B. Edwards, Jr D.V.M

Dr. Edwards is originally from Smithfield, VA. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in 1958, and in 1962 he received his D.V.M from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and then began practicing veterinary medicine in Tampa, FL. He was a Captain in the Air Force Veterinary Corps from 1962 to1964. Dr. Edwards also did a teaching internship at the University of Georgia. He has been practicing here in Smithfield since 1966. Dr. Edwards is married, has two sons and five grandchildren. On their farm live their dog Violet, several cats, cows and horses. His special interests include client communication, gardening, fishing, conservation and wildlife.

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