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Work experience

Jan 1997Present


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 2010Present

Staff Veterinarian

Arcadia Veterinary Hospital

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


Staff Veterinarian

Mt. Tabor Animal Hospital

Part time while establishing Dawkins Relief Services


Staff Veterinarian

Grandview Animal Hospital

Staff Veterinarian

Animal Hospital West

Staff Veterinarian

Albemarle Animal Hospital


Sep 1980Jun 1984

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Auburn University


North Carolina State University

Minor: Animal Science



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)