Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Academy East Veterinary Hospital in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 919-552-1040 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!


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    Dr. Lisa Padfield

    Dr. Lisa Padfield graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal…
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    Dr. Annette Ward

    Dr. Ward has been working to keep pets healthy in the Triangle area for about 20 years,…
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    Dr. Erin Slaughter

    Dr. Slaughter joined our staff as a veterinarian in 2013. However, she previously worked…
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    Dr. Jaime Barta

    Dr. Barta is a Florida native and brings veterinary experience in small animal medicine,…
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    Dr. Karen Bray

    Dr. Karen Bray, originally from Sykesville, Maryland,  joined us in 2009.   She…
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    Dr. Linda Kent

    Dr. Linda Kent was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. Animals were always a…

    Practice Manager

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    Amanda originally joined the Academy East team in 2006 while she was attending Central…

    Registered Veterinary Technician

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    Leah has been working as a Registered Veterinary Technician since her completion of the…
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    Nicole graduated from Central Carolina Community College…

    Veterinary Assistant

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    April has worked in the veterinary field since the summer…
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    Laurie joined Academy East Veterinary Hospital in March of…
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    Miranda graduated from Fuquay-Varina High School in 2014 and is currently attending…
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    Susan has been a…


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    Joyce is a native Californian who moved to NC in May 2009…
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    Kathy has lived in Fuquay-Varina since 2000. She's been a client at AEVH since we opened…
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    Robin is an Oklahoma native and moved to North Carolina in 1987 after selling her pet…
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    Tonya is a native of South Carolina, but calls the Raleigh…

    Kennel Assistant

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    Alec has been at Academy East Veterinary Hospital since 2012.  He is currently attending…
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    Jeffrey joined the Academy East team in 2013 after being a client for several years with…
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    Judith joined the Academy East team in 2017. She is currently dual-enrolled at…


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    Katrina has been with the Academy East team since October 2012.  She started her grooming…