Abbey Animal Hospital

1949 Lynnhaven Pkwy Suite 1524
Virginia Beach, VA 23453



Abbey Animal Hospital- Virginia Beach, VA: Management


Practice Manager

Abbey Animal Hospital- Virginia Beach, VA: Kathy LVT

Kathy Knopp, LVT

Kathy has been with Abbey Animal Hospital since Inception. She married Dr. Knopp in 1983. They have 3 grown children: Alli (who also works at Abbey Animal Hospital), Chris (a veterinarian in Georgia), and Mark who is attending VCU in the fall.  She also has 2 beautiful granddaughters who are the light of her life! She shares a house with a slew of animals including 3 cats, 3 dogs, 2 beardies, 1 snake, 1 rabbit, 1 chinchilla, 1 ferret and 1 bratty bird, a beautiful Moluccan cockatoo who is an escape artist. She loves being part of AAH and plans on being here as long as she is able.
Kathy graduated from University of Maryland with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science. She always wanted to be a Veterinarian so being here at Abbey Animal Hospital is the next best thing.
Kathy also attented NVCC to obtain her Veterinary Technicians degree.



Office Manager

Abbey Animal Hospital- Virginia Beach, VA: Desiree Office Manager


Desiree has been with us since January 2009. She has been our office manager since March of 2014. She comes to us with many years of experience in the veterinary field. Her family is made up of 2 pitbulls, Zeus & Remy, as well as 2 bengal cats, Hana and Divi. 

 Assistant Manager

Abbey Animal Hospital: Virginia Beach, Virginia Assistant Manager: Justin



Justin has been working at Abbey since September 2015. Justins’s family consists of his wife, 2 daughters, his beagle named Riley, his Boston Terrier named Bubba, and his cat named Nine.

Assistant Manager/ Office Coordinator/Social Media Director


Abbey Animal Hospital- Virginia Beach, VA: Alli Assistant Manager


Alli has officially been with Abbey Animal Hospital since July 2004, although as Dr. Knopp & Kathy's daughter, she has been involved with the hospital for much longer. Her husband Mark, does some handyman and electrical work around the hospital. The rest of her family consists of her 2 dogs: toy poodle, Noel Amidala & a terrior mix, Bevo, and 2 Bengal cats named Damon Vader & Syren. She also has 2 beautiful daughters: Eliana and Sophia.