Born in Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Dolese has been a veterinarian at Sterling since 2008. She received her Bachelor of Science degree as well as her veterinary degree from Louisiana State University. Dr. Dolese specializes in small animal medicine (specifically, soft tissue surgery) and internal medicine. She wanted to be a veterinarian because as a child, she saw her Guinea pig give birth. She thought it was an exciting experience and it immediately made her want to work with animals when she grew up. She lives in Lucketts, VA with her husband, Chris, their daughter, Sydney, and their son, Connor. They share their home with their boxer-pitbull mix, Rajah, and their boxer, Ginger. In her spare time, Dr. Dolese enjoys being outside, hiking, rollerblading and playing with her kids.