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Laurie Cook, D.V.M.

Lead Veterinarian
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I am a 1984 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and have been working at GFAH since 1986. I grew up in Potomac, Maryland, and did undergraduate work at the University of Maryland and the University of Massachusetts.

I have previously owned a Basset Hound, English Springer Spaniels, and rescue league Boxers. But after discovering Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, I am hooked on these muppet-like dogs, and it is unlikely I will ever have any other breed.

My household includes my husband (Randy), two cats who were adopted from GFAH (Neo and Flute), and three Wirehaired Pointing Griffons (Gator, Hattie, and Tessie). My son Tyler graduated with a degree in computer science from VCU in Richmond.

I am an avid Red Sox fan, having married into the “faith” in 1982. To quote Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) from the movie Bull Durham, “I believe in the church of baseball.” I watch just about every game and read about the state of the nation daily. My husband and I have also followed our boys around the country, and we hope to eventually visit every major league ballpark. Our first Springer was named Fenway.

Now that we are empty-nesters, my husband and I spend a great deal of time enjoying our dogs. Every weekend we can be found either training or competing, both locally and nationally, in rally, agility, obedience, and hunt tests. I love to talk to people about dog training, both for problem-solving and teaching your dog to get ready to enter competition events.

The rest of my free time involves reading sci-fi, doing crosswords or logic puzzles, watching the Redskins and Patriots, and enjoying our area’s many fine restaurants.