The Practice

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Virginia Herd Health Management Services is located in scenic Madison, Virginia. The practice is owned and operated by Patrick Comyn, DVM.

The Practice Specializes in:

  • Reproductive Ultrasound
  • Embryo Transfer – with embryo export certification
  • Nutritional consultation
  • Bull Fertility
  • General herd health management
  • Laparoscopic artificial insemination in sheep, goats and deer
  • Small ruminant medicine

The Veterinarians


Dr. Patrick Comyn


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Dr. Comyn, owner and operator of VA Herd Health, graduated from North Carolina State University College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He has practiced in New York, Northern VA and opened his own practice here in Madison, where he has been practicing in since 1993. Dr. Comyn has a strong interest in cattle with a focus on embryo transfer and overall herd reproductive health as well as nutrition and ration development. He is an advocate of the outdoors and enjoys hunting with his bird dogs.



Dr. Amanda Weakley-Scott
Associate Veterinarian


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Dr. Amanda Weakley, a graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, has returned to Madison, VA joining the Virginia Herd Health Management Service, PC practice. She has brought her specialty of goat, sheep, swine, llama and alpaca medicine and surgery as well as continuing to offer services for beef and dairy cattle.
Dr. Weakley-Scott was born and raised right here in Madison County. During childhood she was active in Girl Scouts, church youth group and always had a passion for helping others and animals. She became actively involved in Madison County 4-H joining the livestock club, showing beef steers and market hogs, serving as a 4-H camp counselor and participating in livestock judging, cattle working and stockman’s teams. In high school, Dr. Weakley-Scott competed on the forensics team in public speaking, along with continuing to work with livestock. She also joined Future Farmers of America during high school and went on to compete in state and national public speaking competitions and served as the Virginia Central Area Vice President. Dr. Weakley-Scott even showed her Madison County Pride by serving as the Madison Mountaineer, firing the blue shotgun after every score.
After high school, Dr. Weakley-Scott moved to Virginia Tech to study agriculture. In her first four years in Blacksburg, she studied Animal and Poultry Sciences and Dairy Science, obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in both majors as well as a minor in Agriculture and Applied Economics. She was very active in Block and Bridle, Animal Science Ambassadors and Sigma Alpha, serving on various committees and holding leadership roles.
Upon graduation, Dr. Weakley-Scott stayed in Blacksburg to attend veterinary school at VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. During this time, she was active in the Food Animal Practitioner’s Club, serving as secretary and president. She was also an active member of Alpha Psi and founded the Theriogenology Club. Dr. Weakley-Scott also did research on Fescue Toxicosis in cattle as a summer project. She was an active member of the Christian Veterinary Fellowship and has participated in mission trips to both Honduras and Haiti.
Dr. Weakley-Scott has strong ties to Madison County and is excited to be home. Her aspirations are to serve the community in the best way she can and try to give back at least a portion of what this community has given her.
If you would like to contact Dr. Weakley-Scott her email is [email protected] and her cell number is 540-718-5176.

The Office

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Terri Tatum
Office Manager

Terri, a native of Madison County, has been with the practice for over ten years. She wears many hats in the office and can assist you in scheduling appointments, ordering animal care supplies and much more.