William Dawkins

William Dawkins

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 1997 - Present


Dawkins' Relief Services

Actively serve a variety of NC practices and emergency clinics as calendar allows. Current emergency services affiliations: Small Animal Emergency Services, Vass, NC and Animal Urgent Care, Fayetteville, NC

Mar 2010 - Present

Staff Veterinarian

Arcadia Veterinary Hospital

Associate veterinarian for small, one-owner, general practice. Contracted until Feb 2012.

1993 - 1997

Staff Veterinarian

Mt. Tabor Animal Hospital

Part time while establishing Dawkins Relief Services

1990 - 1992

Staff Veterinarian

Grandview Animal Hospital
1985 - 1987

Staff Veterinarian

Animal Hospital West
1984 - 1985

Staff Veterinarian

Albemarle Animal Hospital


Sep 1980 - Jun 1984

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Auburn University
1978 - 1980


North Carolina State University

Minor: Animal Science

1970 - 1974


Wake Forest University

Minor: History


Extensive experience in small animal physical examinations, treatment, anesthesia, soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine. Skilled communicator, able to build and maintain rapport with both clients and staff. Committed to continuous growth through collaborative efforts. Work closely with specialist colleagues to achieve the best possible result. Empathetic problem-solving approach that resonates with pet owners. I love my work. My focus is hands-on practice of veterinary medicine.  


Military Service: U. S. Navy, 1966-1969 (active duty), 1970-1972 (reserves)

Honorable discharge as HM4 (Hospital Corpsman)

Pro Bono Work:

Feral Cat Assistance Program (monthly neuter of 20-30 cats and assist with rabies vaccines)

Feral Cat Rabies Clinics

Animal Rescue of Stokes County (veterinarian for annual fundraisers and foster program)

Christ Episcopal Church (veterinarian for annual Blessing of the Animals and Pet Fair)


Special interests: small animal internal medicine (gastroenterology, dermatology, cardiology) and emergency medicine.

Continuing education focus: parasitology, toxicology, internal medicine - North Carolina Academy of Small Animal Medicine

Member, AHS (American Heartworm Society)

Member, VECCS (Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Services)