Animal Hospital Serving Durham, NC & BeyondAt Colony Park Animal Hospital, we love what we do. Our top-notch team of Durham veterinarians, registered vet technicians, veterinary assistants, groomers, kennel assistants and other staff is passionate about serving our clients in the Triangle area, and we strive to provide each one with personalized, attentive care. Colony Park Animal Hospital’s experienced staff is committed to providing progressive, up-to-date health and dental care to our canine and feline patients in Raleigh-Durham and beyond. Learn more about each staff member in their bios below.
Dr. Richard Hawkins, Practice OwnerYears in Practice: 34 Education: North Carolina State University, Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Richard Hawkins founded Colony Park Animal Hospital in 1984. He graduated from NCSU in 1976 with a degree in Zoology, then from Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. He started practice in Baltimore, Maryland and returned to North Carolina to start Colony Park. Dr. Hawkins is currently Vice Chairman of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. He is a past president of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and North Carolina Veterinary Foundation Board. He is also a past president of the Triangle Veterinary Medical Association and has been involved with several local nonprofit boards. Dr. Hawkins also serves on the board of advisers at Dognition. You can find out more information about Dognition at https://www.dognition.com/. He is married to Trena Griffith-Hawkins and has a daughter, Cameron, two dogs and a cat.
Dr. Susanne HughesYears in Practice: 24 Education: North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Email: email@example.com
Dr. Susanne Hughes joined Colony Park Animal Hospital after graduating from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She brings special interests and skills to CPAH, including BAER hearing testing, PennHIP radiography and canine reproductive services. Dr. Hughes is a former breeder and exhibitor of dalmatians. She is currently active in conformation exhibition and lure coursing with her whippets. You can visit her website here: www.snowhillwhippets.com
Dr. Alison KlaitmanYears in Practice: 10 Education: Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Alison Klaitman, a native of New England, joined Colony Park in 2004 after graduating from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include behavior, dentistry and internal medicine. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, two daughters and a variety of pets. She is involved with agility with her dogs and is an avid runner.
Dr. Joyce McKinneyYears in Practice: 9 Education: University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Email: email@example.com
Dr. Joyce McKinney, a native of Tennessee, graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Dr. McKinney has a strong interest in dermatology, dentistry and internal medicine. She is active in various community organizations and serves in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as a youth mentor. Dr. McKinney lives with her husband, Matt, her daughter, Amelia, and an assortment of pets. In her spare time, she enjoys doing volunteer work, baking, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Tom, a native of Ontario, Canada, graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004. She also has a master's degree in Animal Behavior and Welfare, specializing in pain assessment. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, son and daughter, two large mutts, three cats, five finches and six chickens! In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, horseback riding, and hiking in the woods.
Terri Oxendine, Groomer
Terri has been a groomer for 20 years, 8 of which have been here at Colony Park Animal Hospital. She has experience with cats and dogs of all ages, from puppy-hood to seniors and also is experience in sedation grooming. In her downtime she likes to garden and be outside as well as spend time with her adult children. She has a Remi, a Boston Terrier and Jinx, a chihuahua at home.
Jennifer Barnes, CVPMEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer joined the Colony Park team in 2003 as an experienced receptionist and became the Office Manager a year later. She has a background in accounting and her organizational skills and attention to detail are invaluable to our team. She resides with her husband and son in Creedmoor and enjoys reading, hiking, and camping in her spare time. Her pets include 2 cats, some fish, and a corn snake. Jennifer successfully completed the program to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in January 2017!
Melissa Herrick, Receptionist
Melissa has been working for Colony Park Animal Hospital since October 2013. She recently relocated from the New Jersey/New York area. Now she lives in Raleigh with her Husband, Ian, 4 Chickens and their Dog Misty, a Great Pyrenees.
Ferris Wilkins, Receptionist
Bio coming soon!
Audrey Norton, Receptionist
Bio coming soon!