Dr. Valerie Anne Weiss
Dr. Weiss was a valued member of our CVM community and the Class of 2003. Her contributions to the college and the profession of veterinary medicine have made a lasting impact. She will continue to be remembered fondly and missed dearly.
Dr. Valerie Anne Weiss, 51, a resident of Waynesboro, Va., passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at the University of Virginia Hospital.
Valerie was born February 28, 1970 in Staunton, Va., daughter of Robert John Weiss and Mabel Lou Weiss. She attended public schools in Staunton, graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in 1988, and then earned her degree at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.. Following her graduation in 1992, she worked at an outdoor education center in Maryland, taught middle school math and science in Ohio, and earned her Masters' degree in biology at the College of William and Mary. Managing a variety of health problems in her beloved cats and dogs sparked her interest in veterinary medicine and led her to apply to veterinary school. She attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Va., graduating in 2003 with a number of awards. Since that time Dr. Weiss had dedicated herself to the community by working at the Animal Hospital of Waynesboro and had been widely known for her love of animals and her compassionate treatment and care, not only of her patients but to all she met. She will continue this love by being an organ donor, providing life to many others.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sons, Joseph and William Childress, and their father, Tom Childress of Waynesboro; sister, Cheryl Moffett and husband, Lyle of Verona, and their children, Rachel, Andrew, and Sarah.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021, at McDow Funeral Home, Waynesboro. McDow Funeral Home requires masks inside the building.
A celebration of Dr. Weiss' life will take place, Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, officiated by the Rev. Benjamin R. Badgett. We request you wear a mask for this service.
Published by The News Virginian on Nov. 23, 2021.