Meet Our Team
The Coastal Virginia Veterinary Dermatology team is here to provide your pet with the very best care.
Marlene Pariser, DVM, DACVD
Marlene Pariser was born and raised in Hampton Roads. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from Radford University in 2004 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Following graduation, she completed a private practice rotating internship in internal and emergency medicine and a dermatology internship at Animal Allergy and Dermatology. Dr. Pariser completed her residency in dermatology at Animal Allergy and Dermatology in 2013 and was board certified in 2015. During her residency, she authored publications on a number of unusual dermatologic conditions, including urticaria pigmentosa and feline cutaneous lymphocytosis, and reported research on the use of sodium hypochlorite on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius.
Marlene Pariser’s interest in dermatology started at a young age. Her grandfather, father, and uncle who were/are MD dermatologists in the Hampton Road area, kindled her interest in dermatology, albeit towards different species, namely companion animals. Outside of veterinary medicine, her interests include yoga and backyard farming. She and her husband share their home with a very rambunctious toddler, three “feline fur kids”, and chickens.
Jeanmarie Short, DVM, DACVD
Hospital Manager and Dermatologist
Jeanmarie Short has been working in veterinary clinics for over 20 years, fulfilling different roles. She was a licensed veterinary technician and later attended veterinary school at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a one-year internship in emergency medicine at Greenbrier Veterinary Emergency Center in Chesapeake. After this, she worked as a general practitioner in Vinton, VA for three years, where she developed an interest in skin diseases of companion animals. She completed a residency in dermatology through Animal Allergy and Dermatology, here in Virginia Beach, and became a boarded dermatologist in 2015. She is happy to join Dr. Pariser at Coastal Virginia Veterinary Dermatology, taking on the role of hospital manager. Jeanmarie lives in Chesapeake with her zoo of animals. When not working, she can be found at her sewing machine, while re-watching every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Katie Womick, LVT
Katie has been a Virginia Beach local her whole life. Her love of animals began at an early age helping her grandparents care for the multitude of wildlife in the backyard of their Kempsville home. Her interest in veterinary medicine began when a kind local veterinarian let her take that first peek in the ear canal of her beloved family cat. She was convinced that she needed to pursue a career treating and caring for animals. Fast forward many years, Katie graduated in 2002 from Blue Ridge Community College with a License in Veterinary Technology. She has been working the past 16 years in specialty veterinary medicine including surgery, emergency, and dermatology.
Katie found dermatology fascinating and was thrilled when Dr. Pariser invited her to join her team. Client education and support are the services Katie is passionate about. She wants to make sure that you understand and are satisfied with any treatment plan.
When Katie isn’t working, she enjoys family time with her husband and son. No family would be complete without pets. In a house divided, it is an even split of cats and dogs, with two of each. The two dogs, Chewey (boxer) and Champ (hound mix), love sleeping on the sofas whenever they can. The two new additions are the brother and sister kittens, Gambit and Mystique. They are constantly causing lots of trouble but always making for entertaining stories at the office.
Nicole Ballard, LVT
Nicole grew up in New England and recently moved to Virginia. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, and her Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College in Florida. She then worked in multiple general practices and Emergency and Specialty Centers before coming to Coastal Virginia Veterinary Dermatology. Nicole enjoys the advanced medicine that Coastal Virginia Veterinary Dermatology provides, and enjoys working with clients to provide their pets the best experience possible.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys being a volunteer puppy raiser for Mutts with a Mission with her service dog in training, Bosco, and exploring the Mid-Atlantic coast with her husband.
Diana Koman, LVT
Diana was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and moved to the Hampton Roads area in 2008. Diana spent a summer volunteering in a local animal hospital when she was 13 years old, and quickly knew she had found her career path. She earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Delaware, and after moving to Virginia, went on to complete a veterinary technician degree. Diana has worked in various aspects of veterinary medicine for over 20 years including general practice, emergency, surgery, and dermatology. She is thrilled to join Dr. Pariser at her new practice and looks forward to working with a great team of people. She enjoys all of the patient interaction and client education about various dermatological conditions, and loves watching many animals make amazing transformations! Diana has one spoiled cat named Snowball, and outside of work, she is an avid football fan (fly Eagles fly!).
Tuesday - Friday : 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: By Appointment